Words by Misa Narrates The debate about which year was the “best” or “worst” has begun online. When it comes to music, 2018 has been an interesting time. From 4 track EPs to bloated albums, 2018 was another year of musical contributions wherein a blossoming new school of talent joins the ranks of artists who […]
It’s been 3 years since South Africa watched on as an ambitious young maverick challenged deep-rooted perceptions and filled an arena previously dominated by some of the biggest names in music globally. Twenty thousand people were in the audience at The Dome as Cassper Nyovest (real name, Refiloe Phoolo) joined elite company and took to […]
Family Tree’s first lady is back again with a brand new episode of Bossing Up With Bragga. The video series documents the life and times of the sultry rapper. Her fans get a bird’s eye view of her ever-evolving journey. Peep the latest instalment …
Words by Glenn Kisela Hip hop has always held a level of romanticism. It’s carried the hopes of many and provided soundtracks to our deepest yearnings and most audacious dreams. To many people, hip hop has also served as a form of hope, a trait no one has exemplified more locally than Cassper Nyovest. He […]
The Family Tree impresario Cassper Nyovest is gearing up for his biggest moment in his already stellar career. The rapper has a date with destiny – on the 2nd of December he will attempt to pack up the biggest stadium in Africa. Everyone agrees that it’s a tall order but it looks like he might […]
Cassper Nyovest has officially dropped his 3rd studio album titled Thuto, which is available for purchase on iTunes. Listen to a few tracks from the album below.
After a number of years of attending festivals you begin to wonder if the festival still has the same appeal or if you’ve fallen into the ho-hum of habitual patronage. Every year, however, I walk out of Back to the City gates at the end of the night begrudgingly, with a sense of wonderment at […]
Listen to Gemini Major’s brand new single called Bando featuring Emtee and Frank Casino. Check out our full interview with Gemini here, where he discusses his career, forthcoming album, reasons for leaving Family Tree and his partnership with Da L.E.S.
Words by Mercia Tucker Photography by @welcometoromesa “I wanna show people here it’s bigger than this. You need to think out of the box, you need to take your mind out of the gutter and shoot for the stars, there’s no limit.” He’s an enigma to most people but at the heart of the exuberant […]
Words by Mercia Tucker Images Jabu King In 2017, Family Tree Records has grown to become a household name in hip hop circles. The opus of its CEO, Cassper Nyovest, the label was started in 2014, when he was only 24, and has been prolific in its growth. In the years since its conception, it […]
Gemini Major wishes to announce his departure from Family Tree records. “It has been a great journey with special memories made and I’m thankful of all the opportunities, but now it’s time to focus on other things and grow as an artist and brand,” Gemini commented. The prolific rapper and producer-extraordinaire responsible for some of […]