#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…
#Satire | Rappers Against Racism
The amount of racial hatred parated by Whiteness™ on-line has attracted condemnation from the least likely of quarters in society.
#Review | How To Make It Pop: Red Bull Culture Clash [In Pictures]
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.
#PhotographingRap | AKA
On this second installment of #PhotographingRap, I’d like to share a few of the images of the South African rapper AKA, who was recently announced by BBC’s Radio 1 and 1Xtra as “One To Watch” for 2016. I think the ‘only African artist on that list’ positioning his PR people are pursuing further entrenches our…
#Throwback | Witness The Levels Of AKA’S Fitness
It’s been a while since AKA has had anything to lose. Between his 2012 album Alter Ego and the start of 2014, AKA’s stature had swelled to extremes, practically making him king in his own lane. Coupled with a rigorous cross-country tour schedule and the occasional flight to either Kinshasa or Ghana, not to mention…
Well, not really. More like a creative way to rant about recent places whereby I’ve discovered my work being used without so much as crediting the source. Ah well, wesssssyyyyydE! For real though, these people should know better. On-line gossip magazine The Juice: I don’t understand why the homie had to cut out my…
Da L.E.S ft AKA and Maggz – Heaven
Maggz, a relatively ignored rapper in my canon of lyricists – along with the other gentlemen featured on this otherwise-average song – makes a grand entry of fastidious accuracy with his verse. His voice, hoarse in the beginning – an homage to the high-grade ganja he’s alluding to be smoking – resolves and becomes higher-pitched…