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 … Continue reading #Fotos | Moments From The South African Hip Hop Awards
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
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’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 … Continue reading How To Fix A Broken Industry
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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
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
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
Bra Hugh never cared about fashion when growing up.
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
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