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8 young women making us proud on International Women’s Day

by: Live Staff - 8 March 2017

8 young women making us proud on International Women’s Day

As March 8 marks International Women’s Day we put you onto women doing the most in music, online media, politics, fashion and more. Rouge, rapper and brand ambassador Pretorian rapper Rouge cemented her spot in South African music industry in 2014 with her debut single, “Party”.  The 24-year-old has also worked alongside artists like Reason,...

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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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7 of the best South African hip-hop verses of 2016 so far

by: Sabelo Mkhabela - 27 June 2016

7 of the best South African hip-hop verses of 2016 so far

Six months into the year and South African rappers have already dropped some of the hottest verses, on posse tracks, you will hear all year. Here are seven of the strongest, in no particular order:   Moozlie on Rouge’s “Mbongo Zaka” Moozle showed great improvement on “Mbongo Zaka”. The verse is one of her strongest...

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13 up-and-coming musicians you should know about in 2016

by: Live Staff - 22 January 2016

13 up-and-coming musicians you should know about in 2016

They had a great run in 2015. As 2016 begins, here are a few young musicians you should be checking out, in no particular order. EmTee You’ve probably heard his smash single “Roll Up“, which won Song of the Year at the 2015 South African Hip Hop Awards. It’s been labelled bubblegum rap by a...

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Rouge shares her 5 favourite albums of all time

by: Nwabisa Masiza - 17 December 2015

Rouge shares her 5 favourite albums of all time

Up-and-coming Pretoria rapper Rouge has bars. She held her own alongside Reason on her single “Bua” released a few months ago. Below she shares a list of her five favourite albums and why she likes them.   J. Cole – Forest Hill Drive “I love this album because of the storytelling. It’s overwhelming not only in...

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