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Born in exile in Tanzania in 1981, Tumi returned to Soweto, South Africa in 1992. Formerly known as MC Fatboy, Tumi Molekane is an MC/Poet who has done countless work on the Johannesburg and world hip-hop scene. 2002 saw the vinyl/CD release of his EP "A Dream Led to this" on Nuffsaid Recordings in Australia, as well as further cooperations with Australian MC/Producer Prowla.

Front man for the defunct band Tumi & The Volume, a creative joint venture between Tumi, Tiago and Paulo from 340ml, Dave and Kyla, joining forces in 2002 the band has had immense success with the release of their debut live album "At The Bassline" in 2004, including three nominations for South African Music Awards (SAMA). Various collaborations and full length albums followed, amongst them Tumi & The Volume albums, and the first release off the Motif Records/Sony Music Joint Venture 2010 full LP release "WHOLE WORLDS" and Tumi & The Volume's "Pick A Dream" on Sakifo Records.

New album planned for 2013