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Sabelo Mkhabela

Sabelo Mkhabela’s top five podcasts

The writer of our podcast feature selects five of his favourites

Like, subscribe and comment: The rise of podcasting in South Africa

Podcasts are gaining prominence as a tool to document South African popular culture, but they still have a long way to go as a medium and business

Colouring outside the box: How local hip-hop artists are disrupting media

Artist-run platforms are overtaking traditional media, but what does this mean for a critical approach?

The Portfolio: Sabelo Mkhabela

Sabelo Mkhabela, a ‘writer who can take photos’ tells us about the image he took of American rapper Joey Bada$$ at Oppikoppi in 2017

Xenergy: Domiciled in Shane Eagle’s universe

With the pandemic crimping the flow of Xenergy, Shane Eagle has released a virtual performance in the form of a visual album

The new wave way: How SA’s now generation moves different

South Africa’s newest stars have turned to the internet and cultivated cult followings to launch themselves onto the global music scene

Connecting through silence with Zoë Modiga

Zoë Modiga’s sound played through headphones cuts any distance between her and the audience

Like God’s eye, T’s rap sees all

Some see his work as a form of journalism but it’s to beats that weave between boom bap and trap

The sky’s the limit for ‘DIY’ Eagle

The young rapper dubbed ’Africa’s greatest artist’ is blazing a trail for his fellow indie musicians

Radio 123 takes its music to the people

Radio stations aren’t giving the duo the airtime so they’re taking their love to taverns and festivals

Mr 10 000 Hours: ​YoungstaCPT

YoungstaCPT sticks to his story of representing his city as if his career depends on it.

A fresh brew of old numbers

Hugh Masekela and Riky Rick work on their chemistry to produce who knows what

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