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Slaghuis History: 985 drop The Landline Mixtape Slaghuis 2006

Once Pro Kid blew Up so did the Slaghuis brand name, He repped Slaghuis where ever he went and this of course led to a lot of MC’s attending Slaghuis with the Hope of also being seen by a Record Label and be signed. A lot of MC’s started to attend our Sunday events including well established artists who where signed such as PROVERB, TEARGAS, AMU, WIKID & SELWYN showing that although they had multi-platinum careers, they still had the respected lyricism that was the foundation of the golden era of Hip-Hop. 2006 saw the rise in competition from a lot of unsigned MC’s at Slaghuis, the word on the street was who got next…Zulu Mobb, Pitch Black Afro & Pro Kid had gotten signed and where established artists and the streets where buzzing with prosperity of being the next outta Slaghuis. Diepkloof natives Eye Witness and Drew & Kage decided to form a conglomerate in a form of a Mixtape and Dome who produced the Mixtape named the union 985 (Diepkloof Area Code). They recorded a Compilation of Music collectively and Dome proposed they add a Feminine Touch to the collective and a Female MC from Swaziland Naledi ‘DI’ was included in the crew. What started off as a Joint Album quickly became a crew and once the recording session where complete they decided to name the project ‘The Landline Mixtape’. The project was Launched at Slaghuis with the assistance of MTB records, after the Launch the project went on to sell over 3000 copies on the streets together with the 985 Merchandise. Gallo Records took notice and 985 ‘where offered a record deal to release ‘The Landline Mixtape’ to a Major, this would be the first time in South African Hip Hop History that a Major would sign an outfit and release a Mixtape through a Major recording Company. 985 went on to release the controversial Hit ‘UTLWA’ and toured the country with the Album, Naledi ‘DI’ was definitely ahead of Her time as if you look at what female acts are doing in the game right now She was on that years ago.

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