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Why motswako is the biggest South African hip hop movement

by: Sabelo Mkhabela - 30 October 2018

Why motswako is the biggest South African hip hop movement

About three weeks ago (November 7), motswako rapper Cassper Nyovest announced that his debut album Tsholofelo had gone gold (20 000 copies sold) after just three months on the market. The rapper, who first appeared on HHP songs “Wamo Tseba Mtho?” (2009) and “Padapa” (2012), has seen a rapid rise.  He is the latest star...

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Raw Bars got next

by: Mayuyuka Kaunda - 25 July 2017

Raw Bars got next

After a Shugasmakx co-sign, he got to work on a collaboration with JR through the #StartSomething campaign. Born Bhungane Hadebe, the 20-year-old rapper has been making waves since dropping his mixtape Road to Conscious Trap in November last year. He lives up to his name on the project, delivering his signature fusion of trap beats...

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JR’s Feel Good Live Sessions takes the stage online

by: Mayuyuka Kaunda - 22 June 2017

JR’s Feel Good Live Sessions takes the stage online

The best place to really enjoy South African music is undoubtedly online now. The move by musicians to online platforms is becoming an unstoppable trend on the local music and the latest proof  is the Feel Good Live Sessions. This initiative was started by multi-faceted musician JR Bogopa, who’s already invited Kly, Shekhinah, Reason, Kwesta...

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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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AKA – Levels album review

by: Aphiwe Pasiya - 30 July 2014

AKA – Levels album review

“Humble pie don’t satisfy our taste – Levels. We grew from taxi route to short left in a jumbo jet, that’s first class to a higher self – Levels. Chase waterfalls and stream songs, connect Brenda, Steve Jobs to King Forbes – Levels,” one of the stand-out quotes from South African rap legend Tumi Molekane’s...

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