Kid X announces Cashtime exit, K.O reacts

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Are Kid X and Kwesta about to launch their own record label? Kid X’s exit from Cashtime Life raises this question among others

Perhaps one of the most promising record labels since its launch, Cashtime Life has since been rocked by a steady train of criticism and artist exits. The latest loss to the stable is Kid X who follows Moozlie who herself bowed out just five months ago.

When the rumour mill began churning word that Kid X was on his way out a few months ago, Cashtime Life denied those allegations.

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Since then, Kid X made a stop on SABC 1’s LiveAMP to talk, among other things, his departure from his label Cashtime Life. “South Africa you heard it here first. @KidXSA is no longer part of #CashTime,” the music show would go on to tweet. Perhaps more curious than the revelation of his departure, Kid X went on to make a cryptic statement about his next move which involves Da King of Afrikan Rap. “He is now in a label situation with @KwestaDaKAR #LiveAMP,” the tweet continued.

For their part, Kwesta and Kid X have yet to mention anything about their new partnership on social media opting instead to promote their singles on current rotation. Mr Cashtime however has come out against criticisers insisting that there is more to the story than meets the eye. It’s worth noting that both Kid X and K.O are scheduled to perform at Kwesta’s upcoming 3-day birthday festival later this week.

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“Thank you for showing interest in what I and @cashtimelife do or supposedly ‘do not do’,” he tweeted. “Your opinions and false accusations are a marvel 👊🏾.” As SA Hip Hop Mag pointed out, this wouldn’t be the first time that K.O comes under fire for his handling of Cashtime Life with many questioning the motive behind releasing a single on the same day that Ma-E dropped his album.

K.O went on to tweet that, “There are two sides to everyyyy what what 😜… issuing an official statement and back story in the new few hours.” No such statement has surfaced as of the publishing of this post, not even from CEO Thabiso Khati who usually handles these.

Not letting up on his yet-to-be-revealed side of the story, K.O thanked “all those holding me down thru the BS” and took another stab at “everyone else out there for jumping to uninformed conclusions and downright crucifying my soul”.

While Kid X’s career appears to have lost some of its momentum along the way, SA Hip Hop Mag incorrectly reports that he leaves Cashtime Life before we got to see an album of his drop via the label. His 2015 Cashtime Life release 3/4 Pace is responsible for hits like “Cool as You Like” with Blaklez and “88 King”. In anticipation of Cashtime Life statement and clarity on the Kid X and Kwesta “label situation”, check back here soon for updates on this developing story.

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