South African singer-songwriter, Candice Pillay was born June 10, 1981. Based in Los Angeles and best known for writing songs for artists including Christina Aguilera, Rihanna, Rita Ora, Sevyn Streeter and Tinie Tempah.
She was born and raised in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. She released her first mixtape in December 2014. The mixtape, titled The Mood Kill, is a 15 song compilation written by Pillay and collaborators such as Alex da Kid and Dem Jointz.
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In August 2015, her vocals were featured on two songs from Dr. Dre’s album “Compton”; “Medicine Man” (ft. Eminem) and “White Lightening.” That same year, Candice co-wrote Rihanna’s American Oxygen in a collaborative effort with Alex Da Kid and her KID in a KORNER label-mates X Ambassadors.
Pillay mixes African and Indian rhythms and drums together which is very close to RnB and hip hop.