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What Phife taught me
What Phife taught me
Last week marked a year since A Tribe Called Quest emcee Malik Izaak Taylor, popularly known as Phife Dawg, met his untimely death at 45.
Can we get more South Africa in our hip-hop? It’s time to stop picking up stompies.
Can we get more South Africa in our hip-hop? It’s time to stop picking up stompies.
When Atteridgeville-born hip-hop artist JR released his 2009 hit Make the Circle Bigger, conspiracy theorists interpreted it as a diss...
‘Niggaz’ are scared of revolution: Some artists avoid rocking the boat
‘Niggaz’ are scared of revolution: Some artists avoid rocking the boat
In a recent appearance on Sway in the Morning, a nationally syndicated American radio show, South African rapper AKA told host Sway Calloway that...
The Lists: 'The Thing Around Your Neck', MF Doom and Anthony and the Johnsons
The Lists: 'The Thing Around Your Neck', MF Doom and Anthony and the Johnsons
THE READING LIST The Lowland: I have just finished this book by Jhumpa Lahiri. It’s a story about...
[Video]For new Jo’burg band, the message is in the music
[Video]For new Jo’burg band, the message is in the music
Brand new to the music scene in the City of Gold, Kamili’s jazzy, soulful sound is garnering a steady following. They chat to us about their music.
SA musicians rap in vain on industry’s door
SA musicians rap in vain on industry’s door
Cape Town rapper Youngsta has, over the years, solidified his fanbase in his home town and counts himself a direct consequence of South African...
Emile YX: Pushing the art of hip hop along
Emile YX: Pushing the art of hip hop along
Across the Cape Flats we are experiencing a peaceful awakening through music. The pioneer of this social upliftment is Emile Lester Jansen. ...
ProVerb celebrates a decade of music with 'The Read Tape'
ProVerb celebrates a decade of music with 'The Read Tape'
It was an emotional night for rapper and TV presenter ProVerb, born Tebogo Thekiso, as he celebrated a decade in the music industry at The Lyric theatre at Gold Reef City on Wednesday night....
The Khuli Chana shooting in 5 memes
The Khuli Chana shooting in 5 memes
The valley of Twitter is a strange place, but it's also a human place where emotions tend to evolve and unfold – 140 characters...
Is racism Jay Z's 99th problem?
Is racism Jay Z's 99th problem?
We all know what problems Jay Z doesn't have, but racism may have just entered the score. ...
The 5 best Kendrick Lamar reactions in memes
The 5 best Kendrick Lamar reactions in memes
I took some time out on Tuesday to figure out who Kendrick Lamar was and what this whole Twitter "battle" was all about. Because...

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