Opinion: Following The Fader’s disconnected appraisal of the South African hip hop scene on Monday, Angela Weickl hits back in defence of local storytellers.
By now we should all be aware of yesterday’s sudden announcement by music veteran and musician’s advocate Don Laka that the SABC had agreed to force all 18 of its
‘All these white folks chanting when I asked ’em where my niggas at? Goin’ crazy, got me goin’ crazy, I can’t get wit’ that. Wonder if they know, I know they won’t
What a time it was to be a rap fan in South Africa. What a difference a decade makes. It’s 2005, and fresh off of the equally surprising and somehow
In Southern Africa, and globally, musically niche events and sub-scenes are growing and becoming increasingly able to exist independently, while – with some exceptions – generalist (or ‘diverse’) events are
When The Black Keys released their eighth studio album Turn Blue in May, it became their first album to reach the pinnacle of the American Billboard chart for best-selling album.
In the winter of 2013, I developed an expensive addiction to Tony Cox’s International Guitar Night. As a subject of this great addiction, I was exposed to its undeniable perks.
Recently Kanye West gave an exclusive interview to the BBC’s Zane Lowe. This interview, and the resultant events, provides an enlightening pop culture moment. A debate around race, class and
Every few years, a beloved child star finally starts living her life and everyone else starts clutching their pearls about it. This year, it was Miley’s turn to bear the
Back in 2008, after their split with major label EMI, Radiohead decided to implement the radical “name your price” model for their next independently released masterwork, In Rainbows. Since then, a