Imagine if Cassper Nyovest failed to fill up the dome. How would South African Hip Hop look at him? What would #TeamAKA think and say? Most importantly, how would social … Continue reading #Throwback | When #FillUp Was Still A Dream In Cassper’s Dome
Back in 2015, Cassper set his sights on the TicketPro Dome in the peak of his popularity following the release of his first studio album Tsholofelo, and filled up the … Continue reading #GuestPost | Cassper, Respect Us Pls!
Rouge’s New Era Sessions is one of the best out this year, but the South African Hip Hop Awards seem to think that she’s only worthy for the Best Female … Continue reading How To Fix A Broken Industry
Ku-album yakhe yesibili, leligama layo kunguManando, umrepha locavile waseNingizimu Africa, Emtee, utfola liphimbo lakhe.
YoungstaCPT invited me to a studio session of his and producer Loopsta in Hillbrow some two years ago. He reached out two months back, asking that I share some of … Continue reading #Featured | Photography Work On Projects By YoungstaCPT & Amandla Freedom Ensemble
In 2013 Deko Barbara-Jessica Weidi, who is of Congolese descent, was an upstart R&B singer who’d recently started rapping because of the push her producer friends gave her. She was … Continue reading Rouge: Coming In From The Cold, Redda Than Red
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
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]