Bigdeddydee's Empire Takes Shape

This article is written by Charlotte Nzapheza This is the story of Letlhogonolo Chabane from Bloemfontein who is well known by the name...

This article is written by Charlotte Nzapheza

This is the story of Letlhogonolo Chabane from Bloemfontein who is well known by the name 'Bigdeddydee' by his followers.
started music around 2006 after he had been diagnosed with diabetes. It started out as a way for him to deal with that disease, but that was then, now he does music for the passion and not just something that will distract him from what he was diagnosed with.
Chabane first joined a crew called "D.O.G FAMILLY" in Bloemfontein and that's where he started to learn more about hip hop and rap battles.

In 2010 he was to join another group called "True Legacy" but the group never went far  due to a potpourie of unresolved issues. From thereon things started looking up and the musician was to go back to Thaba-Nchu where he recorded the track called "Mrepanyana", which took most people by surprise and made waves on the street.

Bigdeddydee then thought to himself, why not start something new and bigger?! That's when he started the BDD EMPIRE Media Company to help new and aspiring rappers find their feet in the game. The media Company was registered last year, January and it was sponsored by NWDA. The BDD EMPIRE was formed by Bigdeddydee and his girlfriend (Mpho Ledibane) , who was always supportive of him from day one.

The musician/entreprenuer later started a festival called PMF at Phase 6, Bloemfontein which takes place each and every year.
"When the festival started I didn't believe that it will succeed due to some reasons ,but with the support of my fans it keeps growing each and every year", Bigdeddydee said.

He also added that the festival has so far had the chance to have special guests like Nex DA Kokotane, Mrs Badimo(Lili Leona), Mpho Mothibi and plenty of other artists since its inception.

Before the end of 2017, Bigdeddydee started the Empire Nation, which is virtually on another level and another addition to the Bloemfontein area.
The Empire Nation movement hit the ground running and is playing its part in as far as helping young artists get the chance to perform everywhere they want to perform and be heard. Some of the members of the Empire include Khoodi, Lady Tamar, Bone X ,Bundles and QUEENVILICIOUS just to mention but a few.

In the very same year, he got the chance to share the stage with well known artists like Prince Kaybe at Vryburg July in North West province and he also performed at the Meadowlands festival at Jo'burg city.

Bigdeddydee also dropped a massive track called "Dabb Remix" on which he was featuring Khoodi and Curls from BS entertainment. He added that this year he had a number of projects on the way, starting with a song called "My Side of The Story" that is set to hit the market sooner rather than later.
His hardcore fans can also expect "Thula Sana", a song in which he talks about himself, his daughter and his son to also be dropping but he didn't say when.
"This is the route of My Story", said Letlhogonolo Chabane (Bigdeddydee)



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Urban Craft Magazine: Bigdeddydee's Empire Takes Shape
Bigdeddydee's Empire Takes Shape
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