- In the beginning, Heavy K was told by his idol that he was not good enough, so he went home and gave up
- He regained his confidence, refute the negative comment and did what he knew he was meant to do
- Heavy is all about being true to you, if you feel it, do it
Governing the SA music scene, Drum Boss Heavy K, because of negativity from his mentor a while back, he gave up on music.
Speaking to Metro FM’s DJ Fresh, Heavy K explained that when he was first started out, he would take guidance and learn from fellow musician. The person he took most advice from was someone he idolized, and spent many hours walking to his house to get inspiration and advice from him.
A day came when the inspiration stopped and turned in to a negative response. He was told by his hero that he was wasting his time and that his music would never make it in the music industry, reported Times Live.
He suggested to Heavy K that it would perhaps take five to six years of training in order for him to break through into the music industry. This really hit him hard as this man was his idol and hearing this from him really took a toll on Heavy K.
Briefly.co.za learnt that after the incident, he returned home a wounded man and erased all music programs and basically gave up.
DJ Smith was the person that brought some life back into Heavy’s music. He requested that Heavy provided him with some beats because he felt that Heavy’s music made him ‘shine’.
Heavy was also told by DJ Smith that his music was popular in the shebeens and handed out an invitation for him to visit the venue and see for himself. Once Heavy made an appearance at the shebeen he was pleasantly surprise by the response his music received.
Years prior to this, Heavy would often complain on social media for the fact that he was not receiving the respect he deserved and would request that followers would just show some recognition for the music he provided.
The SA Music Awards in 2015, songbird Bucie’s acceptance speech did not include Heavy’s contribution. Even though the award was for the Best Female Artist, Heavy disapproved him not been mentioned.
This was an eye opener for Heavy and he learnt a lesson from this realizing that he has to respect himself and focus on making his music do the talking.
Chatting to TshisaLIVE earlier on this year, Heavy K expressed that he believes he is a special artist and fame and comments made by others would not change the person he is.
Heavy believes that music is his calling and that is the reason he is humble. He admits that he has money and because of that his life has changed, but he is still the same person.
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