#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…
#Satire | Man Throws Fit, Equates Tinder To The Establishment
In today’s episode of what the fuck Internet?!, a man’s wits were caught unfurling by a by-stander’s phone, who snappily upsailed the indignant material to Facebook.
#Satire | Man Loses Plot, Arrests Another For Being At The Wrong Place, At The Wrong Time
People who’ve no frigging clue how these innercity Jozi streets operate act all forms of shook when their outsider asses encounter even the slightest of discomforts. Such was the case with Herman Mashaba when he decided to take a stroll and catch a vibe in the Summer heat. The Johannesburg mayor, creator of Black Like…
#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…
#Review | Mr Eazi’s Life Across Two Cities Is A Breeze
Mr. Eazi returns to level out and one-up the playing field with a meaty collection of Bankufied magic on Life is Eazi Vol. II: Lagos to London, his third and most accomplished studio offering.
#Satire | Literatti Gone Rogue
Prissy book lovers and their frivolous publishers got the shock of their lives when news emerged that this year’s entries for the K. Sello Duiker Memorial Award were not up to standard.
#Throwback | When Johnny Cradle Were Mixing Their uLate Single
Sakumzi Qumana’s phone sounds an alert. It’s a text message informing him that his copy of Michael Jackson’s Dangerous album has arrived at his favourite record store located somewhere in the northern ‘burbs of Johannesburg.
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.
#Review | Odunsi’s Very RVRE Sophomore LP Knocks
Odunsi’s the engine to Lagos’ nascent Alté scene. He revvs instinctual on his sophomore collection, drawing from 80s and 90s pop culture and personal reflections to craft a shattering, revealing, nostalgia-dipped 2018 album.
#Review | Quincy Jones & The Bull$hiiitte
Right at the end, an interviewer asks the decorated artist a question: What have you not been successful at? Marriage, answers the artist. Laughter ensues.