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Riky Rick’s advice to young musicians: “Forget radio”

by: Sabelo Mkhabela - 27 February 2017

Riky Rick’s advice to young musicians: “Forget radio”

The Metro FM Awards were just too lit. Mostly for the wrong reasons. A lot of the winnings didn’t add up. The most notable being Nasty C taking Song of the Year beating both Kwesta and Babes Wodumo for “Ngud’” and “Wololo” respectively. Whaaaaat?! Riky Rick, as you might already know, in his acceptance speech...

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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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[Video] Lines from your favourite SA rappers that don’t make sense

by: Aseza Pupuma - 14 December 2016

[Video] Lines from your favourite SA rappers that don’t make sense

While we are still trying to figure out the logic behind Emtee’s “She used to ride me like a rodeo/ Until she heard me on the radio” line, he strikes again with another line that doesn’t make any sense. This time on Stogie T’s self-tiled album. On the video below, our contributors Mayuyuka Kaunda and...

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The 10 best South African hip-hop verses of 2016

by: Mayuyuka Kaunda - 13 December 2016

The 10 best South African hip-hop verses of 2016

From Blaklez’s effortless cadences, K.O’s multi-syllabic delivery, to Emtee’s combination of rapping and singing, we bring you the verses we found impressive this year. In no particular order. 1. Emtee on Stogie T’s “By Any Means” On Stogie T’s “By Any Means”, Emtee delivers another one of his catchy hooks. He also proceeds to drop...

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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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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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Funniest reactions to AKAs new diss track #Composure

by: Shingai Darangwa - 11 September 2015

Funniest reactions to AKAs new diss track #Composure

AKA dropped his new diss track #Composure this week and Twitter exploded. He ruffled a few feathers with controversial references to Cassper Nyovest, Riky Rick and, to everyone’s surprise, Anatii – whom he recently collaborated with on hit track ‘The Saga’. Here are some of the funniest reactions.   Follow Shingai on twitter

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The best South African albums, EPs, mixtapes and singles of 2015 so far

by: Live Staff - 30 June 2015

The best South African albums, EPs, mixtapes and singles of 2015 so far

Yes, we are approximately half-way through 2015. The year sure did fly by, but not without a great soundtrack. From Tumi’s Return of the King to Christian Tiger School’s Chrome Tapes, Simphiwe Dana’s “Killjoy” to Donald and Bucie’s “Let it Burn”, FonZo’s The Pocket Change to Card on Spokes’s Sunwalker, it’s been a great year...

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Riky Rick listening session

by: Rebabaletswe Shai - 3 April 2015

Riky Rick listening session

Local Hip Hop music is transcending barriers across South African borders, and just like American Hip Hop artists, Mzansi artist’s such as Riky Rick, AKA, K.O and Cassper Nyovest have succeeded at capturing the minds and hearts of many music lovers. Live SA was invited to a listening session of Riky Rick’s new album titled...

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2014’s Top 5 hip hop verses

by: Mpho Lehlongwa - 24 October 2014

2014’s Top 5 hip hop verses

The growth of local hip hop artists in South Africa has ushered in the the growth of the scene as a whole. Unlike back in the day when you had to do more than rap to survive, being a good rapper has become a sustainable career now. Why the emphasis on “good”? Because there has...

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