The Plug 100: Most Influential People in SA Urban Culture

The Oxford Dictionary defines influence as “the capacity to have an effect on the character, development, or behaviour of someone or something, or the effect itself”. Additionally, it can also be concluded that influence is “the power to shape policy or ensure favourable treatment from someone, especially through status, contacts, or wealth”. When we embarked […]

The Sobering Featuring Fred Kayembe

Kitso, Javas and Kabelo are back with another episode of The Sobering Podcast featuring former Hype Magazine editor, Fred Kayembe. The crew discusses Fred’s latest creative endeavours, the MTV Hottest MC list, Cassper Nyovest and the current state of hip hop and creativity in SA. Music: Mdolisto Pu-man – Tuesday Rhwisky Champ – Izondo Odous […]

MTV Base Roundtable: SA’s Hottest MC’s List 2017

MTV Base is back with its polarizing roundtable which explores South Africa’s hottest MC’s for the period of November 2016 to date. This year’s panel consists of Slikour, DJ Speedsta, Caron Williams, Fred Kayembe, Thabiso Khati and iFani. Each of the panelists are tasked with compiling individual lists, based on the below criteria, which are […]

[VIDEO] Keys Open Doors presents: Vertigo with Shane Eagle

brkfst for dinner, founded by former Hype Magazine Editor, hip hop commentator and creative, Fred Kayembe, recently held a screening for a fascinating short film series titled Keys Open Doors. The first installment, titled Vertigo, is in collaboration with Shane Eagle and explores dark themes such excess, anxiety and escapism. Check out the trailer below.

The Plug 100: 100 – 1

The Plug 100

 We dropped the news on Twitter that the June edition of The Plug will focus solely on celebrating and highlighting the Top 100 people in SA who are influencing and moving urban culture forward. Needless to say social media lit up and we trended the whole day after dropping the news.#ThePlug100 generated over 1.7 million […]