It’s been 3 years since South Africa watched on as an ambitious young maverick challenged deep-rooted perceptions and filled an arena previously dominated by some of the biggest names in music globally. Twenty thousand people were in the audience at The Dome as Cassper Nyovest (real name, Refiloe Phoolo) joined elite company and took to […]
Words by Mercia Tucker Africandrone, a non-profit entity, funded a photography project in 2017 aimed at showing the separation between the working class and the bourgeoisie’s Unequal Scenes. Headed up by Johnny Miller, the project portrayed that “communities of extreme wealth and privilege will exist just meters from squalid conditions and shack dwellings.” An award-winning […]
After the release of his smash hit “Overseas” and making our list of the top acts to watch out for this year, Gator is back with brand new tracks, Rollercoaster featuring PatricKxxLee and Live Fast Die Young.
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 […]
The Sobering Podcast team is back with another riveting episode. They sit down with Stogie T (Tumi Molekane) and discuss his rebrand, what went down at the SAHHA ceremony, his twitter persona and explore what it means to be an OG in SA hip hop.
Words by Kenny Wood 2017 was a beautiful year for project releases. We were actually spoilt for choice; almost everyone’s favourite rapper put out a body of work. Check out the best South African hip hop projects dropped this year. Shane Eagle – Yellow Probably the most well received album of 2017, Yellow exceeded […]
Words by Kenny Wood 2017 has been an interesting year for South African hip hop. The culture has had a hell of a face lift. The cyphers under bridges have moved into wavy parties at streetwear stores (hello La Familia), and backpacks have been traded in for moonbags and fanny packs. The aesthetic transformation of […]
Words by Glenn Kisela Hip hop has always held a level of romanticism. It’s carried the hopes of many and provided soundtracks to our deepest yearnings and most audacious dreams. To many people, hip hop has also served as a form of hope, a trait no one has exemplified more locally than Cassper Nyovest. He […]
Kitso, Javas and Kabelo are back with another episode of The Sobering Podcast featuring former Hype Magazine editor, Fred Kayembe. The crew discusses Fred’s latest creative endeavours, the MTV Hottest MC list, Cassper Nyovest and the current state of hip hop and creativity in SA. Music: Mdolisto Pu-man – Tuesday Rhwisky Champ – Izondo Odous […]
MTV Base is back with its polarizing roundtable which explores South Africa’s hottest MC’s for the period of November 2016 to date. This year’s panel consists of Slikour, DJ Speedsta, Caron Williams, Fred Kayembe, Thabiso Khati and iFani. Each of the panelists are tasked with compiling individual lists, based on the below criteria, which are […]
Nasty C is back with the release of a brand new track, Changed. The track, available for streaming on Audiomack, is a hauntingly honest and deeply introspective exploration of Nasty C’s personal journey and struggles.
After dropping his LOW, featuring international hip hop sensation A$AP Ferg, Frank Casino is back with a new fire track called New Coupe. Bump his new joint below.