The South African hip-hop duo, “B3nchmarq” is made up of two lyricists, -Tkay [T.K Mathiba] and P.Jay [P.J.S Mataboge]. Formed in 2008, the rappers shared one common vision – to create great music that inspires! Young and Ambitouz, PJ is 25 years old and Tkay is 28 years old.
Tkay had been creating music in his neighborhood and had been looking for other talented artists to work with; this is how he came to meet PJ. Their passion both artists share for hip-hop music and production was the drive behind the creation of the duo, – “B3nchmarq”.
The name says it all; B3nchmarq is setting a new standard for hip-hop duos and groups in the country. It was the establishment of a production team named the XLR Music Group that pushed the duo to work hard combining their skills so that they could be recognized not only as rappers but also as producers.