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The 5 Songs You Need to Hear This Week

Featuring Crayon, Nakhane x Nile Rodgers x Moonchild Sanelly, Mayorkun, Fireboy DML, Timaya and more.

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Bacardi House-Tinged Amapiano Is Setting the Streets Ablaze

We break down the influence of Pretoria's Bacardi house sound on a new wave of amapiano hits.

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Late Trompies Star Remembered For His Distinct Kwaito Voice

Tributes are continuing to pour in for Mjokes, a member of prominent South African kwaito group Trompies, following his tragic death. Below are five kwaito tracks we will always remember him by.

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Interview: Lady Du, Amapiano’s Sultry-Voiced Superstar, Is Smashing The Glass Ceiling

In conversation with amapiano star Lady Du about her rise, spirituality and considering herself a kwaito queen.

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Kwaito Legend Protests Against South African Music Rights Organisation for Unpaid Royalties

South African Kwaito musician, Eugene Mthethwa, has reached a resolution after protesting against the South African Music Rights Organisation (SAMRO). The Trompies member alleges that SAMRO has not paid royalties to him for more than thirty years.

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Interview: Kwesta and The ‘Ghost of DaKAR’

While making his latest album 'g.o.d Guluva' during the 2020 lockdown, Kwesta opened up to vulnerability and, as a result, left some parts of his old self behind.

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The 20 Best South African Songs of 2021

Amapiano continued its domination through 2021, topping local playlists and finding fans beyond the country’s borders too.

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South African Kwaito Artist Mshoza Passes Away

South Africa's music industry is mourning after outspoken kwaito artist, Mshoza, recently passed away at the tender age of 37.

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Listen to Makhalanjalo's New Single 'Thand'izinto'

Listen to new artist Makhalanjalo's kwaito single 'Thand'izinto' from the upcoming album 'Amanzi'.

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Apple Music's Isgubhu Offers a Distinctive Home for Africa's Dance and Electro Music

Apple Music has launched a new music platform Isgubhu for Africa's dance music including amapiano, gqom, kwaito and other popular subgenres.

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The 20 Best South African Hip-Hop Songs of 2021 So Far

The best South African hip-hop songs of the year so far featuring Nasty C, Blxckie, Stino Le Thwenny, K.O, A-Reece and more.

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808s & Log Drums: How South African Hip-Hop and Amapiano Fell in Love

As South African hip-hop strives to regain broad mainstream prominence, more rappers and producers are tapping into and incorporating amapiano elements into their music.

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Kwesta's New Album 'g.o.d Guluva' is Finally Here

South African hip-hop superstar Kwesta has officially released 'g.o.d Guluva', his first album in five years. It features Reason, Focalistic, KiD X, Yanga Chief, Thabsie and more and sees the rapper experiment with amapiano in a few songs.

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Interview: Mx Blouse Pushes the Boundaries of Kwaito on Debut Album ‘Elementality’

Joburg-based artist Mx Blouse's first full-length release 'Elementality' sees them explore themes of human connection on a canvas of dance music.

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The Story of William Last KRM’s Ascent is One of Purpose Meeting Preparation

The rise of Botswana comedian and rapper William Last KRM, whose music video for 'Tinto' recently broke the internet, is what happens when purpose meets preparation.

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The 7 Songs You Need to Hear This Week

Featuring Olamide, Black Motion, Blxckie x Nasty C and more

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Stream Blxckie’s Debut Album ‘B4Now’

South African hip-hop artist Blxckie's highly anticipated debut album 'B4Now' is out.

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Cassper Nyovest Shares Heavenly Visuals for 'Bonginkosi' Featuring Zola 7

Cassper Nyovest has released stunning visuals for his single 'Bonginkosi' featuring kwaito star Zola 7.

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Khuli Chana Goes Amapiano in New Single 'Buyile'

Khuli Chana's new amapiano-infused single 'Buyile' — featuring Tyler ICU, Lady Du and Stino Le Thwenny — is bound to be a radio and club anthem.

Amapiano Duo Banaba’Des Aiming For World Domination

The Phone Yam hitmakers on being discovered by Alfa Kat, navigating newfound fame and how they let destiny lead their way to success.

Interview: It’s Blxckie’s Time to Shine

In conversation with fast-rising South African hip-hop artist Blxckie about his come-up, breakout year, collaborations and his debut album 'B4Now'.

The 8 Songs You Need to Hear This Week

Featuring Mr Eazi, Scorpion Kings x Tresor, Falz, Kamo Mphela, Khuli Chana and more.

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The 15 Best South African Songs of the Month (May)

The best South African songs of the month featuring Focalistic x Mr JazziQ, Blxckie, Zahara, K.O, Elaine and more.