“I was influenced by choral music” offers Trompie, a MC/deejay-turned-producer who came up from the
back-alleys of Atteridgeville in Pretoria, and is today a well-regarded, well-respected craftsman among
rap connoisseurs and industry associates alike. His, is a rather interesting path, dipped in the multi-
layered vocal intonations of choral music which somehow meandered and caught wind of the early g-
funk explorations of EPMD’s Erick Sermon, he says of the legendary producer responsible for bringing
the funkdoobiest sounds of Redman to the mainstream in the nineties.