African Hip-Hop Tributes South African rapper Costa Titch dies concert performance
Image courtesy of Costa Titch via Instagram

South African Hip-Hop scene sends tributes to rapper Costa Titch following his death. The rapper collapsed during a live performance at Johannesburg’s Ultra South Africa music festival on Saturday, March 11. The unfortunate news of death comes as a surprise as the rapper was only 27 years old.

The family of the Costa Titch confirmed the tragic news in a statement posted on Sunday, March 12 on the artist’s Instagram account. Following this announcement, tributes pour in for the rising star of the Hip-Hop scene from fans and many South African celebrities and politicians.

Tributes follow South African rapper Costa Titch’s death

Constantinos Tsobanoglou, better known by his stage name, Costa Titch passed away on March 11. His family confirmed the news through an Instagram post on the artist’s account. “Death has tragically knocked at our door.”

The family further expresses their gratitude for the love and support the artist received from his fans and encourages them to uplift him even in spirit. The tragedy was unexpected due to which the cause of death hasn’t been disclosed by the family. They have asked for time and space to gather themselves.

Many of his fans have expressed their condolences for the rapper’s family and sent tributes through social media. Julius Sello Malema, a member of the South African parliament also posted a broken heart emoji along with Costa Titch on Twitter.

Costa Titch collapsed during his concert at Ultra Music Festival

The videos of attendees of the Ultra Music Festival are circulating online following the untimely demise of rapper Costa Titch. It shows the artist getting dizzy and losing his footing on the stage.

The artist was performing his set at Johannesburg’s Nasrec Expo Centre on Saturday when he suddenly collapsed for a brief moment. He then tried to continue his performance however he lost consciousness again and was rushed off to the side.

The artist’s family appreciates all the emergency responders who were present during his last moments. The Ultra Music Festival also expresses its heartfelt condolences, praising the late rapper as a galvanizing voice amongst South Africa’s amapiano scene. In addition to calling him a talented singer-songwriter and friend of the festival.

Navy Kenzo, the Musical ensemble also expressed their condolences saying “The mob will always celebrate you,” praising the rapper for his strength throughout the years.

More about Costa Titch – The rising star of Africa’s amapiano scene

Costa Titch was the rising sensation of South Africa’s amapiano music scene. It is a style of music that is known for its deep house, log-drum-driven bass, and soulful piano melodies. His rap style combined his roots in African music with international rap styles. He added his culture, style, and indigenous language to trap music originating in Atlanta’s hip-hop scene.

He was born in Nelspruit in northeastern South Africa and already had a successful career in dance before pursuing his ambition of becoming a rapper.

Costa Titch’s song Big Flexa rose him to stardom across Africa following its success on TikTok. He also had recently partnered with a music label established by Senegalese-American musician Akon, who featured on a remix of Big Flexa.

The rapper Costa Titch’s untimely death comes just months after the tragic assassination of his friend and collaborator rapper AKA.

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Kairavi Pandya is a Senior Writer at Spiel Times. She has a fascination with cinema, multi-generational literature, and old-school Kpop. In her spare time, she likes to learn choreographies and catch up with healing K-dramas. She is also pursuing her undergrad degree.