We live in an age where music and the essence of artistry, has been watered-down and corrupted corporate agenda’s. If video killed the radio star, commercial platforms …. killed artistic expression… Well almost. There’s an army of independant Hip Hop artists around the world that refuse to conform to the music industry, and challenge the current status quo. One of the soldiers on the frontline of the war between real/plastic, Hip Hop/ Hip Pop, fighting the good fight, is my man S!ck.Continue Reading
Rocking the Daisies was an absolute blast! Turing onto the dirt road at Cloof with the sight of the setup at the almost full parking lot in the distance, I knew that this was going to be a once in a lifetime experience.?
Now before we go on, I must tell you that 1. I didn’t stay in the normal campsite; 2. This was my first time at Daisies and 3. I came for the vibe, not the artists. Don’t mistake what I said, I was still excited as hell to see some great musical talent.?
Calling all Hip Hop heads. I repeat, calling ALL Hip Hop heads. This Saturday is the highly anticipated Scrambles 4 Money – “Talk is Cheap 4”.
The event is going down on Saturday 29 October, at Grayscale – 33 DeKorte st. Braamfontein, doors open @11am and the battles start at 12:30pm, the event kicks off with the Draft League battles, and once that’s over, it’s going to be pure lyrical carnage. If you’re a part of the local Hip Hop culture, and follow the global battle scene, you’ll know that this is one of those events that you cannot miss. The fourth edition of “Talk is Cheap” is set to be the best one yet, featuring a whole host of South Africa’s top tier battle rappers, as well as 6 international contenders, who are coming to Mzanzi to try steak their claim as being part of the world finest.Continue Reading
5 years in and Krank?d Up has firmly established itself as a force to be reckoned within the South African music festival circuit. Growing from strength to strength, this festival is a perfect representation of how to build a festival, and how to best showcase local and international talent.
We take a look at the 2016 edition of Krank?d Up.Continue Reading
This past week, the South African music scene was dealt an immense blow. On Sunday, social media was buzzing with the sad news of the passing of one of Mzanzi’s most prolific artists, Mduduzi Edmund Tshabalala, and reinforced the idea that the year 2016, will be remembered as the “legend killer”. In appreciation and celebration, of his immense impact on the music industry, we decided to dedicate this weeks #FrobackFriday, to the man, the legend, Mandoza.Continue Reading
One small step for Yugen Blakrok, one giant leap for Mzanzi’s independant Hip Hop. The Scribe of the Yugen Clan and Guardian of Crow?s Nest dropped some epic news on Saturday, and it’s step in the right direction towards getting our local indie Hip Hop artists know and respected internationally.Continue Reading
Krank’d Up is headed for its fourth iteration this year, and it promises to be bigger and better than ever. ?With acts from all over the country, as well as two US based heavyweights, this festival truly has become a staple in the South African music calendar. If you still need convincing, here are 5 reasons that you had better get your ass to Krank’d Up 2016.Continue Reading
Supergroups are usually over-rated. They are a concoction of rockers that are far past their prime, hanging onto a flailing legacy and giving life one last cash-grab before succumbing to their inevitable fate. This could’t be further from the truth in the case of Blood Brothers.Continue Reading
Red Bull, take a bow! Saturday night, the 3rd night of the RBMA in Jozi was one of the finest parties I have been to this year. For what was generally considered to be the main night of the whole weekend (sometimes Thursdays and Sunday nights are just out of the question), we, as the culturally crooked people of Johannesburg could not have asked for more.Continue Reading