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In Bed With… Stogie T, Rouge, and Bas

The year was 2003 and “They say a thin-skinned drum makes the loudest beat” were the lyrics you first heard when you opened yourself up to the experience of Tumi and the Volume’s Live at the Baseline album. The artist had already made a name for himself with his solo exploits in the Joburg hip […]

Rouge features AKA on “One By One”

Known for her typically high-energy tracks, Rouge has slowed it down a bit with her new single “One By One”. Featuring AKA, the track is one for the lovers. With a few rappers having walked down the aisle last year, they’ve laid out the love they have for their wives on verse. Kwesta’s “Khethile Khethile” […]

Castle Lite partners with Rouge for their 250ml launch

No stranger to the brand, Rouge has partnered up with Castle Lite again for the launch of their new 250ml bottle design. The new design was launched at the New York Runway ZA event at the Cape Town Marriott Hotel Crystal Towers, in a showcase of innovation across different design spheres. The first of its […]

Rouge is Popular

Rouge Popular

On a roll, Rouge has released her second single in as many weeks. This one features Emtee and is titled “Popular.” “I am really excited about what people can expect from this song, I want them to experience Rouge the musician not just the rapper and because I have a song with the G.O.A.T, Emtee […]

Rouge is back with “Bazigally”

Rouge Bazigally

Her first release under Sony Music Africa, Rouge has given us her new single “Bazigally.” “Bazigally” features The Ginger Mac who worked with her on her previous album called The New Era Sessions which earned her a SAMA award in 2018. The song is very edgy but also club and radio friendly and in true […]

Castle Lite presents Hip Hop HerStory

The world is changing with more voices demanding equality and better representation of all people in movies, TV, advertising and corporate but the most popular music genre in the world is yet to see this change manifest. Hip Hop has always spoken out against social injustices, oppression and inequality however this was not extended to the females who […]

Rouge Fronts the Levi’s Summer 2018 Range

Music is a global language. It transcends race, religion and politics. It’s a social scene that navigates between genres and has the power to move, inspire and bring people together from all over the world. This season’s concept shows music’s true global reach. We meet the people who make up this international community — whether […]

The Plug TV: Breaking Bread with Rouge

Breaking Bread / Season 1 / Episode 2 Rouge is a rapper that is succeeding on her own terms in a super macho SA hip hop industry. In an enlightening and in-depth interview, the thespian shares her come-up story, the challenges she’s faced and her future plans. ____________ The Plug TV is a collaboration between […]

Rouge: Raising The Bar

The love story isn’t a novel idea in the hip hop storytelling pantheon. Project Pat’s “Choose U” was one such tale of ‘hood love’; a woman choosing to move on from her relationship with her baby daddy, and supporting her new beau with her child support cheques. Pimp C was in prison when he heard […]

Op-Ed: Artists Must Be More Proactive

Words by Rouge da Rapper The exploitation of artists in the music industry has been a topic of conversation since the industry’s nascence.  Everyday there’s a new story about an artist being taken advantage of either by managers, labels, promoters, venues, websites, or the Southern African Music Rights Organization (Samro). Dubious practices, musical paupers Even […]

[VIDEO] Ms Comso Drops ‘Ay Baby’ Video

Music powerhouses Ms Comso, Nomzui, Rouge and Sho Madjozi have combined forced, they’re eclectic personalities and diverse talents on they’re brand new single Ay Baby. Check out the vibrant music video below.