Big Xhosa is from a small town in the Eastern Cape called Cathcart. He says he was one of many grandchildren being raised by his grandmother on her grant money.
Big Xhosa released his diss track Inyile in May 2021. Speaking on why he released the diss song he said:
“My recent diss track was motivated by the fact that I noticed that I was receiving a lot of traction on Tiktok. I feel like people are sleeping in the game, I wanted to do something that would make people start rapping again. I did not do it for clout, I did it because I wanted to bring entertainment to hip-hop. I did not think that it would be as big as it is right now. I saw that the game is boring, and I wanted to entertain people.”
In a video posted on social media on 13 May 2021, Big Xhosa said he was leaving rap to work on cars. He said:
“Big Xhosa is quitting music. I have found my true calling. It was good, it was fun. It was not fair.”
- Alutho Mbendeni, Big Xhosa on his viral diss track – 'I will be the biggest artist in South Africa', DRUM, Published: May 3, 2021, Retrieved: May 17, 2021
- Kyle Zeeman, Diss and dash? Big Xhosa ‘quits music’, but the streets are begging him to stay, TimesLive, Published: May 14, 2021, Retrieved: May 17, 2021