Mercia Tucker

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Interview: Gemini Major

Words by Mercia Tucker Photography by @welcometoromesa “I wanna show people here it’s bigger than this. You need to think out of the box, you need to take your ...
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The Rise of Family Tree Records

Words by Mercia Tucker Images Jabu King In 2017, Family Tree Records has grown to become a household name in hip hop circles.  The opus of its CEO, Cassper Nyov...
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10 Best Debut Hip Hop Albums  

  Words by Mercia Tucker They say you live your whole life to make your first album and a year to make your second. It's part of the reason why debut album...
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Maftown’s Impact on SA Hip Hop

Words by Mercia Tucker   Mafikeng is home to some of South Africa’s most talented and celebrated artists.  When considering the cultural capital of South Africa...

Da L.E.S – Larger than Life

Words by Mercia Tucker  It’s April 2016 and the VIP section of the Zone 6 venue in Soweto starts to fill up with the fashionably late. The precursory pouted pic...
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5 Classic SA Hip Hop Albums

Words by Mercia Tucker Classic, adjective \ˈkla-sik\; judged over a period of time to be of the highest quality and outstanding of its kind. In the musical sp...
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SA Hip Hop Brand Kings

Words by Mercia Tucker  “The Superstar shoe was dead. The shoe was dead. And Run-D.M.C. singlehandedly brought that shoe back” said Angelo Anastasio, Marketing ...
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Separating the artist from their art

Words by Mercia Tucker “Can you separate an artist from their art?” is an old question but is still a relevant one. That there exists in the world a bond strong...
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Interview: A-Reece

Words By Mercia Tucker You can probably remember the first time that Lehlogonolo Mataboge made you go “Whoa! This kid can rap!” You can probably remember the ti...