“There’s no argument. I am a hundred percent the reason why hip hop is drenched.” Part of his Utatakho Remix verse that shook up the fourth quarter of 2019, Riky Rick stakes his claim on the game boldly with that bar. Hubris is almost a cornerstone of hip hop, but who really got the block […]
Our Youth Month cover star Manu Worldstar has dropped his debut EP. Following the success of his previous singles “Future Plan” and the gold-selling “Nalingi,” he’s released YAS (Young African Story) today. Of Congolese descent, this EP is a mini biography of his African dream and struggles. “I am happy to see my parents proud […]
Musical idolatry is a fickle thing; faced with your role models in the flesh, the idea that you held of them in awe may turn out to be one cloaked in the emperor’s new clothes. Didintle Mothine joined the second season of the rap reality show The Hustle intent on impressing his rap elder statesmen, […]
The tale of the musician who began performing in church and graduated to the bright lights of the secular music industry is one as old as time. Their voices usually enhanced by the discipline and training required by the church choir, this is the back story to one of Punchline’s finest; Tony X. “My parents […]
Luna Florentino excites me. Whether its listening to him freestyle around words that Queen Azizzar throws out at him during a Massiv Metro interview, or taking in Fresh Prince of Rustenburg one song/week at a time; there’s an ease around the mic that Koketso Ramafuthula embodies that’s difficult to ignore. Narrating his life story as […]
The Plug presents a quick, behind the scenes look at our Punchline Media shoot for Youth Month. Featuring Manu Worldstar, Luna Florentino, Dee XCLSV, and Tony X, head over to the Covers tab to peep their stories. Video shot and edited by Loddy Thabang.
To coincide with their cover of The Plug for Youth Month, we have the exclusive on Punchline Media’s new single “Party Up, Get Paid.” Out on all streaming platforms tomorrow, have a look at the official cover art below. Look familiar? 😉
To many people, finding the distinction between a South African expression of a culture of Bronx, New York origin seems a natural progression. To others, that differentiation skirts a blasphemous line of diversion from the altar of hip hop foundations. Manu Worldstar is losing his religion in musical exploration and blurring every line that comes […]