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The Portfolio: ByLwansta

Hip-hop artist ByLwansta adopts a multidisciplinary approach to story-telling by making use of visual cues to reinforce the ideas that he puts forward sonically

Finding Your Niche with K.O

Rapper K.O speaks about his creative process, his intentions with Skhanda and South African hip hop losing its identity.

Rams’s feet touch the ground and sky

The Johannesburg rapper, known to switch flows in a minute, has his eyes set on international swag

HHP – the motswako legend who was one of a kind

Jabba drew inspiration from everything. His approach was collective and prolific.

Don’t it always seem to go

The music video for Janet Jackson’s Got ‘Til It’s Gone is as politically relevant today as it was back in the Nineties

The church of iNice Time and blessings

On their album AKA and Anatii keep the tradition of hip-hop spirituality and prosperity

Literary bent to hip-hop’s Democracy & Delusion

Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh’s dual release of a politically charged record and book was influenced by his father.

Mr Tap’s vision to inspire others

Aubrey Poopedi defies the odds of blindness, and reaches the firmament of greatness as a rapper

A fresh brew of old numbers

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

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'.

Rise of the young king

Rapper A-Reece chats to the M&G about his next album, the state of SA hip hop and the future of trap music and the importance beef.

What Phife taught me

Tribe fans Ofentse Mboweni and Luke Feltham revisited some of their favourite lines to reflect what these mean to them.

For better or worse, SA rap has become all about the money

Dodging politics, the new struggle for local hip-hop artists is for freedom through material wealth

The Lists: Listening to TKZee, Stance and The Kyle Shepherd Trio

Compiled by Friday editor Milisuthando Bongela and senior arts writer Kwanele Sosibo.

Honouring a Mother City mainstay

Confounding every stereotype, the festival has gone on to become a movement that puts inclusion and progress at the heart of its mission statement.

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