Two time winner of the SA DMC champs and official MTV Base Scratch DJ, Tha Cutt outdid the rest at the Red Bull Thre3Style champs that took place at the Alexander Theatre in Braamfontein, J-Sec over the weekend. Although the comp has been running for half a decade, it’s the first time it came to SA which is quite a historical feat.

Real name, Brad Tapinos, did more than impress the judges (Ready D, Kid Fonque and Richard the Third) with his impeccable technical skills on the ones and twos. Homeboy was scratching hip hop accapellas over kwaito beats! That’s real. The contestants had to play a selection of at least three genres of music in a 15 minute set.

Apart from winning a Rane-61 mixer and a UDG gear bag, Tha Cutt will be heading off to Chicago to compete against the world’s best at the world finals of the competition.

“It was such a great experience to win Red Bull Thre3style. It’s going to be awesome to represent South Africa at the finals and make everyone proud,” commented the new South African Champion after his win.

We wish Brad nothing but the best in Chi-town. Make us proud!!

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