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Top Five Fridays: Things we love about Spring

by: Terry Simelane-Mathabathe - 14 September 2018

Top Five Fridays: Things we love about Spring

It’s Spring, what’s not to love? Spring has sprung, well sort of, if the weather just settles down. This is one of the best seasons of the year. It’s not cold anymore, that’s a big bonus, and the birds have returned. This week we pay homage to the queen of the seasons, Spring, with a...

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Top Five Fridays: Songs by South African female Hip Hop artists

by: Terry Simelane-Mathabathe - 7 September 2018

Top Five Fridays: Songs by South African female Hip Hop artists

We list the Top Five songs by female hip hop artists in SA The Castle Lite Hip Hop Herstory concert is upon us. Our herstory has come from the time of Thembi Seete and Godessa to the new era of Rouge and Nadia Nakai. To celebrate the women in SA hip hop, we have decided...

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Boity’s Past Comes Back to Bite Her

by: Terry Simelane-Mathabathe - 3 September 2018

Boity’s Past Comes Back to Bite Her

Homophobic Tweets resurface on the heels of the release of Boity’s new single Sherlock Holmes has got nothing on the detectives of black twitter. Homophobic tweets from Boity’s timeline that date back as far as 2009 have resurfaced on the TL and they don’t paint a pretty picture of the starlet who has managed to...

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We break down Boity’s new single ‘Wuz Dat’

by: Terry Simelane-Mathabathe - 31 August 2018

We break down Boity’s new single ‘Wuz Dat’

South Africa is alive with possibility, and Boity is proof. The multi-talented media personality, can now add rapper to her list of titles. The presenter released her new single “Wuz Dat” featuring Nasty C on Metro FM Thursday morning. We listened to all 3:40 minutes of the song, and we have a few thoughts about...

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The nominees for the Dance Music Awards South Africa are out

by: Terry Simelane-Mathabathe - 28 August 2018

The nominees for the Dance Music Awards South Africa are out

Your votes have spoken and here are the nominees South African dance music fans have made their voices heard and nominated their favourite artists for the second annual Dance Music Awards. The fairly young awards ceremony has had no difficulties getting Mzansi’s dance music fans to participate. The nominating process was finalised on the 22nd...

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Nasty C holds his own in the United States

by: Terry Simelane-Mathabathe - 16 August 2018

Nasty C holds his own in the United States

Nasty C got love from Sway and SA after his appearance on Sway in the Morning Nasty C is getting lots of love from America. The rapper was on popular hip-hop show Sway in the Morning and he did disappoint. The Switch Up hitmaker joined Sway to promote his new album Strings and Bling.The rapper...

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Meet the half South-African artist behind the viral hit “Mooo”

by: Terry Simelane-Mathabathe - 16 August 2018

Meet the half South-African artist behind the viral hit “Mooo”

Get to know Doja Cat, the rapper that’s making moooves. Twitter is in a frenzy over a new viral song MOOO! Rapper, Doja Cat, was born in California in 1995. The colourful artist who started her career in 2013 has been described as “interesting”, “eclectic” and “trippy”. Her quirky music is not the only interesting...

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A Tribute to ProKid: We celebrate the life of the Hip Hop Legend through his music

by: Terry Simelane-Mathabathe - 10 August 2018

A Tribute to ProKid: We celebrate the life of the Hip Hop Legend through his music

The 8th of August 2018 marked one of saddest days for SA hip hop as the industry lost one of its most iconic giants. Hip Hop legend, ProKid died on Wednesday night after suffering a severe seizure. The Soweto musician and rap artist was known for being one of hip hop’s most skilled lyricists and...

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Vogue’s first cover shoot by a black photographer and Other Overdue “firsts”

by: Terry Simelane-Mathabathe - 10 August 2018

Vogue’s first cover shoot by a black photographer and Other Overdue “firsts”

Vogue made history recently by having its first cover shoot by a black photographer in the 126 years of its existence. Photographer Tyler Mitchell shot breathtaking images of Her Royal Highness, Beyonce, for the much anticipated September 2018 issue. People of colour everywhere were really happy that Tyler Mitchell got to make history but in...

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“Born to Kwaito”: A Review

by: Mamaputle Boikanyo - 31 July 2018

“Born to Kwaito”: A Review

The dawn of democracy in South Africa gave birth to a new sound that blended slowed down house music, bubblegum pop and elements of maskandi. The sound was called kwaito, and it celebrated township life, the youth, and being black in post-apartheid South Africa, Over time, kwaito became the cornerstone of popular music in the...

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