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Top 10 SA Music Video Directors to Know

Words by Sanele Mawisa “The music video is a promotional tool for the artist. It sometimes serves as a conduit to attention from a label, but more often it is ...

Moonchild Sanelly – A Dream Chaser

Words by Mercia Tucker Photography by Philly Mohlala Styling by Amy Zama for DNA Styling Agency Make-Up by Caroline Greeff Art Direction by Justin Kaoma Sanelis...

Fresh Music Fridays – Week 2

After signing with Universal Music in June of 2018, Tellaman has released his debut album on the 1st February under the label. Highly anticipated, the album fol...

5 Streetwear Brands to Watch in 2019

Streetwear in South Africa is going through an interesting transition. The mega local brands with national distribution and penetration have made way to smaller...

Hip Hop – Rediscovering its Political Roots

Words by Glenn Kisela Hip hop has a long and storied history with roots deeply embedded within political movements. It has often been used as a medium for story...

Fresh Music Fridays – Week 1

DJ Speedsta has a new EP out titled “Bottlebrush Street.” It’s the debut project from him and can be found here. Yugen Blakrok has released a...

Exclusive Interview: Dreamville’s Bas

Words by Mercia Tucker Just as soon as I’d entered the Universal Music boardroom, I was engulfed in a bear hug by Bas. He’d performed in three South African cit...

PUMA Elevates with the RS-X Trophies

Global sports brand PUMA is keeping the momentum strong with their RS chronicles - with the launch of the RS-X Trophies, this latest iteration of the RS-X sneak...

Levi’s Tapers with a New Trend

For 2019, Levi’s® continues to build out the tapered jeans collection line up. This season, we’re amping up the style offering by including piecing, paneling an...

Finding Neruda while Navigating Some Rap Songs

Words by Mercia Tucker I lost my aunt in 2018. It wasn’t the open-heart surgery that killed her, but the complications of being cut open for 12 hours on the sur...

Budweiser Presents Maria McCloy

Words by Mercia Tucker If your interest in urban youth culture started to take shape between 1996 and 2009, chances are you were touched by the influence of Bl...