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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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21 Questions: We get to know rapper Rouge

by: Terry Simelane-Mathabathe - 6 October 2017

21 Questions: We get to know rapper Rouge

Rouge has been putting in the work, and it’s finally starting to pay off. If you don’t know anything about this big-haired rapper, she featured in the smash hit remix of AKA’s Baddest, collaborated on Mbongo Zaka with fellow female rapper Nomuzi Mabena and her latest single Deja Vu hit number 1 on the 5fm...

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Shane Eagle’s career takes flight

by: Cole Ndelu - 4 October 2017

Shane Eagle’s career takes flight

The rapper describes himself as “Revolutionary and a game changer.” Big talk, especially from someone who only has one album. The question is, can he really back it up? It has been about 2 years since his appearance on The Hustle, and a lot has happened. He joined JR’s record label, and then swiftly left....

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Take a trip down memory lane with our Heritage Day playlist

by: Cole Ndelu - 20 September 2017

Take a trip down memory lane with our Heritage Day playlist

We’ve put together a playlist that will have your parents and other relatives shouting, “Oh, that’s my jam!” and will have you singing along too. Music that everyone will enjoy and sway to. Listen to the playlist on Deezer Listen to the playlist on iTunes

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The best of #MampintshaChallenge videos

by: Live Staff - 30 May 2017

The best of #MampintshaChallenge videos

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you should know that Babes Wodumo and Mampintsha weren’t pleased with Babes not getting an award at the SAMAs last weekend. The two artists expressed their dissatisfaction through videos they posted on Instagram. Is this a challenge now? Black Twitter #mampintshachallenge pic.twitter.com/bWFAzLDz9y — On the Move in Music...

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8 albums from South African women musicians you need to hear

by: Sabelo Mkhabela - 24 May 2017

8 albums from South African women musicians you need to hear

South African women musicians have been creating some of the best music to come out of this country. Below is a list of albums that came out only this year, listed in no particular order. 1. Patty Monroe – Malatjie Patty Monroe’s debut album Malatjie showed a side of the Cape Town rapper fans hadn’t...

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Our first Joburg Street Player dance video is one of the best so far

by: Live Staff - 18 May 2017

Our first Joburg Street Player dance video is one of the best so far

Our latest Street Player video was shot in Braamfontein in Jozi. Sisi Mbombo dances to the catchy tune “Gyotens Kalimba” (Sebastian Mullaert Intensification) by Anchorsong. RELATED: Street Player: Watch Darien dance to new track by Groove Armada Cassper Nyovest was right, Thuto is his best album so far 4 singers re-interpret South African hip-hop songs...

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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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