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Album review: Skhanda Republic 2 is the birth of a new Mr Cashtime

by: Khanyani Luhlongwane - 8 November 2017

Album review: Skhanda Republic 2 is the birth of a new Mr Cashtime

The year 2014 saw the birth of a new sound, and what promised to be Mzansi’s very own independent hip-hop record label Cashtime Life. Skhanda Republic was K.O’s first solo album – independent, and with it, pioneering a new sound with features from his then partners in the dust movement, Ma-E, Kid X, Moozlie, Vigilante...

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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 of the best South African hip-hop verses of 2016 so far

by: Sabelo Mkhabela - 27 June 2016

7 of the best South African hip-hop verses of 2016 so far

Six months into the year and South African rappers have already dropped some of the hottest verses, on posse tracks, you will hear all year. Here are seven of the strongest, in no particular order:   Moozlie on Rouge’s “Mbongo Zaka” Moozle showed great improvement on “Mbongo Zaka”. The verse is one of her strongest...

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Moozlie shares her 5 favourite albums of all time

by: Nwabisa Masiza - 14 December 2015

Moozlie shares her 5 favourite albums of all time

MTV Base VJ and Cashtime Life rapper Nomuzi “Moozle” Mabena shares a list of her five favourite albums of all time and why she likes them. Kanye West – 808s & Heartbreak “This is just one album I can’t get enough of. What I like about it is that Kanye West used minimalistic beats to...

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6 SA emcees who always kill features

by: Sabelo Mkhabela - 14 December 2015

6 SA emcees who always kill features

There are those artists that will just excel on features or posse tracks. In no particular order, we list six of the ones who kill it, consistently.   Reason A consistent emcee, Reason, is also a multi-faceted writer. He can tell a story, he can floss with simple, yet witty, punchlines and can switch flows...

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K.O’s Hippy Innerview

by: Mpho Lehlongwa - 24 November 2014

K.O’s Hippy Innerview

Waiting at Museum Africa in Newtown, we get a call from Kash, who does PR for the Cashtime Life clan, telling us to look out for a white Chrysler. We turn our heads to face the parking lot of Mary Fitzgerald Square. K.O hops out of the lavish car like Kanye with the paparazzi are...

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2014’s Top 5 hip hop verses

by: Mpho Lehlongwa - 24 October 2014

2014’s Top 5 hip hop verses

The growth of local hip hop artists in South Africa has ushered in the the growth of the scene as a whole. Unlike back in the day when you had to do more than rap to survive, being a good rapper has become a sustainable career now. Why the emphasis on “good”? Because there has...

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Top 3 Hip Hop Movements

by: Mpho Lehlongwa - 7 October 2014

Top 3 Hip Hop Movements

With K.O causing heavy traffic on Youtube and AKA touring the continent with his music for the LEVELS tour , summer time is definitely a time to look out for the heat that will drop from the local hip hop scene. I decided to sit down and compile a list of the most relevant movements...

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HEAD HONCHO GETS TURNED UP CARA CARA STYLE

by: Thandile Majivolo - 1 July 2014

HEAD HONCHO GETS TURNED UP CARA CARA STYLE

Hip hop cats were dressed to the nines and going full retard at the Honchos & Dimes Cara Cara Edition event held at The Loop Nightclub in Cape Town last week Friday. The event boasted headliners including Teargas crewmates, K.O and Ma-E and the DJ lineup was packed with the likes of DJ Cudi, DJ Phil,...

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