From the dusty streets Thabo Mahlwele AKA Touchline is an uncut diamond that has emerged from Tembisa. Touchline is able to weave words together creating a fresh and flexible flow, and allows for his listeners to relate to his music through his realness and relatable story-telling.
The talented lyricist is also known as being a member of “Freeze Frame”, a dance crew that won Masters of Rhythm in 2009, which awarded him the opportunity to dance for Keri Hilson on during her SA tour. Touchline was recognised for his music when he won the YFM Airborne Rap battles hosted by Bonang Matheba, thereafter having his first song “Ma u Rappa so” played on radio for the first time.
Not wanting to subscribe to commercial hip-hop, Touchline focused on his craft by social justice through his lyrical content underground for the next few years. And 2017, is the time for the listeners to hear what this talented rapper has to offer. From Trap, Trapsoul to Afro-beats Touchline is not boxed in by one specific genre, this coupled with his natural ability to create catchy, thought-provoking lyrics this young Artist is ready to make waves in the music scene.