Yet the track is merely a hint of the rich and varied hip-hop springing from the country's capital—as well as Durban, Cape Town, and all points between—that reflects and subverts a history once better known for boundaries than inclusiveness. Jozi-based stars Cassper Nyovest and Yung Swiss put their own spin on American trap, while artists like Kid X and the gravelly baritone Kwesta incorporate genres closer to home, like Kwaito and Afrobeats. Our editors regularly update this playlist—if you hear something you like, add it to your library. Sign In. Sauce It. Sauce It - Single. Lost Boy Anthem. Dawn feat.
March was, for lack of better words, a weird month. Lurking in the shadows was a global pandemic, the reality of which hit the entire country square in the face when president Cyril Ramaphosa announced a day lockdown. We end off March in a morbid mood, and all one can do is keep up-to-date with daily numbers of new cases, and new deaths. South Africa has the highest confirmed cases of Covid on the continent. The song is casual braggadocio-meets-over-the-top-aspirations. He then attempts to reach this smoke, after which the scene cuts again to reveal him post super powers acquisition.
On the What's your love status? The queen of contemporary soul, Lauryn Hill was in the country with Nas and she blew her fans away On Friday, the living legends released the video to "There You go", a tribute to the late Flabba. Vinny's House has had a house music celebration ever since hitting our screens. This week Nastee Nev
Our list of the best South African songs of the month includes new singles that dropped in September, alongside those that were highlighted by getting the music video treatment. Mx Blouse's latest EP is yet another millennial take on kwaito. Muzi's latest single has many layers, it sounds full and is laced with potent vocals from both Muzi and his guest Espacio Dios. An unlikely combination that you didn't know you needed. Sjava and veteran musician Madala kuene deliver a vintage maskandi tune in which they aim to remind the Zulus of who they are, where they come from and call them out for abandoning their culture. It's playful with some touches of sophistication.