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Danny Brown x Soweto: adidas Original Welcomes Detroit's King Of The Ruckus To Joburg

Detroit king of the ruckus Danny Brown was treated like royalty during the adidas Originals Unite Joburg festivities.


Photos by Paul Ward

When he dipped... they threw him a celebration fit for a king. Detroit's Danny Brown was the latest international titan adidas Originals arranged to perform in SA — this time a one-show stop at Soweto's Walter Sisulu Square. Many ups to adidas for an original, albeit Gatsby extravagant, method of music exchange. It's nice to see photos of an international artist kicking it outside of hotels and game reserves — not that everything the dude did on his own time was easy on the eyes. In true Versailles fashion, adidas invited a who's-who of Joburg street culture and STR CRD elite (basically everyone in THIS video) for a fancy pants banquet, or what looks like a roast minus the roasting to Sir Brown of Michiganville. Post-mingling, 2000 strong turnt up for a night with the king of the ruckus, who shared the stage with his tourmate DJ SKYWLKR, as well as some homegrown talent including kwaito/electronic producer Mma Tseleng, deep house DJs Phat Jack and Cuebur, SA's first Redbull Thre3Style champ Tha Cutt, Soul Candi beatmaker Kid Fonque, hip-hop battle circuit Scrambles4Money, and lastly DJ Switch. Watch "euphoric" expectations being met in the recap below and take a look at select photos from Paul Ward's Diary of Brown (above).

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Boity's Hometown Takes Centre Stage In Her New Music Video

Boity has released the music video for her latest single 'O18's Finest' which features Maglera Doe Boy and Ginger Trill.

South African rapper Boity has finally shared the visuals for her latest single "018's Finest" featuring Maglera Doe Boy and Ginger Trill. The single comes off Boity's EP 4463, which dropped last December. Marked as a fan favourite "018's Finest" borrows from Boity's hometown dialing code. The 31-year-old rapper hails from Potchefstroom, affectionately known as Potch, a quaint town in South Africa's North West province. The music video highlights the lesser known aspects of hip-hop culture in the otherwise sleepy town.

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