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Nasty C holds his own in the United States

by: Terry Simelane-Mathabathe - 16 August 2018

Nasty C holds his own in the United States

Nasty C got love from Sway and SA after his appearance on Sway in the Morning Nasty C is getting lots of love from America. The rapper was on popular hip-hop show Sway in the Morning and he did disappoint. The Switch Up hitmaker joined Sway to promote his new album Strings and Bling.The rapper...

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Meet the half South-African artist behind the viral hit “Mooo”

by: Terry Simelane-Mathabathe - 16 August 2018

Meet the half South-African artist behind the viral hit “Mooo”

Get to know Doja Cat, the rapper that’s making moooves. Twitter is in a frenzy over a new viral song MOOO! Rapper, Doja Cat, was born in California in 1995. The colourful artist who started her career in 2013 has been described as “interesting”, “eclectic” and “trippy”. Her quirky music is not the only interesting...

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A Tribute to ProKid: We celebrate the life of the Hip Hop Legend through his music

by: Terry Simelane-Mathabathe - 10 August 2018

A Tribute to ProKid: We celebrate the life of the Hip Hop Legend through his music

The 8th of August 2018 marked one of saddest days for SA hip hop as the industry lost one of its most iconic giants. Hip Hop legend, ProKid died on Wednesday night after suffering a severe seizure. The Soweto musician and rap artist was known for being one of hip hop’s most skilled lyricists and...

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Sean Pages shares childhood trauma on Twitter

by: Terry Simelane-Mathabathe - 6 August 2018

Sean Pages shares childhood trauma on Twitter

Shockwaves ran through the timelines of SA Twitter on Sunday when hip-hop artist Sean Pages revealed that he was molested as a child by his uncle. This shocking revelation came after the suicide of 23 year old law student, Khensani Maseko, who had committed suicide after being raped. The rapper shared his story in a...

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“Born to Kwaito”: A Review

by: Mamaputle Boikanyo - 31 July 2018

“Born to Kwaito”: A Review

The dawn of democracy in South Africa gave birth to a new sound that blended slowed down house music, bubblegum pop and elements of maskandi. The sound was called kwaito, and it celebrated township life, the youth, and being black in post-apartheid South Africa, Over time, kwaito became the cornerstone of popular music in the...

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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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