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Finding Your Niche: Rouge
Finding Your Niche: Rouge
“I don’t only have South African stories to tell,” says hip-hop artist Rouge, who was born and raised in Pretoria by Congolese parents. “I...
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...
Rap rebel without a pause
Rap rebel without a pause
For much of his career, motswako rapper Mo’Molemi has attempted to capture and make sense of the precarious position young black people...
Slice of life: ‘Most lovely night of my life’
Slice of life: ‘Most lovely night of my life’
I got booked for this show at a club in town. That was my first big performance. You know how it usually is: they book, like, different artists and...
The sky’s the limit for ‘DIY’ Eagle
The sky’s the limit for ‘DIY’ Eagle
Shane Eagle is the latest rapper to receive the coveted best hip-hop album trophy at the South African Music Awards (Samas). “It was about...
Kwesta’s snapshot of home
Kwesta’s snapshot of home
My parents etched out a comfortable existence for our family in the imprecise terrain that often forms in the fissures between working and middle...
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...
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...
Rapper Dope Saint Jude has found her cause — it's reimagined and redefined
Rapper Dope Saint Jude has found her cause — it's reimagined and redefined
As you listen to the opening tracks on Dope Saint Jude’s debut EP, Reimagine, there’s no doubt the Cape Town rapper is doing things on...
Big Sean: Coming to SA a dream come true
Big Sean: Coming to SA a dream come true
Rapper Sean Michael Anderson, known as Big Sean, performed at Mary Fitzgerald Square in Johannesburg for a one-night only performance on Saturday...
Ice Prince seeks a new honour
Ice Prince seeks a new honour
Local fans of Nigerian rap artist Ice Prince (born Panshak Zamani) will see him joining the likes of JR, Morafe, Reason, AKA, Khuli Chana and...
Big Sean and Kendrick Lamar to hit SA
Big Sean and Kendrick Lamar to hit SA
Rapper Sean Michael Anderson, known as Big Sean, is headed to South Africa for a one-night only performance on Saturday February 1...

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