Thursday, 23 August 2018

SA Hip Hop Awards Submissions Details Announced


The 7th annual South African Hip-Hop Awards(SAHHA) have released all the submission details for this year’s awards.

The awards are due to take place in Tshwane on 19 December 2018 to celebrate the greatest achievements within the local hip hop industry over the past year.

As with any other award ceremony, the SAHHAs will only accept entries of work that was done with a certain time period and that meets a certain criteria.

Those wishing to qualify for nomination are advised that only work that was produced and released between 15 September 2017 and 15 September 2018 will be considered.

The submitted work (album/mixtape/video/event/song) must have been released or have occurred in South Africa.

The artist or groups of artists wishing to submit their work must be of South African origin or at least, be in possession of a valid RSA work permit.
Foreign nationals who do hold RSA work permits are also only allowed to submit work that was produced and released in Mzansi during the specified time period.

For hard copy submissions, entrants must produce one correctly labelled envelope containing two physical copies of their CDs, an artist profile as well as a press release.

These may be submitted at the Museum Africa in Newtown, Johannesburg between 8am and 5pm daily.

Alternatively, entrants may also courier their entries to The Franklin Building at 4 Pritchard Street in Johannesburg.

Hopefuls may also submit their work via dropbox by attaching one correctly labelled ZIP file containing digital copies of the artist/group’s work, profiles and press releases.

Submission will run from 03 September until 28 September 2018.

Find out about the criteria for each of the 32 qualifying categories here

Submit online via: 

OR

Physical Address:
Courier Deliveries:
4 Pritchard Street,
1801 The Franklin Building,
Johannesburg, 2001

Good luck to everyone!!!!

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Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Mac Miller Shares 3 New Songs - Buttons, Programs, Small Worlds



Mac Miller surprised his fans on 30 May 2018 by releasing 3 singles out of nowhere; titled Buttons, Small Worlds and Programs. 

The songs touches on the recent events of his life after breaking up with Ariana Grande and getting in trouble with the law.

Get the songs below



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Tuesday, 22 May 2018

New Music: Smino and Mick Jenkins team up on “New Coupe, Who Dis?”

Smino and Mick released a new collaborative track called “New Coupe, Who Dis?” which features production from Smino himself alongside THEMpeople.

Both Smino and Mick teased fans on social media for a while by posting Instagram stories of them together working on this joint.

Get the song here and tell us what you think.
Smino and Mick - “New Coupe, Who Dis?”



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Monday, 14 May 2018

New Music Video: Bishop Lamont ft. Ryu & Apathy - Un-American


Bishop Lamont drops visuals for his track “Un-American”. On this joint, Lamont took a stand to address the issues that had an impact in America such as governmental ties to ISIS, treatment of Palestinians and police
misconduct. As per Lamont, no person voted for in government was going to change the nation, everybody had to take responsibility and do their part to change the world.

“I’m very proud of my newest visual!!! It’s been a very long road to finally arrive at really being able to do things the way you feel in your heart without being held back or told to wait!” said Lamont 

And yes!!! All said in the track did not just end there. Lamont did not just wear his Bishop hat and preached change; he hosted a successful benefit concert called Project Hope LAhelping raise funds for organizations at the forefront of ending homelessness in his community.

The visuals are directed by R54 and Rillah, edited by: I.Carlen & The Fuse Brothers. 

Stream and download the track 



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Monday, 7 May 2018

Music Video:Childish Gambino - This Is America

Donald Glover (aka Childish Gambino) has struck a nerve in the US with the release of
the video for his new song, This is America.

The song serves as a commentary on the condition of black people in America and
American culture as a whole in 2018. This concept is represented clearly in the
video, along with the fact that the problems that Americans think they can
ignore eventually catch up to them.

The stark contrast between the happy, carefree chorus and the dark, aggressive
verses highlights the way the black experience is perceived in popular culture
versus reality. This contrast can also allude to the cyclical shifts in mood in
America whenever there is a shooting – one second, the entire nation is in an
uproar, but the next, they are happy and unconcerned, placated by vapid pop
culture trends, and the cycle persists.

Glover’s credentials as an artist have moved into the realm of musical legitimacy by the
sheer force of his own creative agency.




“This is America (skrrt, skrrt, woo)
Don't catch you slippin' up (ayy)
Look at how I'm livin' now
Police be trippin' now (woo)
Yeah, this is America (woo, ayy)
Guns in my area (word, my area)
I got the strap (ayy, ayy)
I gotta carry 'em…”

The song is Glover’s first single since 2017, when he released Terrified from his album Awaken, My Love.

Social media exploded with reactions applauding Glover for his creativity.


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Friday, 4 May 2018

New Music: Fifi Cooper - Freedom ft Leon Lee, Tru Crack & Solid-T



Fifi Cooper teams up with Leon Lee, Tru Crack and Solid-T to cook up a track titled “Freedom”. Her latest single, Freedom, was released not only to celebrate Freedom day but to also celebrate Fifi's freedom from her previous record label. She’s her own boss and record label owner of Mocooper Records.

Get the track below and tell us what you think.


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Monday, 30 April 2018

Immense Hip Hop Festival: Back To The City 2018




For the past 12 years Freedom Day has been known to be celebrated through the hip hop culture. Back To The City has impressively made the festival huge with most hip hop artists all over the world coming to South Africa and celebrating Freedom Day.

The event was well organized from the entrance with an impressive order from the clothing displays, food stalls and I must emphasize on the service rendered at their beverage bar (no stampedes). Ran into homie Skyzoo taking a stroll and he was on his own, that’s how comfortable & safe I bet he felt thanks to the security placed. Most importantly, I love how the organizers went all out to accommodate wheelchair basketball players and allowed them to take part of this very important day. From underground and commercial hip hop, this is where upcoming artists and media houses are given a platform to showcase their talents not forgetting networking.
Flow and Skyzoo

Basketball Ballers with Coach Shaq

Food Stalls

Food Stalls
The Power Play stage always makes me question both my left feet as the dance crews show their skills with DJ’s battling against each. The band stage had a much laid back crowd with artists interacting with everyone. The clothing stalls displayed all kind of talent, from handmade shoes, earings, bags, not forgetting I wear Black outfits and custom made tops & hats from Poi-Poi nation.

Well Organised Bar
Clothing Stalls
Graffiti and Clothing Stalls

I Wear Black clothing Stall
Poi Poi Nation clothing stall
Poi Poi Nation Vest in Red
Power Play BMW standing out
Power Play Stage
 Power Play Stage                        
Band Performances
                            

Let’s talk about the main stage. The line-up was shuffled in a manner that kept everyone on their toes as no one could predict the next performance or wish they arrived late for the “big major” artists to perform. The stage was lit from onset with Priddy Ugly, Patty Monroe, Mr Swagganova “K.O”, Cassper Nyovest to PRO, Youngsta, PDOT”God Bless The God Blessed”, DJ ZanD, DJ Switch, Ricky Rick, Reason Jovi Slash with Mr Selwyn and not forgetting the performance from veterans Optical Ill. International veteran Pharoahe Monch took the stage and gave a killer performance “I will not leave the stage until I give you all my blood” so he said.


K.O #Swagganova
Nadia Nakai
Super Sexy Nadia Nakai
Pharoahe Monch gave one hell of a perfomance
Drieman Skap with Sensei Juice. The crew promised an album
Cassper Nyovest bringing back our land #salute
Jovislash was out here for his perfomance
PDOT with the crew
This Is Back To The City
NB: This stage was never about who has made a name for themselves or well known. It was about hip hop and will always be about hip hop.

Sadly, the organisers announced that the Festival will be coming to an end in 2021. So if you haven’t been to the event or had plans to come through some day, then I suggest you act now and buy tickets that will give you access for the next 3 years. You can make bookings or enquire about the tickets at 2021endofdays@gmail.com









Hoodlum with Sensei Juice



Thank you so much to all sponsors involved, the organisers and everyone for always staying true to the culture.


Love and Light.

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SA Hip Hop Awards Submissions Details Announced

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