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Born Grace Nomusa Maphisa but my stage name is Grace Isis. I am an underground female emcee based in Bloemfontein.

What inspired you to take up music?

I used to listen to a lot of nicki minaj in high school, I wanted to be like her so I started rapping. Funny enough I sound nothing like her but her music inspired me. The idea of a woman taking on the rap game and jumping on tracks with some of the greatest rappers in the game intrigued me.


Who inspires you?

Internationally I am inspired by Kendrick Lamar. I listen to a lot of Kendrick and I love how he never tries to conform. Locally I am inspired by Rouge she’s the epitome of a go getter.


What do you wish to accomplish with your sound?

I am heavily interested in healing people. I find healing in the music I listen to (2pac, Eminem, Kendrick..) So I want to create music that does just that for the people who listen to it. I want people to be able to relate to my music and hip hop allows me to do that.


What can we expect from you in the near future?

I’ll be releasing singles, freestyles and an ep is in the works.


What do you want people to know about your artistry?

I am not afraid to express my truth. I don’t follow what’s trending in order to stay relevant. I’ll always stay true to my sound.

Do you have any short term goals?

Right now the goal is to simply to give people good music and to try to get it televised.


Who would you like to work with?

Quite a few actually. Rouge, Reason, Sjava, Areece and Dj Maphorisa.


Any other interests outside music?

I’ve done a few modeling gigs for some friends and I seem to enjoy it quite a lot. I love being in front of the camera.


Music over everything or do you believe in a Plan B?

I don’t plan on doing music for the rest of my life. I want to have my fair share of the music Industry and then open an advertising agency which is why I am studying linguistics full time at the University of the Free State.



  1. Mpho Tau

    April 26, 2018 at 7:24 pm

    I look forward to seeing her on tv just so I can attend the parties 😂

  2. sabelo

    July 9, 2018 at 6:43 pm

    I’m inspired by you Grace Isis ,cannot wait till you blow up and inspire even more ppl❤

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