#Fotos | Strings & Bling: The Album Launch
Strings & Bling is South African rapper Nasty C’s attempt at making a concept album. At 17 songs long, the sophomore, released as part of his newly-inked deal with the Universal Music Group, is a balanced mix of racy rappitty raps and laidback, at times near-poppy songs, some of which sit squarely in the ballad…
#Fotografi | The Grey Series Studio Sessions
Four years ago, a mixtape concept curated by the film duo Drop XVI, producer Nyambz’s Studio Next Door, and emcee B.O.Y Wonder’s Ondaground Productions was recorded in Pretoria, South Africa.
#Fotografi | BTS @ Yungloon Taliboom’s Videoshoot
The producer/emcee duo comprising Maloon TheBoom and YoungstaCPT’s recently-released video for their song “Muchas Gracias” was filmed at the beginning of 2017 in Cape Town. A lot has changed since then; YoungstaCPT’s since parted with his old management, and stamped the South African music landscape with his trademark quickfire rhyme schemes. He’s also bagged a…
#Fotos | Back To The City [Main Stage]
The main stage is a hive for disappointment. It remained true to that reputation this year.
Back To The City: The End Is Coming
When the final Back to the City takes place in 2021, oral recollections of past festivities will serve as testament to what happens when a bunch of rap kids who used to gather around rap ciphers at Ghandi Square in Jozi accidentally spark a revolution, all the while juggling having to grow up and take…
Langa & Shekhinah Kick It At The Bar
Two artists, arguably the finest of this generation, walk into a bar. They don’t do it at once, however.
#Featured | Photography Work In Drum & People Magazines
I was thinking recently how what I am doing currently — photographing, writing, video graphing, editing — was never the plan; and how growing up, there never really was one.
#Featured | Okayafrica Interview About The South African Jazz Stuff
I did an interview with my homie Sabelo from Okayafrica about the jazz stuff I’ve been documenting over the past few years. I said some things that will likely get me blacklisted from opportunities
#Fotos | Moments From The South African Hip Hop Awards
The sixth South African Hip Hop Awards took place at the Lyric Theatre in Johannesburg early in December. It was, for the most part, a night of reflection which filled attendees with joy and wonder, especially the staunch adeherents who were around when the scene was small and filled with more detractors than believers.
#Throwback | When #FillUp Was Still A Dream In Cassper’s Dome
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 media react?