The bold and daring Donaldson Matlaila (22) popularly known as Daddy D, is working his way up the entertainment ropes in hopes of receiving international recognition as South Africa’s rising Hip-Hop artist.
Born in Kagiso, a township in the Westrand of Johannesburg, the release of Matlaila’s single titled “We So Dope” gained him popularity on the Hip-Hop scene, and cemented what would be the beginning of an enduring filled musical career.
Matlaila describes his music as drawing inspiration from his daily life as well as embodying a dynamic and unpredictable sound.
“I find my inspiration in my day to day life.”
“I see failure as an opportunity to learn and for it to push you back into the world better than ever,” he said.
Matlaila is undoubtedly passionate about his music as he works independently towards funding the bulk of his musical projects and studio time expenses.
Although challenging, his struggles have shaped his desire to start his own recording studio that will go on to support young people with the pursuit of their own musical journeys.
He dropped his EP titled “Hurt” by Daddy D on 10 January 2018 and is currently working on a number of singles to be released later in the year.