#GuestPost | Cassper, Respect Us Pls!
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 19,000 capacity venue. He doubled the ante the following year and attempted to fill up Orlando Stadium in Soweto, which sits 40, 000 people. On…
How To Fix A Broken Industry
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 category, when in fact she out-wits and out-raps the bar-less fuckwits getting played on the radio today.
#GuestPost | Emtee Utfola Liphimbo Lakhe ku-Trap
Ku-album yakhe yesibili, leligama layo kunguManando, umrepha locavile waseNingizimu Africa, Emtee, utfola liphimbo lakhe.
#Featured | Photography Work On Projects By YoungstaCPT & Amandla Freedom Ensemble
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 the images we made on that day for their joint EP entitled How To Make It In South Africa. I mean, how could I say…
Rouge: Coming In From The Cold, Redda Than Red
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 signed to a management company, had a publicist and, judging from the performance she gave at one press conference of the magnanimous fuck-up that was…
#Review | How To Make It Pop: Red Bull Culture Clash [In Pictures]
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.
In Their Own Words: Nakhane On Why He’ll Never Pen A Pop Song
I’ll never, ever probably write a pop song — a pop pop pop song — because I know that that doesn’t feed me.
#Featured | Photo-Essay For Just Sunday Magazine’s Kult Issue
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 line with the theme after I’d agreed to contribute.
In Their Own Words: Nonku Phiri On Meeting Crazy White Boy
Crazy White Boy was my first dip into the commercial pool.
#Review | Rouge’s Live Show’s So Dope, It Eclipses Her Sick Raps
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 song to the next.