Who is Terror MC, and Why Is Cape Town, South Africa Rushing to Buy His Music?
Terror MC is perhaps the last person that friends and family would have expected to see rising to the level of fame that he has just run up on, because Terror was trouble maker growing up South Africa. He was always in the middle of something that he shouldn’t have been, testing peoples limits, pushing everyone’s buttons. To see him doing as well as he is now in his rapping career instead of locked in a jail cell is incredible to them.
Speaking primarily for the teenagers and young adults in some South Africa’s hardest ghettos, Terror really just speaks what he knows. If you grew up on the streets of Ravensmead, Western Cape, South Africa like he did, you too would know a lot about drugs, gangs, and violence. All that hardcore rap listeners like to hear. You would know how to act right so that you don’t get beat down or robbed.
Since many would regard Terror as not much unlike a prophet for the children of South African’s ghettos, he takes his lyric righting very seriously. “I know how much everyone depends on me. I only write what I know, and I always make sure it’s the truth.”