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Up-and-coming author reads an eloquent excerpt from his upcoming book

by: Live Staff - 9 March 2017

Up-and-coming author reads an eloquent excerpt from his upcoming book

Rofhiwa Maneta, a writer based in Cape Town is releasing his self-published book at the end of the month. The book will be called Metanoia, and is a collection of short stories Rofhiwa, who’s originally from Jozi, wrote since moving to Cape Town in 2014. “Initially the book was meant to be a sacrilegious bible...

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Meet the up-and-coming Durban rapper performing at SXSW

by: Aziwe Rayi - 9 March 2017

Meet the up-and-coming Durban rapper performing at SXSW

For any artist, getting international recognition means you must be doing something right with your craft. And now the same can be said about Simphiwe Nyawose (24), better known as Robin ThirdFloor, a young hip-hop artist from Umlazi, Durban. He is scheduled to perform at the SXSW festival in Texas, which starts tomorrow. “It was...

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Watch a short film tackling transphobia in the woke community

by: Onele Liwani - 8 March 2017

Watch a short film tackling transphobia in the woke community

We’ve all had those nights, you know the ones, where all the drinking and dancing ends up with you and your friends passed out in the living room. This familiar scene is how this episode of web-series, The Foxy Five opens. The Foxy Five is created, directed and written by Jabu Nadia Newman who is...

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8 young women making us proud on International Women’s Day

by: Live Staff - 8 March 2017

8 young women making us proud on International Women’s Day

As March 8 marks International Women’s Day we put you onto women doing the most in music, online media, politics, fashion and more. Rouge, rapper and brand ambassador Pretorian rapper Rouge cemented her spot in South African music industry in 2014 with her debut single, “Party”.  The 24-year-old has also worked alongside artists like Reason,...

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9 young South African producers behind your favourite hip-hop hits

by: Live Staff - 2 March 2017

9 young South African producers behind your favourite hip-hop hits

South African hip-hop producers are getting younger with every year that passes, while the genre continues to grow. Below is a list of some new young producers who have produced big hip-hop singles like Riky Rick’s “Sidl’ ukotini”, Stogie T’s “By Any Means”, A-Reece’s “Zimbali”, Nasty C’s “Juice Back”, DJ Vigi and Cassper Nyovest’s “Ayeye”....

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Riky Rick’s advice to young musicians: “Forget radio”

by: Sabelo Mkhabela - 27 February 2017

Riky Rick’s advice to young musicians: “Forget radio”

The Metro FM Awards were just too lit. Mostly for the wrong reasons. A lot of the winnings didn’t add up. The most notable being Nasty C taking Song of the Year beating both Kwesta and Babes Wodumo for “Ngud’” and “Wololo” respectively. Whaaaaat?! Riky Rick, as you might already know, in his acceptance speech...

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Limpopo’s hottest rapper: “If Cassper Nyovest can fill up The Dome, I can fill up the stadium where I’m from”

by: Nhlawulo Chauke - 22 February 2017

Limpopo’s hottest rapper: “If Cassper Nyovest can fill up The Dome, I can fill up the stadium where I’m from”

Dala Fam, a 24-year-old rapper from Waterval, Limpopo, did a remix to Nasty C’s hit “Hell Naw” last year. He shared the song with Moloko Pretoria host Deso Banks and Moloko Pretoria club DJ Tyga Banks. One of them passed the song onto Nasty C. Nasty C was clearly impressed with the remix, as he...

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This black metal band from Soweto used to get called satanist, but things are slowly changing

by: Precious Mishombo - 22 February 2017

This black metal band from Soweto used to get called satanist, but things are slowly changing

The first thing that strikes you is their faces. They are covered in corpse paint, their dreadlocks whip back and forth, while tattoos stretch across their arms as they jump in ankle-high black boots and All Stars. This is Demogoroth Satanum, the all-black, black metal band out of Soweto. The band is made up of...

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Shekhinah signs to SONY Music Entertainment Africa

by: Sabelo Mkhabela - 22 February 2017

Shekhinah signs to SONY Music Entertainment Africa

Shekinah, who you should know for her hits “Back to the Beach” and “Let You Know”, just signed to the major label Sony Music Entertainment Africa. She announced the signing to her fans on Facebook. She posted pictures of herself at the company’s offices with the caption: “Sony and me, finally! The results inevitably here...

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Oh no, A-Reece, BenchmarQ, Fifi Cooper and La Flame just left Ambitiouz Ent

by: Sabelo Mkhabela - 17 February 2017

Oh no, A-Reece, BenchmarQ, Fifi Cooper and La Flame just left Ambitiouz Ent

We didn’t see this one coming. Today, in a series of tweets, the rapper A-Reece announced that he was leaving the label he released his debut album Paradise under. He tweeted this morning, “To whom this may concern the most: The fans. I would like to say that I’m no longer a part of #AmbitiouzEnt...

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