Mthembeni Ndevu, also known as eMTee, is a rapper from South Africa. He was raised in Rockville, Soweto, where he participated in talent competitions, having been born in Matatiele.
His career started when he was 17 years old, and his first big hit, “Roll Up,” was published in 2015 to rave reviews.
Emtee found Big Zulu’s 150-bar diss track offensive. Since SA hip hop became popular, it has gone through various periods.
Most SA rappers have achieved popularity, and some have even developed into household names in the Mzansi entertainment sector. Amapiano has provided the rap game with fierce competition, leading some to declare it a “dead genre.”
Big Zulu made the decision to release a 150-bar diss track directed at all the well-known rappers in Mzansi in an effort to revive the rap scene in South Ah.
While others embraced the opportunity to take on the challenge, some artists enjoyed Zulu’s diss tune. One of the few rappers that choose not to use the diss track is Emtee.
The Big Hustle stated on Twitter that he did not like a diss tune that discussed his problems in the SA hip hop industry. The rapper questioned whether it was the so-called hip-hop rebirth and stated that Big Zulu’s trash single is all about pursuing clout.
“Yall be yapping about the current ‘hip hop renaissance,’ which is chasing clout?” Emtee tweeted.
A warning was also issued by Emtee to any rappers who could be considering dissing him in a trash track. If one more rapping nasty Wack b**ch insults me, Emtee tweeted.
Big Zulu’s song and Cassper Nyovest’s Put Your Hands Up—the rapper’s song that he promised would restore the genre back to its roots—were both released at the same time. Unfortunately, Big Zulu’s trash track unquestionably won that award.
Emtee was heard claiming on a live stream that Big Zulu was elderly after learning that Chris Exel, the Twitter president, had tweeted images of the men’s ages. Emtee is 29 whereas Big Zulu is 28, which sparked a debate on social media with some people suggesting that it is a hoax.