JOHANNESBURG – Late hip-hop star Linda Mkhize, better known as ProKid, has been described as an extraordinary rap artist who used his music to document South Africa’s township culture.
The 37-year-old died on Wednesday night in Johannesburg after suffering a severe seizure.
Messages of condolences have been streaming in on social media from fans and those who worked with him in the hip-hop fraternity.
His former colleague Sbusiso “DJ Sbu” Leope says he inspired many young artists and ordinary South Africans through his music.
— REY (@ReyLetsooa) August 9, 2018
We would like to extend our deepest condolences on the passing of one of the legendary South African Hip Hop artist, Linda #ProKid Mkhize. May your soul rest in peace #RIPProKid #RIPLindaMkhize #DankieSan [Photo: Twitter] pic.twitter.com/p1f5uHWcUG
— South African Government (@GovernmentZA) August 9, 2018
— Lesego Semenya (@LesDaChef) August 9, 2018
There would be no charts to top, no deals to sign, no tours no nothing without Linda Mkhize and what he did for this industry & that’s the shit we got caught up in, too busy with our own nonsense to reach out to our own big brother and talk to him, sit with him. Appreciate him 💔
— AKA (@akaworldwide) August 8, 2018
Prokid paved a way for Kasi rappers and took SA Hip Hop to the top. He left giant footsteps that will live forever. Uthini Ngo Pro? The real game changer.#RIPProkid #IBelieve pic.twitter.com/rG6s1YJlgu
— 50degrees (@OskidoIBelieve) August 9, 2018
He was always so kind & sincere…bathong Linda..fela yalo papa? 💔 we lost an icon today…my deepest condolences to Prokid’s family,friends & fans..Re re ba gomotsege, ba tie mo moweng ka nako e e thata e…🙏🏽❤️ May he Rest In Peace! Thank you for the music. 💐 #RIPProkid pic.twitter.com/2nTT5HQPGE
— Bonang B* Matheba (@bonang_m) August 9, 2018
Praying the news is not true, but If it is then my brother I wish you safe passage into heaven. You were indeed a pioneer, a legend and one incredible Emcee. For the record I never considered you a ProKid but rather a ProKing! #RIPProKid #RipPRO #RIPLindaMkhize 🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/XgG9GzixFv
— ProVerb (@ProVerbMusic) August 8, 2018