Photography by Sabelo Mkhabela.

Tweezy and Gemini Major are two of South African hip-hop's super producers.

South African Hip-Hop Producers Tweezy and Gemini Major Set for Instagram Live Beat Battle

Two of South Africa's hip-hop super producers Tweezy and Gemini Major will face-off in upcoming Instagram live beat battle.

After Instagram live beat battles such as Swizz Beatz versus Timbaland and Mannie Fresh versus Scott Storch amid the lockdown to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus, it was only a matter of time until the hip-hop community across the world followed suit.


South Africa, having one of the biggest and vibrant hip-hop scenes in the world, was almost a given. Tonight at 10PM (SAST) [4PM (ET)], two of the country's hip-hop super producers, Tweezy and Gemini Major will go head-to-head in a beat battle that will determine who has the best hits.

Tweezy, who has worked extensively with the likes of AKA, Emtee and Nasty C, has produced for a majority of the country's biggest rappers and pop artists. Cassper Nyovest's upcoming single "Amademoni" is a Tweezy production.

Gemini Major has produced for Nasty C, AKA, Cassper Nyovest, Da L.E.S and many others.

Gemini Major and Tweezy co-produced Riky Rick's "Sidl' ukotini" and have multiple mega hits that bear their credits ("Ragga Ragga" by Gemini Major, "All Eyes on Me" by AKA, "Gets Getsa 2.0" by Cassper Nyovest, Nasty C's "Juice Back" and "King," "Lifestyle" by Da L.E.S, among many others.)

Be sure to tune in on either Tweezy or Gemini Major's Instagram.

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Uncertainty, a film about a couple's emotional battles during lockdown, forms part of the global nine-chapter anthology project titled One(Nine).

During the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020, nine filmmakers isolating in various parts of the world came together for a collective experiment. The global team of female filmmakers worked on short films which formed part of the anthology One(Nine), a nine-chapter project of perspectives and experiences — real, unreal, fiction, non-fiction and everything in between.

The team included Canada's Ingrid Veninger, Mina Shum, Isa Benn and Slater Jewell-Kemker, as well as Dorothee Wenner (Germany), Shengze Zhu (China/USA), Carmen Sangion (South Africa) and Lydia Zimmermann (Spain). One(Nine) premiered digitally at Canada's Female Eye Film Festival that ran from March 12to 29.

For this piece, South Africa's Carmen Sangion dissects Uncertainty, a film which interrogates Black men's vulnerability and mental health struggles through the lens of one couple's relationship battles during lockdown.

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