Max Ellipsis (rapper)
Nhlanhla Sibonelo Mngomezulu (born 29 April 1996), known by his stage name Max, is a South African hip hop artist.
Birth name: Nhlanhla Sibonelo Mngomezulu
Stage name: Max Ellipsis aka Skinny Mada Mada
Born: 29 April 1996(age 22) Ingwavuma, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Genres: Rap, Hip Hop and Pop
Production companies: LTH, Equal world, Rock Wave and Durban Bars Records
Max Ellipsis started writing his own music in 2009 and he used to perform his songs at school .In 2013 he dropped his single under LTH and it went viral; it was on high rotation on Maputaland Radio.
In 2014 he met Troopsy at school (Khobongo Sivananda High School), they formed a group called Twins which was also known as Esrevid Snwit, and they dropped two singles in 2016 under Equal World and Rock Wave.
In late 2016 they got scattered and Max Ellipsis worked as a solo artist until he met Sibah Musiq and Uncensored Keede and they became MUScrew, they dropped a single titled Winner under Rock Wave Production and it put them on high notch.
Max’s journey with MUScrew
MUScrew was consisting of three talented individuals. The group name MUScrew was from the intensity of the same music dream of three individuals namely Nhlanhla Mngomezulu (Max Ellipsis) aged 22; Phumelela Ndlela (Uncensored Keede) aged 22 and Sbongiseni Langa (Sibah Musiq aged 24.The group hustled on the streets of Empangeni & Durban. They worked with a lot of artists locally and internationally. The crew shared stages with well-known artists in major events around the province, just to name the few Okmaloomkoolkat, Zakwe, Zola, Mandla Spikiri, Kings of The Weekend, L’vovo, Scelo Gowane, Mzulu, Fey, X-wise, Moshine etc.
The crew collaborated with a much known artist in India called Nimo and worked with upcoming artists from Nigeria and Europe. They performed in major events like “The Notorious Night, Jabulani Shandu Ematshana annual event, Music in Motion and Revolution”.
On the 8th of November 2017 they released their second single titled Incwad’ Encane that got airplay in the first hour of release and the response was really splendid.
TV THEK Company from Austria and DR Lemuel Barry from America travelled three countries to shoot a documentary on Mahatma Gandhi’s history and MUScrew were the artists that took part in the historical documentary shooting which ended up making the group be so popular in Vienna. They fell in love with the mindset of young musicians and invited them to spread the word #non-violence and to celebrate the icon that brought peace amongst our brothers and sisters. The documentation that MUScrew took part in went global and they got credited by Marco Peschak from Austria who’s the leader of a project called “Clean Planet”.
In March 2018 Max Ellipsis started working on his solo project called Now Or Never (N.O.N), the idea he has is to release singles before the project drops.