Hip Hop

 
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.
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...

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