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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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[Video] Lines from your favourite SA rappers that don’t make sense

by: Aseza Pupuma - 14 December 2016

[Video] Lines from your favourite SA rappers that don’t make sense

While we are still trying to figure out the logic behind Emtee’s “She used to ride me like a rodeo/ Until she heard me on the radio” line, he strikes again with another line that doesn’t make any sense. This time on Stogie T’s self-tiled album. On the video below, our contributors Mayuyuka Kaunda and...

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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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Ambitiouz Ent is running SA hip-hop, here’s a list of our favourite hits from the stable

by: Sabelo Mkhabela - 26 October 2016

Ambitiouz Ent is running SA hip-hop, here’s a list of our favourite hits from the stable

You’ve heard the the tag – the “Ambitious” whisper at the beginning of your favourite SA trap songs. Ambitiouz Ent is undebatably the best hip-hop stable in South Africa currently. It’s home to Emtee, Fifi Cooper, A-Reece, B3nchmarQ, DJ Citi Lyts, Miss Pru DJ and Saudi and their latest signee, Amanda Black. The label has...

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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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EmTee talks Pearl Thusi, working with industry greats and his four nods for the upcoming Metro Fm Awards

by: Lucille Dyosi - 12 February 2016

EmTee talks Pearl Thusi, working with industry greats and his four nods for the upcoming Metro Fm Awards

I heard it on every street corner I went to; it seemed every car that passed me was also pumping the jam. Kids with smartphones in Khayelitsha seemed to all be reciting the lyrics to rapper EmTee’s “Roll Up”. And it seemed like the hip-hop fans were also feeling the addictive song, as it won...

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13 up-and-coming musicians you should know about in 2016

by: Live Staff - 22 January 2016

13 up-and-coming musicians you should know about in 2016

They had a great run in 2015. As 2016 begins, here are a few young musicians you should be checking out, in no particular order. EmTee You’ve probably heard his smash single “Roll Up“, which won Song of the Year at the 2015 South African Hip Hop Awards. It’s been labelled bubblegum rap by a...

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