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5 things from Kwesta’s music video you will relate to if you grew up in the township

by: admin - 12 January 2018

5 things from Kwesta’s music video you will relate to if you grew up in the township

Growing up eKasi is a unique South African experience, and Kwesta was able to capture it in 4:25 minutes in his music video for Spirit. The beauty of the video is in the little details that were included to make the video so reflective of our day to day – from the Hart pots on...

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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 hot singles from the man who brought you “Ngud'”

by: Vuyisile Kubeka - 28 June 2016

9 hot singles from the man who brought you “Ngud'”

If you’re only hearing about Kwesta’s greatness now that you’re jamming to “Ngud’“, you’re late. The Katlehong-native has been killing it since 2007 when we first introduced to his infectious brand of kasi-inspired, punchline-driven hip hop. Don’t believe us? Here are nine hits that prove he’s not too far off when he calls himself Da King of...

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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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Kwesta talks his upcoming album D.A.K.A.R II

by: Sabelo Mkhabela - 18 December 2015

Kwesta talks his upcoming album D.A.K.A.R II

Jo’burg-based rapper Kwesta performed eight new songs from his upcoming third album D.A.K.A.R II at Shine Studios in Jozi in late October 2015. What made the performance special was that the rapper was performing with an orchestra. The album was supposed to be released in late 2015 but it looks like fans will only get...

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Kid X on the come up

by: Tshepang Tlhapane - 2 July 2014

Kid X on the come up

“Eisan bebasbiza omalambane now sidla izambane lika pondo,” these are the lyrics of Bonginkosi “Kid X” Mahlangu. Loosely translated; “they used to call us poor but now, we are making money.” At this point in his career, X can certainly back up a statement like that. He has come a long way. Dressed in camouflage chinos, a matching...

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Back To The City Festival

by: Sabelo Mkhabela - 30 April 2013

Back To The City Festival

Since 2007, the 27th of April has been a special day for hip hop in South Africa. The Back To The City Festival which takes place in Newtown,  is to hip hop heads what Moria is to members of the ZCC church. This year was no different. Poised to be “bigger and better”, the venue...

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