At the age of 10 Abdus started writing his own rhymes. He single-handedly started the ciphers at the bus terminals between Pine and Commercial Street in Durban in 2004. These ciphers would go on every Friday for over a year with Abdus never missing a single session and never losing a battle. Changing his name to ABDUS (servant of peace, unique, wise and powerful), the young rapper went into the studio in 2004 for the first time to start recording his rhymes. He decided to drop a mixtape called Terminally Ill featuring the best MC’s at the terminals.
In 2009 he released his own mixtape titled “ The Fixtape”. The Fixtape sold +/- 4000 copies by using his street team. In this same year a got nominated by Hype Magazine in 3 categories for a Hype Award (the only national hip hop awards in South Africa): Best Lyricist, Best Newcomer and Best Mixtape. He ended up walking away with the award for Best Lyricist. In 2012 his first album titled “The Library” was available on the shelves and his popularity has been growing ever since. Other highlights were the opening performances for Usher and for Lil’ Wayne.
The innovative rap style of ABDUS evolves around raw hip hop with rock elements to it, but easy to the ear for all ages to listen to. The Durban rapper has an exceptional gift for language and his songs are filled with clever puns and wordplay.
ABDUS has gathered hundreds of fans of Zulu rap. ABDUS is a charismatic and energetic performer, one of the main reason he gets a lot of appreciation. Outside of his performances he is a lot quieter, he refuses to follow the ordinary trend and become just another hard-boiled macho rapper.
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