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CROSBY Biography

Siyasanga Crosby Bolani (a.k.a Digi-Analog), is a multi-talented artist and producer, whose songs are based on social commentary. Born in Cape Town into a musical family, he grew up in a township on the edge of Cape Town named Gugulethu, a place known for its artistic flair and creativity.

At 15 he established his first group. Calling themselves the Def Boys, they are still to this day regarded as one of the pioneers of Hip Hop on the East Coast of Southern Africa.

With Zoro eventually deciding to emigrate to Sweden, Crosby began to concentrate on his solo career. Touring relentlessy internationally and collaborating with dozens of artists from Europe, he was soon playing alongside some of the biggest names in the Hip Hop and Reggae arena, including such artists as Rita Marley, Capleton, Sizzla, Gentleman, Talib Kweli and Snoop Dogg.

Despite his relatively poor background and challenging circumstances whilst growing up, Crosby remains one of the most energetic and positive South African musicians performing today. Through his lyrics and action, he has been a great inspiration to many of the youth in his community, most of whom face huge challenges in their daily lives, the same challenges that he faced whilst growing up.

Crosby’s lyrics are honest and authentic, challenging and questioning. He speaks about the daily struggle of poor people in the ghettos, about nature and it’s destruction, his livity as a Rastafarian, and his knowledge of African culture and history.


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