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Top Five Fridays: 2018’s Best Music Videos So far…

by: Terry Simelane-Mathabathe - 7 December 2018

Top Five Fridays: 2018’s Best Music Videos So far…

We look at the top five best music videos according to the Live Mag team. 2018 has undoubtedly been a wonderful year for music but the real treat has been the music videos. From The Carters’ snatching our wigs in the Louvre to Doja Cat showing us how a McDonalds’ meal should be eaten, viewers...

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Top Five Fridays: Interesting Talking Points To Come Out Of The #MalwedheChallenge

by: Mamaili Mamaila - 16 November 2018

Top Five Fridays: Interesting Talking Points To Come Out Of The #MalwedheChallenge

King Monada’s Latest Single Has Officially Collapsed The Internet Makwela Makwela Monada – And he has done it again! Khutso Steven Kgale, affectionately known to his fans as King Monada has released a new single called Malwedhe and it has got the entire country, and other parts of the continent readying themselves for the festive...

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Album Review: We Listened To Anatii’s Iyeza

by: Precious Ngwenya - 12 November 2018

Album Review: We Listened To Anatii’s Iyeza

Coming straight from a collaboration album, Anatii rides solo and deliver his best work yet with Iyeza. Anatii has always been the guy behind the beats of every other big hip-hop artist in the country and he needed his own project to cement his time in the game. ‘Be careful what you wish for’ gave...

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7 reasons you should put some respek on HHP’s name

by: Xoliswa Qoni - 30 October 2018

7 reasons you should put some respek on HHP’s name

Last week a video of Jabba saying he was going to “moer” rappers who mention his name and disrespect him, surfaced on the Internet. He’s got a point, and here’s why. 1. He mixed hip-hop and kwaito before it became cool Jabba was rapping over kwaito beats and repurposing popular kwaito lines, before it became...

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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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Catching up with Kwesta at #LYFE

by: Mamaputle Boikanyo - 22 June 2018

Catching up with Kwesta at #LYFE

Tshituku Ndadza caught up with Kwesta to talk about everything from the LYFE event to his music video being shown at the prestigious Para-Site Art Gallery On 16 June 2018, YFM brought Youth Day to #LYFE with today’s most pioneering, influential and talented artists in South Africa. A string of performers kept the audience dancing...

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AKA’s Life on the Road Episode 4

by: Terry Simelane-Mathabathe - 26 January 2018

AKA’s Life on the Road Episode 4

AKA’s latest offering to the fans has come in the form of a four-part doccie called Life on the Road. Life on the Road is exactly as the title suggests, a look at AKA’s life on the road. The story is more like a collection of inserts rather than a complete thought-out narrative. We see...

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Shekhinah: Living her life like it is Rose Gold

by: Terry Simelane-Mathabathe - 20 October 2017

Shekhinah: Living her life like it is Rose Gold

The dream of becoming a singer started back in primary school for Shekhinah. “You learn to dream big in a small place like Durban,” she says. “I remember my first performance being a school play in grade 7. Parents came up to my family after the play and were like, your child can really sing.”...

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Champagne 69 for the pain

by: Sandile Ngwenya - 19 October 2017

Champagne 69 for the pain

Champagne69 is probably the coolest thing to happen to South African Hip-hop this year. The duo from Midrand, whose real names are Siyanda ‘Siyangena69’ Mdledle and William ‘Willestilios’ Nkuna have been causing mass hysteria everywhere they go, from concerts to street culture festivals. ”We are just two creative black guys hustling, bringing the wave to...

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5 Gqom artists you need to know

by: Sandile Ngwenya - 10 October 2017

5 Gqom artists you need to know

There are few things that are as infectious as Gqom, when the beat hits, you can’t fight the need to dance. With just two months until we hit the festive season hit, it is time to get acquainted with these 5 Gqom artists who will definitely be filling up the dance floor. Dj Lag Also...

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