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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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Isipantsula: The unchangeable Youth culture

by: Precious Ngwenya - 3 October 2018

Isipantsula: The unchangeable Youth culture

We take a look at the everlasting effects of Isipantsula as a cultural force Unlike all the dance cultures we now have that come and go, Isipantsula has always remained the same. Instead of dying with the coming of the new Millenium, every generation has taken it and made it their own. When the forced...

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The Latest Hip Hop Releases to Set the Summer Tone

by: Tshepiso Sibeko - 2 October 2018

The Latest Hip Hop Releases to Set the Summer Tone

We look at some of the latest hip hop releases The festive season is fast approaching. With only two months left, it comes as no surprise that all our favourite musicians are releasing music to compliment our soon to be jovial mood. It will be interesting to see which offering will stand out and be...

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Welcoming a new generation of South African Jazz

by: Mamaputle Boikanyo - 28 September 2018

Welcoming a new generation of South African Jazz

South African jazz can sometimes be misunderstood and heavily underrated. It’s often seen as a music genre of times long gone. A genre for old timers at stokvels and self-important peeps who listen to complex music. Some may think that it is nothing but ancient history, soon to be buried along with an older generation....

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Black Coffee wins big at the Dance Music Awards

by: Terry Simelane-Mathabathe - 27 September 2018

Black Coffee wins big at the Dance Music Awards

The Dance Music Awards winners are out The awards ceremony for South Africa’s awards for house, gqom and EDM music took place on Wednesday night. After weeks of public online voting, the winners of the 2nd official Dance Music Awards South Africa were announced at a prestigious closed ceremony in Boksburg. Created to acknowledge and...

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FAKA releases the music video for Queenie and it is nothing short of godly

by: Moroetsana Serame - 21 September 2018

FAKA releases the music video for Queenie and it is nothing short of godly

Moroetsana Serame unpacks the music video The opening sequence of the video starts out with a glass cabinet of framed photographs of legendary mothers Desire Marea and Fela Gucci adorned by fine pieces of china. The kind that all our grandmothers have that are only reserved for the head pastor of the local church and...

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Women of hip hop make Herstory

by: Mamaputle Boikanyo - 10 September 2018

Women of hip hop make Herstory

Talking hip hop and women with Lee Kasumba “In a few years when people flashback and look at what were people talking about and what was important, the Hip Hop Herstory will be a part of this particular generation’s [story] and [it will be] adding to the fact that women have always been here, they’ve...

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We break down Boity’s new single ‘Wuz Dat’

by: Terry Simelane-Mathabathe - 31 August 2018

We break down Boity’s new single ‘Wuz Dat’

South Africa is alive with possibility, and Boity is proof. The multi-talented media personality, can now add rapper to her list of titles. The presenter released her new single “Wuz Dat” featuring Nasty C on Metro FM Thursday morning. We listened to all 3:40 minutes of the song, and we have a few thoughts about...

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The nominees for the Dance Music Awards South Africa are out

by: Terry Simelane-Mathabathe - 28 August 2018

The nominees for the Dance Music Awards South Africa are out

Your votes have spoken and here are the nominees South African dance music fans have made their voices heard and nominated their favourite artists for the second annual Dance Music Awards. The fairly young awards ceremony has had no difficulties getting Mzansi’s dance music fans to participate. The nominating process was finalised on the 22nd...

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