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10 Highlights From Back To The City 2016

A complete breakdown of South African hip-hop festival Back To The City.

Photo: Sabelo Mkhabela
On Wednesday, South Africa’s Freedom Day, Mary Fitzgerald Square in Newtown, Johannesburg became a hip-hop haven for the tenth year in a row. The 2016 Back To The City Festival attracted 25,000 strong to witness hip-hop in all of its forms––rap, graffiti, deejaying, dance, skateboarding and everything in between.

Heads from all corners of South Africa piled in to feast on what the festival had to offer. There was something for everyone, which was a blessing and a curse in that it was hard to see everything. My focus was on the main stage. Below are ten of my personal highlights.

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