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ByLwansta: Walking in the shadow of DOOM

Rapper, producer, designer and ardent DOOM fan ByLwansta shares the influence the masked villain had on his craft

The Portfolio: Lewis Holiday

Photographer Lewis Holiday’s late-’90s image of DOOM captures the hip-hop artist’s early experiments with concealment

The rhyme and reason behind DOOM’s villainy

Hip-hop auteur Daniel Dumile’s rapping was fuelled by a remarkable erudition, his multiple characters broaching diverse topics with a beguilling playfulness

Forever dope: Stahhr on lessons from DOOM

DOOM collaborator Stahhr shares game from the masked villain and how they crafted some of hip-hop's dopest songs

The 2020 Hugh Masekela Heritage Festival: The magic you find when truth and sound meet

A raucous, reliable addition to the annual calendar, the Hugh Masekela Heritage Festival lives on online

NLite bring supple musicality for their self-titled debut

Cascading between moods and styles, the nine tracks on NLite’s album offer a lightness of spirit

Review: The eternal splendour of ‘Lovers Rock’

Steve McQueen’s ‘Lovers Rock’, part of the ‘Small Axe’ anthology, is an ethereal interlude that takes us inside the blues party bubble

Khulekani Mayisa: Poetry in the polemic

Khulekani Mayisa’s new film, Power to the Purple, is an intensely personal collaborative project

The Portfolio: Megan Ross

Author and poet Megan Ross designs books and cover artwork for a living. She speaks to Kwanele Sosibo about her process

Q&A with author Mia Arderne: ‘A prayer for the jol not to end

Mia Arderne’s Mermaid Fillet was a lifetime in the making. The author’s vulnerability gives the book superpowers

Review: Cohen’s fire lacks fuel in ‘Borat’ sequel

The film interrogates patriarchy, but the baseness of the US means there’s nothing left to send up

‘Again She Reigns’: In communion with a pantheon of saints

Multidisciplinary project Again She Reigns by Carla Fonseca and Nthato Mokgata finds firm footing as an album

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