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Album review: Skhanda Republic 2 is the birth of a new Mr Cashtime

by: Khanyani Luhlongwane - 8 November 2017

Album review: Skhanda Republic 2 is the birth of a new Mr Cashtime

The year 2014 saw the birth of a new sound, and what promised to be Mzansi’s very own independent hip-hop record label Cashtime Life. Skhanda Republic was K.O’s first solo album – independent, and with it, pioneering a new sound with features from his then partners in the dust movement, Ma-E, Kid X, Moozlie, Vigilante...

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Shekhinah: Living her life like it is Rose Gold

by: Terry Simelane-Mathabathe - 20 October 2017

Shekhinah: Living her life like it is Rose Gold

The dream of becoming a singer started back in primary school for Shekhinah. “You learn to dream big in a small place like Durban,” she says. “I remember my first performance being a school play in grade 7. Parents came up to my family after the play and were like, your child can really sing.”...

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21 Questions: We get to know rapper Rouge

by: Terry Simelane-Mathabathe - 6 October 2017

21 Questions: We get to know rapper Rouge

Rouge has been putting in the work, and it’s finally starting to pay off. If you don’t know anything about this big-haired rapper, she featured in the smash hit remix of AKA’s Baddest, collaborated on Mbongo Zaka with fellow female rapper Nomuzi Mabena and her latest single Deja Vu hit number 1 on the 5fm...

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Shane Eagle’s career takes flight

by: Cole Ndelu - 4 October 2017

Shane Eagle’s career takes flight

The rapper describes himself as “Revolutionary and a game changer.” Big talk, especially from someone who only has one album. The question is, can he really back it up? It has been about 2 years since his appearance on The Hustle, and a lot has happened. He joined JR’s record label, and then swiftly left....

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Album review: Sizwe is making conscious rap cool again

by: Armand Mukenge - 29 September 2017

Album review: Sizwe is making conscious rap cool again

Sizwe Mpofu-Walsch is arguably one of the hardest working young people at the moment. In between getting a PhD at Oxford University and writing an award-winning book, he also found time to record and release a Hip-hop album. Titled Democracy and Delusion, the album is an extension of his recently released book by the same...

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A novel new event for the music lovers

by: admin - 28 September 2017

A novel new event for the music lovers

If you’re a music lover living in Johannesburg, you’ll know Kitchener’s Carvery Bar – where memories are made and in other cases, lost. But more seriously, it’s one of the few venues in the city that showcases not only the best of the local music scene but international acts too. Andrew Ashong, Nightmares on Wax,...

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Take a trip down memory lane with our Heritage Day playlist

by: Cole Ndelu - 20 September 2017

Take a trip down memory lane with our Heritage Day playlist

We’ve put together a playlist that will have your parents and other relatives shouting, “Oh, that’s my jam!” and will have you singing along too. Music that everyone will enjoy and sway to. Listen to the playlist on Deezer Listen to the playlist on iTunes

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DooWap talks DJing and Deals

by: Cole Ndelu - 15 September 2017

DooWap talks DJing and Deals

From her music to her fashion style, everything about Khetsiwe Morgan is complex and eclectic. With her luminous neon braids and the triangle tattoo placed squarely at the center of her face, Khetsiwe who is commonly known as DJ DooWap defies the very concept of ordinary. This is evident with her music which draws inspiration...

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Remembering the iconic Hip-Hop crew Prophets of da City

by: admin - 15 August 2017

Remembering the iconic Hip-Hop crew Prophets of da City

Before there was Skwatta Kamp or even the long-forgotten Entity, there was a Cape Town based crew called Prophet of da City. In celebrations of 44 years of hip-hop, we remember one of the most iconic hip-hop groups that have come out of South Africa. The 8-man crew established in 1988 featured legends such as...

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Raw Bars got next

by: Mayuyuka Kaunda - 25 July 2017

Raw Bars got next

After a Shugasmakx co-sign, he got to work on a collaboration with JR through the #StartSomething campaign. Born Bhungane Hadebe, the 20-year-old rapper has been making waves since dropping his mixtape Road to Conscious Trap in November last year. He lives up to his name on the project, delivering his signature fusion of trap beats...

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