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4 music videos that show the realities of everyday South Africa

by: Sabelo Mkhabela - 18 May 2017

4 music videos that show the realities of everyday South Africa

A lot is going on in South Africa, and some musicians are expressing their opinions on it. Below is a list of music videos that are reflective of the lived realities of South Africans – from sexual harassment in public transport, crime in townships, and the state of our government. Mashayabhuqe KaMamba – “KwaDukuza” The “KwaDukuza”...

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10 notable South African female rappers of all time

by: Sabelo Mkhabela - 8 August 2016

10 notable South African female rappers of all time

Our list of the most influential women in local rap history includes many impressive names: Like Yo Girls, the first ever all-female South African rap crew who performed in the ’80s, to the new crop of rappers, like Fifi Cooper, Kanyi, Gigi Lamayne and more. These rappers are ensuring women’s presence in hip-hop is felt and influencing...

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10 local songs we would like to hear on the radio

by: Live Staff - 20 May 2016

10 local songs we would like to hear on the radio

It’s been almost a week since the SABC announced that 90% of the playlist must be local. But all we’ve been hearing are old hits. Here are 10 songs made in this era that we would like to hear on the radio.   Lance Theron ft. Candice Thornton “Higher” 5FM, here’s a jam for you....

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Cape Town rapper Kanyi shares new experimental single and her views on the new crop of female rappers

by: Sabelo Mkhabela - 17 March 2016

Cape Town rapper Kanyi shares new experimental single and her views on the new crop of female rappers

Kanyi’s phone keeps ringing. Just as she settles down in her producer’s bedroom studio in Gugulethu, where she’s working on her new EP, her phone goes off. “Ndisenza le-interview, still here in Gugs,” she talks into the phone. The producer, Kosh, has worked with the Cape Town rapper since 2008. He worked on her 2012...

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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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Anti-Crime Park Jam- Gugs Sports Complex

by: Linda - 11 April 2013

Anti-Crime Park Jam- Gugs Sports Complex

   Anti Crime event at Gugulethu Sports Complex in Steven Biko Drive (NY1) this Saturday from 12pm  – 18pm.The event will feature some of Cape Town’s best talent like Ill Skillz, Driemanskap and Kanyi among others. There will also be activities like Street Soccer & Basketball. Please come and support this anti-crime initiative by local...

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