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    With a unique blend of kwaito, punk, soul and g-funk, ArtMan who’s also a singer and producer, is ready to change the rap game. Born in the Vaal (Gauteng), ArtMan who’s birth name is Arthur Phele was raised in Sebokeng, Zone 3 where he started his hip hop career with a couple of friends whom he was in a rap group with. The group consisted of four members and it was with this collective that ArtMan saw his first opportunity to be in the studio and record music. In 2014 ArtMan embarked on his solo career and started to release his first single “Banyana” on 11th July which gained massive airplay across local radio stations in the Vaal. In 2015 he followed that up with a full body of work in a form of a beat-tape, titled “This Is Forever, Before The Turn Up” which had ten tracks of instrumentals all composed by ArtMan. In the same year he released a mixtape with eleven full songs by the title “IN[SANE]” on 26th June which, like the beat-tape, was only released online for streaming and download. ArtMan gained a fair following and he kept his audience going with a string of releases with singles such as “Makgowa” (released on 11th Dec 2015) playing heavily on Vaal’s number 1 radio station, Thetha Fm. He then released a surprise single “Bonita Applebum (Foreva Musik Remix) with a fellow rapper GDVBCYE (of Dialect) with intention to set the streets ablaze on 1st January 2016. ArtMan released another single titled “iNdlela Yam” in 2016 and a series of songs which he released on every Friday of the month starting on the 18th November 2016, for four weeks, which he titled “The Fantastic Four”. It was with this project that led to yet another body of work in a form of an EP with six tracks, titled “HE[ART]” which he released on February 2017. ArtMan is focused and passion driven and it is with this very discipline that he saw no delay in releasing his then official single in the same year, titled “New Wave”. The single allowed him to shoot his first ever music video that was released on 18th August 2017 which gained thousands of views on Youtube. In 2019 ArtMan released another hot single titled “Got That” featuring one of Vaal’s prominent rappers by the name Leqhwa which still gets a fair airplay on local radio stations. A seasoned stage artist, ArtMan has performed at several events in and around his hometown. One of his highlights is sharing the stage with NaakMusiQ and Busiswa (of Kalawa Jazmee). ArtMan has produced several songs for fellow artists in his hometown and also curated songs for a few of them. He has gained features on other musician’s songs too, proving he is a household brand in Vaal’s hip hop scene. ArtMan is compared to the likes of Khuli Chana and Pharrell Williams but yet his uniqueness surpasses all his influences. Now as a creative of note he directs 100% of his craft from music, visuals to his fashion style or rather image. His charismatic personality brings an intoxicating stage presence which fit well with his innovative and refreshing sound. ArtMan spends his days creating and recording songs for his future projects and also for artists across the country.

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 A seasoned stage artist, ArtMan has performed at several events in and around his hometown. One of his highlights is sharing the stage with NaakMusiQ 

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