The 2019 edition of Castle Lite Unlocks experience has evolved into a two-day experience encompassing everything Hip-Hop in one place. Taking place next week Monday and Tuesday (17 and 18 June, 2019) at The Dome in Johannesburg, South Africa, this year’s extra cold Unlocks experience is expected to be one for the books as it will feature American rapper, songwriter, and activist, Robert Rihmeek Williams, known professionally as Meek Mill.
Raised in Philadelphia, 32-year-old Meek Mill embarked on his music career as a battle rapper, and later formed a short-lived rap group, The Bloodhoundz. The ‘Save Me” hitmaker is expected to bring down the Dome roof with his lyrical prowess, and judging by the sundry views on his YouTube videos, #CastleLiteUnlocks fans can only wait in anticipation.
Also coming from the US will be Austin Richard Post, known professionally as Post Malone – an American rapper, singer, songwriter and record producer who has gained acclaim for blending musical genres, introspective song writing, and his laconic vocal style.
Day 1 is dedicated to Hip-Hop as a cultural movement and will feature street culture, master classes, unforgettable performances, inspiring Cold Table Convos and street fashion where Hip-Hop enthusiasts will congregate to share their love for all aspects of the culture.
Renowned Hip-Hop guru, Sway Calloway will also be part of Day 1, where he will host the #SwayColdCyphers. This unmissable experience will culminate in a headline performance by US rap star, Meek Mill on 17 June 2019. Day 2 will be all about the music, as South African trailblazers Nasty C, Rouge & Ricky Rick share the stage with Post Malone for a sub-zero experience.
Also expected on the sub-zero stage is Mozambique international wordsmith, Laylizzy who is set to perform on day 1 of the annual event in South Africa for the first time.
You know the saying “If it’s nice, do it twice, or perhaps even more than twice?” This is true testament to Laylizzy as he will be performing at the Castle Lite Unlocks experience for the third time. Laylizzy made his Unlocks debut in Mozambique in 2017, taking to the stage alongside US rapper, Future and South African megastar, Cassper Nyovest. His second Unlocks performance was also in Mozambique this past weekend when Castle Lite brought the Castle Lite Unlocks tour to our stunning shores accompanied by rap superstar, Nasty C.
“It is with great excitement that we announce Laylizzy as one of the fresh acts set to grace the Castle Lite Unlocks sub-zero stage at The Dome in Johannesburg on the 17th of June 2019. Laylizzy joins a pantheon of African Hip-Hop’s greatest performers and enthusiasts in what has become a fully evolved and immersive cultural experience. For those who are yet to witness Laylizzy’s live performance sets, expect nothing but fresh energy, dope bars and an overall EXTRA COLD EXPERIENCE!” said Geobek Entertainment Pty Ltd PR/Publicist Executive Lindiwe Dhlamini.
“It feels really great to be chosen as one of the acts to perform at the SA concert this year. The mission is however still unfulfilled, I’m still striving to put Mozambique on the map and Africa on the world stage. I take that very seriously and this is an important stepping stone,” Laylizzy utters. When asked about what he’s looking forward to the most, he says, “I’m looking forward to touching the stage and capturing more ears and souls towards my music,” said Laylizzy.