Mzansi Wednesdayz – Shout Out To _ Draztik

Draztik

Birth name – David Balsher
Born – January 6, 1973 (age 40)
Francistown, Botswana
Genres – Hip hop
Occupations – Record producer
Years active – 1999–present
Labels – Unreleased Records
Associated acts – Cashless Society, Young
Nations, Blacwater, Whosane

Website – draztikbeats.com

David Balsher (born January 6, 1973), betterknown by his stage name Draztik, is a recordproducer, composer & rapper. Draztik was born
in Botswana and was raised up in Sacramento,California. He now is based in Johannesburg,

South Africa. Draztik is CEO and Label Manager
for independent hip hop record label,
Unreleased Records. Draztik has produced for various South African, Botswana and US hip hop artists. Draztik won the best producer award at the Botswana hip hop awards in
2005. Draztik is one of the original members of South African hip hop group Cashless Society.

He along with fellow member Gemini produced their 1st studio album “African Raw Material Vol 1”. He went on to produce their biggest single
“Hottentot Hop Bantu 1,2”. In 2005 Draztik went on to produce Young Nations 1st studio album “Nations Uprising”. He also produced
Young Nations biggest song from the album “Zwakala Emzansi”. The song samples legendary South African group Stimela’s “Zwakala”.

His production credits includes Cashless Society, Young Nations, PDotO, Blaklez, F-eezy,
Pro Kid, Zuluboy, Whosane, Flabba, HHP,Maggz, Silence Dem All, Doey Rock aka Mean Doe Green, Imbube, Oracle, Nomadic, Zeus,Apollo Diablo and Stagga.His Television and Radio productions include producing the theme song and commercials
for Jam Alley (Crew vs Crew), licensing songs in Yizo Yizo 3 Television Show, television commercial for CNN Inside Africa, and theme songs for Channel O – (Amplified & Call In).

He also has produced commercials for South African Breweries, Independent Electoral Commission and FIFA 2010 pre-game commercial for Chile Vs Honduras.Draztik has started working on his 1st studio album and solo mix-tape to be released in2013. He is also working on finalizing production for group Blacwater. The album will
also be released in 2013. – Unreleased Records Official site

Discography

Cashless Society – Blaze Tha Breaks
Released on Fondle’Em Records – New York July
18, 2000

Cashless Society – Blaze Tha Breaks (EP)
Released on – Unreleased Records June 2001

Cashless Society – African Raw Material
Vol 1 Released on – Unreleased Records
December 2003

Young Nations – Nations Uprising
Released on – Unreleased Records & Gallo
Record Company October 2005

Pro Kid – Heads and Tales Released on
Gallo Record Company May 2005

Imbizo Street Mixtapes Vol 1 Released on
– Unreleased Records August 2005

Zuluboy – Masihambisane Released on
Native Rhythms EMI September 2006

Flabba – Nkuli vs Flabba Released on EMI
October 2006

Hype Magazine Sessions Vol 16 –

Young
Nations – Graffiti Released 2007

Hype Magazine Sessions Vol 18 –

Imbube – Qeda Indlala Released December/

January 2008
Imbube – Hip Hop Theatre Released on
Unreleased Records June 16, 2008

F-eezy – Skelem For $ale Released on
Unreleased Records July 27, 2009

Young Nations – U.nited S.tates Of
A.frica (USA) Released on Unreleased Records

March 1, 2010
985 – Re-Dail 985 Released on Unreleased
Records March 1, 2010

Pangaea – Black Diamonds 2010

BlacWater – Rebel Come Down feat.

Young Nations & Lasro (1st Single From
BlacWater) Released on Unreleased Records
October 2010

Draztik Beats “Chasin Money” feat.
Whosane Released April 7, 2011

DJ Lemonka – GC All Stars “The Hustle”
feat. Lex, Scar, Touch, Samba-T & Tshepo
Lesole Released October 7, 2011

BlacWater – The Truth feat. Shark Sinatra
& Balance (2nd Single From BlacWater)
Released on Unreleased Records October 2011

Draztik Beats “Money Man” feat. PDot O,

Blaklez, Maggz & Marlon Released October 17,
2011

Hype Magazine – (DJ Fanatic) – DJ
Lemonka – GC All Stars “The Hustle” feat.

Lex, Scar, Touch, Samba-T & Tshepo Lesole
Released February/March 2012

Draztik Beats “Certified Fireman” feat.
PDot O, Blaklez & Whosane Released March 15,
2012

BlacWater – The Truth feat. Shark Sinatra
& Balance (Video – 2nd Single From BlacWater)
Released on Unreleased Records
March 20,
2012

Draztik Beats “Certified Fireman” feat.
PDot O, Blaklez & Whosane (Video – TBA)

Draztik & Whosane – “Slates In” Released
December 10th 2012

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