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In The Current Issue Of HYPE!


8 June 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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