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“Born to Kwaito”: A Review

by: Mamaputle Boikanyo - 31 July 2018

“Born to Kwaito”: A Review

The dawn of democracy in South Africa gave birth to a new sound that blended slowed down house music, bubblegum pop and elements of maskandi. The sound was called kwaito, and it celebrated township life, the youth, and being black in post-apartheid South Africa, Over time, kwaito became the cornerstone of popular music in the...

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[Video] Electronic music duo Stiff Pap’s new single will have even hip-hop heads moving

by: Lufuno Ramadwa - 8 November 2016

[Video] Electronic music duo Stiff Pap’s new single will have even hip-hop heads moving

We recently took a walk around Cape Town CBD with electronic music duo, Stiff Pap. The group is made up of producer Mshindi AKA Jakinda (20) and rapper Ayema Probllem (20) who describe themselves as one of the most progressive new acts in the country. To switch things up a bit, we got hip-hop dancers from a crew...

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In memory of Mandoza, one of the most confident kwaito artists of all time

by: Sabelo Mkhabela - 19 September 2016

In memory of Mandoza, one of the most confident kwaito artists of all time

Even though he had been reduced to just a face on a meme for “bad English” and hadn’t released music that resonated since the mid-2000s, Mandoza was an important figure in South African culture. We all know how “Nkalakatha” became a song loved by all races, playing in both the hood and rugby matches. The...

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Mgarimbe and other one-hit wonders from the last 10 years

by: Vuyisile Kubeka - 29 April 2016

Mgarimbe and other one-hit wonders from the last 10 years

In case you didn’t realise, Mgarimbe’s massive street hit “Sista Bethina” was released 10 years ago. And Mgarimbe hasn’t released any other hit since then. He’s not the only South African artist who came, performed, but didn’t quite conquer, in the past 10 years.We list some of the artists who gave us the most memorable...

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10 kwaito love songs for your Valentine’s Day

by: Sabelo Mkhabela - 13 February 2015

10 kwaito love songs for your Valentine’s Day

For those of you who celebrate Valentine’s Day, we have prepared a little gift for you because we have nothing but love for you. Brickz – “Sweety My Baby” Try escaping this song in 2005. Brickz’s first hit single “Sweety My Baby” was ubiquitous, one of those songs radio overplayed to a point where you...

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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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Is Kwaito Dead?

by: Mpho Lehlongwa - 19 February 2014

Is Kwaito Dead?

by Mpho Lehlongwa How relevant is kwaito music today? During the genre’s early days, it was celebrated as being South Africa’s “definitive genre” but now, just two decades later, the genre finds itself swimming knee-deep in the pool of irrelevancy. How did this happen? Let’s start at the beginning. The word “Kwaito” is derived from...

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BRICKZ REMAINS IN KRUGERSDORP PRISON

by: Zizo Ntuku - 6 November 2013

BRICKZ REMAINS IN KRUGERSDORP PRISON

  Award winning Kwaito star, Brickz (real name Sipho Charles Ndlovu) was taken into custody on Friday November 1 after a case was opened against him at Honeydew Police station. Brickz allegedly raped a 16-year-old Jo’burg girl on March 26 in Honeydew. “The only details we can reveal right now as the NPA  is that...

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Music Evolution – Moving With The Beat

by: Ashleigh - 22 May 2012

Music Evolution – Moving With The Beat

The musical evolution

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