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Sal Masekela Discusses Breaking Barriers + Balance of Surfing and Music

“It’s not us and them, it’s just about who people are.” That mindset growing up is what helped place Sal Masekela in the position he is today, constantly exceeding expectations and breaking barriers. The long time friend (and often mistaken twin) of Sway stopped by to discuss balancing the love between his music and surfing while continuing to push the boundaries.  As he briefly touches on his father’s impact in different ways being so close to the Mandela struggle, it is evident just how much the two share including the love of creating music. Whether he is catching early morning waves on his surfboard or vibing in the studio, Sal is staying busy.

Take some time and check out the full interview below:


Icon of hip-hop culture and a pivotal part of the MTV News team, Sway has been a staple of the music-news arena for more than a decade. From giving Eminem, Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac their very first radio airplay on his local show in the mid-’90s to providing television viewers with their first good look at some of today’s hottest celebrities in music, film, fashion and sports. Sway has been there for some of music and the world’s biggest moments.

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