How does it feel to have sold my first photograph? Well, fuckin’ awesome!Read more "How It Feels…"
The Puma Social Club was a party hosted at 81 De Korte Street in Braamfontein every Friday. It used to attract students mainly, with artists, hustlers and corporate labourers providing a good balance between a ratchet night of forgettable fuckery, and great memories made sweeter by the said, inescapable fuckery. So big was the demand that there was always a […]Read more "#Throwback | Photographs From The Now-Defunct Puma Social Club…"
Stay in your lane and pay homage to them who came before. Not only that, but pay attention to what them who are coming after are doing.Read more "Why Older Heads Deserve The Utmost Respect"
I wrote an article on South African emcee Tumi Molekane for the Sunday Times’ Lifestyle section which got published yesterday. In it, we discuss the process behind making his disarming body of art, Return Of The King, and speak about the artists he assembled to make it. Tumi also shares his views about South African Hip Hop, […]Read more "Tumi Molekane For Sunday Times…"
I just saw Ursula on the new Khuli Chana and Patoranking video and thought to post this up. Dope lady, always keen for a convo whenever it is I come across her. I’m a fan! I’ve been thinking about how to write about women in music videos, and the politics of the video industry: light-skinned […]Read more "Ursula Mokoena, All Up In Them Videos"
Doubtless, Cassper Nyovest (cover image) is one of the biggest rap artists we’ve seen in recent times. His live performances in and outside of South Africa are acclaimed. He’ll routinely fill up stadiums in Botwana, Lesotho, Zambia, and shut down halls in Malawi. Currently, he’s aiming at filling up The Dome, a performance venue in […]Read more "Four African Musicians And Their Hairstyles"
One morning after booking a bus ticket from Grahamstown to Jozi, writer Bongani Madondo texted me to ask if I’d like to follow him on the Eastern Cape leg of his I’m No Your Weekend Special book tour. Written in honour of Brenda Fassie’s passing ten years prior, the book is “a portrait on the life, style […]Read more "On The Road With Madondo…"