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Old Heads

Who’s making music for the old heads anymore?

 

Most of the people that know me will be quick to let you know on my opinion on so called “Old Hip Hop Heads” aka “Staunch Heads” aka “the old guys who are too negative to appreciate anything new and are stuck in the past”. The rise of mumble rap has had these old heads foaming at the mouth with hate, which got me thinking, is there NO artist at all making music for the old heads these days??

 

Collaboration of the Year

 

We love collaborations. There is something powerful about a meeting of the minds, a collision of ideas like whenever Popeye and Spinach collaborate, it becomes like magic.

Rest In Peace Ray Phiri!

South African music legend and former Stimela frontman Ray Phiri has died at the age of 70.

Who did it best?

Who's Fooling Who?

It's a widely accepted phenomenon that musicians from time to time borrow inspiration from each other to recreate magic. As seen and heard in much of hiphop. It basically is an art-form riddled with samples of other genres and many other pop culture influences.

Even Nas once accused Jay Z of bitting his work to which Jigga replied, "Yeah you made it a hot line, I made it a hot song." Sampling in hiphop is acceptable but bitting is severely frowned upon. 

OppiKoppi and Rocking The Daisies: Line-Up

2017 is the years for great things. The 2 biggest festivals in the country have annouced that they not only will be taking place the same weekend, but are combining powers to form one big bad superpower experience!! Whooop!

OPPI LINE-UP!!

What Happened To Afro-Pop?

There was a time in South Africa, where all you'd hear was a slowed down soothing Afro soulful song bumping through speakers of various taxis, radio stations and events. That time was when musicians like Mafikizolo, Malaika, Ntando with mega award winning hits like Dali Wam,

Nasty at the NickFest

 

It’s already been a good year so far for Nasty C with the MetroFM Awards nomination and it just keeps on getting better. The young rapper was announced as one of the performers for the upcoming NickFest in March. Nasty C Set To Perform At The NickFest.

Nasty C will be performing on the NickFest stage and he’s the only rapper announced as a performer so far. Each artist will perform with two sets every day on the central stage.

Cool Summer Vibes

It seems like it's finally the year that Jo'burg gets a dope cool summer outdoor concert vibe with the introduction of Large on the Lawn, a summer concert series featuring some of South Africa's best-known live music acts.

Large on the Lawn will feature Jeremy Loop and Matthew Mole and will take place this Sunday, January 29, at Golden Harvest Park in Northgate. A second scheduled show will be on the 26th of February featuring Jack Parrow and Van coke Cartel. For more details visit largeonthelawn.co.za

Metro Fm Awards 2017 - What's Next?

In November 2016 The South African Broadcasting Corporation’s (SABC) radio station METRO FM, announced the launch of the 16th METRO FM Music Awards (MMA’s). 

The awards ceremony is scheduled to take place on Saturday, the 25th of February 2017 at the iNkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre (ICC) in Durban. Last years' event was spectacular albeit riddled with conspiracies and drama regarding categories, nominations and awards buying. This year, we hope, it will be no different. Drama is life.

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