South African rapper who became a star in the Netherlands when the release of his single "Cooler as Ekke," which received airplay on the Dutch 3FM.
Inspired by American rap, he began writing rhymes, at first in English and then switching to Afrikaans.
In contrast to his stage persona, he maintained a down-to-earth attitude, and admitted to being averse to conflict - which frequently cropped up in places where rap was not welcomed.
He was born in Bellville, Western Cape, in South Africa.
His native South Africa was better known for producing reggae artists like Levi Roots than rappers.