This mother and son duo of Shawun ‘Mamkhize’ Mkhize and Andile Mpisane is taking America by storm.
The media personalities arrived in New York on Saturday as part of the Royal AM chairman’s highly anticipated appearance in the United States.
Earlier this month, it was confirmed that Andile, who is also an artist, will be the opening act of The street tour in Detroit.
Andile’s performance is set for February 21, and the concert’s lineup is filled with hip-hop legends, including Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, Gucci Mane and Jeezy.
Mamkhize and Andile met some of the artists and Mamkhize posted a storm on her Instagram of all the photo and video opportunities with the stars and their luxury hotel room when they arrived.
Mamkhize’s captioned all of her Big Apple posts, with the tagline, “My life in NEW YORK. Because I can do it.”
Mamkhize and Andile meet hip-hop’s A-listers:
There were questions about how Andile landed the gig, especially as he was chosen as the first-ever South African act The street tour.
Andile’s most famous song is umci, with Madanon and Distruction Boyz. It has over 1.2 million views on YouTube and was released in 2020.
There were jokes that he or his mother paid his way into the lineup and that his music was not up to the standard of the montage.
Andile Mpisane’s music is in line with amapiano and the gqom genre, not hip hop per se.