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HHP - the motswako legend who was one of a kind
HHP - the motswako legend who was one of a kind
Mo’Molemi, a reclusive contemporary of motswako phenomenon Hip Hop Pantsula (HHP) once wrote about a meeting they had at his North West Bakang...
Don’t it always seem to go
Don’t it always seem to go
The year 1997 was important for the African-American hip-hop, pop and R&B scene.
The church of iNice Time and blessings
The church of iNice Time and blessings
AKA and Anatii have come a long way since their very public beef in 2015. Speaking on Ebro Darden’s Apple Music Beats 1 show ahead of the release...
Mr Tap's vision to inspire others
Mr Tap's vision to inspire others
As the sound of music bleeds through the walls of Bomba Records, a music studio in Braamfischerville, Soweto, Tebogo Aubrey Poopedi bounces his...
Literary bent to hip-hop’s Democracy & Delusion
Literary bent to hip-hop’s Democracy & Delusion
South Africa is about to see its first ever dual release of a book and hip-hop album when student activist Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh launches Democracy...
A fresh brew of old numbers
A fresh brew of old numbers
Hip-hop and jazz are like a separated parent and child. When Kendrick Lamar released his sophomore album To Pimp a Butterfly in 2015, it was a...
[Video]Be Careful What You Wish For: AKA & Anatii
[Video]Be Careful What You Wish For: AKA & Anatii
South African rappers AKA and Anatii speak to the M&G about their new collaborative album 'Be Careful What You Wish For'.
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.

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