The Youth Voice

First gospel rapper in Marite releases album

Shane Sibusiso Fakude, better known as Shane Li Boy to his fans, is a 25 year old ambitious artist, born and bred in the town of Marite in Mpumalanga.

Being the very first Gospel rapper in Marite, he released his Gospel single titled “Kumbaya” in November 2016. The single has been playing on multiple radio stations since September 2017 and has caused quite a stir and proceeded to secure him a mounting and enthusiastic fan base.  

Shane Li Boy started his rap career at the young age of 14, having fell in love with Hip Hop, his first composition was about the struggles of a 14 year old. Shane grew up in a Christian family under the guidance and leadership of The Army Of God Church in Marite where his love for God was cultivated and he soon merged this love with that of Hip Hop to arrive at the unpopular  genre of Gospel rap.  

The young rapper is an individual artist under the management and assistance of the excellent Pule Makata. His primary producer is the creative Dolla Beats, however he works with other amazing upcoming producers such as Bandz Beats and Stoner Beats.  

His single has been making waves on local radio stations and has been voted as the public's favourite multiple times. Shane Li Boy currently holds the title of "Best Gospel Hip Hop Artist" in Mpumalanga as of December 2017 when he walked away, victorious, with the trophy at the Mpumalanga Gospel Awards. 

The Gospel rapper launched his long awaited album titled "We The Army Of God" which already consists of collaborations with Pastor Cool, Qiniso Mabaso and many more artist alike. The launch took place on the 12 of May 2018 in Marite Hall by the Hazyview area.  

The event featured artist from the album and the likes of Ernest Nkabinde, Tpee Meezy and many more