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[13 Aug 2013 | No Comment | ]

Over the past year Mike WiLL Made It has become the most sought-after producer in hip-hop, R&B and, increasingly, pop, having produced 12 Billboard-charting singles, including three number one singles, while working with some of the biggest names in music, including Rihanna, Kanye West, Jay Z, Lil Wayne, 2 Chainz, Future, Juicy J, Brandy, Ace Hood, Gucci Mane, Kelly Rowland, and more. Most recently, Mike WiLL Made It produced the lead single, “We Can’t Stop,” from Miley Cyrus’ forthcoming album, BANGERZ, currently a top-five single in more than 10 countries, with over 135 million views on VEVO.
Now, with his …

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[3 Sep 2011 | No Comment | ]

The latest issue of Word Up Ezine for August/September 2011 is out now. In this issue there are music features on Nadine Matthews, QBA, Blaq Pearl, DJ Hamma and El Phoenix. In addition there are many articles and art features. Recommended.

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[18 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]

Word Up Ezine, the Digital Culture magazine edited by Cape Town’s Big Dre, just got released. This edition features Auriol Hays, Youngsta, Blakrok, DJ On-Q, inspirational artwork from DAL plus much more. Read on to view/download.

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[15 Apr 2011 | 2 Comments | ]

While clearing out the attic we came across some old issues of the Mobshop magazine. The magazine was founded by Ferdinand Isaacs in the mid 90’s and was a South African hip hop orientated magazine. Distribution was tight in those days and only a few copies exist.

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[11 Feb 2011 | No Comment | ]

Word Up Ezine is an online “culture” magazine founded by South Africa’s Big Dre and Nash and the second issue is out. Issue No.2 features stunning graffiti from Hungaria’s Mr Zero and a write up on EJ Von Lyrik’s new album. Read on for a download link to the issues.

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[19 Nov 2005 | No Comment | ]

The South African DJ industry will be embraced by a magazine that will be solely focusing on industry news. RESIDENT DJ® is a quarterly magazine covering relevant news, interviews, events, DJ gear reviews, music reviews and other relevant topics. The magazine will be launched in March 2006. For more information contact Frans Morige on (T) +27 82 3929553 (F) +27 86 640 9938 (E) residentdj@webmail.co.za

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[21 Sep 2005 | No Comment | ]

Rapper Lil’ Kim tells Newsweek that after she was sentenced in July to a 366-day prison term, she became a “workaholic zombie” in the recording studio, since she has no idea what to expect after she gets out. “It’s been nonstop since the day I found out,” says the rapper, whose real name is Kimberly Jones. “I knew when the verdict came down, and then the sentencing, that I didn’t have any time to play around. I had to get the album done, and all the other things in my life settled quickly. I’d never done an album so fast before, and in a way it was a good thing. The music just kind of rolled out.”

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[15 Jun 2005 | No Comment | ]

Elemental Magazine, the world’s premier independent publication that accurately represents all elements of the hip-hop culture, proudly announces the addition of Archbishop Don “Magic” Juan to its staff of monthly contributors. Beginning with issue #69 (July), The Chairman of the Board will hold court in an exclusive advice column for game-challenged and guidance-seeking readers.

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[8 Jun 2005 | No Comment | ]

HYPE magazine’s first birthday issue is packed with news, gifts and fashion that will knock you over. Peep this, on the give-away front we have got the brand new Nike Lebron sneakers, Raphael Saadiq’s latest album Ray Ray and clothing hampers from graff artist Gogga’s new clothing range Illegal Wear. Our cover story is blazing with hip hop sistahood! Check out Pretoria’s mic-finest Supa, Skwatta Kamp’s first lady Relo and female DJ phenomenon Sistamatic as they discuss their three hip hop elements of specialty.

From the states side, Texas-born Brooke Valentine tells us more about her debut album Chain Letter. We get up close and personal with set designer, art director and Cape Town rapper G-sus. Take a peak at the Channel O African Music Video Awards and see who steered controversy and why? Play TV’s presenter and Metro FM jock, Pabi Moloi shines on our Soul Sista pages, whilst Controversy ridden rapper Jay Stash finally meets his arch nemesis Skwatta Kamp face to face. We take a quick drive to Pretoria to uncover what makes killer hip hop producer Nyambz tick and learn more about hip hop and Islam with PTA’s finest Ba4za. Discover the Hidden Force within us all as Bon, Premo, Hoodlum, Lebza, Gaoza reveal their epic tale. And lastly it was the official launch of the Smirnoff Spin HYPE Sessions compilations. Check out the street issue to find out why it was the ‘mutha’ of all parties. Check out the June/July issue of HYPE magazine plus a free CD at CNA, gas stations and selected retail outlets nationwide for only R12.95.

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[8 May 2005 | No Comment | ]

The print edition of VERBALISMS, a magazine dedicated to women in hip-hop culture, will receive a makeover by the time its next issue hits stores in June 2005. The quarterly glossy print publication will be increasing its layout size from 5.5 x 4.25 to 8.5 x 5.5. The new design is expected to garner more interest from readers and advertisers alike…

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[30 Mar 2005 | No Comment | ]

The April/May Issue of HYPE hits the shelves on the 11th of April 2005, together with the second mixtape Smirnoff Spin HYPE Sessions Volume 2 featuring some of South Africa’s illest MCs of all time. The line up includes Outrageous Record’s new release Proverb, Hip Hop Pantsula’s Re-mix featuring Skwatta Kamp’s Slik as wel as Selwyn. Pretoria is well represented with Ba4za and Joint Custody.

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[19 Feb 2005 | No Comment | ]

Hitting stands around the country in the next few weeks, the new SOURCE magazine (with Def Jam President Jay Z and Damon Dash on the cover) also includes 4-IZE in the “Off the Radar” section. Once known for being able to predict the next big thing in hip-hop, the Source magazine is a competitive spot for upcoming unsigned rappers and MCs. However, 4-IZE is anything but new to the game.

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[5 Feb 2005 | No Comment | ]

When last did you read a hip-hop magazine that you can say really fed the craving for this hip-hop fetish that we have? The Ave magazine is a printed journal of street escapades from the infamous streets of New York that takes its readers on a global tour giving us the low-down on hip hop and issues that’s reflective in the global community…

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[4 Jan 2005 | No Comment | ]

OZONE Magazine’s 2004 year-end issue marked the “Second Annual Sex Issue” featuring Southern powerhouse artists T.I. and Chingy on dual covers. While there has been no question of the popularity of OZONE in the South over the past two-plus years, an article featured in the 2004 year-end issue has sparked a wave of publicity that has pushed OZONE to the forefront of newspapers, websites, and radio shows across the country…

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[19 Dec 2004 | No Comment | ]

Get ready to fill yourself with some holiday cheer as Fish ‘N’ Grits Magazine prepares for their fourth delectable “double-cover” release on December 21st with rap star Fat Joe and legendary comedic/actor John Witherspoon gracing the covers…