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Hoteps and hip-hop: Bambaata molestation claims expose hip-hop's homophobia
Hoteps and hip-hop: Bambaata molestation claims expose hip-hop's homophobia
Kevin Donovan’s (aka Afrika Bambaata) peace crusades, which turned mostly teenage gang members into partying b-boys, basically cemented hip-hop...
[Video]Riky Rick revealed
[Video]Riky Rick revealed
The hip-hop star discusses media controversy around his new album cover and why he thinks it's important to make his music available on the streets.
Staying true to the art: Aloe Blacc's music journey
Staying true to the art: Aloe Blacc's music journey
The hip-hop image of popping bottles of champagne, owning numerous luxurious cars and hanging out in strip clubs is one that didn't interest...
Live from the underground: Pharoahe Monch in Cape Town
Live from the underground: Pharoahe Monch in Cape Town
The closest New York-bred MC, Pharoahe Monch (real name, Troy Donald Jamerson), ever got to the mainstream of American rap was in 1999 when he...
AKA 'done with opening shows for international artists'
AKA 'done with opening shows for international artists'
Talking point in hip-hop circles has been Kiernan Forbes's latest and welcome tirade on social media.
Why 2013 was a golden year for hip-hop
Why 2013 was a golden year for hip-hop
Hip-hop, like any genre, has its great periods and its fallow periods. For old heads, the golden age was the late 1980s, maybe stretching into the...
Maftown Heights hits Jo'burg
Maftown Heights hits Jo'burg
Motswako rappers Khuli Chana, Morafe, Tuks, Cassper Nyovest and their friends are gathering at Newtown Park in Johannesburg on Friday November 29...
DJ Naves: The sky's the limit
DJ Naves: The sky's the limit
Naves, who hails from Soweto, discovered his love for hip-hop while at Jeppe High School and went on to study sound engineering. He sharpened his skills as a disc jockey at parties and clubs around Johannesburg and Pretoria on weekends....
Rapper AKA launches new video
Rapper AKA launches new video
The video for the first single off the MetroFM and Sama winner's upcoming album was produced by Young Legends films, and shot in various...
LL Cool J and Paisley 'Accidental Racist' song stirs up controversy
LL Cool J and Paisley 'Accidental Racist' song stirs up controversy
Brad Paisley's collaboration with LL Cool J on Accidental Racist has accidentally kicked up some controversy.
Snoop Dogg is dead, long live Snoop Lion
Snoop Dogg is dead, long live Snoop Lion
Snoop appears, as if by magic, in a puff of his own smoke. The rapper, actor, gangster and stoner extraordinaire has reinvented himself as a...
Rapper gives reason to 'flashy' SA hip-hop
Rapper gives reason to 'flashy' SA hip-hop
“Yes it gets flashy, shiny, disrespectful, a little too excited and irresponsible but it is a reflection of who we are as artists – in...

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