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

by: Live Staff - 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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Okay Wasabi makes viral parodies of your favourite rap songs, and the Internet loves him

by: Athenkosi Guntu - 16 February 2017

Okay Wasabi makes viral parodies of your favourite rap songs, and the Internet loves him

George Mnguni (24), known online as Okay Wasabi, hopes to become a comedian in the future, and get into TV, having a show similar to the Pure Monate Show. But for now, he has the Internet eating out of the palm of his hand, with his viral parody videos. His parody of DJ City Lyts’s...

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Cape Town Electronic Music Festival 2017 in pictures: YoungstaCPT, Zaki Ibrahim, Moonchild and more

by: Onele Liwani - 14 February 2017

Cape Town Electronic Music Festival 2017 in pictures: YoungstaCPT, Zaki Ibrahim, Moonchild and more

Last weekend the 6th annual Cape Town Electronic Music Festival was held at Cape Town’s City Hall. I attended two days of the 3-day festival. This was my third time at CTEMF, and this year’s was the littest I have experienced. With acts such as Stab Virus, Zaki Ibrahim, YoungstaCPT and Dilo Xclusiv, among others, I found myself...

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Patty Monroe displays vulnerability and versatility on her debut album

by: Sabelo Mkhabela - 8 February 2017

Patty Monroe displays vulnerability and versatility on her debut album

The Cape Town rapper Patty Monroe was “Killing it” in 2016. Not only did this collaborative single with Uganda’s Bebe Cool, get voted number 1 on the #AfricanCollabos fan poll, but she performed in Kenya and Uganda – her first gigs outside South Africa. But if 2016 proved she could rap with the best of them, 2017...

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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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This is why this Cape Town rapper is performing in people’s bedrooms

by: Sabelo Mkhabela - 1 February 2017

This is why this Cape Town rapper is performing in people’s bedrooms

A petite rapper and her three-piece band perform in front of an intimate audience of about 20 people in a house in Kloof Nek Street, Cape Town. She raps and sings about personal issues like still living in her mother’s tiny flat at 25, having male friends wanting to get into her pants even though...

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How Anatii totally owned 2016

by: Lebohang Morake - 15 December 2016

How Anatii totally owned 2016

As we’re nearing the end of 2016, one thing’s for sure, the producer, singer and rapper Anatii has had one hell of a year. He dropped his debut album Artiifact and brought RnB heartthrob Omarion on his Artiifact Tour. The duo recently released the video for their song “Tell Me”. Anatii has also bagged two...

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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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7 dope South African trapsoul singers you need in your life before the year ends

by: Sabelo Mkhabela - 25 November 2016

7 dope South African trapsoul singers you need in your life before the year ends

2016 brought us melodic trap music, known as trapsoul (named after American singer Bryson Tiller’s album of the same name). South Africa, not to be left behind, has also produced a few trapsoul singers who are holding it down. Here are a few you definitely need on your playlist this festive season: Tellaman Tellaman doesn’t...

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[Video] This is why South African rappers sound the same

by: Live Staff - 17 November 2016

[Video] This is why South African rappers sound the same

Would you say your favourite South African rappers are original? Well, after listening to A-Reece’s new album Paradise, two of our contributors found themselves asking the same question. Aseza Pupuma didn’t like it because “everything on the album sounded the same; ‘Couldn’t’ sounded like ‘Ama Hater’”. While Mayuyuka Kaunda sees it this way: “If everyone is...

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