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Stiff Pap Reference Past Eras In Their Progressive New EP ‘Stiff Pap Radio’

The Cape Town duo take a leap forward.

Stiff Pap is a duo from Cape Town consisting of the producer Jakinda and the rapper Ayema Problem. In the last two years, Stiff Pap has refused to be ignored. In just a few years of meeting in the University of Cape Town, where they are students, they have managed to become mainstays in the alternative scene.

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Listen to Just G, Ranks ATM and Sims’ New Mixtape ‘3 Way’

Just G, Ranks ATM and Sims finally share their debut mixtape.

If you've been following the ATM (African Trap Movement) gang closely, then you know a joint project from three of its members—Just G, Ranks ATM and Sims—has been a long time in the making.

3 Way is a 10-track mixtape consisting of songs performed by the trio collectively, including the lead single "M.I.A," which has been out for a few months. The only guests on the project are two of ATM's founding members Emtee and Saudi, who appear on the songs "Where Would I Be" and "Silent Night."

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Burna Boy, Sjava, The Kwani Experience and More Added to Afropunk Joburg Lineup

The Afropunk Joburg lineup just got even better.

Afropunk just announced a few additions to what's already a dreamy lineup for their Joburg event taking place on the 30th and 31st of December. Burna Boy and South African acts such as Sjava, Zara Julius, The Kwani Experience, Urban Village, Kenya's Blinky Bill and Brazil's Batekoo have all been added to the festival's bill.

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Music

Meet Ami Faku, the Rising South African ‘Modern Afro Soul’ Artist Who Is Fast Becoming a Household Name

We interview the budding singer ahead of the release of her debut album.

Ami Faku is one of South Africa's fastest rising stars. Her music, which she calls "modern Afro soul," blends soul with modern pop and traditional Afro soul sensibilities. Be it on a ballad or over a house beat, the adaptable Eastern Cape-born artist maintains all her traits and soul.

In the last year, it has been near impossible to avoid Ami Faku; her singles— "Love Drunk," "Ubuhle Bakho," "Ndikhethe Wena"—have been a permanent fixture on the country's radio charts and playlists. "Into Ingawe," a single in which she's featured by Sun-El Musician is one of the most played songs on SA radio at the moment, and reached a million streams within three weeks of its release.

Ami Faku says her lyrics are honest. "My music is based on touching you in a certain way," she says, adding, "I don't have a wall, that's my brand."

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