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Fresh Music Friday – Week 5

Recently celebrating 10 years in the rap game, Zingah (formerly known as Smashis, of the Cashtime Fam trio) has just dropped his highly anticipated single “Dlal...

The Future of Influencer Marketing in SA

Words by Mercia Tucker The Cambridge English dictionary defines an influencer as “someone who affects or changes the way that other people behave, for example ...

Fresh Music Friday – Week 4

N’veigh has released his long-awaited debut album, Peanut Butter. After the surprise EP No Pineapples on my Pizza, the Pretoria rapper gave us 13 tracks that ca...

New: Episode 2 of Notes & Noise

Episode 2 of “Notes & Noise” is here.  A podcast hosted by Mercia Tucker, it sees her waxing lyrical about all things South African hip hop once a mont...

The Indelible Rise of Gqom

Words by Zee Ntloko The popularization of dance and electronic music in South Africa is heavily owed to township culture. The rise of house music and the birth ...

DOPE Store: Championing SA Streetwear

Words by Tinuke Eboka Images by AFI and SA Fashion Week Opening its doors in 2009, Dope store has quietly become Braamfontein’s answer to a multi-brand retail...

YoungstaCPT on His PUMA Collaboration

PUMA has resurrected the CELL Endura and CELL Venom from the past and reimagined it in black and white, with reflective elements on the upper and signature CELL...

VANS Drop Led Zeppelin Capsule Range

On the heels of Led Zeppelin's historic golden anniversary, Vans the global icon of creative self-expression partners with rock and roll legends, Led Zeppelin t...

PUMA Women Introduces the NOVA

PUMA Women introduces the NOVA, an all-new sneaker for the #DOYOU woman with that bold and unapologetic style.  Fusing classic ‘90s running design with fashion-...

Op-Ed: Independence is Stifling Local Hip Hop

Words by Wiseman Ngubo There has been a notable absence of an outright viral local hip hop hit in recent times, the last two years have seen a pretty lukewarm s...

FRESH MUSIC FRIDAY – WEEK 3

Muzi has released his new single “We Are Growing – Muzi Rework” today. The single recognises his Zulu roots and pays homage to the Margaret Singana classic, whi...