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[6 Nov 2018 | No Comment | ]

The 7th Annual South African Hip Hop Awards are just around the corner. Accolades will be given to active members within the industry. Winners receive a statue that is called a Pyramid. The show will boast a number of appearances, live performances and tributes by today’s leading musicians. This will be pre-recorded to be broadcast on SABC 1, SABC 1 will communicate the broadcast details as part of the build up to the awards. 

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[3 Nov 2018 | No Comment | ]

After the announcements of his debut album “Aisha’s Sun”, Kirani AYAT has been working tirelessly to give us exceptional content. With the release of his 1st single Di Asa, the Ghanaian based musician followed up with GUDA. His most authentic Afro trap song to date. What he wanted to show the world with this video was the Ghana they don’t see everyday; the sounds, culture, dances, and landscapes. Shot in Bolgatanga by award winning director David Nicol-Sey, and produced by Nova.

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[3 Nov 2018 | No Comment | ]

Beatmochini presents second single off his “I Am Also HUMAN” album, called “Without you”. This song features the veteran African hip hop star, @Blaklez and the smooth vocals from @Ayazungu.

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[3 Nov 2018 | No Comment | ]

Nigerian Rapper BosaLin after dropping the visuals to Ekene Maria has followed up with ‘PASSA” a collaboration with fast rising South African based artist Chisom aka Onye Ozi Jesu, who debuts on the Signature Entertainment Imprint. “PASSA” is a slang in the East.

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[23 Oct 2018 | No Comment | ]

Emile YX? is best known as a founding member of pioneering South Africa Hip Hop Group, Black Noise, founder of Heal The Hood Project, his Hip Hop Activism, Community work, winner of LeadSA 2016, multiple South African Hip Hop Award winner, Mandela Monday Award, ETV Judge on Step Up or Step Out and many more Hip Hop related events and creations.

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[17 Oct 2018 | No Comment | ]

Whilst working on the #LookAtTheTeam joint project (coming up by Jimmy Wiz and myself) documented their journey and parts of the project’s creation. The episodic documentary (on my Lions Den vlog series) is to understand what’s to come when they finally release the offering sometime in November.

They will be dropping the episodes every Tuesday so please lookout for it. 

 

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[27 Nov 2013 | No Comment | ]

With over 120 million views to his YouTube channel, and the recent explosive success of label mates Dizzy Wright and Jarren Benton, Funk Volume label co-founder Hopsin adds fuel to his already game-changing firestorm with the release of his long awaited sophomore album Knock Madness. Known for explicitly detailing his struggle toward success as an independent artist, as well as scorching critiques of the current state of hip-hop music and its effects on youth culture, the new album finds Hopsin conveying various emotional states. From delving into sorrow and grief in “Old Friend” to the witty, abrasive and blunt “Hop is Back,” which featured widely discussed …

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[25 Nov 2013 | No Comment | ]

Praised as the “unsigned Kanye West,” rapper/producer Archie Green has over ten years of songwriting under his belt. Green has been rapping since he was just a thirteen-year-old kid in a middle-class Cleveland suburb, drawing inspiration from his idols Lupe Fiasco and Jay Z. Formerly known as SoulKlap, Green has released three critically acclaimed solo projects and a number of collaborative projects, working with renowned mixtape DJs Mick Boogie and Terry Urban and being featured on Talib Kweli‘s Year of the Blacksmith Community Mixtape. He recently released the visual for the first single from his upcoming mixtape, The Greatest Pretender.
“40 Acres,” Green’s first-ever music video, …

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[21 Nov 2013 | No Comment | ]

Today, Sacramento rapper/producer Tynethys and Complex debut the visual for his spacey, dreamy track “Loading” from his most recent album, Lost Angeles. The video is a reflection of his past and a precursor of things to come, while getting fans excited for Thyluxe, the rappers’ second solo album. Shot and edited by Edgar Olazaba of Redwall Studio, the video uses a simple concept with fuzzy, skipping visual effects that emphasize the track’s swirling synth-heavy production. “Loading” shows off Tynethys’ vocal skills using subtle auto-tune over his voice as he sings …

Books »

[18 Nov 2013 | No Comment | ]

Graffiti Cookbook is a guide to the materials and techniques used within today’s most creative and progressive art movement. In hundreds of pictures and illustrations and 35 interviews with some of the world’s most famous artists the authors show how graffiti is made. From spray techniques and hand styles to tools and style analysis, Graffiti Cookbook takes us on a trip around the world in the search of the tricks and trades of graffiti writers. We even learn how to build our own wall. After hundreds of books filled with pictures of graffiti published in the last few years finally one is showing how the artists work.

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[29 Oct 2013 | No Comment | ]

This summer, Funk Volume co-founder and de facto leader Hopsin released his “Ill Mind Of Hopsin 6” video, using the occasion to also announce the forthcoming release of his new album, Knock Madness. The album, which will be released November 26th, has had Hop’s diehard fans in a frenzy since – “Ill Mind Of Hopsin 6” has garnered over 4.5 million YouTube views since release – and today, Hopsin has returned with a new video, for aptly titled second single “Hop Is Back.”

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[29 Oct 2013 | No Comment | ]

Zambian Rap outfit; Zone Fam have come full circle, within the past year they have released Hit after Hit including Contolola, Sinjonjo, Propeller, Lobola and now “Da Bidness”. This is all in anticipation of the release of their second album in February 2014.

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[29 Oct 2013 | No Comment | ]

“There’s no beef” explains Casual of the legendary Hieroglyhpics crew, while unleashing a storm of clever wordplay and hilarious jabs at Eminem for claiming the #RapGod moniker when one already exists. “But I been #Rapgod” he says in response to Em’s latest single, titled “Rap God.” Casual responds with “He Still Think He #Rapgod,” a track that reminds hip hop fans that it was him who first claimed that title. The Hiero rapper released his album HE Think He #RapGod back in 2011.

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[16 Oct 2013 | No Comment | ]

Legendary San Francisco rapper Andre Nickatina has been in the hip-hop game for over two decades. With over 20 albums of his own (including 2008’s instant classic A Tale of Two Andres with friend Mac Dre) and production credit on many more, he has built a massive, loyal fan base and solidified himself as a dominating and lasting force in Bay Area hip-hop. His brand new, self-titled album dropped last month, debuting at #12 on the Billboard Heatseekers Album chart and making an appearance on iTunes main album chart, making it Nickatina’s most successful album yet.
Today, Nickatina …

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[15 Oct 2013 | No Comment | ]

Today, esteemed producer and rapper Black Milk releases No Poison No Paradise, his fifth full-length solo album on Fat Beats Records x his own Computer Ugly label. It’s been a full three years since his previous album, Album Of The Year,  and NPNP has already been welcomed with rave reviews from critics, with HipHopDX deeming it “one of the best albums of the year.” With the exception of “Sonny Jr. (Dreams),” which he co-produced with Grammy Award winners Dwele and Robert Glasper and “Deion’s House,” which was produced by Detroit-based band Will Session, the album was produced entirely by Black Milk.
Black’s visceral storytelling skills …