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Top Five Fridays: 2018’s Best Music Videos So far…

by: Terry Simelane-Mathabathe - 7 December 2018

Top Five Fridays: 2018’s Best Music Videos So far…

We look at the top five best music videos according to the Live Mag team. 2018 has undoubtedly been a wonderful year for music but the real treat has been the music videos. From The Carters’ snatching our wigs in the Louvre to Doja Cat showing us how a McDonalds’ meal should be eaten, viewers...

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Reliving the highlights of the Global Citizen Festival

by: Terry Simelane-Mathabathe - 4 December 2018

Reliving the highlights of the Global Citizen Festival

We take a look at some of the highlights from the Global Citizen Festival Who can forget the day we got the announcement of Beyonce’s arrival to South Africa? That was the day that heralded in a period of fierce social activism and hundreds of hot takes about whether Bey and Jay would show up...

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Review of Stogie T’s Freestyle on Sway in the morning

by: Precious Ngwenya - 21 November 2018

Review of Stogie T’s Freestyle on Sway in the morning

How Stogie T raised the bar for South African Rappers It is not the first time we have a South African rapper on Sway in The Morning but Stogie T is probably one of the best to do it. On Friday morning, we woke up to the video of the OG delivering a dope verse...

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Top Five Fridays: Interesting Talking Points To Come Out Of The #MalwedheChallenge

by: Mamaili Mamaila - 16 November 2018

Top Five Fridays: Interesting Talking Points To Come Out Of The #MalwedheChallenge

King Monada’s Latest Single Has Officially Collapsed The Internet Makwela Makwela Monada – And he has done it again! Khutso Steven Kgale, affectionately known to his fans as King Monada has released a new single called Malwedhe and it has got the entire country, and other parts of the continent readying themselves for the festive...

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Album Review: We Listened To Anatii’s Iyeza

by: Precious Ngwenya - 12 November 2018

Album Review: We Listened To Anatii’s Iyeza

Coming straight from a collaboration album, Anatii rides solo and deliver his best work yet with Iyeza. Anatii has always been the guy behind the beats of every other big hip-hop artist in the country and he needed his own project to cement his time in the game. ‘Be careful what you wish for’ gave...

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7 reasons you should put some respek on HHP’s name

by: Xoliswa Qoni - 30 October 2018

7 reasons you should put some respek on HHP’s name

Last week a video of Jabba saying he was going to “moer” rappers who mention his name and disrespect him, surfaced on the Internet. He’s got a point, and here’s why. 1. He mixed hip-hop and kwaito before it became cool Jabba was rapping over kwaito beats and repurposing popular kwaito lines, before it became...

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Why motswako is the biggest South African hip hop movement

by: Sabelo Mkhabela - 30 October 2018

Why motswako is the biggest South African hip hop movement

About three weeks ago (November 7), motswako rapper Cassper Nyovest announced that his debut album Tsholofelo had gone gold (20 000 copies sold) after just three months on the market. The rapper, who first appeared on HHP songs “Wamo Tseba Mtho?” (2009) and “Padapa” (2012), has seen a rapid rise.  He is the latest star...

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HHP made every song better

by: Tshepiso Sibeko - 30 October 2018

HHP made every song better

A nostalgic look at HHP’s most memorable collaborations There are a few musicians who have managed to change people’s lives with their craft. Only a dime a dozen have managed to change the game and pave the way for an entire genre. HHP is one of those people. As he would say, “what would summer...

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Has South African Hip Hop overdosed on Nostalgia?

by: Precious Ngwenya - 17 October 2018

Has South African Hip Hop overdosed on Nostalgia?

When an ode is getting a bit old We can agree that nostalgia gave us some of the best hip hop songs in South Africa. When KO said ‘ Mina uk’jaiva ngak’qala ngingaka’ we felt that; maybe because we were hearing it for the second time. Was it really KO or were we just homesick...

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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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