Celebrating 50 Years of Hip Hop At Back To The City 2023

Back To The City

Back To The City yet again lived up to its reputation as the biggest hip hop festival in Africa by hosting a successful edition on Saturday, October 7th. This year’s edition was primed as a celebration of hip hop’s 50th anniversary, doubling also as a special occasion for SA hip hop’s 40th anniversary as well. […]

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 […]

A-Reece is taking his talents on the road with countrywide Reece Effect tour

The Reece Effect

A-Reece is gearing up for a new album release, but before he does, he’s taking his talents on the road. The Reece Effect, A-Reece’s tour circuit, will be coming to Durban, Cape Town, Joburg and Pretoria soon, with more dates to be announced in the coming weeks. The rapper recently headlined The SOMNYAMA Show alongside […]

The SOMNYAMA Show is coming and A-Reece will be headlining alongside Blxckie

Blxckie A-Reece

Blxckie has announced that he’ll be taking to the stage for The SOMNYAMA Show together with A-Reece later this month. With the title taken from his moniker, The SOMNYAMA Show will be taking place on the 23rd June at the Hearty Collective in Cape Town. One of SA’s most loved, Blxckie was one of the […]

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, […]