Category: Rap Music
#GuestPost | Album Review: 199x By Dallas T
So I had time to ear T.U.R.K’s 199x project. Great initiative. He decided to settle for a more mature, neo-melodic, soulful-yet-friendly, boom-bap sound with conscious raps and a dash of trap-soul, accompanied by factual, as opposed to fictitious, verses. His script resonates; it stretches from real life experiences, to his personal baggage — well, romantic…
#Featured | 7 Pop Culture References on AKA’s Touch My Blood Album
AKA outdid himself on his third studio album – because 24/7/365 is a mixtape – Touch My Blood. His mixture of conventional pop song structure, unforgettable melodies and above-grade raps renders replay value missing from what’s trending on the Mzansi rap scene currently. I picked 7 of stand-out cultural references from his verses on the…
You Can Sit Some Shit Out, It’s Okay
Feeling like I slept through a week whereby some earth-shattering, course-changing shit took place.
#Fotos | Strings & Bling: The Album Launch
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 deal with the Universal Music Group, is a balanced mix of racy rappitty raps and laidback, at times near-poppy songs, some of which sit squarely in the ballad…
#Fotografi | The Grey Series Studio Sessions
Four years ago, a mixtape concept curated by the film duo Drop XVI, producer Nyambz’s Studio Next Door, and emcee B.O.Y Wonder’s Ondaground Productions was recorded in Pretoria, South Africa.
#Fotografi | BTS @ Yungloon Taliboom’s Videoshoot
The producer/emcee duo comprising Maloon TheBoom and YoungstaCPT’s recently-released video for their song “Muchas Gracias” was filmed at the beginning of 2017 in Cape Town. A lot has changed since then; YoungstaCPT’s since parted with his old management, and stamped the South African music landscape with his trademark quickfire rhyme schemes. He’s also bagged a…
#Fotos | Back To The City [Main Stage]
The main stage is a hive for disappointment. It remained true to that reputation this year.
#Fotos | Moments From The South African Hip Hop Awards
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 attendees with joy and wonder, especially the staunch adeherents who were around when the scene was small and filled with more detractors than believers.
#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 media react?