Thamsanqa Treasure Tshabalala (also known as Treasure and Treasure the Originator) is an Ekurhuleni based hip-hop musician and rapper, known for his work as a battle rapper in the early to the mid-2000s
Tshabalala, who is a Springs native, was born in 1987. He first explored rap by battle rapping in high school.
In 2011, Tshabalala pursued his passion for music, especially rap and formed a rap group called RBF with talented rappers in his hometown. As RBF they released two mixtapes titled “Chopsticks 1 and 2” respectively. In 2017, Tshabalala, started his own record label Niks 5 Records and work on his long-awaited solo debut album The Alpha, which is to be released in the first quarter of 2018.