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Flex Rabanyan is ready to shake up the hip-hop industry

by: Lerato Motsiri - 17 July 2017

Flex Rabanyan is ready to shake up the hip-hop industry

It has been a month since season two of South Africa’s biggest hip hop talent competition The Hustle came to an end. And yet, people are still talking about the winner of the competition. We sat down with winner Flex Rabanyan to discuss rap, life and the future for the talented rapper.   Taking the...

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Here is what to expect from Anatii and AKA’s upcoming album

by: admin - 17 July 2017

Here is what to expect from Anatii and AKA’s upcoming album

The countdown begins with just a few more days until the release of the much-anticipated album Be Careful What You Wish For. The album from Anatii and AKA will feature 10 songs including hit track Don’t Forget To Pray. We spoke to Anatii on what to expect from their upcoming album. What can people expect...

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Dope lyrical references by South African rappers

by: Mayuyuka Kaunda - 23 June 2017

Dope lyrical references by South African rappers

Rappers often throw in some seemingly innocuous lines mid-verse, that let us know what they’re listening to currently, or what they were influenced by growing up. These lyrical references shed light on who some of rappers own favourites are.  It’s a dream to catch these lines and serves as a little gift for the discerning...

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Twitter Goes Off At Babes Wodumo’s Visa Woes

by: Lerato Motsiri - 23 June 2017

Twitter Goes Off At Babes Wodumo’s Visa Woes

Babes Wodumo had her fans in a frenzy on Thursday following rumours that she would not be making her way to the United States because she didn’t apply for her visa in time. While it seems Wodumo and her management have dismissed the rumours, insisting that she will be going abroad, her Twitter followers did...

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#BashaUhuru Freedom Fest: a must-attend for creatives

by: Tshepo Mosokotso - 16 June 2017

#BashaUhuru Freedom Fest: a must-attend for creatives

The Basha Uhuru Freedom Fest, which takes place from 21 – 25 June, is going to be jammed packed with expression of artistic wealth among the youth of Mzansi. It is a must-attend event for creatives across all artistic disciplines. Make sure you attend or you will miss out on nice things. In its 5th...

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We’re here for Nasty C riding over afrobeat

by: Mayuyuka Kaunda - 14 June 2017

We’re here for Nasty C riding over afrobeat

Nasty C is set to spread his wings with a feature on internationally-renowned trio Major Lazer’s brand new track titled Particula. It seems the rapper brings out his best when rocking over afrobeat rhythms. It’s an exciting move for the young rapper and also sees him expand his sound by venturing into afrobeat territory on...

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The best of #MampintshaChallenge videos

by: Live Staff - 30 May 2017

The best of #MampintshaChallenge videos

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you should know that Babes Wodumo and Mampintsha weren’t pleased with Babes not getting an award at the SAMAs last weekend. The two artists expressed their dissatisfaction through videos they posted on Instagram. Is this a challenge now? Black Twitter #mampintshachallenge pic.twitter.com/bWFAzLDz9y — On the Move in Music...

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8 albums from South African women musicians you need to hear

by: Sabelo Mkhabela - 24 May 2017

8 albums from South African women musicians you need to hear

South African women musicians have been creating some of the best music to come out of this country. Below is a list of albums that came out only this year, listed in no particular order. 1. Patty Monroe – Malatjie Patty Monroe’s debut album Malatjie showed a side of the Cape Town rapper fans hadn’t...

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Our first Joburg Street Player dance video is one of the best so far

by: Live Staff - 18 May 2017

Our first Joburg Street Player dance video is one of the best so far

Our latest Street Player video was shot in Braamfontein in Jozi. Sisi Mbombo dances to the catchy tune “Gyotens Kalimba” (Sebastian Mullaert Intensification) by Anchorsong. RELATED: Street Player: Watch Darien dance to new track by Groove Armada Cassper Nyovest was right, Thuto is his best album so far 4 singers re-interpret South African hip-hop songs...

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4 music videos that show the realities of everyday South Africa

by: Sabelo Mkhabela - 18 May 2017

4 music videos that show the realities of everyday South Africa

A lot is going on in South Africa, and some musicians are expressing their opinions on it. Below is a list of music videos that are reflective of the lived realities of South Africans – from sexual harassment in public transport, crime in townships, and the state of our government. Mashayabhuqe KaMamba – “KwaDukuza” The “KwaDukuza”...

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