ByLwansta

Bio

ByLwansta, born in Kokstad, South Africa, is a refreshing rapper who has a knack for taking mundane topics and turning them into exciting pieces of music. Through his eloquent songwriting, he crafts detailed narratives delivered to the listener in various flows, all whilst maintaining authenticity and honesty in his words.

His most significant assets are his vulnerability and relatability, which are intrinsically linked. It’s his willingness to be incredibly endearing in certain songs, and unstable in others, that makes his work relatably human. These qualities have allowed him to cross-over as an exciting act to watch by audiences at Berlin’s Pop-Kultur Festival, A COLORS Show & Kitsuné Afterwork in Paris, as well as local stages such as Zakifo Music Festival, UMI - Our Music Festival & Basha Uhuru Creative Uprising Picnic.

In a world where hip-hop is being built entirely on flows, ByLwansta’s diction is a breath of fresh air, his treatment of lyrics is what sets him apart from his peers. He is decisively hip-hop though, in that he embraces the DIY aesthetics of the genre’s roots. This, coupled with a BA in Graphic Design, allows the multi-faceted rapper to employ a very thoughtful approach to the visual communication and packaging of his product.

ByLwansta isn’t the ‘lyrical-miracle’ kind of rapper who will ‘out-rap’ you at the drop of a beat. Instead, it’s his orthodox flow, sincere storytelling, animation, pensiveness and musicality that make his music stick.

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THE BIKE SONG (feat. Robot Koch)
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NIGHTCRAWLERZ (feat. Kimosabe)
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HOW 'BOUT NOW? (feat. Lungelo Manzi)
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ASMR (feat. Alisha Rosa, Some.Unique.Individual & Rāms)
04:21
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Lindiwe - A COLORS SHOW
03:22
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Kickstand
03:52
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oh well
03:56
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lindiwe (feat. Kimosabe)
03:52
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STAY NAKED
04:01
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OKAY, FINE (feat. ZULO & Solo Ntsizwa Ka Mthimkhulu)
03:37
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THE BIKE SONG (feat. Robot Koch)
03:00
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NIGHTCRAWLERZ (feat. Kimosabe)
04:07
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HOW 'BOUT NOW? (feat. Lungelo Manzi)
04:10
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OKAY, FINE(A Kimosabe Flip)
04:07
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HOW 'BOUT NOW? feat. Lungelo Manzi
04:11
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NIGHTCRAWLERZ feat. Kimosabe
04:08
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THE BIKE SONG feat. Robot Koch
03:01
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OKAY, FINE feat. ZULO & Solo Ntsizwa Ka Mthimkhulu
03:37
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HOW 'BOUT NOW (Lockdown21 Remix)[Chopped 'N Screwed]
04:40
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THE BIKE SONG (Lockdown21 Remix)[Chopped 'N Screwed]
03:34
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NIGHTCRAWLERZ (Lockdown21 Remix)[Chopped 'N Screwed]
04:36
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OKAY, FINE (Lockdown21 Remix) [Chopped 'N Screwed]
04:25
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STAY NAKED (Live at The Chairman - Durban, South Africa)
07:39
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KICKSTAND OneBeat Jam - #1
11:09
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STAY NAKED
04:02
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IT'S LATE
04:56
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KICKSTAND
03:53
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THE HOMIE
05:36
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OH WELL (Prod. By 808x)
03:57
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40
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Fuckin' NORMVL Still (Prod. By Beatmochini)
03:30
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Funny Fuckin' How feat. Saida (Prod. By Beatmochini)
05:07
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Indian Fuckin' Ocean [Interlude] (Prod. By Beatmochini)
03:02
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Fuckin' Stay At Home feat. Sipho The Gift (Prod. By Beatmochini)
04:47
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The Fuckin' Sigh (Prod. By Beatmochini)
02:11
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The Routine (Prod. By Beatmochini)
02:08
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Something To Fuckin' Say feat. Clara-T (Prod. By Beatmochini)
04:06
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Your Absolutely Fuckin' Right Outro (Prod. By Beatmochini)
11:48
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Ace of Spades - Facebook Rappers Ft. BYLWANSTA
05:14
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Your Absolutely Right (Skit) (Prod. BYLWANSTA)
01:49
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NORMVL Still (Prod. By Swiff D)
03:51
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Funny How feat. Saida (Prod. BYLWANSTA)
05:11
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Indian Ocean [Interlude] (Prod. By Jrobb x Slater)
03:07
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Stay At Home! feat. Sipho The Gift (Prod. By LonzTooStoned)
04:42
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The Routine (Prod. By BeatMochini)
02:09
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Something To Say feat. Clara-T (Prod. BYLWANSTA)
04:27
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The Sigh (Prod. By Champ')
02:49
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Lindiwe (Prod. By Lwansta)[Clean Edit]
04:30
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Freedom Or Fame(Remix)(Prod. By ZoocciCokeDope
02:50
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How To Not Die (Prod. By J Dilla)
03:32
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NORMVL (Prod. By JayTip)
03:35
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One New Message Skit (Prod. By Lwansta)
00:59
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Introspection Feat. Yeye(Prod. By Eudy)
05:46
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Gone (Prod. By Mr. Krash)
04:04
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The Corner(Prod. By Lwansta)
03:47
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Heads Up (Skit)
00:43
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Dominic's Interlude(Prod. By Lwansta)
03:42
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Yawn(Skit)
00:38
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The Guild Feat. FonZo, Kimosabe & Blaqphamas(Prod. By JTwinn) NORMVL
06:07
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The Year(Prod. By Tweezy)
03:56
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Lwansta - #LockTheFlow
00:42
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Lindiwe feat. Kimosabe
03:53
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6. Introspection(Haters Favorite Song) Feat. Yeye(Prod. By Eudy)
00:50
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10. Lindiwe Feat. Kimosabe (Prod. By Lwansta)
00:50
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Fire Place Flow (feat. Lil Trix) (Prod. By Lil Trix)
03:45
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#TheImSoSoGoodFreestyle(Acapella)
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Videos

The Making of ASMR for #DateNight
ASMR - A Music Video ByLwansta
ByLwansta talks SPIJØNGET album and Cover Art on The Morning Show ETV (Interview)
Welcome to the NORMVL Shop
"OKAY, FINE" (A Kimosabe Flip) - ByLwansta featuring ZULO & Solo Ntsizwa Ka Mthimkhulu
"kickstand" - bylwansta (s l o w e d)
"OKAY, FINE" (Audio) - ByLwansta feat. ZULO & Solo Ntsizwa Ka Mthimkhulu
"NIGHTCRAWLERZ" (Audio) - ByLwansta feat. Kimosabe
"HOW 'BOUT NOW?" (Audio) - ByLwansta feat. Lungelo Manzi
"NIGHTCRAWLERZ" (Lockdown21 Remix)[Chopped 'N Screwed]
THE BIKE SONG (Lockdown21 Remix) [Chopped N Screwed]
"HOW 'BOUT NOW?" - ByLwansta (Lockdown21 Remix Chopped 'N Screwed)
"OKAY, FINE" - ByLwansta (Lockdown21 Remix Chopped 'N Screwed)
"NIGHTCRAWLERZ" (Lyric Video) - ByLwansta feat. Kimosabe
"THE BIKE SONG" (Official Music Video) - ByLwansta feat. Robot Koch
"THE BIKE SONG" - ByLwansta feat. Robot Koch (Visualizer)
"STAY NAKED" - ByLwansta - Live At The Chairman, Durban, South Africa
"KICKSTAND" - ByLwansta (LIVE) - Gainesville, Florida
"THE HOMIE" - ByLwansta (Audio)
"KICKSTAND" - ByLwansta (Kitsuné Afterwork Wrap-up) - Paris, France
"IT'S LATE" - ByLwansta (Visualizer)
ByLwansta in Cape Town #NORMVLAgenda #002
ByLwansta performs "Funny How" on Afternoon Express/SABC 3
BYLWANSTA x Zakifo Music Festival 2018 #NORMVL
ByLwansta Presents NORMVL Agenda #001
@BYLWANSTA - Pop Kultur Festival 2017 - Berlin #NORMVL
Oh Well - BYLWANSTA (AUDIO)
@BYLWANSTA - Back To The City Festival 2017 #NORMVL
NORMVL Still - A Music Video @BYLWANSTA
@BYLWANSTA - Your Absolutely Right (Cypher Medley)
Champ - Gotta Be Kiddin' feat. @BYLWANSTA (Rhyme Scheme Lyric Video)
Beatmochini x ByLwansta - Funny Fuckin' How ft Saida (Lyric Video)
Funny How - A Lyric Video @BYLWANSTA
@BYLWANSTA - Something To Say feat Clara T (Prod. BYLWANSTA) #YourAbsolutelyRightEP
@BYLWANSTA - The Routine (Prod. By BeatMochini) #YourAbsolutelyRightEP
@BYLWANSTA - The Sigh (Prod. By Champ) #YourAbsolutelyRightEP
@BYLWANSTA - Stay At Home feat. Sipho The Gift (Prod. By LonzTooStoned) #YourAbsolutelyRightEP
@BYLWANSTA - Indian Ocean Interlude (Prod. By Jrobb x Slater) [AUDIO] #YourAbsolutelyRightEP
@BYLWANSTA - Funny How feat Saida (Prod. ByLwansta) [AUDIO] #YourAbsolutelyRightEP
@BYLWANSTA - NORMVL Still Prod By Swiff D [AUDIO] #YourAbsolutelyRightEP
@BYLWANSTA - Your Absolutely Right (Skit) [AUDIO] #YourAbsolutelyRightEP
@ByLwansta vs. Zakifo Festival 2016 Official After Party
@ByLwansta vs. Touch Base Live - The Winston Pub #NORMVL
@ByLwansta vs. SMB Downtown Session 2016 #NORMVL
@ByLwansta vs. Outland Festival 2016 Mini Documentary
Dominic's Interlude - A Short Film @BYLWANSTA
@BYLWANSTA - The Sigh (Unplugged)
Lwansta - Lindiwe (Music Video/Clean Edit)
Lindiwe | A Short Film @BYLWANSTA
Lwansta x RadioDUT Interview: The Cool Out Lounge
@ByLwansta x #TheBackYardSession 2015 NORMVL
Lwansta - Lindiwe Short Film OFFICIAL TRAILER
Lwansta - Lindiwe [Official Lyric Video x Kinetic Typography]
Lwansta - Lindiwe feat. Kimosabe (Audio)
Lwansta x Hype Magazine x Hunters Extreme #LeadersOfTheNewSkool 2015 NORMVL
Lwansta x Back To The City 2015 Mini-Documentary NORMVL
Lwansta - The Come Up Montage
Lwansta - The Guild [Unplugged x Cypher x Acapella]

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2014

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