2 minutes read June 16, 2015 Hillbrow invasion with @YoungstaCPT Cape Town-based wordsmith Youngsta’s been in Johannesburg for a few weeks, here on a mission to build bridges and shake a few industry players’ hands, all the while invading the city with his brand….. Read More 9 minutes read March 13, 2015 #SAHipHop2014: Looking Back At The Year That Was In 2014, South African Hip Hop was allowed longer strides on the mainstream’s catwalk. The line between artist and celebrity got blurred as rappers continued to package themselves into products ripe for mass consumption. Meanwhile,….. Read More 3 minutes read July 15, 2014 South African Hip Hop Series: Ill Skillz In Five Videos Cape Town’s self-proclaimed two dope boyz Uno and Jimmy Flexx are Ill Skillz. At the end of 2013 they released Notes from the Native Yard (NFTNY), a collection of songs….. Read More 2 minutes read July 8, 2014 Pretoria’s Forgotten Hip-Hop Scene In 2010, documentary filmmaker Sara Chitambo packed up five years’ worth of life in Cape Town and relocated to the eGoli, ePitori to be precise. Among her long list of….. Read More 4 minutes read June 4, 2014 South African Hip Hop–An Outsider’s Perspective One evening while channel surfing at home, I stumbled upon what sounded like a rap cypher* on the radio. Quickly, I got up to look for an empty cassette tape nearby. Once….. Read More 3 minutes read May 20, 2014 Rap Battle of the Week on Reddit: Johannesburg’s Tumi vs Atlanta’s Ness Lee Two weeks ago, Club Zen in downtown Johannesburg got packed to its rafters with hip-hop afficionados who came by the carloads to support Scrambles4Money, a South African battle rap circuit….. Read More 0 minutes Less than a minute read May 2, 2014 #Photojournal: Back To The City Festival Back To The City is a hip-hop and street fashion festival held in Johannesburg’s Newtown Precinct every year on April 27th, South Africa’s Freedom Day. The festival has seen unprecedented….. Read More ← Older posts ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.