A’Rise by Heineken Event Review

If you ask the organisers, they’ll tell you that A’Rise by Heineken creates shared experiences while highlighting individual scenes, and the bright minds and talents that power them. Testing that theory is a matter of attending the event and experiencing all that it has to offer. The experience did not disappoint.  Highlighting individual scenes means […]

Nasty C Addresses Some Personal Stuff On Latest Release “No Big Deal”

Nasty C

Nasty C made an appearance on T-Bo Touch’s afternoon show on Metro FM The Touchdown the other day (23 November). He debuted the verse that would eventually become “No Big Deal” – a deeply personal soliloquy that finds him getting some things off his chest. Rapping the verse over Jay-Z’s “Kingdom Come” instrumental on the show, Nasty raised […]

A-Reece releases “the album before the album” Deadlines: Free P2

A-Reece Deadlines

SA hip hop royalty A-Reece has just released a new mixtape in the form of the 7-track Deadlines: Free P2. Featuring household names such as Emtee and Dj Maphorisa, as well as frequent collaborators and label mates, Jay Jody and Marcus Harvey, the tape is his second project of the year after the 4/20 released The Burning […]

A-Reece and Marcus Harvey Have “Dreams” On New Single

A-Reece Marcus Harvey

A collaboration that seems to be written in the stars has finally happened. Cult hero A-Reece links up with the incomparable Marcus Harvey, whose own star is rising rapidly. The two join forces on the brooding and contemplative “Dreams”, which finds them talking about escaping in their minds through dreams because of the harsh realities […]

Blxckie and A-Reece switch bars effortlessly on “Sneaky”

Blxckie A-Reece Sneaky

Blxckie and A-Reece’s legion of fans have something to feast on in the form of the two cult heroes’ collaboration “Sneaky”. Produced by SoulKit and Herc Cut The Lights, “Sneaky” finds the two artists each talking about a sneaky link who’s also a ride a die and whom they have an unbreakable bond with, respectively. Refering to […]

Thato Saul’s Pitori heart is on his sleeve with ‘Life Is Gangsta’

Thato Saul Life Is Gangsta

Yet another Pretoria representative has released a stellar hip hop album. This time it’s Thato Saul who has just released his latest album Life Is Gangsta. The 13-track album showcases the emcee’s skill as a wordsmith who also has the ability to make enjoyable songs. Throughout the album, he shares stories about life in his hood, […]

Listen To A-Reece’s 4/20 Inspired Surprise Release, The Burning Tree EP

A-Reece 4/20

While the drop was a surprise, it really shouldn’t be a surprise that A-Reece would put out a complete (although concise) project that’s an ode to smoking weed on April 20th (4/20) (case in point). Now, the project in this discussion is cheekily titled, The Burning Tree EP.Boasting 9 tracks, the EP is an immersive […]

A-Reece & Jay Jody Drop A Nugget On Soundcloud, “Tuff Luck”

A-Reece Tuff Luck

On a random Sunday (four days ago), A-Reece tweeted that it’s been a while since he updated his Soundcloud. While many may have not thought much about this sentiment, it would seem Baby Boy already had something in mind given how today has unfolded on his Soundcloud page. The critically acclaimed emcee connected with his […]

25k and A-Reece Convey Reassurance To Their People On “Hustler’s Prayer”

25k A Reece Hustlers Prayer

Less than a month after the release of his first single “Pheli Makaveli (Intro)” off his upcoming Pheli Makaveli album curated by Zoocci Coke Dope, Pheli has released the second single off said album. This time he enlists A-Reece on the sombre yet reassuring song, aptly titled “Hustler’s Prayer”. The two emcees spend the entirety […]