YoungstaCPT: The King

For any artist, the debut album is a fabled thing. An introduction to a mass audience, a culmination of past work, and a distinct declaration of an artist’s current creative

Rolo Rozay: The Hustler

The gatekeeper exists within every subculture. In social terms, a gatekeeper is an individual who upholds certain ideals and values that are critical to the behaviour of a particular group

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 of kwaito

The Rise of Artist Owned Festivals

Words by Zee Ntloko In 2015, Cassper Nyovest embarked on the seemingly audacious task of hosting a concert at The Dome and attempting to fill up the 20,000-capacity venue. What

Nicki Minaj’s Queen – A Review

Words by Zee Ntloko It’s been 10 years since Nicki Minaj’s rapid accession into the upper echelons of rap. Over a decade she has carved out an almost impenetrable territory

The Culture of Festivals in SA

Words by Ziyanda Ntloko Last year I attended the first ever AFROPUNK festival hosted on African soil in Johannesburg. The festival has been based in Brooklyn since 2005 and recently

Drake’s Top 20 Best Songs To Date

Words by Ziyanda Ntloko To be a Drake fan is to never be satisfied. Since his début in 2009, Drake has meticulously crafted himself from a seemingly non-threatening Young Money