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.
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
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…
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
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 the music, and … Continue reading Stogie T’s Rebirth Is Kool
Shout-out to Phiona who put me onto this sweet Guardian gig that required me to play musical guide through some sweet live spots around South Africa.
And the three are having a show on March 5 at Kulcha Cafe in Jozi. There’s an event page which you can check out. Siya of The Brother Moves On hollered asking … Continue reading The Brother Moves On Presents The New New With Children Of The Wind And Kajama
On this second installment of #PhotographingRap, I’d like to share a few of the images of the South African rapper AKA, who was recently announced by BBC’s Radio 1 and … Continue reading #PhotographingRap | AKA
I like shooting live. I dislike it that my work doesn’t stand a chance to be seen widely because the required compromises, which for me include begging on all fours at … Continue reading #PhotographingRap | Reason
Maftown Heights is 6 years old this year. I’ve been to 3 of them since 2013. Shout-out to Africanhhb for trusting me to represent them every year.
I’m interested in how hip-hop, the music and the cultural aesthetic, is influencing how people relate to the spaces they inhabit. What lens do we view ourselves through, for instance? … Continue reading Document(ation) Of A Rev[ival]olution…