Thabiso “Hip Hop Scholar” Khati has always had a mean rep in the game. He’s not the kind of personality that can live in grey areas. But now, the manager/record exec is in a different place in his life. One that was brought on by introspection and the desire to be a better person.

I honestly never thought I would see the day where Thabiso gets playful enough to pop-and-lock in public. But here he is, at i(m)bali LIVE, letting us see him, like really see him.

He discusses his childhood in apartheid-era Soweto, how hip hop changed his life, how his influence changed hip hop and what the future holds for a record man like him.