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… Read more “#Fotos | Strings & Bling: The Album Launch”
The main stage is a hive for disappointment. It remained true to that reputation this year.
“It’s a risk album, you know?! I wanted to do something that was different. I didn’t want to be stagnat, and a lot of people that I… Read more “Bongeziwe Mabandla, A Brother Most Beautiful”
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,… Read more “#Throwback | When #FillUp Was Still A Dream In Cassper’s Dome”
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… Read more “#Review | How To Make It Pop: Red Bull Culture Clash [In Pictures]”
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… Read more “#Review | Rouge’s Live Show’s So Dope, It Eclipses Her Sick Raps”
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… Read more “#PhotoEssay | Back When Gqom Was A Dirty Word, And Now…”
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… Read more “#Photos + #GIFs | Proof That Sam Turpin Is The Wavviest Cat To Come Out Of Jozi”
There were too many great things happening at once. The emotions were overwhelming. I cried a lot during this show.
“I have more faith in the music than I do in the PR and in the imaging,” says Stogie T frankly. “I think people, once they hear… Read more “Stogie T’s Rebirth Is Kool”