Dr. Bone




May 1st, 2020 – Warner Music South Africa are proud to present the new single from 2014 SATMA Best Rap winner Dr Bone. ‘Weaker, out 1st May is a collaboration by Dr. Bone and childhood friend and vocalist Nana Atta.

Produced by  Nkocy Gasa, who executive produced Dr. Bone’s debut album Lindelani. The song showcases the romantic, softer side of Dr. Bone but still maintains his signature hardcore punch lines in his delivery.

Says Dr. Bone, Nana Atta, is one really gifted song writer and vocalists that I’ve known for a while -Iqhawekazi. I am grateful that she could add her velvety vocals to the track and write such a dope hook. The song paints a perfect picture of what happens when stars align. Love is a beautiful thing.”


About Dr Bone


Dr. Bone  was born Bandile Maphalala in Bergville, a small town in the foothills of the Drakensberg  in KwaZulu Natal. At the age of 12 he moved to Durban. He started his career in the entertainment industry as a dancer, a founding member of the group AmaRiffifi, a Pantsula crew, who left a mark on the dance scene in the early 2000s and gave Bandile his name – his moves were so intricate and acrobatic, that it looked like he was breaking his bones on stage. While dancing and touring the country, he was inspired by the reality of the ghetto and the rags to riches raps of Hip-Hop. His early influencers include 50cent, Kanye West, Reflection Eternal. He started producing beats and working on his own rhymes and quickly made a name for himself throughout KZN.

Dr. Bone released his much anticipated debut album Lindelani’ in April 2016  through Warner Music. Featuring guests from across the African continent including Stonebwoy, Eva Alordiah, Endia and the legendary iNdidane, the album was met with critical acclaim from all quarters. The 14 song offering, also features ‘Fak’umoya’, for which Bone won the prestigious SATMA for Best Rap Song in 2014.

Currently in studio working on his sophomore album featuring the production of South Africa’s  top hitmakers and artists. Dr. Bone is ready to share the next chapter of his life, all while maintain a sound that is nostalgic of the early era of South African hip hop with a traditional modern twist.