John Wizards' 'Lusaka By Night'

"Lusaka By Night" video from John Wizards, the project of Cape Town producer John Withers and Rwandan vocalist Emmanual Nzaramba.

"Lusaka By Night" is an early taste of minimalist endorphins to come from the hodgepodge of cool sounds that is John Wizards. The brainchild of Cape Town producer John Withers and Rwandan vocalist Emmanual Nzaramba, "Lusaka By Night" sneakily and quite quickly departed from obscurity to become one of the summer's standout tracks. Think of the visuals accompanying "Lusaka By Night" as Gorillaz on a sunshine kick. Cape Town-based Sebastian Borckenhagen's animations might just make for the most lovable music vid narrations of 2013. The full-length debut from John Wizards featuring "Lusaka By Night" is set for release September 2 via Planet Mu.


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The 10 Best HHP Songs Ranked

On the second anniversary of HHP's passing, we rank 10 of the South African hip-hop legend's best songs.

Jabulani Tsambo, popularly known by his alias HHP, was a pivotal part of South African hip-hop. Renowned for trailblazing the motswako sub-genre in the early 2000s, the rapper sadly passed away on October 24th, 2018 after a long and much publicised bout with depression.

During his active years, which span two decades (from 1997 to 2018), he was instrumental in breaking barriers and bridging the gap between kwaito and hip-hop in SA, from the late 90s to early 2000s.

He became a household name in the 2000s as he spearheaded the motswako movement, propelling it to the mainstream and solidifying his legendary status in the process.

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