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The True Story Behind Ben Sharpa’s 2007 Hype Magazine Cover

The former editor of Hype had to "trick" the publishers to have South African hip-hop legend Ben Sharpa on the cover.

On Thursday night, the Joburg hip-hop community gathered at the Stop Sign Art Gallery in Newtown, in the Joburg CBD for a memorial service of fallen veteran rapper Ben Sharpa. Sharpa died on the 26th of July from complications related to diabetes, an ailment he'd been living with since he was 12.

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'Last Letta To Nina': A South African Hip-Hop Tribute To Nina Simone

MC Zubz and producers Mizi & Nyambz share two tracks from their Nina Simone tribute album, featuring verses from Skyzoo and Pharoahe Monch.