There have been many changes during the group's more than 9-year history but the core is still comprised of ideologue Deon T Daniels (DJ Ready D), Shaeen Ariefdien, singer Ishmael Morabe and the dancer Mark Heuvel. They insist that rap is a basic African expression, and musically they blend together quite a list of elements: hip-hop, techno and reggae, together with a not unimportant helping of traditional African rhythms. Over everything sways the powerful voice of vocalist Ishmael – like a South African Stevie Wonder. Their stage show with dance, rapping and scratching is fast and furious. The total effect is an irresistible African mix, rhythmic and visual.
Prophets of da City has played in Europe several times, and in Trondheim, Norway, they took the wind out of even Salif Keita's sails during the TMV Festival in 1996. The band has released a long line of disks in South Africa that are sometimes difficult to get hold of outside South Africa.