BigStar. Picture: Supplied

SA hip-hop artist BigStar, real name is Tumelo Rakumako, is preparing to drop his debut album, titled "Me & Mines" and the first single, "#SGUBU" featuring Kwesta, on Friday.

The rapper's artistry has grown from giving us "Understand" to the fan favourite "Pablo" featuring Zoocci Coke Dope; which is still getting great global reviews.

To continue the global artistic journey of the musical genius, BigStar also scored a partnership with Warner Music.

"Currently I'm at a place where I'm the most comfortable I've ever been in the industry. "Me & Mines" is about to bless the nation with some variety and signing a licensing deal with Warner allows me to make these ideas I got a reality," says Big Star.

The rapper recently joined the global music conference MIDEM's prestigious incubator programme in Cannes. His opening night performance was the talk of the conference in many international industry circles.

BigStar's shot to fame after his big win on Mzansi's reality hip hop show "The Hustle" in 2015. He walked away with R 250 000 cash prize, a record and management deal to the value of R250 000 with The Vth Season, a PR management deal with African Star Communications, a music video worth R 100 000.