Kid X, one of SA’s most celebrated rappers made history when his mixtape titled 3 Quarter Pace broke the internet when it became the first mixtape in SA to do 500,000 downloads in a week!
Dropped on his birthday October 13th and in less than 2 months, 3 Quarter Pace is currently sitting on 631496 downloads (and counting). The mixtape which was originally released as a free download has since been released for retail on iTunes (27 November), and it debuted at #2 on the iTunes Hip Hop charts and is still in the top 5 most selling albums on the platform.
“The response to this body of work has been amazing and I am happy…”
The mixtape has been well received with raving reviews from Kid X fans alike, “SA should applaud greatness: This is an awesome piece of work. It’s complete and sounds great as a whole. From track one till the last one. Worth the money, respect KiD X,” raves nankuFlash on his 5 star rating of the tape on iTunes. “Fire: The whole album is Lit! SA Hip Hop has upped the game, s/o to Kid X for this dope album,” adds Mtura another iTunes user.
“The response to this body of work has been amazing and I am happy that people understood the story I was telling. The sound I am coming with right now is different from anything I have ever done and people are looking at it and rating it purely on that”.
“The songs I make are songs that I like, they are my soundtrack when I wake up and go into Kid X mode. This is the kind of music that fuels me and I am excited that people out there are getting the message,” adds X.
The lead single “iMadlana Yok’gcina” is also enjoying nationwide rotation on all major radio stations.