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Uno July On Being Cape Town Hip-Hop's 'Best Kept Secret'

Cape Town rapper and Ill Skillz member Uno July on his avant-garde approach for the new 'Best Kept Secret' EP.

Uno July has served as one-half of golden era revivalist hip-hop duo Ill Skillz (alongside Jimmy Flexx) for over ten years. This year, the Cape Town-based rapper is stepping out on his own to release the 7-track Best Kept Secret EP, a project that sees July approaching the boom-bap retro sounds of Ill Skillz through what he categorizes as an avant-garde, left field approach.

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Cape Town In Your Earbuds: Ill Skillz

In the lead-up to Cape Town Electronic Music Festival 2015, Okayafrica shares an exclusive Cape Town In Your Earbuds mixtape by Ill Skillz.

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Stream Cape Town Rapper Camo's 'Shaolin Jazz' EP

Stream Cape Town-based rapper Camo's seven-song 'Shaolin Jazz' EP via Red Bull Studios Cape Town.

Watch Ill Skillz & Camo's Cape Town Street Anthem 'Hip Hop Jones'

Watch Cape Town hip-hop duo Ill Skillz and Camo's 'Hip Hop Jones' video off Notes from the Native Yards.

Cape Town MCs Call For Collective Hip-Hop Consciousness On 'Follow Us Home'

Cape Town MCs call for collective hip-hop consciousness in the Mother City on the DJ Azuhl-led 'Follow Us Home.'

South African Hip-Hop Duo Ill Skillz' 'To The Beat Ya'll'

Watch the video for South African hip-hop duo Ill Skillz' new track "To The Beat Ya'll"

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Premiere: Ill Skillz 'To The Beat Ya'll (T.T.B.Y.)'

Listen to our premiere of Cape Town rap duo Ill Skillz' Common-sampling "To The Beat Ya'll."