The Indelible Rise of Gqom
Words by Zee Ntloko The popularization of dance and electronic music in South Africa is heavily owed to township culture. The rise of house music and the birth of kwaito are by-products of the kasi experience and Gqom is no exception. How a little-known genre cooked up in the backyard dwellings of D.I.Y DJs rapidly […]
[VIDEO] OKMALUMKOOLKAT Drops ‘La Liga’ Video
The leader of the Spova Gang crew has dropped brand new visuals for his energetic single cleverly titled “La Liga”. The video sees OKM running through his home town of Durban and hitting up spots in the township of Ulmazi. Is this another big Summer record for the rapper? Time will tell.
Op Ed: Cancel Culture – Are We Seeking Higher Ground?
Words by Mercia Tucker Bryan Stevenson is a civil rights attorney, the executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative and the best-selling author of Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption. In his New York Times bestseller, he delivered what can only be described as a testimony. Having spent decades working to free 115 […]
Part 2: 20 Most Influential People & Brands of all Time in SA Urban Fashion
Words by Nick Kaoma This is Part 2 of the list of the 20 Most influential individuals and brands of all time in SA urban fashion and street culture. You can read Part 1 which consisted of individuals and brands in positions 20 – 11. 10. Trompies If you had told me in 1997 (my […]
[VIDEO] OKMALUMKOOLKAT Drops A Short Film for Amalobolo
The International Pantsula Okmalumkoolkat has dropped visuals for one of the stand-out tracks from his epic debut album. “Amolobolo (slow jame sa se kasi)” is, as Nolifa Majozi describes it “a poetic short film about a forbidden love between two young lovers who come from worlds apart. Against the struggles of class, the two begin […]
AKA Drops Caiphus Song
AKA has just released a surprise love song. Reminiscent of an old school love jam, the new Caiphus Song by AKA reveals an intimate malleable side to the SUPA MEGA. A lyrical love letter inscribed within melodious brilliance sees AKA take us through his amorous fairy tale as he shares the challenges and the good times. […]