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Flameboy Pyro

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Thamsanqa Siyaya (born in March 30 1997) better know for his stage name Flameboy Pyro is a South African rapper/producer. He is also the frontman of hip hop collective The MENO. He has worked with the likes of Liam Phiri, Kevlar, Rap-Soul and D-Pryde.

Early life[edit]

Thami (shortened from Thamsanqa) was born in Nongoma, KwaZulu-Natal and moved to Glencoe in 2001 when he was 4 years old. He is born of the South African heritage and culture. His mother is an advisor/broker for Old Mutual South Africa. His father is a principal at a primary school in Nongoma, KZN. During high school years, was inspired by known rappers like Jay Z, Kanye West and Drake and motivated him to start making his own music. His early songs in his career include songs like " Jealousy " (which is a remix of AKA (rapper)'s Jealousy hit single) "Let It Go" and "Church".[1]

Music Career[edit]

2010–13: Career beginnings[edit]

In early 2010 Thami used to go by the stage name OverDraft which after he changed it in 2013 to " Flameboy Pyro " Flameboy Pyro released his debut mixtape called AlcaTraz in August 2013 that was posted up for digital download via Twitter [2] and Facebook [3]. The project included songs like "Let It Go", "Church", "Here I Am" and "All Good". It also included production from names like Muks, Clams Casino and himself. [4]

"I started rapping when i was 14, i noticed then that i actually have a passion for music. I told myself i was unstoppable. My first songs were doubted by the rappers from my town, but eventually when you in the music business you learn to grow and adapt to different situations and the only way to succeed is to be cautious and stay motivated."

Flameboy Pyro in an article for his debut mixtape with journalist from Broke Billionaire.[5]

2014–present: Rise to prominence[edit]

In February 2014, Flameboy Pyro released a follow-up mixtape titled Pyrokinesis under a record production called Magick Records. The mixtape was a mixture of horrorcore and hip hop. The mixtape was uploaded and shared for digital download on "SoundCloud" [6] The mixtape struck enough hype on the internet, including a feature on South African No. 1 Hip Hop Magazine HYPE Magazine and was featured on Da L.E.S and AKA (rapper)'s 3RDWRLD website. [7]

Later on, he started gaining local fame within the community with songs such as "Mahoolar", "Not Over" and "12h49". [8]

In March 2015, the rapper released his EP Lycan, which included the singles "Unearthly Disease" and "Pheqela" which were posted of Flameboy Pyro's personal blog. It included production from different producers and himself. [9]

In January 2014, Flameboy was featured in Broke Billionaire's Freshman of 2014 list, which focuses on upcoming artists and rappers in the South African Music industry. [5]

Later on, he started the hip hop collective The MENO with mixed genres of horrorcore and hip hop with 2 crew members Rap-Soul and Kevlar. 

In September 2014, Flameboy Pyro and his crew members from the hip hop collective The MENO established Worship God Records including the " Worship...God " autotune heard on songs with any of the crew members in it.



List of mixtapes Title Album details
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List of extended plays Title Album details
Lycan (EP)

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