Big Sean, who had the crowd going at a rainy performance in Jo'burg, talks about beats, lyrics, Kanye West, and coming to South Africa.
Nigerian rapper Ice Prince is up for the Channel O Africa Music Video Award - Most Gifted African West title. Here's a peek into what he is about.
Next year will kick-off on a high note for hip-hop music in SA with Big Sean and Kendrick Lamar announcing upcoming tour dates to the country.
Kendrick Lamar has called himself Rap King in Big Sean's "Control", and because it's the digital age, instead of gang signs, Twitter's throwing memes.
He is the former pimp married to his childhood sweetheart; the shrewd businessman who smokes 30 joints a day.
Songs such as Send Me a Cruise (Missile) have landed Omar Hammami with a $5-million bounty on his head – but he doesn't seem too worried.
Soosan Feroz is a surprising new phenomenon in the conservative Islamic country -- the nation's first female rapper.
Libyan rebel fighters look for inspiration from a growing cadre of amateur rappers whose powerful songs have helped define the revolution.
It's not often you hear about rappers from Iran and it's even rarer to hear of female MCs, but 25-year-old Salome is used to being an exception.
A group of young Somali musicians in exile is challenging the hard-line al-Shabaab Islamists who control large swathes of their homeland.