It just goes to show that once you set your heart and mind to something, anything is possible. Fast forward to less than 10 years later and even though Neo is unsigned to any record label, he has already supported and graced the same stages as international artists such as Nas, The Game, Bone Thugs n’ Harmony, Cassidy, Chingy and Jessica Mauboy (to name a few). He also has a song currently on Australian commercial radio, "The Other Man (feat. Jaeteen)".
I’m sure we are all wondering what principles he works by to achieve what he has today. Neo admits that he looks up to people with incredible work ethic, for example, Bruce Lee, Beyonce, Jay-Z, Michael Jackson, Tupac and Denzel Washington. “Achieving success is possible if you work hard enough and never give up. I am not yet at my ultimate goal and I will not stop pushing. Every night I tell myself, okay you’re about to go to sleep for however many hours, while you’re sleeping someone out there is gonna be working harder than you - this is one of the ways I get myself to put in an extra hour or two into my music when I don’t feel like it.”
And what does Neo do when he’s not staying up all hours of the night to perfect his art? “I read a lot, I rarely watch TV - it’s definitely music and books for me. My favourite song of the moment is D.R.E.A.M.S. “
*New pre-album, The Outlier, now available here
*Listen to his song currently playing on Australian commercial radio, The Other Man, here.
*Keep an eye on his social media pages below for 2012 performance dates in Australia and South Africa
*Facebook: Neo Pitso Music