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The Importance of Documenting our superstars: What watching Jeen-Yuhs taught us!

The 3-episode documentary directed by Kanye West’s long-time friends Coodie Simmons and Chike Ozah is a detailed look into the rise of Global Icon Kanye West. What we are shown is a highly inspiring body of work that not only relates seamlessly to the journey that anyone might be going through in their own lives, …

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Mental Health and Music: What Riky Ricks Untimely Passing Has Taught Us About Mental Health

Arguably our generation’s greatest battle is the one that does not take place on an actual battlefield but one that takes place in our minds. Never before has there been such an intense spotlight placed on our mental health, and rightfully so because as we stand and look around, mental illness accounts for a large …

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South Africa’s Entertainment Industry Loses Another Icon As Legendary Hip Hop DJ, DJ Dimplez Passes away

I speak for a lot of us when I say that once again, the entertainment industry has been left reeling after this latest loss. The times we are living in are beyond scary and beyond demoralizing. We are unfortunate enough to live in a time where shortly after one icons death and memorial service, the …

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Kanye West Ditching Streaming Sites Is A Bold, But Not The Only Move For Making Musicians More Money

On the 17th of February Kanye West, announced that he would be exclusively releasing his now released album “Donda 2” on his Stem Player product. The Stem Player is a device that allows consumers to isolate and manipulate the vocals and instrumentals from Artist’s songs. This unprecedented move by West was followed up with Ye …

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Major League Djs Go Live with The World’s First Amapiano NFT, But What Does This Mean?

The Major League Djs officially went live with their first NFT on the 22nd of February. The announcement is a first for Amapiano, and naturally, with the statement has come the question. What is an NFT? NFT stands for Non-Fungible Token. What is a Non-Fungible Token, you ask? An NFT, simply put, is a way …

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Cottonfest is making its return! What does this mean for the industry and how important is festival culture?

Cottonfest is making its eagerly-awaited return! The annual event debuted in early 2019 and was a massive success. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, it could not have its third installment in 2021. The Corona Virus Pandemic put severe damp on everything entertainment-wise in this country. Out of all sectors, the entertainment industry was arguably the …

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Valentines Day & Music: The Flip Side to Love When It Doesn’t Go Well

The 14th of February saw the world celebrate women’s favorite holiday, Valentine’s Day. Depending on how you feel about valentine’s day, no one can deny that it is a day that demands your attention. All over social media, I could feel the feeling of love and romance in every single post. It was all so …

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Are Big Egos Holding SA Hip Hop Back And Moving Amapiano Forward?

South African Hip hop finds itself in a very interesting position. South Africa as a whole has been engulfed with the brilliance that is Amapiano. In stark contrast to their hip-hop counterparts, the Amapiano DJs and producers have steadily produced hit after hit at an alarming rate. Many would say that this is one of …

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