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Media / New Spiderman suit is Black,Check it out.
« on: July 09, 2006, 09:16:59 AM »
8O  8O mmh a bit dodgy!I guess they'll do anything to break the box-office($100 million first week release sales projected)

General Discussion / Funniest thing i ever watched.LOOK!
« on: July 08, 2006, 09:48:37 AM »
We couldnt sleep yersterday laughing at this shit of Scary movie 4;The nuts scene killed me completely :lol:  :lol: "im tryin to grab some nuts" :lol: Killed me.



General Discussion / 48 LAWS OF POWER
« on: July 03, 2006, 04:48:47 PM »
Law 1

Never Outshine the Master

Always make those above you feel comfortably superior.  In your desire to please or impress them, do not go too far in displaying your talents or you might accomplish the opposite – inspire fear and insecurity.  Make your masters appear more brilliant than they are and you will attain the heights of power.

Law 2

Never put too Much Trust in Friends, Learn how to use Enemies

Be wary of friends-they will betray you more quickly, for they are easily aroused to envy.  They also become spoiled and tyrannical. But hire a former enemy and he will be more loyal than a friend, because he has more to prove.  In fact, you have more to fear from friends than from enemies.  If you have no enemies, find a way to make them.

 Law 3

Conceal your Intentions

Keep people off-balance and in the dark by never revealing the purpose behind your actions.  If they have no clue what you are up to, they cannot prepare a defense.  Guide them far enough down the wrong path, envelope them in enough smoke, and by the time they realize your intentions, it will be too late.

 Law 4

Always Say Less than Necessary

When you are trying to impress people with words, the more you say, the more common you appear, and the less in control.  Even if you are saying something banal, it will seem original if you make it vague, open-ended, and sphinxlike.  Powerful people impress and intimidate by saying less.  The more you say, the more likely you are to say something foolish.

 Law 5

So Much Depends on Reputation – Guard it with your Life

Reputation is the cornerstone of power.  Through reputation alone you can intimidate and win; once you slip, however, you are vulnerable, and will be attacked on all sides.  Make your reputation una**ailable.  Always be alert to potential attacks and thwart them before they happen.  Meanwhile, learn to destroy your enemies by opening holes in their own reputations.  Then stand aside and let public opinion hang them.

 Law 6

Court Attention at all Cost

Everything is judged by its appearance; what is unseen counts for nothing.  Never let yourself get lost in the crowd, then, or buried in oblivion.  Stand out.  Be conspicuous, at all cost.  Make yourself a magnet of attention by appearing larger, more colorful, more mysterious, than the bland and timid ma**es.

  Law 7

Get others to do the Work for you, but Always Take the Credit

Use the wisdom, knowledge, and legwork of other people to further your own cause.  Not only will such a**istance save you valuable time and energy, it will give you a godlike aura of efficiency and speed.  In the end your helpers will be forgotten and you will be remembered.  Never do yourself what others can do for you.

 Law 8

Make other People come to you – use Bait if Necessary

When you force the other person to act, you are the one in control.  It is always better to make your opponent come to you, abandoning his own plans in the process.  Lure him with fabulous gains – then attack.  You hold the cards.

 Law 9

Win through your Actions, Never through Argument

Any momentary triumph you think gained through argument is really a Pyrrhic victory:  The resentment and ill will you stir up is stronger and lasts longer than any momentary change of opinion.  It is much more powerful to get others to agree with you through your actions, without saying a word.  Demonstrate, do not explicate.

 Law 10

Infection: Avoid the Unhappy and Unlucky

You can die from someone else’s misery – emotional states are as infectious as disease.  You may feel you are helping the drowning man but you are only precipitating your own disaster.  The unfortunate sometimes draw misfortune on themselves; they will also draw it on you.  a**ociate with the happy and fortunate instead.

Law 11

Learn to Keep People Dependent on You

To maintain your independence you must always be needed and wanted.  The more you are relied on, the more freedom you have.  Make people depend on you for their happiness and prosperity and you have nothing to fear.  Never teach them enough so that they can do without you.

 Law 12

Use Selective Honesty and Generosity to Disarm your Victim

One sincere and honest move will cover over dozens of dishonest ones.  Open-hearted gestures of honesty and generosity bring down the guard of even the most suspicious people.  Once your selective honesty opens a hole in their armor, you can deceive and manipulate them at will.  A timely gift – a Trojan horse – will serve the same purpose.

 Law 13

When Asking for Help, Appeal to People’s Self-Interest,

Never to their Mercy or Gratitude

If you need to turn to an ally for help, do not bother to remind him of your past a**istance and good deeds.  He will find a way to ignore you.  Instead, uncover something in your request, or in your alliance with him, that will benefit him, and emphasize it out of all proportion.  He will respond enthusiastically when he sees something to be gained for himself.

 Law 14

Pose as a Friend, Work as a Spy

Knowing about your rival is critical.  Use spies to gather valuable information that will keep you a step ahead.  Better still: Play the spy yourself.  In polite social encounters, learn to probe.  Ask indirect questions to get people to reveal their weaknesses and intentions.  There is no occasion that is not an opportunity for artful spying.

 Law 15

Crush your Enemy Totally

All great leaders since Moses have known that a feared enemy must be crushed completely.  (Sometimes they have learned this the hard way.)  If one ember is left alight, no matter how dimly it smolders, a fire will eventually break out.  More is lost through stopping halfway than through total annihilation:  The enemy will recover, and will seek revenge.  Crush him, not only in body but in spirit.

 Law 16

Use Absence to Increase Respect and Honor

Too much circulation makes the price go down:  The more you are seen and heard from, the more common you appear.  If you are already established in a group, temporary withdrawal from it will make you more talked about, even more admired.  You must learn when to leave.  Create value through scarcity.

 Law 17

Keep Others in Suspended Terror: Cultivate an Air of Unpredictability

Humans are creatures of habit with an insatiable need to see familiarity in other people’s actions.  Your predictability gives them a sense of control.  Turn the tables: Be deliberately unpredictable.  Behavior that seems to have no consistency or purpose will keep them off-balance, and they will wear themselves out trying to explain your moves.  Taken to an extreme, this strategy can intimidate and terrorize.

 Law 18

Do Not Build Fortresses to Protect Yourself – Isolation is Dangerous

The world is dangerous and enemies are everywhere – everyone has to protect themselves.  A fortress seems the safest. But isolation exposes you to more dangers than it protects you from – it cuts you off from valuable information, it makes you conspicuous and an easy target.  Better to circulate among people find allies, mingle.  You are shielded from your enemies by the crowd.

 Law 19

Know Who You’re Dealing with – Do Not Offend the Wrong Person

There are many different kinds of people in the world, and you can never a**ume that everyone will react to your strategies in the same way.  Deceive or outmaneuver some people and they will spend the rest of their lives seeking revenge.  They are wolves in lambs’ clothing.  Choose your victims and opponents carefully, then – never offend or deceive the wrong person.

 Law 20

Do Not Commit to Anyone

It is the fool who always rushes to take sides.  Do not commit to any side or cause but yourself.  By maintaining your independence, you become the master of others – playing people against one another, making them pursue you.

 Law 21

Play a Sucker to Catch a Sucker – Seem Dumber than your Mark

No one likes feeling stupider than the next persons.  The trick, is to make your victims feel smart – and not just smart, but smarter than you are.  Once convinced of this, they will never suspect that you may have ulterior motives.

 Law 22

Use the Surrender Tactic: Transform Weakness into Power

When you are weaker, never fight for honor’s sake; choose surrender instead.  Surrender gives you time to recover, time to torment and irritate your conqueror, time to wait for his power to wane.  Do not give him the satisfaction of fighting and defeating you – surrender first.  By turning the other check you infuriate and unsettle him.  Make surrender a tool of power.

 Law 23

Concentrate Your Forces

Conserve your forces and energies by keeping them concentrated at their strongest point.  You gain more by finding a rich mine and mining it deeper, than by flitting from one shallow mine to another – intensity defeats extensity every time.  When looking for sources of power to elevate you, find the one key patron, the fat cow who will give you milk for a long time to come.

 Law 24

Play the Perfect Courtier

The perfect courtier thrives in a world where everything revolves around power and political dexterity.  He has mastered the art of indirection; he flatters, yields to superiors, and a**erts power over others in the mot oblique and graceful manner.  Learn and apply the laws of courtiership and there will be no limit to how far you can rise in the court.

 Law 25

Re-Create Yourself

Do not accept the roles that society foists on you.  Re-create yourself by forging a new identity, one that commands attention and never bores the audience.  Be the master of your own image rather than letting others define if for you.  Incorporate dramatic devices into your public gestures and actions – your power will be enhanced and your character will seem larger than life.

 Law 26

Keep Your Hands Clean

You must seem a paragon of civility and efficiency: Your hands are never soiled by mistakes and nasty deeds.  Maintain such a spotless appearance by using others as scapegoats and cat’s-paws to disguise your involvement.

Law 27

Play on People’s Need to Believe to Create a Cultlike Following

People have an overwhelming desire to believe in something.  Become the focal point of such desire by offering them a cause, a new faith to follow.  Keep your words vague but full of promise; emphasize enthusiasm over rationality and clear thinking.  Give your new disciples rituals to perform, ask them to make sacrifices on your behalf.  In the absence of organized religion and grand causes, your new belief system will bring you untold power.

 Law 28

Enter Action with Boldness

If you are unsure of a course of action, do not attempt it.  Your doubts and hesitations will infect your execution.  Timidity is dangerous:  Better to enter with boldness.  Any mistakes you commit through audacity are easily corrected with more audacity.  Everyone admires the bold; no one honors the timid.

 Law 29

Plan All the Way to the End

The ending is everything.  Plan all the way to it, taking into account all the possible consequences, obstacles, and twists of fortune that might reverse your hard work and give the glory to others.  By planning to the end you will not be overwhelmed by circumstances and you will know when to stop.  Gently guide fortune and help determine the future by thinking far ahead.

 Law 30

Make your Accomplishments Seem Effortless

Your actions must seem natural and executed with ease.  All the toil and practice that go into them, and also all the clever tricks, must be concealed.  When you act, act effortlessly, as if you could do much more.  Avoid the temptation of revealing how hard you work – it only raises questions.  Teach no one your tricks or they will be used against you.

 Law 31

Control the Options: Get Others to Play with the Cards you Deal

The best deceptions are the ones that seem to give the other person a choice:  Your victims feel they are in control, but are actually your puppets.  Give people options that come out in your favor whichever one they choose.  Force them to make choices between the lesser of two evils, both of which serve your purpose.  Put them on the horns of a dilemma:  They are gored wherever they turn.

 Law 32

Play to People’s Fantasies

The truth is often avoided because it is ugly and unpleasant.  Never appeal to truth and reality unless you are prepared for the anger that comes for disenchantment.  Life is so harsh and distressing that people who can manufacture romance or conjure up fantasy are like oases in the desert:  Everyone flocks to them. There is great power in tapping into the fantasies of the ma**es.

 Law 33

Discover Each Man’s Thumbscrew

Everyone has a weakness, a gap in the castle wall.  That weakness is usual y an insecurity, an uncontrollable emotion or need; it can also be a small secret pleasure.  Either way, once found, it is a thumbscrew you can turn to your advantage.

  Law 34

Be Royal in your Own Fashion:  Act like a King to be treated like one

The way you carry yourself will often determine how you are treated; In the long run, appearing vulgar or common will make people disrespect you.  For a king respects himself and inspires the same sentiment in others.  By acting regally and confident of your powers, you make yourself seem destined to wear a crown.

 Law 35

Master the Art of Timing

Never seem to be in a hurry – hurrying betrays a lack of control over yourself, and over time.  Always seem patient, as if you know that everything will come to you eventually.  Become a detective of the right moment; sniff out the spirit of the times, the trends that will carry you to power.  Learn to stand back when the time is not yet ripe, and to strike fiercely when it has reached fruition.

 Law 36

Disdain Things you cannot have:  Ignoring them is the best Revenge

By acknowledging a petty problem you give it existence and credibility.  The more attention you pay an enemy, the stronger you make him; and a small mistake is often made worse and more visible when you try to fix it.  It is sometimes best to leave things alone.  If there is something you want but cannot have, show contempt for it.  The less interest you reveal, the more superior you seem.  

Law 37

Create Compelling Spectacles

Striking imagery and grand symbolic gestures create the aura of power – everyone responds to them.  Stage spectacles for those around you, then full of arresting visuals and radiant symbols that heighten your presence.  Dazzled by appearances, no one will notice what you are really doing.

Law 38

Think as you like but Behave like others

If you make a show of going against the times, flaunting your unconventional ideas and unorthodox ways, people will think that you only want attention and that you look down upon them.  They will find a way to punish you for making them feel inferior.  It is far safer to blend in and nurture the common touch. Share your originality only with tolerant friends and those who are sure to appreciate your uniqueness.

Law 39

Stir up Waters to Catch Fish

Anger and emotion are strategically counterproductive.  You must always stay calm and objective.  But if you can make your enemies angry while staying calm yourself, you gain a decided advantage.  Put your enemies off-balance: Find the chink in their vanity through which you can rattle them and you hold the strings.

Law 40

Despise the Free Lunch

What is offered for free is dangerous – it usually involves either a trick or a hidden obligation.  What has worth is worth paying for.  By paying your own way you stay clear of gratitude, guilt, and deceit.  It is also often wise to pay the full price – there is no cutting corners with excellence.  Be lavish with your money and keep it circulating, for generosity is a sign and a magnet for power.

Law 41

Avoid Stepping into a Great Man’s Shoes

What happens first always appears better and more original than what comes after.  If you succeed a great man or have a famous parent, you will have to accomplish double their achievements to outshine them.  Do not get lost in their shadow, or stuck in a past not of your own making:  Establish your own name and identity by changing course.  Slay the overbearing father, disparage his legacy, and gain power by shining in your own way.

Law 42

Strike the Shepherd and the Sheep will Scatter

Trouble can often be traced to a single strong individual – the stirrer, the arrogant underling, the poisoned of goodwill.  If you allow such people room to operate, others will succumb to their influence.  Do not wait for the troubles they cause to multiply, do not try to negotiate with them – they are irredeemable.  Neutralize their influence by isolating or banishing them.  Strike at the source of the trouble and the sheep will scatter.

Law 43

Work on the Hearts and Minds of Others

Coercion creates a reaction that will eventually work against you.  You must seduce others into wanting to move in your direction.  A person you have seduced becomes your loyal pawn.  And the way to seduce others is to operate on their individual psychologies and weaknesses.  Soften up the resistant by working on their emotions, playing on what they hold dear and what they fear.  Ignore the hearts and minds of others and they will grow to hate you.

Law 44

Disarm and Infuriate with the Mirror Effect

The mirror reflects reality, but it is also the perfect tool for deception: When you mirror your enemies, doing exactly as they do, they cannot figure out your strategy.  The Mirror Effect mocks and humiliates them, making them overreact.  By holding up a mirror to their psyches, you seduce them with the illusion that you share their values; by holding up a mirror to their actions, you teach them a lesson.  Few can resist the power of Mirror Effect.

Law 45

Preach the Need for Change, but Never Reform too much at Once

Everyone understands the need for change in the abstract, but on the day-to-day level people are creatures of habit.  Too much innovation is traumatic, and will lead to revolt.  If you are new to a position of power, or an outsider trying to build a power base, make a show of respecting the old way of doing things.  If change is necessary, make it feel like a gentle improvement on the past.

Law 46

Never appear too Perfect

Appearing better than others is always dangerous, but most dangerous of all is to appear to have no faults or weaknesses.  Envy creates silent enemies.  It is smart to occasionally display defects, and admit to harmless vices, in order to deflect envy and appear more human and approachable.  Only gods and the dead can seem perfect with impunity.

Law 47

Do not go Past the Mark you Aimed for; In Victory, Learn when to Stop

The moment of victory is often the moment of greatest peril.  In the heat of victory, arrogance and overconfidence can push you past the goal you had aimed for, and by going too far, you make more enemies than you defeat.  Do not allow success to go to your head.  There is no substitute for strategy and careful planning.  Set a goal, and when you reach it, stop.

Law 48

a**ume Formlessness

By taking a shape, by having a visible plan, you open yourself to attack.  Instead of taking a form for your enemy to grasp, keep yourself adaptable and on the move.  Accept the fact that nothing is certain and no law is fixed.  The best way to protect yourself is to be as fluid and formless as water; never bet on stability or lasting order.  Everything changes.

General Discussion / What do you think of this rap group 985
« on: July 01, 2006, 11:04:23 AM »
I just heard one song of them,the Utlwa track,i couldnt stop but laugh at this track,but they are ok,theres potential

General Discussion / S.A HIP HOP BEEFS
« on: June 29, 2006, 12:13:06 PM »
Are there Beefs,you wana share

J-STASH VS Skwatta Kamp
To me it was kind like a primary School beef.J dissed these cats and they took it personal and they went with it in Hype.Skwatta never responded.
=No Winner 0-0

Kaydo vs Prokid
Okay i dont know what was Kaydo thinkin dissin Prokid in one of his tracks,Pro Ripped this cat at YFM that day and anyone who heard that battle would agree with me.=Prokid won 2-1

Selwyn vs Mandoza
Selwyn dissed mandoza and when Mandoza confronted this cat at a party he apologised,now that was corny.
=Selwyn lost

General Discussion / WHAT ARE YOU DOIN RIGHT NOW!!
« on: June 17, 2006, 01:32:08 PM »
:lol: I know this is the most stupid thread just came.What are you doing and WHAT IS ON YOUR MIND?THE MORE CRAZY THE frank!
Ima bout to bathe just waiting 2 fill up,scratching my balls and my head,im thinkin whether i should take my girl out or just watch the world cup all day.  :? Nah! ill watch soccer,i told her six months in advance im gonna watch the world cup,she agreed.She doesnt like soccer but i think she understands....i think :wink:

Humour / Jokes / D Angelo has grown so Big like this
« on: June 15, 2006, 12:21:18 PM »
Damn! i cant believe its him,i wish Usher will end up As D in this pic. :)

Humour / Jokes / Funniest thing i've heard in a while
« on: June 15, 2006, 09:22:24 AM »
:lol:  :lol: i cant even type now.......Damn!

I saw this thread on another forum it says, Tupac and Buckshot slept in the same bed when recording 'One Nation' And they didnt even sleep in the 'L7' position
They were "[ ]", head to head, toe to toe.The funny part is since this gay fever broke out,it cool anymore 2 sleep with your own bro in the same bed,as we used 2 when we were small.

This fellow said
"when i crash at my boys place i always sleep in his bed. i aint sleepin on the floor.
it's funny cuz im thinkin bout sleepin in a bed, and other dudes is thinkin bout "damn, if i sleep in the same bed as my male friend, im certified gay"
seeeeeeeeriously insecure, homophobic dudes. smh.
what happens when a dude pats you on the back?...
You just say"sorry brah, i aint gay, you cant do that." lmao

when you fuk alot of chicks, and you know you're not gay, sh!t like sleepin in a bed with a male friend AINT a big deal. like a bed forces sex on people or some sh!t. read a book n!ggas! read fukin book!"

other oner said:
ya'll are too much. how come ive slept in the same bed with almost all my guy friends at some point (through cottage parties, random nights at the bar havin to crash a closer house, etc....) and ive yet to do anything gay? ive yet to have my mans **** touch my back?

sleeping in a bed with a guy you know is not gay.
having sex with a guy is gay.

anyone else want things to be cleared up?......lets continue.

standing next to someone taking a piss in the bathroom is not gay.
holding some guys **** while he pisses is gay.

are ya'll still following?....worried you may be gay?
do you live in fear that everything you do around another man can be percieved as gay?

« on: June 14, 2006, 07:00:45 PM »
I SAW the commercial on tv and was impressed with the artists who will b there.Definately on the 17 JUNE.

Durban - 17 June

STAGE WARMERS: Concerntration camp, Groundworks, Gini Grinith, DJ Bionic, DJ Sistamatic, DJ D-Uniq, DJ Raiko
Main acts: Ben Sharpa (SA) + Wordsworth (US) + Jonzi D (UK)

« on: June 14, 2006, 06:53:02 PM »
TUKS is good,thats a cla**ic album right there.

« on: June 11, 2006, 05:56:37 PM »
Aiming to expose hip-hop culture to the ma**es, this event serves as an opportunity for local breakdancers, writers, rappers, Djs, skateboarders, bmx riders, capoeira martial artists, roller bladers and graffiti artists to compete and get exposure. It also serves as a venue where parents and teachers can find out more about hip-hop culture and what young people are involved in.

National Tour

09th June 2006 (Fri) Worcester

10th June 2006 (Sat) Robertson

17th June 2006 (Sat) Mossel Bay

23rd June 2006 (Fri) Port Elizabeth

24th June 2006 (Sat) Grahamstown

30th June 2006 (Fri) East London

1st July 2006 (Sat) Transkei

7th July 2006 (Fri) Durban

8th July 2006 (Sat) Guatang/ JHB

9th July 2006 (Sun) Pretoria

14th July 2006 (Fri) Bloemfontein

15th July 2006 (Sat) Kimberley

An estimated 115 500 people reached on tour

Other Events

African Hip Hop Youth Conference on Robben Island.
19/20th August 2006 Fri/Sat.

National Finals 25th Aug 2006 & 26th & 1st

African Hip Hop Awards on 27th Aug 2006 in Cape Town

25th August 2006 (Fri), Drommedaries Hall – Good Hope Centre

Workshops on Hip Hop eg DJ, MC, Graff, B-boy

Regional MC and DJ Battle Elimination’s

National MC and DJ Final Battle

26th August 2006 (Sat) Goode Hope Centre

Workshops on Hip Hop eg DJ, MC, Graff, B-boy

Hip Hop New Skool Dance Champs

Regional Breakdance Elimination’s

National Breakdance Final and team selection

27th August 2006 (Sun)

African Hip Hop Awards – Joseph Stone Auditorium or Artscape

Venue Various
Telephone (021) 706 0481
Province Western Cape

Hip Hop Events / Durban hip hop news weekly
« on: June 11, 2006, 03:07:17 PM »
By GIlda Van Schalkwyk

Hip-hop is blowing up big time in Durban and the underground movement includes a bunch of proudly South African hoppers.

The music industry in SA is a small one and more often than not, artists know each other and hang out together. Getting known in the industry means knowing someone, who knows someone who is already in it.

This is what happened to the rowdy bunch of energetic hip-hoppers who walked into my office last week. They had all met each other somehow along the way and each had visions of keeping hip-hop alive in our city.

Enter Mic Check Entertainment. Nkanyiso Ngcobo got into hip-hop in 1988 and was "jamming to the sounds of DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince, MC Hammer, Vanilla Ice and Snap".

"I started rapping and listening to rap all through school. Eventually I looked around the city and realised there was no hip-hop outlet to showcase the genre," said Ngcobo.

After some exposure in other provinces, he returned to Durban, decided to find a venue and invite rappers, DJs, graffiti heads and break-dancers; the four components of the genre.

Eventually rappers were meeting at venues like the Bat Centre, where they held regular sessions.

Ngcobo started Mic Check in 1998 as a monthly matinée. It grew in popularity to the extent that acts now travel from Cape Town and Joburg to take part.

By about this time, Durban had nurtured several talented artists who have now joined forces to compile an album titled Isinamuva Liyabukwa, (The One who Laughs Last, Laughs the Loudest).

The official launch of the CD will be held on June 16 at The Beach Club. Artists appearing at the launch celebrations will include DJs Paperkut (who is featured on the CD), Renegade, Precision and Ntsika (from Durban Youth Radio) will be host for the evening.

The CD's release has taken place largely thanks to the eThekwini Municipality, who became involved in the recording from a business perspective. Ngcobo says the album took two years to complete.

Ntsika, aka "Ntsika to da Xha" says he started "digging the hip-hop beats" while he was in Grade 9. He then met Ngcobo after being introduced to the Mic Check sessions.

He is most proud of the fact that Durban Youth Radio focuses solely on South African hip-hop for two hours every Friday night.

"We just want people to be aware of the KZN talent and to support these local acts."

Now working on a solo album, a mixtape called Hip-Hop Shosha Mzansi Vol 1, Ntsika will use some unsigned artists from Cape Town who rap in Xhosa  

Next up on the lineup is Karabo, but he prefers to be known as DJ Precision. As all rappers and hip-hoppers go, they refuse to use their real names and surnames.

DJ Precision is one of those out-of-towners who wants to keep the genre growing in KwaZulu-Natal.

"I grew up in Mafikeng and got into hip-hop early on. I met various DJs and became exposed to underground hip-hop. Friends and I always got together and threw hip-hop gigs.

"I was just about to give up on it all when I met Nkanyiso and got involved in Mic Check. From there on out, I have been at sessions all over the city and have done the odd Tira and Sox gigs."

This rather savvy DJ is studying architecture and working on completing his degree while putting together a mixtape.

Another out-of-towner is DJ Renegade, who came to our shores from Mozambique in 2002. He is also studying architecture and is now in his third year.

Renegade's first gig was at Rivets at the Hilton Hotel and thereafter he met DJs Tira and Sox and Precision. He then met artists at the Inqaba Hip-Hop Sessions at the Bat Centre and is now working with Ntsika on the Mzansi mixtape.

"When I started out I'd play it by ear. I am quite a quick learner. Now you can find deejaying at the Panama Room, often with Tira and Sox, but I eventually want to move to Cape Town to work."

The only DJ out of this lot featured on the CD and involved in the launch is Paperkut - real name Verdine Petersen, son of Durban musician Roy Petersen.

Also developing a pa**ion for hip-hop at a young age, Paperkut grew up in Jozi and started as an MC in 1996. This 23-year-old was first introduced to the turntables through DJ Bionic, who owned Club Metropolis.

Paperkut got his big break when he co-hosted a show on Yfm.

"I came back to Durbs in 2002 and met Nkanyiso and all of us would chill at The Lab in Glenwood. It was a record store, where we all would hang out and drop rhymes."

He met DJ André, who taught him how to scratch, and he has played at places like Havana, Skyy Bar, Renaissance Bar, Tilt and Reform. He also plays a regular Friday night slot on East Coast Radio.

The gusto and pa**ion these guys have for their music is impressive. With so much going on in Durban, there is no room for complaints from Durbanites who say there is a lack of entertainment in the city.

Our city is alive and happening, it's just a matter of finding out where it's at.


General Discussion / HYPE MAG:f*** DPLANET
« on: June 11, 2006, 11:40:14 AM »
Yo! whats up guys, im knew here i never knew about this forum until i saw it on Hype.Any way its on the f*** THAT SHIT ARTICLE:
it goes like this;


TO all the haters of hype whats with the playa hatin,represent.I LUV the mag,but their CD'S STARTED TO BE STRAIGHT WACK FROM VOLUME 4 TO 9.
I respect that  Fung.. the editor, i remember in one of his previous issues he said"The power is within you(hip hop artists) to create that presence for your products.Moaning,grumbling and complaining about international artists getting the shine on hype.What we actually need are own jay-z's who mastered the art of business from their street days as drug peddlers,hence they have been bizness people who are smart and look out for their backs in any given situation."This guy is something,represent.

My feelings on the Mzantsi rap artists:why they dont sell more records,

1.First things first,how many artist have fan websites i dont believe this shit,less than 2% yet they keep on reminding us "support us guys",f*** THAT SHIT,if i belive the artist's music is dope ima cop it like i coped Prokid,proverb,Tuks, and Blood money'sMobb deep

2.Most albums you'll find that there are 2 to 3 tracks that are good,the rest are straight wack.Artists must create a cla**ic album,when i put on that CD i mustnt press skip everytime.

3.Oh my gosh! last night! on TV i saw this Mbhanqanga artist,who sold 350 000 copies of his album.Guys its possible to sell those kinds of records with a low or tight budget,Create fan websites to interact with fans,go to primary,junior,high school and varsities market their product,free shows,distribute few free albums and word on the street spread like fire,produce a mixtape b4 your album is out so that people can know your shit.Example is Zubs produced a mixtape b4 his album came,and he admitted that he would have never sold those kind of records if he did not produce that mixtape.

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