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A Conversation With Stogie T

Stogie T

The perennial MC talks about his new EP Shallow, touring overseas, what hip hop means to him, his audience and the Kendrick Lamar/Drake beef Shallow is Stogie T’s fourth project in his post-Tumi and The Volume period. It comes subsequent to 2016’s eponymous Stogie T album, 2018’s Honey and Pain mixtape and 2020’s Empire of […]

Maglera Feature Verses Take Centre Stage

Maglera Doe Boy

In the last five years, South African hip hop has seen an influx of truly exciting and talented emcees come to the fore. Most of them represent different sounds and geographic locations, adding different facets to the already diverse South African hip hop landscape. Nonetheless, in my estimation, few come close to the enigma that […]

K.O Connects With Maglera Doe Boy On Latest Single “Let Me Cook”

The Mpumalanga rapper releases his third single of the year. K.O ushers in the second quarter of the year with new music. A few months after releasing “SWave Freestyle” and “Y.O.U.”, the former Teargas  frontman returns with his latest single “Let Me Cook”, this time assisted by Kanana native Maglera Doe Boy. The song finds […]

Luna Florentino takes on Zingah in new diss track

Zingah Luna Florentino

Luna Florentino took Zingah on with a diss track after the two exchanged words on X (formerly Twitter) this Sunday. Luna dubbed him “Lawd of the Crop Tops” in a scathing response to Zingah’s tweet questioning the Rustenburg native’s writing prowess. The disagreement stemmed from a discussion on the latest in the Kendrick Lamar-Drake-Rick Ross […]

FLVME plugs us in to his audio diary with the release of NOTE TO SELF

Flvme Note to Self

FLVME has a new project out. Fresh off the news of his recent SAMA nomination for GERMANDER II, FLVME has released the seven-track EP, NOTE TO SELF. The project is his second for the year, having released The LOST PACK:, Vol. 1 in May following a robbery where he lost that very project. In NOTE […]

A-Reece surprise-drops new single “Ving Rhames”

A-Reece Ving Rhames

In the aftermath of his Reece Effect tour kickoff in Durban, A-Reece has dropped a new single, “Ving Rhames”. It’s short – coming in at 1:21 – but packs a powerful punch. Jay Jody tweeted about his brother last week, saying “A-Reece is an incredible musician,guys. So much that he makes it seem very simple […]

Where Hip Hop Meets Jazz, We’re The Better For It

Hip Hop Jazz

The marriage of jazz and hip hop is a relationship dating back to the early days of the genre. Its modern iteration demystifies jazz to a more youthful audience. For a lot of us young music lovers, jazz has mostly seemed like a highbrow, boring and inaccessible genre that holds no appeal to most of […]

SAMA nominations are in and AKA leads them for 2023

SA Music Awards

The Soweto Theatre in Jabulani, Soweto played host to the music industry as the SAMA nominations were announced. Albums and singles released between 1 February 2022 and 14 April 2023 were considered for SAMA29. The late AKA leads the pack with a tally of no less than seven nods for his album Mass Country in […]