I was thinking recently how what I am doing currently — photographing, writing, video graphing, editing — was never the plan; and how growing up, there never really was one.
Thandi Ntuli, the multi-part, genre-busting, mad-exciting yoda of da fonq — because we off that genre-labelling biz — is releasing her sophomore album sooner than you can blink.
#katarasessions is a way for musicians to sing their songs in configurations that are unfamiliar to the people who listen to their music, or present works-in-progress written primarily on an … Continue reading #katarasessions | Bongeziwe Mabandla
“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 was working with … Continue reading Bongeziwe Mabandla, A Brother Most Beautiful
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
Back in 2015, Cassper set his sights on the TicketPro Dome in the peak of his popularity following the release of his first studio album Tsholofelo, and filled up the … Continue reading #GuestPost | Cassper, Respect Us Pls!
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
Ku-album yakhe yesibili, leligama layo kunguManando, umrepha locavile waseNingizimu Africa, Emtee, utfola liphimbo lakhe.
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
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.