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[18 Jul 2013 | No Comment | ]

Although The Public Interest album date has not yet been revealed, today we bring you the album artwork designed by Soul Acadamy’s Callan Grecia.

Artwork Explained
The image of the president embodies the theme of the album. He’s autonomous with the public interest and being its custodian (keeping it, keeping the public’s interest). The title is also a factor here, because, even though it is Black Moss’s personal experiences, ‘public interest’ insinuates a more universal viewpoint, rather than an individualistic take on the views expressed. Although the image of the president may …

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[4 Jul 2013 | No Comment | ]

Celebrate with South African Hip Hop pioneer Emile YX? Jansen at his 45th birthday “B-boy to being a Man” party and the official launch of “Mixed Mense” at Princess Vlei, in Grassy Park, on Saturday 20 July, 2013.
Known as the judge with the Afro on ETVs reality dance show Step Up or Step Out, Emile YX? will be releasing his fifth album with his latest project called “Mixed Mense”; a mentorship-style album which was developed with a group of  youth from Lavender Hill, on the Cape Flats.  “Mixed Mense” members include Leeroy Phillips (B-boy Malis), Stephan Benting (B-boy Mouse) and Charlton …

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[9 Nov 2012 | No Comment | ]

The South African Hip Hop Awards are an annual award ceremony, managed by the Ritual Media Group (R.M.G) which also runs the Back To The City Youth Festival, Ritual Stores and O.S.T lounge in Newtown.

Books »

[18 Jun 2012 | One Comment | ]

This is a training manual for hiphop entrepreneurs and so-called hiphop heads from all over the world. A self-help book for business people within hip hop.

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[18 Jun 2012 | No Comment | ]

This is a book Queueone Dambuza spent 14 months writing, attending hip hop sessions, watching whats happening on South African hip hop, Tv and whats playing on radio. This book is about the current state of South African Hiphop.

Events »

[18 Nov 2011 | One Comment | ]

The phenomenal response by fans to the announcement that hip-hop’s biggest selling artist ever, Lil Wayne will perform on African soil for the very first time has created hype and excitement across the country. To accommodate the unprecedented demand for tickets, Canoc Productions, promoters of the South African leg of the Lil Wayne worldwide “I Am Still Music Tour” and media partner, Channel O today announced an extra 2000 tickets are available for the show at the Coca Cola Dome, Johannesburg on Friday, 9 December 2011. Booking at Computicket is open.

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[10 Nov 2011 | 2 Comments | ]

Party People is the brain child of the well known DJ Kenzhero who has been a big industry shaker in terms of social interaction in South Africa. These are monthly events that highlight the growth of Hip Hop and Soulistic cultures. Featured artists include Masta Ace, Marco Polo, Bahamadia, J-Live and many more.

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[29 Oct 2011 | 2 Comments | ]

Copywrite is an underground hip hop artist from Columbus, Ohio. He is also a member of the Columbus crew MegaHertz (or MHz for short). Copywrite will be performing at the Gauteng Hip Hop Expo 2011 during December along with many other artists. Read on for more info.

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[24 Sep 2011 | 21 Comments | ]

He’s hip-hop’s biggest name, its deadliest lyricist and the genre’s most flourishing touring act; he’s an in demand performer with fan bases across the globe; he’s Lil Wayne and in December he’s bringing his worldwide “I Am Still Music Tour” to South Africa.

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[21 Sep 2011 | No Comment | ]

This weekend Sole Position will be delivering the 5th Floor video premiere at Cape Town’s The Waiting Room on Saturday the 24th September 2011. Featuring MC Camo, White Nite and Minguz. Starts at 8pm and it will cost you R20 to get in.

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[19 Sep 2011 | No Comment | ]

The Fordsburg Film Festival is part of the unfolding narrative of reconnection, rejuvenation and remaking of the historic locality of Fordsburg. It is presented by The Fietas Festival and The Bioscope Independent Cinema as part of the Jo’burg Arts Alive International Festival programme.

New Releases »

[17 Sep 2011 | No Comment | ]

The Phenomenal EP comes after Phenomenal Affiliation inhouse producer Fr3aky Cee dropped his Psychopathic beat tape in May this year. The three man crew consist of Psyklone Domoina who’s real name is Donald Mahlangu an emcee and aspiring beat maker (from Kwa-Mhlanga), Fr3aky Cee real name Caspar Khanyile an emcee beat maker and producer (from Mamelodi) and Salvage real name Lucky Mthimunye an emcee and former beat maker (from Kwa-Mhlanga).

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[16 Sep 2011 | No Comment | ]

EWOK (South African hip hop artist) now joins the growing list of artists and cultural workers who have cancelled or refused to perform in Israel or at Israeli funded events. These artists include: Gil Scott Heron, Roger Walters, Pete Seeger, Bono of U2 plus many others.

Magazines »

[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.

Biographies, Featured »

[31 Jul 2011 | 7 Comments | ]

Straight from the depths of Gauteng Province, Tembisa natives H.I.4.P or affectionately known as “Metal Jackets” is a trailblazing 6 man hip hop crew of innovative and skilled lyrical architects, The naturally born headbangers are Mas aka Mastamind, Dummy, Mduza the Burden Bearer, Saenz aka P.O Des, Mad Pro aka 3LA and Fungi.