Mi Casa and their frontman, J'Something, have taken a relatively unknown duo, Jay Em, under their wings and are mentoring them so they can one day shine bright in the music world. This how they want to contribute to the industry.
Mi Casa and J'Something have decided that they want to make sure they keep giving back to the music industry by helping some of Mzansi's future talents reach their full potential.
The group and its frontman have taken under their wings the duo Jay Em, and want to mentor them.
"Mi Casa has taken it upon themselves to ensure that Jay Em shines brighter than we ever have."
J'Something even opened his home to the young men - they're living with him until they're on their feet.
The musician has a lot of faith in the Sebai brothers from Port Elizabeth - Waver (24) and Ruwayne (21).
"I personally moved them from PE to Johannesburg. They live in my house now. I am mentoring them because I really believe in them and I believe that the timing was perfect for us to meet."
Mi Casa has collaborated with the duo is proud of the track they made together, titled Toca.
Briefly.co.za gathered that the brothers worked in a Clicks store just a year ago, trying to help their mother make ends meet.
They used their free time to write songs and learn how to make music. The two entered Mi Casa's competition to remix their track, Nana.
They showed their talent and were victorious - this prompted J'Something to fly out to PE and talk to their mother about giving them a hand. He wants to help Waver and Ruwayne become the stars he know they are.
"I knew that earlier in my career, I wasn't in a position to mentor - I didn't have the time, knowledge or the resources - but now I do."
"So upon deciding to mentor them, I flew to PE to speak to their mother, to say, 'I don't want to make empty promises but I will do my best for these boys, until they are more famous than I've ever been.' That's my goal!"
J'Something was very impressed with Jay Em after working with them on Toca.
"The whole process was quite interesting. It also really did make us realise how different Mi Casa is as a group and their sound.
"We realised that we do music in a very raw way, like live instruments, extensive songwriting and different layers.
"Then here comes Jay Em and they have this new-school method of making music, [using] samples and technologically different. That's how we created magic!"
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