Don't steal beats (Teeflii vs Configa)

Don’t steal beats (Teeflii vs Configa)

As Hip Hop lovers, we can all agree that there is a thin line between sampling and stealing someone’s beat.  Stealing a beat is when producers do not properly innovate the track and make it different, they do not contact and credit the initial producer, and uses tracks which are not even available for download. This [Read more]

The Psalmist - A true HipHop sensation from the Vaal

The Psalmist – A true HipHop sensation from the Vaal

Now and then a talent emerges from the underground that cannot be easily ignored.  You listen and your mind starts constructing fantasies of what could this really mean for hiphop.  An artist so fresh you start been convinced that this is what will save the industry.  Our journey to seek the next promising talent collided [Read more]

Turmoil on Social media over SA Hip Hop Awards

Turmoil on Social media over SA Hip Hop Awards

The nominations are out for SA Hip Hop awards and many people are unhappy about some of the MCs included in the categories.  The nature of awards has always been a controversial topic, but does it really define the industry in its truest form.  Here is one of the comments on the nominations. Here are [Read more]

Is hip-hop suitable for those experiencing Mental health difficulties?

Is hip-hop suitable for those experiencing Mental health difficulties?

For teenagers right now, this seems to be the music that matters. Rap and hip-hop are big. But really, is this suitable listening material for those experiencing mental health difficulties? You might, perhaps, suspect not. The lyrics often present problems for parents. The language can be an issue. The content might seem unpalatable. You could [Read more]

The Time is Now - Johnny Filter

The Time is Now – Johnny Filter

Just as my depression was kicking in and the need for new shit overwhelming the mother city, Filter has been cooking up some soulful extravaganza in the kitchen. “The time is now”, we move forward and no holding back. Honestly speaking this beat is the complete package and needs nothing extra, but how about challenging [Read more]