#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 … Continue reading #Throwback | When #FillUp Was Still A Dream In Cassper’s Dome

#Download | Writing Rap, A Publication Produced For Lephephe Print Gatherings Vol. 1

Writing Rap is a newspaper-format collection of South African hip hop writing, some of which has been published previously, produced specifically for the first edition Lephephe Print Gatherings, a marketplace … Continue reading #Download | Writing Rap, A Publication Produced For Lephephe Print Gatherings Vol. 1

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 … Continue reading Rouge: Coming In From The Cold, Redda Than Red

#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 … Continue reading #Review | Rouge’s Live Show’s So Dope, It Eclipses Her Sick Raps

#Photos + #GIFs | Proof That Sam Turpin Is The Wavviest Cat To Come Out Of Jozi

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

#Phototessay | Behind The Scenes At Uno July’s ‘Isukile’ Videoshoot

When power cut in the middle of his studio session in November 2016, Gugs-born Uno July took a short break in the Red Bull Studios’ lounge in Cape Town — … Continue reading #Phototessay | Behind The Scenes At Uno July’s ‘Isukile’ Videoshoot