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Okayafrica & Everyday People Present EVERYDAY AFRIQUE Rooftop Party This Labor Day

Okayafrica & Everyday People Present EVERYDAY AFRIQUE Rooftop party at Output this Labor Day Weekend

This Labor Day we’re teaming up with our friends at Everyday People to throw another epic EVERYDAY AFRIQUE rooftop party to close out the summer at Output in Brooklyn. If you’ve missed our parties in the past, be sure not to play yourself this Labor Day.


Join us on Monday September 5th as we turn up to tunes provided by Allan Kingdom, DJ Moma,  DJ Rich Knight, DJ Cortega, Electrafrique’s own DJ Underdog, and NYC-based DJ/producer Kashaka.

The indoor part of the venue (Panther Room and Output Club) will be accessible to partygoers so this event is *rain or shine*. The afterparty will also be hosted in the Panther Room from 10pm onwards. Tickets $10.

Buy tickets here to the EVERYDAY AFRIQUE rooftop party this Labor Day at Output.

Check out some of the photos from our last July 4th EVERYDAY AFRIQUE with AKA here.

Join the facebook event here.  

21+ / Doors open 2PM /$15 advance tickets / $20 at the door, ladies $10 before 5pm

 

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Interview: How Stogie T’s ‘Freestyle Friday’ Became a TV Show

Freestyle Friday started as lockdown content but is now a fully-fledged TV show on Channel O. In this interview, Stogie T breaks down why the show is revolutionary and talks about venturing into media.

When South Africa was put under a hard lockdown in 2020, Stogie T started Freestyle Friday to "make SA rap again." Freestyle Friday, hosted on Instagram, saw a different cohort of rappers each rap over the same beat picked by the veteran rapper. From niche and emerging rappers to some of the most notable names in South African hip-hop—the likes of AKA, Focalistic, Ginger Trill and several others all participated.

In the last few weeks, however, Freestyle Friday has found its way to cable TV. The show airs every Friday on Channel O, one of the continent's longest-running music TV channels. Freestyle Friday as a TV programme isn't just about freestyles, it's about the art of rapping and the music business, particularly SA hip-hop. Guests range from lyricists to record executives and other personalities aligned with the scene—Ninel Musson and Ms Cosmo for instance.

But Freestyle Friday is only the first media product Stogie T is working on as he is in the process of starting a podcast network, a venture in which he is collaborating with Culture Capital. In the Q&A below, Stogie T breaks down the relationship with Culture Capital, how the show moved from the internet to TV, why it's a revolutionary idea, touches on his venture into media and his future plans.

This interview has been edited for clarity and length.

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