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Cassper throws his hat in the diss track ring with “4 Steps Back”

Cassper 4 Steps Back

It has been two weeks since Big Zulu released his inexplicably scathing yet friendly diss track “150 Bars” and a slew of responses have come as a result. Of those mentioned in Big Zulu’s diss track, K.O. was the first one to respond swiftly with his song “OMEGA FREESTYLE”. Kwesta then responded with “Quanthum (First Load)”. […]

DJ PH Assembles An Avengers Team of SA Hip Hop on “Serious (Streets Remix)”

DJ PH Street Mix Serious

On June 18, DJ PH released a Makwa produced track in the form of “Serious”, featuring Cassper Nyovest, Lady Du and the producer extraordinaire, Makwa. The amapiano and hip hop hybrid of a song spotted a catchy, infectious hook in which the artists on it repeatedly declare themselves and all they’re into as being “serious”. […]

South Africans Heartbroken as the TicketPro Dome Closes

TicketPro Dome Closes

South Africans have taken to social media with heavy hearts to relive their memories of the Ticketpro Dome. This comes as RX Venue Management announced that the country’s largest indoor arena has been sold to a third party which does not operate in the event space. In a statement released on Twitter, they said, “It […]

Farewell, the great Village Pope

Tsepo Tshola, the Lesotho master musician whose music underscored our celebratory times and offered a warmth of solace in our periods of grief has died. “I’m a son of a preacher and a prayer woman. They got married on stage. I’ve got all of this love of music and love of God from my parents. […]

Cassper Carries On His Tradition of Experimentation With Sweet And Short 2.0

Cassper Sweet And Short 2.0

Cassper Nyovest’s sixth studio album has arrived in the form of Short And Sweet 2.0. It serves as the second instalment in what’s shaping up to be a series of Cassper’s passion projects where he embraces experimentation. The first Sweet And Short was an elaborate homage to kwaito, which saw the platinum-selling rapper take a […]

Cassper Nyovest’s new album, A.M.N., has arrived

He made the announcement the day after Father’s Day that he would become a dad, and that he’d decided to name his forthcoming album after the occasion. September 11 has arrived, and so has the album A.M.N. (Any Minute Now). With a whopping 21 tracks, the album comes in at an hour and 27 minutes […]

UMG announces the launch of Def Jam Africa

Universal Music Group (UMG) today announced the launch of Def Jam Africa, a new label division within the continent dedicated to representing the best hip-hop, Afrobeats and trap talent in Africa. Def Jam Africa will follow the blueprint of the iconic Def Jam Recordings label, which has led and influenced the cutting-edge in hip-hop and […]

Love & SA Hip Hop – Our Valentine’s Picks

It’s that time of year again when your timeline is filled with either cynical thoughts on the capitalist drive behind Valentine’s Day or the sweet mushy stuff between lovers celebrating each other. Hip Hop is not averse to the mushy stuff, the rappers usually don’t wanna let you know that they’re some of the biggest […]

Cassper’s back with “Good For That”

He has a new single release and a dance challenge to go along with it. Cassper Nyovest dropped “Good For That” on Saturday and it has gone viral since. The caption of the video says “After taking a deliberate two year hiatus from hip hop to focus on South African urban dance sound Cassper Nyovest […]