South African hip hop has come a long way. The evolution from an American-inspired sound to an aesthetic that is distinctly South African has been an incredible journey to witness. The rise of vernac and how South African hip hop has embraced it and come into its own voice is equally as remarkable. The significance […]
A fearless and inspired individual who is both passionate and determined to make his mark, Shane Eagle is in perfect sync with the ellesse #ThisIsMe attitude. Shane Patrick Hughes at a mere 21 years, personifies the ability to amplify his individuality, making a name for himself through his unique style and as a highly talented […]
Lord knows I’ve been hella patient. Remember when they said we would never make it? Priddy Ugly presents the official music video for 02HERO featuring Shane Eagle off his album E.G.Y.P.T. The beautifully shot music videos echoes the song’s sentiment about getting paid. Check out the drop vid below.
Words by Caron Williams Music streaming sites have revolutionised the music business worldwide. Whilst traditional music consumption has decreased, an explosion in digital music consumption has offset that and opened brand new avenues for profitability, resulting in new music streaming avenues emerging every day. What does this mean for music stakeholders and most importantly, how […]
DJ SuperNova has enjoyed an illustrious career spanning over 10 years. Of Dominican decent, the Bronx native emerged from the birth place of hip hop set to make an indelible mark on the game. Fascinated by the South African hip hop scene and passionate about sharing his fascination with others, SuperNova embarked on documenting this […]
Words by Caron Williams Jay Z released his triumphant 13th studio album, 4:44, last year and dropped countless gems as he has since his Reasonable Doubt days. One of the most fascinating parts of the album was his commentary on wealth, financial freedom, ownership and navigating the pitfalls of the music industry. On the melodic […]
Words by Sizwe Ray Shabalala In 2012, Priddy Ugly released his first debut solo project titled The Ugly Truth. However, I only caught wind of it at the end of 2013/early 2014 by chance. His single Hunnids spent a short time on my playlist back in 2015. It wasn’t until 2016 when he dropped You […]
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.
Game-changing moments are often only recognised and appreciated in retrospect. When is the exact moment a rap icon is born? When does an artist transcend from being a great rapper to being recognised as a legend? How do we decide who’s got next? And who decides – gatekeepers? Which gatekeepers? Fellow artists? The Fans..? South […]
As the hugely anticipated Capsule Fest draws near, we’ve compiled some the hottest tracks from Capsule Fest’s mind blowing line-up. Check out our video playlist below and holla with your faves. A$AP Ferg – Shabba (Explicit) ft. A$AP ROCKY AKA – Dreamwork ft. Yanga https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wrzx10q4xqU Nasty C – Juice Back Kwesta – Ngud’ ft. Cassper […]
South Africa’s premier music and cultural celebration, Capsule Festival, has announced two new additions to their already thrilling line-up. The festival, presented by leading sneaker retail brand, Sportscene, has announced our September cover star, AKA, and Shane Eagle, who has just released his brilliant debut album, Yellow, as part of Capsule Fest. With an extensive line-up […]