Welcome to the first edition of SA Urban Weekly (aka SAuw) – a new DopeOffthePress feature just for you. SAuw is a very simple introduction, but it is effective as we believe this feature allows us to spread our nets wide and actually catch the dopest upcoming creatives that we intend to be highlighting for your discovery. Published every Friday, the SAuw feature will bring you all the weekly South African mainstream news in one piece. This move shifts our focus to the upcoming creatives you will now be seeing on our headlines. Without further ado, here is the first SA Urban Weekly Edition featuring AKA, Nasty C, The Big Hash, Kyle Deutsch and more.
AKA’s Singles Reach Platinum & Diamond Status As He Continues Teasing More Music
What a week it’s been for AKA. As you may already know, AKA is preparing to deliver his fourth studio album. Ahead of that, the journey is getting more exciting for the multi-award winning South African creative and businessman. On Wednesday, congratulations came flooding in as news of a handful of the creative’s singles reaching platinum and diamond status broke out. This new achievement follows up on the Touch My Blood plaque that AKA received in May of this year. The most recent plaque is for The World Is Yours, Caiphus Song, One Time and Dreamwork featuring Yanga Chief.
Last week AKA shared two new singles, namely Main Ou‘s featuring Youngsta CPT and now chart-topping; F.R.E.E featuring DJ Tira and Riky Rick. Above all, AKA continues to tease more unheard music. Check out the most recent one teased one captioned, “Have you accepted the snippet God as your Lord and saviour?” below.
Kyle Deutsch Mixes Things Up For The Summer With Youngsta CPT & Moozlie
MTV award-winning artist and Chiropractor, Kyle Deutsch came back so soon as he seemingly rolls out his “summer take-over plan”. Coming back just close to a week after releasing his single, Cool featuring Kaien Kruz, this week the singer/ songwriter released Face the Sun. Produced by Ameen Harron, Face the Sun arrives accompanied by a set of visuals setting the entire summer vibe. The song enlists guest appearances from Youngsta CPT and Moozlie. Check out the song below.
Nasty C Remixes Ambjaay’s “Uno” & Presents An Amapiano Fusion
Nasty C says “I like Kwaito and Amapiano, but I can never take Hip Hop into a side w****“. Responding to some critics and the backlash he faced on comments he made wiping out the Amapiano genre, on the 24th Nasty C dropped Uno. Uno is what Nasty C refers to as a cemix, and the song is laced on a bass-laden Ambjaay’s Uno instrumental version. Uno was issued with a lyrical video we get it straight. Check out the song below.
The Big Hash Teases More Of “Nyani” w/ Boity & Anatii
As you may already know, The Big Hash got a hot new single dubbed Nyani coming soon. The creative has been teasing the song since its inception a couple of months back and now it feels like we are close to getting the banger. Nyani enlists a guest appearance from Anathii and now the recently unveiled Boity. On Wednesday the 23rd, The Big Hash got the fans more excited about the new song, teasing Boity’s verse to the song. Check out the clip below…
More In The Headlines; Zoocci Coke Dope, HHP, Frank Casino, Stilo Magolide & Riky Rick
This week Zoocci Coke Dope and Frank Casino were spotted in the studio. Could they have been working on something? Zoocci Coke Dope shared the picture of himself with Frank Casino on his gram and appeared as though the two were creating something. The picture was captioned, “Franky they need us”, and we are they know so we patiently wait for the music.
Riky Rick says it’s going to be a long summer. The creative wrote this announcing the coming of a new summer song soon. The song is dubbed What It Is and is said to be coming very soon. Said to be a “big tune”, What It Is will enlists guest appearances from Chang Cello, Lucasraps and Dr Peppa. Stay tuned for more on this one.
Today Stilo Magolide will be sharing his Seven EP as promised. Seven is a 7 track project enlisting appearances from Emtee, Nadia Nakai and Beast. Seven was up for pre-order this past week and it was made available for purchase today at midnight. Visit our homepage, compilations section for more.
Closing off SAuw, yesterday fans of the late SA Hip Hop/ Rap veteran HHP remember the life of the star who met his untimely death exactly a year ago. HHP is surely missed by many.
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