Shaun Cross releases long-awaited new EP

Date:26 February 2021 - By: Tshifhiwa Mukwevho

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As expected by his many avid supporters, Shaun Cross has finally released his latest seven-track EP.

Born Thakhani Makharamedzha and hailing from Tshisaulu village, this authentic rapper deserves massive applause for delivering a lyrical music project called Heartless, which comprises songs about the challenges of daily life. 

“On one of the tracks, Focus, I urge people, especially the youth, to switch on and focus their energy on the possibilities of success, while on Rest I advise them to take a rest afterwards,” he said.

With a wide range of songs that evoke deep emotions, the EP addresses various issues, such as love, family, and heartbreak – the very things that inspire his unique flow the most.

“Becoming a prominent rapper has always been my dream and my immeasurable love for rap came back vigorously when I won two awards in a talent show at the University of the Free State,” he said.

He never looked back after releasing his debut single, titled Mama, last year. The 24-year-old rapper released three more singles, featuring Venda Rap legend Adolf ‘Mr Thohoyandou’ and talented upcoming musicians Thendo and Rhandzu, before declaring the release of this Heartless project.

This artist has had a long journey towards finding his voice and establishing himself as a full-fledged musician. “I fell in love with rap at the age of 16,” he said. “I started investing in recording equipment and started my rap journey, but I had to put that on pause to first finish my matric.”

His first mixtape, titled Story Teller, came out in 2018. “I released my second mixtape, titled Underrated, in 2019, on which I collaborated with the popular singing sensation Azana.”

Shaun Cross’s EP, which features his hit song You’re The One (featuring Ellah K), is available on all digital platforms such as Youtube, Spotify and Apple Music. For more information and enquiries, email him at



Thakhani Makharamedzha, better known as Shaun Cross, has finally released his latest EP. Picture supplied. 


By: Tshifhiwa Mukwevho

Tshifhiwa Given Mukwevho was born in 1984 in Madombidzha village, not far from Louis Trichardt in the Limpopo Province. After submitting articles for roughly a year for Limpopo Mirror's youth supplement, Makoya, he started writing for the main newspaper. He is a prolific writer who published his first book, titled A Traumatic Revenge in 2011. It focusses on life on the street and how to survive amidst poverty. His second book titled The Violent Gestures of Life was published in 2014.