Kwa Zulu Natal
Wandile Mthiyane better known by his stage name Chrisley The Bohemian Rebel was born in Durban & grew up in Johannesburg. Chrisley is qualified sound engineer, producer, recording artist, voice artist & actor. Chrisley fell in love with rap music at a very young age. It all started when he & his older cousins would stay up late at night watching and recording old school rap music videos on a video recorder. He wrote his very first rap song at the age of 12. At the age of 13 his interest & passion for music grew in leaps & bounds when he was given an opportunity by former 5FM Radio DJ Nicole Fox to tour the SABC studios in Auckland Park Johannesburg. When he began high school, he started making beats on a software called EJay Hip Hop 5 & always kept an exercise book where he wrote lyrics since he like interacting with his classmates. Chrisley would often freestyle for his peers during break times & perform poetry in dramatic arts classes.
Chrisley is influenced by the likes of 2 Pac, Eminem, D12, Big Pun, Notorious B.I.G, Nas, Big L & Onyx. After finishing high school he enrolled at The Academy Of Sound Engineering to study sound, but later dropped out due to poor academics. In 2013 he then decided to enroll at City Varsity Johannesburg Campus where he began getting good marks. In 2014 his former lecturer Kevin Liecher (producer & musician) encouraged him to spend more time in the studio & learn the equipment, that was where he found his passion for recording & engineering sessions. In 2015 he transferred to City Varsity Cape
Town Campus to study further. In 2016 he would still hone his skills as a lyricist & go out on film shoots to do location sound. In 2017 he graduated with his 2nd qualification which is an Advanced Diploma, this is the same year he started & registered his own record label/production company called Bohemian Rebel Entertainment which consists of music & post production.
In 2018 Chrisley attended a hip hop showcase in the outskirts of Bellville in the Western Cape called Northern Lights for upcoming artists where he met the likes of Charin Schuller aka Queen Pin CPT who is also a close friend & also collaborates with. He also feels it was through her (Queen Pin CPT) that he was able to explore the Cape Town Hip Hop scene & get into live cyphers, performances & also further explore life in the Cape Flats. This was the same year he got the opportunity to get on the Good Hope FM DJ Ready D Cypher hosted by DJ Ready D & DJ Eazy. He also rapped on DJ Oskido’s Rap Activity Jam on Metro FM & started performing at open mic session in local club scenes throughout the City Of Cape Town on weekends to get his name out.
In 2019 Chrisley released a song called Hold You Down, which was done over an instrumental produced by The Alchemist. In 2019 his biggest highlight was performing a couple of times at The Blaq Pearl Foundation’s Chilling With The Poet. He also made his 2nd appearance on Good Hop FM DJ Ready D Cypher & his first appearance on the Bush Radio FM Cypher hosted by DJ Yuzriq Meyer. In 2020 Chrisley was given an opportunity to take part in The Hip Hop 411 Cypher Cape Town Edition alongside Queen Pin CPT, Kanyi Mavi, MC Burgz & various other rappers in Western Cape, he also made it to the Top 30 in The Cape Town Expozed Talent Show. In 2021 Chrisley also got the opportunity to peform at The Hip Hop Reunion at The Box Shop in Soweto. In 2022 Chrisley appeared on Massiv Metro Hip Hop segment Khafula One Must Die where got the opportunity to display his lyrical skills which resulted in him being victorious & having one of his songs playlisted.
African Spirituality/ Christian
Soccer, Basketball & Boxing
Rap, old school R&B, Kwaito, Deep House, Soul
Diploma & Advanced Diploma
South Africa & Cape Town