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Here is what to expect from Anatii and AKA’s upcoming album

by: admin - 17 July 2017

Here is what to expect from Anatii and AKA’s upcoming album

The countdown begins with just a few more days until the release of the much-anticipated album Be Careful What You Wish For. The album from Anatii and AKA will feature 10 songs including hit track Don’t Forget To Pray. We spoke to Anatii on what to expect from their upcoming album. What can people expect...

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Dope lyrical references by South African rappers

by: Mayuyuka Kaunda - 23 June 2017

Dope lyrical references by South African rappers

Rappers often throw in some seemingly innocuous lines mid-verse, that let us know what they’re listening to currently, or what they were influenced by growing up. These lyrical references shed light on who some of rappers own favourites are.  It’s a dream to catch these lines and serves as a little gift for the discerning...

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Watch AKA and Bonang’s baecation on his new video

by: Sabelo Mkhabela - 3 February 2017

Watch AKA and Bonang’s baecation on his new video

AKA and Bonang are #RelationshipGoals, no doubt. On the rapper’s latest video for the song “The World is Yours”, he is on holiday in Thailand apparently. He’s alone in most of the shots in the video, but there’s a steaming shot of him and Bonang kissing in a swimming pool that should set the tone...

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The 10 best South African music videos of 2016

by: Aseza Pupuma - 19 December 2016

The 10 best South African music videos of 2016

We compile a list of some of the music videos that we thought deserved a standing ovation this year, from Kwesta’s James Bond-esque “Mayibabo”, the short film that is “Ekuseni” by Sjava, the minimalistic “Come to my Kasi” by Priddy Ugly, and more. The list is in no particular order. 1. DJ Citi Lyts ft....

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The 10 best South African hip-hop verses of 2016

by: Mayuyuka Kaunda - 13 December 2016

The 10 best South African hip-hop verses of 2016

From Blaklez’s effortless cadences, K.O’s multi-syllabic delivery, to Emtee’s combination of rapping and singing, we bring you the verses we found impressive this year. In no particular order. 1. Emtee on Stogie T’s “By Any Means” On Stogie T’s “By Any Means”, Emtee delivers another one of his catchy hooks. He also proceeds to drop...

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#RBMAJozi: 7 acts you have to see at the Red Bull Music Academy weekender in Jozi

by: Buhle Nikelo - 31 August 2016

#RBMAJozi: 7 acts you have to see at the Red Bull Music Academy weekender in Jozi

This weekend (1 – 4 September), the Red Bull Music Academy Weekender Johannesburg will bring a diverse line-up of artists, to different parts of Jozi. The Bassline, And Club, Kitcheners, Carfax, Great Dane, 1 Fox Newtown and Zone 6 Soweto, will host a total of 60 artists. We understand it can be overwhelming to choose...

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Here are the dopest South African posse tracks from the last 10 years

by: Sabelo Mkhabela - 22 July 2016

Here are the dopest South African posse tracks from the last 10 years

DJ Switch’s latest single, “Now Or Never”, is a dope posse track. It has had people debating the tightest verse, especially on the remix, which featured 12 emcees. We look back on some of the freshest posse cuts that have come out of South Africa in the past 10 years. Disclaimer: A posse cut must have at...

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Here is what photographers lose when celebs don’t #CreditThePhotographer

by: Neo Maditla - 12 July 2016

Here is what photographers lose when celebs don’t #CreditThePhotographer

Two recent pictures taken backstage at the SAMAs caused a bit of an uproar among photographers on social media. One is of Pearl Thusi looking down, and the other of AKA and Bonang holding hands while walking away from the camera. Both pictures were taken by 25-year-old photographer Austin Malema. He tweeted his displeasure under #CreditThePhotographer because celebs...

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9 great Sketchy Bongo-produced songs that aren’t “Back To The Beach”

by: Sabelo Mkhabela - 8 July 2016

9 great Sketchy Bongo-produced songs that aren’t “Back To The Beach”

Durban producer Sketchy Bongo is probably one of the most versatile producers right now. While his most famous production may be “Back To The Beach”, the man has produced some heaters. We list some of his strongest, below. Ryki ft Aewon Wolf “Please Try” This is probably one of the man’s best productions so far. “Please Try”...

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9 hot singles from the man who brought you “Ngud'”

by: Vuyisile Kubeka - 28 June 2016

9 hot singles from the man who brought you “Ngud'”

If you’re only hearing about Kwesta’s greatness now that you’re jamming to “Ngud’“, you’re late. The Katlehong-native has been killing it since 2007 when we first introduced to his infectious brand of kasi-inspired, punchline-driven hip hop. Don’t believe us? Here are nine hits that prove he’s not too far off when he calls himself Da King of...

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