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Here’s what South Africa has been listening to in 2018

by: Terry Simelane-Mathabathe - 24 December 2018

Here’s what South Africa has been listening to in 2018

We take a look at the most streamed artists and albums on Spotify Summer is finally upon us and this is the dawn of Dezember grooves, braais around the pool and voshos with no worries of going to work tomorrow. As South Africans one thing that has served as an agent of unity, is our...

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Sho Madjozi drops new album “Limpopo Champions League”

by: Terry Simelane-Mathabathe - 19 December 2018

Sho Madjozi drops new album “Limpopo Champions League”

The Huku hitmaker has just gotten bigger Right on the heels of her successful show at the SoleDXB festival in Dubai, rapper and poet, Sho Madjozi is ready for local and international success. Last week was a big one for the Tsonga queen, she launched two major projects: a collaboration with Edgars and her debut...

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Kwaito legends, Trompies, to join Afropunk Line Up

by: Terry Simelane-Mathabathe - 13 December 2018

Kwaito legends, Trompies, to join Afropunk Line Up

Trompies joins The Internet, Kaytranada and more Kwaito legends, Trompies, is set to perform at this year’s Afropunk Joburg. Formed in Soweto in the ‘90s, Trompies are central to creating the music and movement known as kwaito. The Sweety Lavo hitmakers will be joining this year’s Battle of the Bands winners Red Robyn, a singer-songwriter...

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Kwesta to release singles with Rick Ross and Rich Homie Quan

by: Terry Simelane-Mathabathe - 12 December 2018

Kwesta to release singles with Rick Ross and Rich Homie Quan

The Spirit star set to release singles ahead of Heineken’s #192Countries Campaign Kwesta will be releasing two singles with international rappers Rick Ross and Rich Homie Quan. The two American rappers will be performing the new singles with Kwesta for the first time at the Heineken event on the 14th of December at Mustang Room...

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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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