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Hoteps and hip-hop: Bambaata molestation claims expose hip-hop’s homophobia

When the possibility of male-on-male molestation rears its head, hip-hop’s voices of conscience clam up.

Emile YX: Pushing the art of hip hop along

Using hip hop to motivate and educate, Emile Lester Jansen - who has been in the industry for over three decades - aims to empower local youth.

SA musicians rap in vain on industry’s door

Warning against recycling SA rappers, Tseliso Monaheng says if hip hop doesn't let enough new blood in, the scene will become a "festering s***hole".

ProVerb celebrates a decade of music with ‘The Read Tape’

Hip-hop artist, ProVerb, celebrates ten years in the music industry and launches his new album, The Read Tape.

Talib Kweli Q&A: ‘Nah son … the world owes you nothing’

The rapper speaks about police killing black people in South Africa and the United States, Lauryn Hill’s essence and working with local artists.

Staying true to the art: Aloe Blacc’s music journey

American singer Aloe Blacc talks about his transformation in the music industry, his experience at Oppikoppi and his views on the state of hip-hop.

Live from the underground: Pharoahe Monch in Cape Town

New York-based MC Pharoahe Monch performed a single underground set in Cape Town, showing off the lyrical dexterity that has won him cult status.

AKA ‘done with opening shows for international artists’

Hip-hop artist AKA has tweeted he will not be opening for international acts again because of poor treatment and minimal exposure.

Why 2013 was a golden year for hip-hop

It was the year not just of great music, but also of hip-hop shaping the debates around popular culture.

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