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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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Behind the beat: Tweezy on producing some of AKA’s biggest hits

by: Rofhiwa Maneta - 8 April 2016

Behind the beat: Tweezy on producing some of AKA’s biggest hits

“I was kind of expecting it,” says Soweto-based producer Tweezy. It’s a wintry Wednesday afternoon and Tweezy (real name Tumelo Mathebula) is reflecting on winning producer of the year at last year’s South African Hip Hop Awards. “When I was nominated in 2014, I figured I was too much of a newcomer to win. But...

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6 artists who blew us away at the 2016 Cape Town International Jazz Festival

by: Live Staff - 4 April 2016

6 artists who blew us away at the 2016 Cape Town International Jazz Festival

You don’t know what you missed out on. That’s the only way to describe this year’s Cape Town International Jazz Festival to anyone who wasn’t there. Now in it’s 17th year, the festival still brings music lovers from different genres to the Cape Town International Convention Centre. This year was no different. Veterans like Dorothy Masuka, Tshepo Tshola,...

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Cape Town’s Ipotsoyi Spring Festival in pictures

by: Sabelo Mkhabela - 15 September 2015

Cape Town’s Ipotsoyi Spring Festival in pictures

Yeezy Boosts and Jordans that looked like they were stepping on dust for the first time, Carvellas, Vans and All Stars that insinuated familiarity to gravel and high heels that seemed out of place were all domicile at Cape Town’s Ostrich Ranch last Saturday. The annual Ipotsoyi Spring Festival hosted by deejay duo, Groove Afrika attracted...

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Why motswako is the biggest South African hip hop movement

by: Sabelo Mkhabela - 25 November 2014

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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Two opinions on Khuli Chana’s shooting by the cops

by: Buhle Mweli - 29 October 2013

Two opinions on Khuli Chana’s shooting by the cops

Were the cops justified in shooting at Khuli Chana? Live Magazine offers two different opinions

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Jameson Party at Shimmy Beach

by: Linda - 15 April 2013

Jameson Party at Shimmy Beach

So we headed down to Shimmy Beach for a little party action, and caught up with Toya Delazy, Khuli Chana and DJ Ready D amongst others...

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A.K.A- Jealousy

by: Linda - 17 October 2012

A.K.A- Jealousy

We're loving A.K.A's video for jealousy. South African Hip Hop is growing up.

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