Red Bull Culture clash delivered the niceties on Saturday night in what turned into a lesson in how to package South African pop culture for a fickle audience.
I’ll never, ever probably write a pop song — a pop pop pop song — because I know that that doesn’t feed me.
The homie Khanya Sijaji publishes an independent magazine named Just Sunday. He asked whether I’d be keen to contribute a photo-essay, and asked that I submit text and images in … Continue reading #Featured | Photo-Essay For Just Sunday Magazine’s Kult Issue
Crazy White Boy was my first dip into the commercial pool.
Rouge’s live rap show’s so dope, it threatens to eclipse her ill raps. When on the mic she’s in control, focused, with the promise to get progressively better, from one … Continue reading #Review | Rouge’s Live Show’s So Dope, It Eclipses Her Sick Raps
A Gentle Magic is a forthcoming, feature-length documentary film which explores the resurgence of skin-lightening products in South Africa, and uses that as an in-road to the country’s changing social … Continue reading Skin Lightening: 5 Women Share Their Experiences In Forthcoming Documentary Film
One of the biggest songs on South African radio in 2016 was Babes Wodumo’s “Wololo”. Deejays previously associated with mainstream ‘house’ music have been riding the wave since, with Euphonik’s … Continue reading #PhotoEssay | Back When Gqom Was A Dirty Word, And Now…
I started to follow the black band scene closely once I got to Jozi 5 years ago. I would get asked by people then — and it still happens today … Continue reading #Photoessay | Jozi’s Live Music Scene: Faces + Spaces [2013 – 2017]
About three months ago, Johnny Cradle announced in front of a club-full of people that they’d been signed to the Just Music label, and that their album would be coming … Continue reading #Featured | Photography For Johnny Cradle’s Debut Album
Black Women With Tattoos is an on-going project examining how women relate to their tatts, and how the public in general views women’s bodies, specifically the comments which result whenever … Continue reading Falling In Love: 6 Women On When They Got Their First Tatts
When planning the roll-out of his latest project, 4AM In Jozi, rap artist Sam Turpin made sure to include the oft-ignored casual cassette tape listener — it’s 2017, in case … Continue reading #Photos + #GIFs | Proof That Sam Turpin Is The Wavviest Cat To Come Out Of Jozi
Rofhiwa Maneta is an author who published his debut short story collection entitled Metanoia early 2017. He’s also a trapgod, a dope dude, and a father-to-be. We filmed this conversation … Continue reading #Video | Author Rofhiwa Maneta On Black Men & Depression