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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 […]

Reason debuts new single “Ngiyakuthanda”

Reason’s latest single, “Ngiyak’thanda,” is a song about love; the love for romantic partners, life, and everything in between. “Ngiyak’thanda,” is the first official release from Reason after the success of his 2018 album, Azania. Gearing up for an EP release in the last quarter of 2019, Reason reminds his fans why they love him […]

2018 – A Revelatory Year for SA Music

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 […]

Road To Reason

Words by Mercia Tucker Traces of exhaustion lace his voice as Reason lets me know that he sees his different albums as books in an anthology of his life. He’s been hard at work on the new addition to the collection and while working on it he’s listened to those albums and revisited those depictions […]

Reason Collaborates With Magents on Sneaker

Magents Lifestyle Apparel’s limited edition “Azania Wrapper” sneaker and Reason’s “Welcome to Azania” single, will collectively drop at Sneaker Exchange – the continent’s largest sneaker expo – on Saturday, 28 April in Cape Town and Saturday, 5 May in Johannesburg. Historically, “Azania” is the name of the collection of countries in the Southern African region […]

Review: Black Panther The Album – Various Artists

Words by Zee Ntloko Black Panther is not just a superhero movie. To have a film with not only a black director, black writers and a predominantly black cast coupled with the sheer scale of anything Marvel Studios touches, it is only fitting that the music to accompany it is equally big, brash and most […]

Top 5 Local Content Pieces That Tapped Into Hip Hop

Words by Jade Leaf It’s no secret that the face of advertising is changing in South Africa; goodbye TVC’s and hello high production value content that can live online. Brands have to ask themselves the question, “Who am I talking to and what are they most receptive to?” In South Africa specifically, over 66% of […]

Castle Lite Unlocks Travis Scott and Bryson Tiller

When Castle Lite joins forces with the progressive talent currently changing the game, “anything can happen at the night show” and it sure did with all music lovers from across the continent who came together for the most epic African first. Anchored by Moozlie and DJ Warras, Castle Lite unlocked Bryson Tiller in front of […]

[VIDEO] Reason Drops ‘Celebrity’ Video

Shot on a beautiful deserted beach in Cape Town – Reason successfully depicts a short story on what it is to feel like a celebrity. Artistic scenes in the video showcase Reason standing on a blue piano performing the single on the deserted beach with a decapitated Victorian building setting the tone in the background. […]

Uno July and Reason Drop Guess What I’m Doin’

Cape Town based artist,  Uno July, has combined forces with none other than the critically acclaimed lyricist, Reason on his latest track, Guess What I’m Doin’. The track is a single from Uno July’s 24 Hour Project “Zero Hour Zone”. Originally, the song was recorded during the execution of the project, which took place in Cape Town at […]