Lastee biography, profile, education, real name, label, background

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Lastee (born Thulasizwe Dlamini) is an award-winning South African artist influenced by hip-hop culture. The artist has released several hits and has entertained Mzansi with good music.

Though he taught himself to do music, he is making a name for himself. To start his career in music, he used in-expensive software and computer in an informal studio.

Even with the humble start, many artists seemed to enjoy his style of doing music greatly. He has collaborated with several other artists and has gained experience in return.

Working with popular artists refined the artist’s talent in music. He has also been recognized by several award sponsors.


Lastee biography
NameThulasizwe Dlamini
Other namesLastee
NationalitySouth African
BirthplaceEshowe, KwaZulu-Natal
EducationUmtapho High School in Ntuzuma D – Lindelani
ProfessionSinger, songwriter, producer
Active years2009-date
LabelSelect Play Music
GenreHip Hop, R&B


Lastee was born in Nsingweni Clinic in Eshowe, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. He was raised under the care of his mother in a musical family.

According to the artist, as far as he could remember, he has always been with his mother.

The time his talents went to the public eye could be traced to his days in high school. He could remember showcasing them at several venues like;

  • Durban Red Bull Corner to Corner
  • Fact Durban Rocks
  • Club Kulture
  • Good Sundae
  • 47th Avenue.


The foundation of his academic pursuit lies in Vukayimbe Primary School, Nsingweni. He furthered at Zuzokuhle Primary School, Inanda, where he had his 7th grade.

For his high school education, he attended Umtapho High School in Ntuzuma D – Lindelani. He completed his studies there and matriculated.


Entertaining South Africa with good music comes easy with the lastee. To bring a unique style of music, he combines raping and single both 50:50.

More often, Thulasizwe uses beats of hip-hop. This makes listeners recognize his sound like hip-hop.

As a producer, he has produced for several artists. Many of the songs made waves in the music scene, he is the brain behind the production these songs;

  • May’khethela
  • Tsiki Tsiki Remix
  • Buya
  • Prolem
  • Dreams Never Die
  • Reverse 
  • Noma Kanjan’
  • Lay Down
  • Ring Of Lies
  • Enzo
  • We On
  • Where The Bread At 
  • Twenty Four Seven 

On 20 September 2016, he dropped his first album titled Rader under the label Select Play Music. 


Lastee is a multiple times award winner and has bagged several awards from different sponsors.

Lastee is a five-time Original Material Award winner in the Best Producer 2012 category.

In 2014 and 2015, he smiled home with the Metro award winner Remix of the Year.

Still, in 2014, he received a nomination for the Remix of the Year, SA Music Award.

Back in 2010 and 2011, he left the Battle of the Year as the runner-up. In 2013, he emerged the winner of the Back to the City Producer Battle.


Lastee is also active on social media and has grown his fan base in these platforms.

  • Facebook: iAmLastee (102k followers)
  • Twitter: iAmLastee (53k followers)
  • Instagram: iamlastee (11.9k followers)