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Yanga Chief’s Open Letter to Nelson Mandela, “Manelo”

In 1960, the Apartheid government banned the ANC. The banning followed the Sharpville Massacre, forbade any anti-Apartheid activity, and was only overturned in 1990. In 1989, while Nelson Mandela was imprisoned on Robben Island, Chicco Twala released “We Miss You Manelo”. Because the regime censored any media speaking to the political climate of the time, […]

Rowlene releases new album, 11:11

Rowlene released a new single “Stop” a few weeks ago and followed it up with her new album, 11:11, last Friday. A few years in the making, she says of the album release, “I feel the music should speak for itself. It took me so long to drop, we have been announcing for the last […]

Da L.E.S. drops new single ‘Elon Musk’ ahead of album launch

Da L.E.S. returns with a long-awaited new album, Caution To The Wind, an array of summer hits, experimentation and innovation, that showcase the artist’s creativity and collaborations with AKA, Focalistic, Nadia Nakai and Major League DJz, amongst others, launches on Friday, November 20th, 2020. “This album speaks to overcoming challenges, reaffirming a belief in oneself, […]

PUMA x Cloud9

PUMA has teamed up with esports brand Cloud9 for a second collection, including the debut of PUMA x Cloud9 branded footwear along with apparel and accessories all featuring striking Cloud9 blue vibes mixed with bold PUMA designs. The latest from PUMA and Cloud9 was made for the casual gamer at home and for those who […]

Tyler, The Creator revives an iconic GOLF WANG pattern

Premium craftsmanship meets quirky design on a bold new Chuck 70 from GOLF WANG. Tyler, The Creator trades the classic canvas for washed denim and covers it from top to bottom in bold rainbow polka dots (yes, the outsole too). The design comes straight out of the GOLF WANG archives, reviving an iconic pattern that […]

Vans and MoMA Release Second Instalment of Footwear and Apparel

Following the September debut collaboration, Vans, the original action sports brand, and The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) are proud to launch a second instalment of footwear and apparel. The latest iteration of the Vans and MoMA collaboration takes inspiration from impactful works of art by artists Edvard Munch, Jackson Pollock andLybov Popova. A diverse selection of work […]

SAHHA Announces Nominees for its 2020 Virtual Show

The 9th Annual South African Hip Hop Awards returns with a new theme “The New World Order”. The theme idea comes after looking at what has been happening in the last year around the world. “After the world was reinstated to hard lockdowns where we all found ourselves confined to our homes, glued to the tv set, […]

Universal Music South Africa Partners with the National School of the Arts

Universal Music South Africa, through Universal Music Group’s Task Force for Meaningful Change (TFMC), today announced a partnership with South Africa’s National School of the Arts (NSA) that will save the iconic school from closure due to economic pressures resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.    One of South Africa’s foremost arts education institutions, NSA is a co-educational public school […]