Born Micah Davis in Kingston, Jamaica, Masego is an American singer-songwriter and record producer. Masego coined the phrase "trap jazz" for his genre-bending blend of jazz, neo-soul and hip-hop. Masego's big break came through social media in 2017, when his hit single "Navajo" went viral on popular YouTube channel A Colors Show. Since then, Masego has gone on to collaborate with artists like FKJ and Goldlink. His first studio album, Lady Lady, was released in September of 2018, and he continues to wow his fans with exciting live performances.
Masego got his name from the South African word for blessing. Born in Jamaica and raised in the United States, Masego has always been interested in understanding his cultural history. When he discovered that his father had South African roots, he did a high school research project on the culture and quickly adopted the name Masego for his performative alter ego. Although the word is pronounced differently in Setswana, Masego kept the hard "g" to avoid becoming what he calls a "culture vulture." This level of curiosity and intentionality is a metaphor for Masego's entire musical style. Instead of conforming, Masego has always been comfortable marching to the beat of his own drum. While other young people his age were keeping up with the Kardashians, the musical savant and autodidact was busy teaching himself to play instruments by watching YouTube videos. Now at just 25 years old, Masego has performed at concert halls and music festivals the world over, bringing his futuristic jazz fusion to audiences from Germany to Johannesburg.
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Is there a Masego show near me?
Masego's 2019 tour included 72 concerts, and he has many more stops left in the current tour. His concert tour dates are scattered throughout the United States and abroad. The artist is scheduled to appear at the Noches del Botanico Festival in Madrid, Spain, Lollapalooza in Chicago, The Hip-Hop Kampfest in the Czech Republic, Afropunk Brooklyn and many other international music festivals alongside his solo performances.
What should I expect from a Masego concert?
Masego loves music and performing, and this translates well to his live shows. Seeing him perform live in concert is an incredible experience because this spontaneous musical genius might decide to create an eight-minute remix of one of his popular songs on a whim or rattle off a quick freestyle about the people in the front row of his show. Masego loves to have fun, and he makes sure the audience is having fun as well. If you are fortunate enough to score Masego concert tickets, be sure to wear comfortable shoes as you will likely spend most of the night on your feet.
Does Masego play any other instruments?
In addition to being a singer-songwriter, Masego has been playing drums since he was eight years old. He learned the saxophone in his teen years in an attempt to impress a girl. Masego is also an accomplished pianist and keyboardist and is highly skilled in sound mixing.
What are some of Masego's musical influences?
The son of two pastors, Masego grew up listening to gospel artists like Kirk Franklin and John P. Kee. Masego's signature sound is heavily influenced by jazz and hip-hop as well as gospel rap. The artist cites jazz musician Cab Calloway, pop star Michael Jackson, entertainer Jamie Foxx, New Zealand jazz fusion singer Kimbra, Outkast's Andre 3000 and Ed Sheeran as key musical influences for him.
What other artists make music like Masego?
People who enjoy Masego's jazz fusion music might also appreciate musicians like FKJ, Jidenna, Goldlink and SiR.Back to Top