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Music is King: Virgil Abloh is coming to SA

by: Terry Simelane-Mathabathe - 3 October 2018

Music is King: Virgil Abloh is coming to SA

Music lovers gather around Skkrr Skkrr boys and Braamkids have a reason to rejoice, Virgil Abloh is coming to South Africa. The Off White designer and Black Coffee’s good friend will be playing at The Dome as part of a formidable line-up of the first international concert experience, Music is King. Our very own, Black...

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The Latest Hip Hop Releases to Set the Summer Tone

by: Tshepiso Sibeko - 2 October 2018

The Latest Hip Hop Releases to Set the Summer Tone

We look at some of the latest hip hop releases The festive season is fast approaching. With only two months left, it comes as no surprise that all our favourite musicians are releasing music to compliment our soon to be jovial mood. It will be interesting to see which offering will stand out and be...

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Welcoming a new generation of South African Jazz

by: Mamaputle Boikanyo - 28 September 2018

Welcoming a new generation of South African Jazz

South African jazz can sometimes be misunderstood and heavily underrated. It’s often seen as a music genre of times long gone. A genre for old timers at stokvels and self-important peeps who listen to complex music. Some may think that it is nothing but ancient history, soon to be buried along with an older generation....

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Black Coffee wins big at the Dance Music Awards

by: Terry Simelane-Mathabathe - 27 September 2018

Black Coffee wins big at the Dance Music Awards

The Dance Music Awards winners are out The awards ceremony for South Africa’s awards for house, gqom and EDM music took place on Wednesday night. After weeks of public online voting, the winners of the 2nd official Dance Music Awards South Africa were announced at a prestigious closed ceremony in Boksburg. Created to acknowledge and...

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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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