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Introducing Umlazi born Rap artist ‘Rytious’, on the rise and inspired by life


Lunga Sithole aka Rytious was born 2nd of January 1988,and raised in Umlazi N-section in Durban Kwa Zulu Natal. He was given the name “Rytious” by his dentist who looked up the meaning of his given name Lunga, which means Righteousness. Rytious changed the spelling of his name to symbolise ying and yang, a balance between good and bad. He started rapping at the age of 12, and his inspiration has always been life.

The conditions and the environment in which he grew up inspired him to put his thoughts and feelings to paper and write lyrics to the best music he could make.

Rytious does not only have music on his mind. He is also the owner of a company called Tears Of Gold Pty Ltd,  a business that tackles many industries.


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Rytious previously joined a group in Cape Town called “Q.O.S-Question Of Style” where the audience showed a lot of love and support for their music and style. This is also where he was referred to Lungelo from TS records who he worked with on his 6 track demo.


Rytious moved to Johannesburg where he decided to start working on his 1st album. During his stay with Lungelo, Rytious was then given the opportunity to work with “General” from Chiskop where he featured on his first single from the album “Ngifuna Imali Yami” which made the number 1 spot in the Yfm Hot 9 at 9 Kwaito countdown.

Rytious then left Lungelo to work with Midrand producer “Metabolism” on 2 tracks called “Get Ya Grind On” and “Never leave”. The music video for “Get Your Grind” has been shot and is still circulating on the internet, it also made its debut on Channel O in 2010.

While building his life in Johannesburg and making a name for himself in the music industry, he began working with well known South African producer named Dome on his latest album called “Tears of Gold”.

Rytious then had the opportunity to meet and be featured on Gwyza’s (from the TKzee family) song “Abathakathi” off Gwyza’s  upcoming album.


Metro Fm, Phaphala Fm, Yfm, Vowfm, Kayafm & Jozi Fm


On his latest album “Tears Of Gold” Rytious worked with Dome, one of the best hip hop producers in South Africa. The song features artists like Tshepo Gimboss Mokou (former 985 member), Kagiso Kage Motlabane (also former 985member) and Ethan Div@bwoi Ntuli.

His first single that has been released from his latest album ‘Tears Of Gold’ is ‘Makube Njalo’ featuring Kage produced by Dome.

The single is currently being played on Yfm 99.2,Metro Fm, Phaphala fm,Vow fm 90.5fm and more. The music video for “Makube Njalo has been shot & has been circulating on Channel O  and making waves via the Internet. The music video is produced by Themba Lovemore edited at Bomba Productions.

Rytious also released a song called System ft Gimboss & Kage with Dineo Ranaka on the Remix as a teaser for the radio stations. System made the top 10 on its first day on radio on Vow FM 90.5fm which was very impressive & made a lot of circulation on 5fm’s playlist.

Rytious has been blessed to meet and work with amazing talent. He has a goal not only to be known locally, but to make his mark on the international market as well. With the right strategy, team and determination working towards that goal will be a reality.

In 2012 Rytious joined “Team Tswara” which consists of Divabwoi, Gimboss & Dome.They made 2 Songs which Benni McCarthy (Internationally known soccer player) features in.

“Viva Africa”Team Tswara ft Benni McCarthy produced By Dome was the 1st released single, which was endorsed by the 2013 CAF Tournament held in South Africa, this song made worldwide news, it played on international & local radio stations & also got Rytious to be on the supersport channel to promote the song in a message to bring Africa closer together as a continent.

“Amabhabhaka” Team Tswara featuring Benni McCarthy produced by Dome is the second song that was released, which debued on radio stations such as Kaya FM, Yfm and more.

This song was made in celebration of Benni McCarthy joining the Orlando Pirates Soccer Team.

Rytious recently released a HIT BANGER called “Say So” featuring Soweto rapper Kay E produced by Mollen & Dj Face!

His latest offering, “Thandaza” can be heard below



Rytious has performed singles from his previous album & his latest album (Tears Of Gold) at events such as

Black Orchid in North riding, RapperzLounge at Club Pelican in Orlando East (Soweto) – where rappers, poets, beat boxers, singers, instrumentalists etc showcase their talent, Rytious also shared the stage with acts such as Div@Bwoi and Gimboss,

Danish Lounge in Diepkloof (Soweto) – An event hosted by Kay-E  every Thursday night where hip hop artists and fans come together and enjoy each others company and great music,

Shikisha in New Town – Where Jay-Stash invited Rytious to perform and share the stage with acts such as Chilli man, Div@Bwoi, Maraza, Gimboss Soul T and-Jay Stash himself.

Latinova in Rosebank-  a special birthday performance for Div@Bwoi.


Rytious made it in the Top 20 Mc,s “10k challenge” Competition for the“Back To The City Festival”which is a well known Hip Hop Festival,held every year in Newtown Johannesburg,though he made 15th position,this was a great achievment since thousands of Mc,s had entered the same competition.


Performance Time: 13min

Performance tracks: -System, Rebuild, Makube Njalo

The songs listed for performances are from his latest album TEARS OF GOLD

Follow Rytious:




Personal Email Address: lungarytious@gmail.com

Company Email Address: metaphoricltg@gmail.com

Contact Number: 0788030442

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