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
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.
I have an unhealthy relationship with newspapers. I distrust the politics of the mechanism underpinning their operation. But then again, I want my shit to be read by people spanning … Continue reading #Newspapers | The Future Of South African Rap For Sunday Times
I got to write about Shabaka Hutchings’ new project called The Ancestors for the Sunday Time’s Lifestyle section. They keep their info behind paywalls over there; the screengrab below is … Continue reading #Newspapers | Shabaka & The Ancestors For Sunday Times…
“By the time the early naughties hit, I’d become an internet-dependent delinquent prowling night and day for hyperlinks to rap music websites which I’d spot on magazines and see on … Continue reading #Newspapers | I Wrote About Youth Culuture & The Internet For Mail & Guardian
This story was especially challenging to do. These amazing, beautiful women are all ultra busy; negotiating time to speak became an interesting task.
I wrote an article in the latest edition of M&G questioning the word ‘femcee’ and whether women who rap identify with it. Gigi Lamayne, Yugen Blakrok, Andiswa Mkosi and MC … Continue reading “Girls Can Rap Too” For Mail & Guardian
The dread-scribe Percy Mabandu needed a right-hand man to assist with images while he broke atoms down with bra Hugh and bra Pops. The results are in this month’s Blaque Life Digest, … Continue reading #Featured | Bra Hugh & Pops Mohammed For Blaque Life Digest