#aTypicalInterview: Rapper XXC Legacy on her dream of collaborating with A-Reece and Cassper Nyovest

Rapper XXC Legacy. Supplied image.

Rapper XXC Legacy. Supplied image.

Published Jul 31, 2022


Johannesburg - This week, we feature rapper, voice-over artist, pianist, and clarinettist, XXC Legacy.

The rapper, whose real name is Thandiswa Mthethwa, recently released her very first EP titled “End of Days.

The 23-year-old collaborated with some of music’s hottest names, including Moozlie, BigStar Johnson, Stilo Magolide, Jay Jody, and more, on her album.

Mthethwa first hit stages at the tender age of just seven years with her rendition of Shakira’s “Hips don’t lie” at an open mic session hosted by Pabi Moloi.

She completed her studies at the National School of the Arts, where she studied music theory and honed her skills with the piano and clarinet.

After working for a few years as an independent artist, she finally signed a record deal with cutting-edge label Paradise Sound System in 2020.

Rapper XXC Legacy. Supplied image.

The greatest rapper of all time is.....?

For me, it is definitely A-Reece. He just does it for me.

You are able to collaborate with any South African rapper on a track. Who do you choose to collaborate with?

A-Reece. His pen game is always on point and Cassper Nyovest, reason being is any song he makes is an automatic hit.

Your favourite item of clothing in your closet is...?

Definitely the Zebra print with my face. OMG, it’s my favourite item.

Rapper XXC Legacy. Supplied image.

What is one thing most people don't know about you?

I enjoy cooking, and I am really OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder).

You are able to spend a day with any celebrity in the world, learning their trade. Who do you choose to spend the day with?

Internationally, I would spend it with Doja Cat. I feel like there is a lot of similarities between us. Locally, DJ Maporisa. He knows the ins and outs of the industry.

A wild night of partying or Netflix and chill?

Definitely a wild night of partying. I have been indoors for two years now, so it’s about time I start having fun.

Rapper XXC Legacy. Supplied image.

You are tasked with coming up with the XXC Legacy cocktail. What goes into the cocktail?

Elder flower syrup

1 shot of Bacardi

2 shots of rum

Lemonade and dry ice

You are going to be stuck on an island for a year, but can have one celebrity with you, one book, and a song with you. What are your choices?

Jay Jody, The bible and Sleepy Fish - Colour’s fade.

The moment you regret most in life is..?

Drinking wine, I hate that drink with all my heart.

How would you like to be remembered?

The multi-talented artist that never stopped believing in God.