In 2014, South African Hip Hop was allowed longer strides on the mainstream’s catwalk. The line between artist
It’s all my father’s fault! Sometime towards the end of the nineties, I remember him bringing
In 2010, I acquired an illegal copy of The Clonious’ Between the dots LP after hearing
Brian Soko is not a happy man! Not only is he having to deal with the
“The thing about Joburg,” observes rapper and producer Sam Turpin “it’s kind of on the scale
I was home alone one Friday night around 2001 watching, as was tradition, one of the
As member of the hip-hop quartet Ba4za, Hakeem Lesolang presided over one of the most fertile
“The metaphysical properties of hip-hop, the metaphors, helped me imagine a better world."
Off the whim, I asked Kwanele Sosibo if he’d be interested in contributing to the series. He
We went on a hunt for some South African rap songs about marijuana and emerged with a list ranging from Youngsta, Mothipa's Mpharanyana and Hymphatic Thabs.
On the morning of 28th October 2013 – a Monday – South Africa woke up to
Cape Town’s self-proclaimed two dope boyz Uno and Jimmy Flexx are Ill Skillz. At the end
In 2010, documentary filmmaker Sara Chitambo packed up five years’ worth of life in Cape Town
I can’t recall when I first fell in love with hip-hop, but I do know that
Hip hop heads wonder whether there is there anything of artistic value that he adds to the conversation on rap music in South Africa?
Their stage act resembles an inside joke; they play tricks on the audience with a wry
“Raise your hand up if you’re a hip-hop head” said Lesego Rampolokeng, rallying a house full of
An interview with hip hop scholar, Adam Haupt, about hip hop pioneers P.O.C., the viral rappers Die Antwoord and the state of contemporary South African hip-hop.
South African hip-hop has become too safe. Cutting edge rappers are being sidelined in favour of tried-and-tested
In 2014, African hip-hop has graduated from the bedroom and walked into the boardroom. It’s left