hip hop

 
Rāms’s feet touch the ground and sky
Rāms’s feet touch the ground and sky
A significant portion of the upward trajectory of Rāms’s career has to do with his intuition. The Johannesburg-based rapper has a sixth sense...
[Video]Rise of the young king
[Video]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.
For better or worse, SA rap has become all about the money
For better or worse, SA rap has become all about the money
On his 2012 hit song I Want It All, AKA raps: “I be running in the streets like a fly Hector Pieterson/ With my Adidas on/ They say the...
Honouring a Mother City mainstay
Honouring a Mother City mainstay
“I’m heading to the cricket at like five to try beat the traffic, then playing a set at this basement party,” says Alvhin Adendorff,...
Hoteps and hip-hop: Bambaata molestation claims expose hip-hop's homophobia
Hoteps and hip-hop: Bambaata molestation claims expose hip-hop's homophobia
Kevin Donovan’s (aka Afrika Bambaata) peace crusades, which turned mostly teenage gang members into partying b-boys, basically cemented hip-hop...
[Video]Riky Rick revealed
[Video]Riky Rick revealed
The hip-hop star discusses media controversy around his new album cover and why he thinks it's important to make his music available on the streets.
Staying true to the art: Aloe Blacc's music journey
Staying true to the art: Aloe Blacc's music journey
The hip-hop image of popping bottles of champagne, owning numerous luxurious cars and hanging out in strip clubs is one that didn't interest...
Live from the underground: Pharoahe Monch in Cape Town
Live from the underground: Pharoahe Monch in Cape Town
The closest New York-bred MC, Pharoahe Monch (real name, Troy Donald Jamerson), ever got to the mainstream of American rap was in 1999 when he...
AKA 'done with opening shows for international artists'
AKA 'done with opening shows for international artists'
Talking point in hip-hop circles has been Kiernan Forbes's latest and welcome tirade on social media.
Why 2013 was a golden year for hip-hop
Why 2013 was a golden year for hip-hop
Hip-hop, like any genre, has its great periods and its fallow periods. For old heads, the golden age was the late 1980s, maybe stretching into the...
Maftown Heights hits Jo'burg
Maftown Heights hits Jo'burg
Motswako rappers Khuli Chana, Morafe, Tuks, Cassper Nyovest and their friends are gathering at Newtown Park in Johannesburg on Friday November 29...

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