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Catching up with Kwesta at #LYFE

by: Mamaputle Boikanyo - 22 June 2018

Catching up with Kwesta at #LYFE

Tshituku Ndadza caught up with Kwesta to talk about everything from the LYFE event to his music video being shown at the prestigious Para-Site Art Gallery On 16 June 2018, YFM brought Youth Day to #LYFE with today’s most pioneering, influential and talented artists in South Africa. A string of performers kept the audience dancing...

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AKA’s Life on the Road Episode 4

by: Terry Simelane-Mathabathe - 26 January 2018

AKA’s Life on the Road Episode 4

AKA’s latest offering to the fans has come in the form of a four-part doccie called Life on the Road. Life on the Road is exactly as the title suggests, a look at AKA’s life on the road. The story is more like a collection of inserts rather than a complete thought-out narrative. We see...

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3 Minutes with the Godfather of Grime, Wiley

by: Cole Ndelu - 26 January 2018

3 Minutes with the Godfather of Grime, Wiley

The atmosphere at The Station Drive in Newtown is electric, the usually deserted building is  filled with gyrating bodies of Joburg’s young influencers. Grime, Gqom beats, an excess of Jose Cuervo tequila and flashing lights transform the abandoned building into an electric 90s rave. The headlining act and the name on everyone’s’ lips is UK...

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RIP Bra Hugh: A playlist of Hugh Masekela’s most memorable songs

by: Terry Simelane-Mathabathe - 24 January 2018

RIP Bra Hugh: A playlist of Hugh Masekela’s most memorable songs

23 January 2018, brought with it an immeasurable loss in music history. The father of South African Jazz, Hugh Masekela has passed away. Bra Hugh will be remembered for a number of things from his receiving a trumpet from Louis Armstrong at 16, his career in theUSl to being a fierce advocate for justice during...

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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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