5 questions for Blue-K

How long have you been making music, and how did it start for you?

Kamvelihle “Blue Kitty” Melaphi was born on the 27th May 2004, she grew up between Khayelitsha and Langa township but eventually moved to suburban Wynberg, Cape  Town. Blue’s music is as diverse and far reaching as her background, Blue maintains her childhood personal experiences as well as stories of others which makes her largely relatable to her fellow generation Z’s or more familiarly, the ‘2000s generation’.

 It was in her early Primary school years – grade 4, at 10yrs of age – where Kamvelihle  had taken up music classes and would often sing in the church choir, but soon after  realizing her poetic writing abilities she took up rap music where she discovered her passion in writing lyrics, delivering slick word play and telling authentic stories through  music, Blue had found a homely space in the Hip Hop arts fraternity.

Today Blue-K is a 18 year old, South African rapper, singer, songwriter and dancer who got her first big break at the tender age of just 13yrs when widely acclaimed South  African female rapper, Nadia Nakai shared/retweeted one of Blue’s rap videos on her  social media platforms and other major artists in the game such as Cassper Nyovest,  YoungstaCPT & BET award winning, Sjava began appreciating Blue-K’s skilful delivery on a mic. Slikour also, went on to co-sign Blue on the most respected hip hop  sites in the land, SlikourOnLife which catapulted Blue’s Music career as BLUE KITTY.

If you could collaborate with any artist, who would you choose and why?

Buzzi Lee. I love her authenticity in her music, reminds me of how much potential rapping in vernac actually has and how’d also like to put my own home language on, isiXhosa.

What is your proudest achievement to date?

Blue enjoys media attention from a wide variety of radio and television stations having  done interviews across South Africa, noticeably the best youth shows such as,  HECTICNINE-9, UCT Radio, HecticOn3 and the most recognized hip-hop show in  the land, Shiz Live.

This 18-year-old national treasure, continues to break the internet with the help of her  Blue-Fam fan base and stun the nation with her vicious feline raps, flows and rhymes. In 2019, she released her Rainy Days EP considered to be Blue’s most honest work yet, being that she relays stories about life growing up in the “big bad” music industry.

Which artist is, in your opinion, the GOAT?

Nasty C, he’s raps, flows and bars – also he’s star appeal. Nobody does it like Nasty Cat, in fact he inspired my name hence the Blue Kitty.

What can we expect from you in the coming year?

I’ve officially moved cities, am now currently based in Joburg, studying Bachelor of Music at WITS, so I’m still settling in the new environment, seeing how I can incorporate my new learnings into my music and working on an E.P called ‘Way With Words’ dropping sometime this winter.

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