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Celebrating SA’s music legends

SA's hip-hop and kwaito stars, including a hologram of the late Brenda Fassie, celebrated the country's musical history at the Hansa Festival of Legends.

Kwaito megastars and the ghost of Brenda Fassie

The inaugural Hansa Festival of Legends featured the usual highs, lows, hits and misses - but everyone was there to see Brenda Fassie's hologram.

Slikour on keeping it unreal

The rapper behind 'Blackz Are Fools' won't apologise for the title, throws around Malema metaphors and says Indians and Jews will rip outsiders off.

Death Grips like you have never heard them before

Death Grips' new album grabbed the attention of columns and headlines when it chose to leak it to their fans after a dispute with their record label.

Hip-hop skipping across continents.

African hip-hop rappers seem to be the setting standard of how the music should be made internationally.

Twitter aflutter with Death Grips album leak

Hip-hop crew Death Grips has caused a stir by leaking its own album after a dispute with its record label over the release date. Warning: Nudity.

Talib Kweli: A Hip Hop name you must know!

One of the best lyricists to come out of the movement, culture and industry known as Hip Hop, Talib Kweli is in the country.
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The world at his dancing feet

Tladi has worked on his dancing career since he was 14 years old. Now he's been chosen by top dancers/choreographers in the world to train and audition in LA.
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Hip-hop or hip-pop?

Underground hip-hop artist Ben Sharpa, BlackNoise legend Emile, and ProVerb ask whether hip-hop is still relevant and whether it still talks to social issues.

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