Unsigned Hype For April

Smurf:
you only have to watch this guy
perform then you’ll understand what creative
writing is all about… story telling is key to him,
he entertains but never loses himself in the
process, he will never compromise his skill for
the sake of ladies. damn swagg boys should
hate him coz your chicks like him and he’s not
even trying to look like lil-wayne.

Duela:
The West Rand native deserves to be on this list.
He brings you hot flows and inteligence on the mic.
Asociated with Newline Records and JNZ beatz.
He is the self Proclaimed King of the West Rand and arguably the Hottest rapper the.
He is little known for now but watch the space.

Katzinova:
a true motswakolista from pretoria,
he is a combination of khulichana, pro-kid and
AKA.
Last but not least Ayab crazy…. Cashtime FAM
is lucky to have him, he is the number one
rapper tear-gas should bring out, he’s the
hardest working rapper in the this new age hip
hop.

Jean Grae
Come-Up: Jean Grae, formerly known as What?
is a South African born rapper who
moved to New York City before her very first
birthday. She’s been in the game since the early
2000s, and her newest project Gotham Down
came out just earlier this month.
Key Tracks: “Kill Screen,” “Love Song,” “Hater’s
Anthem,” and “Leviathan”
Why She’s Killing It: Grae is versatile; she
delivers both soft and hard hitting tracks with
the greatest of lyrical ease.

Ootz tha Afronaut
is a johannesburg based Music
Producer / Beatmaker and Emcee.
As an unsigned producer he has already earned
the respect of his peers and generated enough
buzz from his beats to be considered one of the
fastest rising beatsmiths in the country.
Since appearing on the the first Landmynz
Mixtape and Drudge Dialect. Ootz has slowly been
making waves throughout the industry With
Production Credits for
Reason
Mawe-2
Nthabi
Black Lez
Konfab
TyBru
IllLiterate Skill
SubZy
Kasim Rajabu aka Just Born
Flame
Ba4za
Damola
Raw-X

OH MENINAS!

It’s a long journey to the West Rand, so we agree
on a location – Clearwater Mall. Joburg’s rife with
malls. I get lost. Finally, Clearwater looms off
Hendrik Potgieter Drive like a concrete pimple of
retail.
Café Rousse, the pinnacle of faux-francophonia, is
where the all girl crew 8One.Oh Meninas await
my arrival. Walking towards them, I imagine the
murmured skinner from the café’s tannie patrons.
With five schoolgirls sitting around with an older
gentleman, Mario, one could easily get the wrong
idea. One of the girls offers some consolation for
my lateness, as I hurriedly pull up a chair. “Really,
don’t stress!” She beams. “We’re missing school
for this.” Always happy to aid in the bunking of
class, I order a coffee.
“We’ve only been a crew for four months,”
Venesh captain of the Meninas explains with a
small hint of pride. The West Rand all-girl hip-hop
crew came together through Mario’s dance
studio. “We had auditions at the Mario Gomez
Dance Academy, and out of the 52 girls who
auditioned, we were the eight who made it,” adds
Savannah. Three of the girls couldn’t skip school
as the remaining five sit, thrilled at all that’s
happened in the short space of their existence as
a dance crew. So what’s with the name?
“The crew started in October 2010, hence the
name. Since then every year I’ve chosen different
girls to represent that name.” Explains Mario.
“ Meninas is Portuguese for ‘girls’, was added
this year – they’re the first 8One.Oh Meninas.” He
says.
Hip hop is apparently ‘the big thing’ in the
dance community on the West Rand , a style
mostly dominated by males. “We have to raise
the bar to get our name out there as an all girl
hip hop crew. Hip hop already tends to be quite
misogynistic. Added to that is our age. It’s
tough.” Venesh notes as the girls nod their heads
in agreement.
With the stakes high and a lot to prove, Venesh
and the Meninas hope to challenge existing
stereotypes surrounding females in hip hop.
“When you watch any hip hop videos you’ve got
girls dancing in hot pants – it’s demeaning.
People are expecting us to be ‘pretty’ – we want
to represent hardcore, try to do something
the audience wouldn’t expect.” She says.
Along with challenging the gender politics of their
dance style, how do the Meninas feel about the
criticism weighed against hip hop dancers with
respect to foreign influences? “When it comes to
quality dance styles and techniques, they’re all
introduced overseas so unfortunately we have to
look there to learn.” Says Venesh. “Even though
we’re dancing in a hip hop style, we’re aware of
South African sensitivities in our choreography.
We have massive respect for styles like
sbujwa and pantsula. ” She adds.
“It’s difficult. There are almost no female South
African hip hop singers or rappers – it’s hard to
represent a scene, when there’s no scene to start
with.” fellow Menina, Tanza points out. Venesh
and the crew hope to motivate other girls take up
the mantle and help contribute to the building of
their scene.
“We want to set the bar high for girls in South
Africa. What’s good about this opportunity is that
girls will be taken more seriously as dance
talent, promoting women for their dancing skill
and talent and not just as sex symbols.”
The Meninas need to get back to school – a
necessary speed bump in their path to pursuing
their passion for dance. “I couldn’t believe we’d
beaten over 170 crews to get to the finals –
that’s huge,” Venesh exclaims. “We would love to
keep doing this and with competitions like Red
Bull Beat Battle it’s becoming more of a
possibility.”

13 Hip-Hop Game Changers

It’s nearly impossible to sustain a long, successful career in Hip Hop without raw talent and a tireless work ethic among other things. But skills and hard work can only go so far, and luck has factored into the careers of many emcees. If the old cliché about luck being a mix of preparation and opportunity is true, then the following artists represent what happens when the perfect opportunity appears—or disappears. Both Game and his onetime G-Unit leader 50 Cent sustained gunshots due to having one foot in the drug game prior to launching Rap careers. Can either of them really take credit for not dying as so many other victims of gun violence did? How much does just plain old dumb luck factor in an artists success?

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, we took a look at a few artists that got lucky either in their business or personal dealings. As you enjoy your green beer, pub crawls and general Irish-themed debauchery, weigh in and decide how many of the following emcees owe their success to luck, raw talent or a mixture of both.

Death Proof: Artists With Near-Fatal Experiences
DJ Whoo Kid & Kanye West: In 2002, Ludacris reportedly stopped by an LA-area recording studio on his way to LAX. Pressed for time, Luda was ready to lay down a verse, but an eager to impress Kanye West dominated the studio session in efforts to display his rhyme skills. According to DJ Whoo Kid, Ludacris was not only unimpressed, but he opted to rhyme over a Red Spyda beat instead of one of West’s tracks. Whoo Kid says he took West outside to film him freestyling in his car as a way to diffuse the situation. Ultimately, ‘Ye found out, became frustrated and drove away at around 3 am. A short while later, he was involved in the infamous car accident that led to the song “Through The Wire” and left him with multiple facial injuries and a broken jaw two weeks after officially being signed to Roc-a-fella. Ultimately, West used the accident as fuel for his debut album, and he clearly managed to eventually catch Luda’s ear.

Obie Trice: After leaving a New Year’s Eve party at Detroit’s Envy nightclub, a still-unnamed driver pulled behind Obie Trice and his girlfriend and fired six shots. The Motown emcee continued driving while bleeding profusely and clinging to consciousness. He eventually jumped a nearby curb, and his girlfriend flagged down the police so Obie could be taken to a nearby hospital. Doctors were unable to remove the bullet, due to its position near the base of his skull. If the bullet traveled less than an inch deeper, Obie wouldn’t have lived to tell the story.

Eminem: Much like countless other musicians, Marshall Mathers found himself addicted to drugs at the commercial peak of his career. He went to a rehab facility in August of 2005 during what was supposed to be the European leg of the Anger Management 3 Tour. But he relapsed, and things nearly took a fatal turn when an acquaintance introduced Eminem to methodone.

“Had I known it was methadone, I probably wouldn’t have taken it,” Em told Vibe magazine in 2009. “But as bad as I was back then, I can’t even say 100 percent for sure. My doctor told me the amount of methadone I’d taken was equivalent to shooting up four bags of heroin. Even when they told me I almost died, it didn’t click.”

A successful, second stint in rehab brought Eminem the moment of clarity he was in searching for. While he didn’t necessarily feel it was his best work, he bounced back with 2009’s Relapse, and then really hit his stride a year later on Recovery. According to Em’s longtime manager, Paul Rosenberg, he’ll be releasing a new album in 2013 after Labor Day.

Tech N9ne: Tech took 15 extacy pills during what was presumably a very wild night and miraculously survived to talk about it. He left the MDMA alone and went on to record some of what he feels is his best work.

“Once I stopped doing that Ecstasy, it opened up a whole new world,” Tech told HipHopDX in 2008. “I swear to God I almost died. I took like 15 pills in one night. Ive been clean for about a year or so. Since I stopped that, its like a whole new ballgame opened up in my brain. I have different subject matter and everything now.”

The numbers don’t lie. In addition to signing artists like Brotha Lynch Hung and Rittz, Tech has been practically living on the charts since getting clean.

Game: The title of his 2011 project, The R.E.D. Album and his familial ties to the Bloods street gang make it safe to assume Game’s favorite color is indeed red. But a closer look into his biography has us seeing green. Prior to catching Dr. Dre’s ear, Game survived five gunshots and was in a coma for three days after being shot during a botched drug deal.

“The bullets gave me a different perspective on life,” Game told HardKnockTV in a 2011 interview. “I really didn’t care if I lived or died at that point…[after that], I just wanted to do something different.”

Game has seen his share of controversy since then—some of it has surely been self-inflicted. But the only shots fired in his direction since then have been verbal ones.

Deal Or No Deal: Artists Careers That Almost Never Happened
Jay-Z: Most would agree that lyrical skill and a sharp business mind have been the key ingredients in Shawn Carter’s run as a top-flight emcee and arbiter of all things trendy. But, as Jay himself told Forbes, things began with a bit of good luck. While Jigga was still moving street pharmaceuticals between Brooklyn and Virginia, his mentor, Capitol/EMI emcee Jaz-O invited him to London to record the Word To The Jaz album. While across the pond, Jay-Z’s crew was the target of a sting operation that sent his friend [presumably the “Emory” mentioned on Kingdom Come’s “Do U Wanna Ride”] away for a 13-year prison stint. If Jay had declined Jaz-O’s invite, he likely would be sitting in a prison cell instead of atop the charts.

MGK: Machine Gun Kelly enjoyed a number two debut with his Lace Up album in October of 2012. But he could have easily found himself among the many artists whose projects never see the light of day. Kelly’s chronic “foot in mouth” disease flared up when he called Yelawolf an “old man” in July of 2012. Additionally, a series of lawsuits and other indiscretions had MGK’s backers ready to leave him in the dust.

“I was basically about to be shelved by my label,” MGK told Hot 97’s Peter Rosenberg. “My management was gonna leave because I have the worst attitude in the world. I almost got kicked off the [Hostile Takeover 2012] Tour…”

According to MGK, Tech N9ne fought to keep him on tour. He subsequently hired a security team to keep him out of skirmishes, and reaped the rewards of his anger management.

Chuck D & Rick Rubin: We can’t imagine Hip Hop without Chuck D and Public Enemy. But according to Def Jam co-founder Russell Simmons, there was a strong possibility that most of the world would never hear Chuck’s signature baritone on wax.

“The thing no one knows is that Chuck D didn’t wanna make records,” Simmons offered in his biography, Life And Def. “Rick had to convince them to sign with us, not because there was a bidding war, but because Chuck really wasn’t that interested.”

Chuck, Flavor Flav and the rest of the crew haven’t stopped recording since. They have three gold and two platinum albums to their credit as well as a membership in the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame. Whatever Rubin said obviously worked.

Flatlinerz: It helps to have relatives in high places, and nepotism is ingrained in Hip Hop’s DNA as much as beatboxing or payola. But even having Def Jam magnate Russell Simmons as an uncle didn’t get Jamal “Redrum” Simmons and his group mates a recording contract. Simmons said he didn’t understand the short-lived subgenre of horrorcore and assumed it was a gimmick. Run DMC’s Jam Master Jay took Flatlinerz under his wing, but unlike Onyx and 50 Cent, even JMJ’s A&R magic couldn’t save the group. The debut album U.S.A. (Under Satan’s Authority) made a dent on the Hot 100 chart on the strength of the single “Live Evil.” But they were generally overshadowed by other horrorcore acts like Gravediggaz.

Cashing Out: Artists That Wisely Cashed In On Trends
50 Cent: If you think about it, 50 really deserves a few entries on this list. Aside from surviving nine gunshots at point blank range, he also made it out of an alleged stabbing from someone in Ja Rule’s entourage with his trademark smile intact. But 50 lands on this list due to a joint decision by himself, Sha Money XL and the late Chris Lighty to invest in a little-known company named Glaceau and their signature product, Vitaminwater. In May of 2007, Coca-Cola acquired the company for $4 billion. Reports vary, but 50 Cent netted no less than $60 million from the buyout, while other estimates have 50 taking home $400 million before taxes.

Sam Adams: We hadn’t heard much from Boston-area rapper Sam Adams before or after his debut album, Boston’s Boy appeared atop the iTunes digital Hip Hop album chart in 2010. Amid rumors that the emcee named after your favorite New England brewery may have been responsible for most of the 8,000 units that landed him on the charts, both Billboard and Adams himself furnished credible proof that the sales were legit. The data didnt stop fellow Beantown natives from calling Sam Adams out though. That being said, we haven’t heard from Sam Adams in close to three years.

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bangladesh talks ulbam

With his Ponzi Scheme mixtape now behind him thanks to its release earlier in the week, Atlanta-based producer Bangladesh is now focused on his solo album, Flowers & Candy. The beatsmith let loose a few details on the project he considers a “personal album” during an exclusive interview with HipHop-n-More.com.

Among the specifics Bangladesh shared were the names of the artists that will be featured on Flowers & Candy, they include Kendrick Lamar, 2 Chainz, Game, and Ice Cube.

“I got two features from Kendrick on the album. Then I got Ice Cube on the same song with Kendrick. Oh I actually got Game, Kendrick and Ice Cube on a song. Then I got Kendrick on another song with my artist Fast Life. 2 Chainz will be there. I don’t have too many, it’s a personal album,” Bangladesh explained.

The producer also officially closed the door on any issues he’s had in the past with Cash Money Records.

“Yeah, everything is resolved now,” said the producer when asked if his payment issues with the label had been resolved. “Everything is cool. The situation has changed now. Royalties are being paid out, we good.”

Ponzi Scheme was released on March 13th and is currently available for stream/download.

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50 cent vs lil wayn beef

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Lil Wayne wasn't having it while in a deposition for a lawsuit, providing sarcastic answers to questions and vaguely threatening the lawyer by stating that "he can't save you in the real world." Wich seemed to be a mocking to 50 cents new movie "save me in my dreams"

During an interview with Booska-P (via HHNM), Fif mimics Weezy's responses, repeating what he said word-for-word before cracking a smile at the end of the clip.

The 25-minute interview also sees the G-Unit boss touching on possessing Gunplay's chain, liking Drake's music, making peace with Fat Joe and more.

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lil wayn in hospital

Since yesterday’s (March 15) news broke of Lil Wayne’s second hospital stay in five days, reports have slowed down. After celebrity news and gossip site TMZ’s information conflicted with reports from Lil Wayne’s friends and business associates, updates have been slim.

Today (March 16), what is known is that both Drake and Birdman visited the artist at Los Angeles, California’s Cedars Sinai Medical Center, where Wayne was a patient twice this week. Yesterday, within two hours of initial reports of assisted breathing and a coma, Lil Wayne took to Twitter to tell fans that he had begun recovery and was “good.” Birdman and Mack Maine also publicly disagreed with the early accounts of the gravity surrounding Wayne’s hospitalization. TMZ’s reports also alleged that the New Orleans, Louisiana star’s stomach was pumped after reported high-levels of the drug codeine. Wayne has yet to speak on those allegations.

Non-Cash Money/Young Money supporters have included T.I.—who took umbrage with TMZ’s reporting in the last 24 hours, Jay Electronica, and Chris Paul, the last of whom, was also among Weezy’s visitors Saturday, according to MTV.com.

Over the past several hours, TMZ broke the story that Lil Wayne had suffered several seizures, and provided numerous updates, including claims that the rapper is in critical condition.

One artist in particular took umbrage to the reports.

Taking to Twitter, T.I. claimed that Lil Wayne was okay – contrary to TMZ reports – and then took TMZ to task:

Just holla’d @my Lil bruh Tunechi…& he skraight! TMZ some fuck-niggaz for reporting that hoe-ass-shit!!! That man daughter is like mines.

— T.I. (@Tip) March 16, 2013
Tip elaborated, explaining that some of the reports could have had a negative impact on his family.

That shit surely got his mama hurtin,his kids hurtin,& he got true to da game patnas like me & Othas who ready to RIDE bout all da fuck shit

— T.I. (@Tip) March 16, 2013
… #nowthankitsagamenigga!!!

— T.I. (@Tip) March 16, 2013
On Saturday (March 16), Birdman and Young Money President Mack Maine refuted some of the reports. Birdman confirmed that Lil Wayne is “feelin good” and will be “home soon.” Maine also stated that claims of a coma and assisted-breathing tubes are false.

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INTERVIEW WITH EASTERN CAPE’S SLOGAN

Npk Twice: You bring a whole new sound to rap can you explain to people who haven’t heard you what is your style?

Slo: My style is mixed with African and American sound basically what I am doing is that I ama trying to unite the best of both worlds and basically is relevant to me because at the end of the day you have to do something that will describe who you are!

Npk Twice: How much work have you done so far?

Slo: Hmm I’m currently working on my Mixtape/Album with a Producer called Mars and you will hearing a lot from him this year and if you really want to judge my work you can just order the tape and you will see how time I put on the studio.

Npk Twice: How can you compare the rap game in eastern cape to that of gauteng?

Slo: hahaha there’s a huge difference because a lot of people believe that if you want to make it you must go to Gauteng,basically I would say that a lot of the growing MC’s in the Eastern Cape are inspired by cats like Npk twice from Gauteng and Amu who is also from Gauteng so I would say that what Eastern Cape is trying to do now is that we are trying to bring Gauteng in the Eastern Cape so we can all be equal because we can’t even debate It Gauteng is dominating the rap game nowadays.

Slo: Anything we can look out for from slogan?

Npk Twice: Wow you can expect a lot man like I said before I’m working with Mars on the upcoming Mixtape/Album,and basically what I’m trying to do is to push the producers out there so that they can give us good beats man because the industry is grow and we are really trying to develop it well,iv started my company Lay Low Music with my partners PBT and Zookc so we are trying to give every kid out there with a dream that opportunity to shine and see his/her dream coming through so yeah man E.C IN THE BUILDING for more about me you can check me on twitter @PRINCE_SLOGAN and on facebook its Lay Low Music

Npk Twice: Tell us more about where your from an your personal life?

Slo: Wow man growing up was pretty much interesting firstly born 95-11-13 Bulumko Mapukata was raised by his Grandmother and GrandFather together with his sisters and siblings at that time his mother and father weren’t around,I grew up in the Eastern Cape in a small town called Butterworth eMsobomvu

Npk Twice: Any last words?

Slo: Watchout for my new Album called CrunchTime worked with Sbora|Mars|PBT|Dismal Effect |Real Andy |Zookc|Ante The Chronic |Crizzle|Lil Jaguar and Sam thank you to everyone who keeps me going man I would call out names but its a long list,and to the kids out there just remember that fame aint the aim success is on your door you just have to grind for the key so you could open oh and #Abagcwal’Gqit

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Interview with West Rand Rapper and H.C.R boss Killah baba

Npk Twice: what Do you think is the differance between the west compared to other sections of the game in SA?

Owen: well honestly the west is still far behind regarding the music game this is caused by nikkaz beefing and not willing to work with one another .the west has mad skills but can not use emm proper.

Npk Twice: How can you describe your style and who can people compare you to?

Owen: My style is simply HCR hardcore and soft depending on the beat and people can not compare me cause I’m original I’m just killah

Npk Twice: What don’t people know about killah?

Owen: That killah killah always writes about the truth no lie.

Npk Twice: Where do you sea you and HCR in the next 5 years?

Owen: Well I see our self at the top of the food chain me and my west nikkaz

Npk Twice: Tell us about your rap battle experiences.

Owen: i started doin underground rap and got my ass whooped a few times but I learnt from dat so my experiences hav helped me improve
My skills

Npk Twice: When and How did you start rapping?

Owen: i started 2003 with my fathers tape recorder and a small piano

Npk Twice:New colab with npk twice what can you tell us about that?

Owen: well it didn’t go so well cause I was not fully prepared but we still gonna work on a lot of projects together so I don’t stress about it.

Npk Twice: Can you tell us more about HCR?

Owen: I respect all these nikkas they my family man and we been togethr since forever so its obvious I hold them in my heart.

Npk Twice: Anything about the beef with west grand?

Owen: nah let’s not entertain those pussy ass niggaz we all know who runs the west

Npk Twice: What should we lookout for in the meantime?

Owen: our documentary ‘We are’
And our mixtape ‘Just mix tape 6″ JMT6 ohh and also the south african hip hop awards on november
Catch hcr music via Q PLAY and catch killah on facebook and watch this space, can’t wait for the documentary.

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THE B.I.G

March 9, 1997. A day that will forever live in infamy in the Hip Hop world. Christopher Wallace aka The Notorious B.I.G. aka Biggie Smalls was gunned down in Los Angeles California. He was only 24. The man who played a massive role in bringing east coast music back was gone. To this day the crime has not been solved. Let’s use this day not to mourn but to celebrate Mr Wallace, the Emcee who actually made Jay-z nervous in terms of musical ability.

In this tribute you see a serious of interviews, videos etc of Biggie. Enjoy!!

Here is a clip from the syndicated fox police drama New York Undercover back in 1995 catch the video here THE B.I.G

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lil kim drama

The Queen Bee put her stinger in motion this week as she filed a big money lawsuit against her former lawyers and went on defense towards social media outlets she claims have been posting distorted pics of her image.

This week, Lil’ Kim filed a lawsuit against her former attorney Sunny Barkats and his partner, Andrew Ro, claiming the pair swindled her out of “valuable trademark and branding rights” related to liquor, makeup, and fashion endorsements.

The $1 Million lawsuit claims Sunny and Andrew tricked her into transactions that gave them a 44% stake in a corporation formed to license her brand names.  For his part, Sunny claims the lawsuit is a “frivolous” attempt for her to break their contract. We’re impressed that the Lil’ Kim brand is still valued in the millions (according to her lawsuit).  

Sting ‘em Queen! And Sunny and Andrew weren’t the only folks who were on the receiving end of a sting this week..  Lil’ Kim and her camp are blasting the media for “distorting” pics of her face. She claims that the photo above, and others we showed you as she left MTV’s studios this past week, don’t reflect how she really looks.

And her rep, CJ Carter released a statement saying,  “We would like to inform fans, the media, and the general public that this is nothing more than the blog site doing its best to conjure up much needed publicity and what better way to do so, than to take an American music icon and create a fictitious platform in which to disrespect and humiliate. We at Team Lil Kim are not taking this lying down and are taking this matter very seriously.” We understand that Lil’ Kim isn’t comfortable with the way she looks, but, she should know there is not a national conspiracy to distort her image. For that…we’d blame her surgeon….or doctor. 

Those pics, as with all candids we post, are real, actual untouched raw images taken by paparazzi. The images are purchased from photo agencies by television stations, publications and websites, including us. 

The particular agency for the pics in question is Splash Picture Agency, and the raw pics can be seen in their database as well as on many credible websites.   The pics were not photoshopped. 

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Lady Gaga vs s.a rap crew

A new pop feud has erupted between Lady Gaga and South African rap act Die Antwoord after the trio killed off a double of the pop superstar in its latest video.

Bing: Gaga launching bottled water brand

A man dressed in Lady Gaga’s infamous meat dress is ridiculed, massacred by African rebels and mauled to death by a lion in the video for “Fatty Boom Boom” — and Gaga is far from amused. In a post on her Twitter page on Wednesday, Gaga took aim at the provocative South Africans, writing, “i fink u freaky but you don’t have a hit. hundred thousand tickets sold in SA. #thatsmys—… i guess its not a good idea to tell someone you’re a fan. never mind! we get it, you’re not a little monster.”

Die Antwoord quickly responded with the tweet, “lady… even tho (though) u r ‘larger’ than us… we still cooler than u… plus we don’t have prawns in our private(s)…” The final comment was a reference to another scene in the video.

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Kurt Williams Meltdown

According to mercurynews.com Katt Williams most recent performance was far less than memorable. Angry fans demanded refunds after comedian Katt Williams’ show Friday night at Oracle Arena disintegrated into chaos, with Williams delivering rambling monologues devoid of jokes and being dragged off by his own security after he challenged a heckler to fight.

Williams was already facing legal trouble over his stop in Oakland, with police arresting him in connection with a Wednesday night brawl aboard a tour van and the man he allegedly assaulted promptly suing for damages.

After Friday night’s show, angry comments from fans poured in on Facebook and Twitter, with some complaining that Williams’ show had ended after 10 minutes. Many said they expected a refund; ticket prices ranged from $33 to $94, plus service fees.

“It was the weirdest thing I’ve ever seen in my life,” said Erick Lucero, who was working on the arena floor as a security guard. “The whole show went really well (before Williams’ main set). … It was a packed house, and everyone was really satisfied with the show” up to that point.

The show, which was scheduled to begin at 8 p.m., started about an hour late, according to Christopher Douglas, 22, who came to Oakland from American Canyon. Williams came on stage briefly to start the show, tossed a Frisbee to the audience and told a few jokes about the election before introducing the opening acts.

“He was joking like he does in all four DVDs of his that I own,” said Douglas, a magnetic inspector at Pacific

Steel in Berkeley who was seeing Williams live for the first time. “I thought it was going to be a normal Katt Williams show.”

After the opening performances by fellow comedians and a couple of songs by Oakland rapper Too $hort, Williams took the stage about 10:40 p.m., Douglas said.

The comedian joked about selling out the arena, something he said the Golden State Warriors couldn’t do. An audience member asked about the Wednesday night brawl, and Williams said he had been released because even Oakland police were fans.

About seven or eight minutes after Williams took the stage for his set, Lucero said, he “started acting weird,” taking off his shirt and sweating profusely. Douglas said he quickly transitioned into his familiar closing bit, rattling off his various nicknames before leaving the stage.

“I was like, ‘That’s it?’” Douglas said. “After that, I saw everyone leaving … throngs of people leaving.”

Douglas and his father, who came to the show with him, left as well.

About 15 minutes passed, and between a quarter and half of the audience left, before Williams returned. Once he came back on stage the second time, Lucero said, “there were no more jokes.”

One video shows Williams sitting on a stool, hunched over, delivering a disjointed monologue about spending time in Oakland and discussing God.

In another video, a member of Williams’ entourage walks on stage and speaks to the comedian for a moment. As the man leaves the stage, Williams follows him and appears to strike the back of his head with the microphone.

A profanity-laced video posted to YouTube shows Williams challenging a heckler to come onstage and fight him and telling the person to come backstage after the show. A burly security guard hauls Williams away from the stage’s edge and to the backstage area.

Lucero said many people leaving the arena accosted him, saying they wanted a refund. Security personnel are instructed to have unhappy ticketholders contact the outlet where they bought their tickets.

Douglas said he “absolutely” felt he deserved a refund. Representatives from promoter Live Nation could not be reached for comment Saturday.

A spokeswoman for the Save Mart Center in Fresno confirmed Saturday afternoon that Williams’ show, scheduled for Saturday night, would continue as planned.

The incident Wednesday night resulted in Williams’ arrest, according to Oakland police spokeswoman Johnna Watson, but the comedian, whose real name is Micah S. Katt Williams, was not booked into jail and has not been charged.

An 18-year-old aspiring rapper, Delvahn Mosely-Davis, sued Williams on Friday, saying the chance encounter near Oakland’s Courtyard Marriott Hotel began with fans greeting the comedy star and ended with Williams bashing him in the head with a bottle.

Williams’ Nov. 1 show in Denver ended with the comedian jumping into the crowd to confront hecklers about a half-hour after he took the stage.

Williams is also facing a $5 million lawsuit filed earlier this month by his personal assistant, who alleges he hit her in October in Los Angeles and caused permanent eye injuries.

In June 2011, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputies arrested him on charges of false imprisonment for an incident involving a man on a tractor in Palmdale, according to published reports. Between November 2006 and June 2011, Williams was arrested at least two other times on weapons charges and burglary, and he spent time in jail in those cases, according to published reports.

(Mercury News)

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illuminati creator

illuminati creator

Illuminati
This article is about the secret society. For the film, see Illuminata (film). For the Muslim esoteric school, see Illuminationism. For other uses, see Illuminati (disambiguation).

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Adam Weishaupt, founder of the Bavarian Illuminati.
The Illuminati (plural of Latin illuminatus, “enlightened”) is a name given to several groups, both real (historical) and fictitious. Historically the name refers to the Bavarian Illuminati, an Enlightenment-era secret society founded on May 1, 1776. In more modern contexts the name refers to a purported conspiratorial organization which is alleged to mastermind events and control world affairs through governments and corporations to establish a New World Order. In this context the Illuminati are usually represented as a modern version or continuation of the Bavarian Illuminati.
The movement was founded on May 1, 1776, in Ingolstadt (Upper Bavaria) as the Order of the Illuminati, with an initial membership of five,[1] by Jesuit-taught Adam Weishaupt (d. 1830),[2] who was the first lay professor of canon law at the University of Ingolstadt.[3] It was made up of freethinkers as an offshoot of the Enlightenment and seems to have been modeled on the Freemasons.[4] The Illuminati’s members took a vow of secrecy and pledged obedience to their superiors. Members were divided into three main classes, each with several degrees, and many Illuminati chapters drew membership from existing Masonic lodges.

Originally Weishaupt had planned the order to be named the “Perfectibilists”.[1] The group has also been called the Bavarian Illuminati and its ideology has been called “Illuminism”. Many influential intellectuals and progressive politicians counted themselves as members, including Ferdinand of Brunswick and the diplomat Xavier von Zwack, the second-in-command of the order.[5] The order had branches in most European countries: it reportedly had around 2,000 members over the span of ten years.[3] It attracted literary men such as Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and Johann Gottfried Herder and the reigning dukes of Gotha and Weimar.

In 1777 Karl Theodor became ruler of Bavaria. He was a proponent of Enlightened Despotism and his government banned all secret societies including the Illuminati. Internal rupture and panic over succession preceded its downfall, which was affected by the Secular Edict made by the Bavarian government.[3] The March 2, 1785 edict “seems to have been deathblow to the Illuminati in Bavaria.” Weishaupt had fled and documents and internal correspondences, seized in 1786 and 1787, were subsequently published by the government in 1787.[6] Von Zwack’s home was searched to disclose much of the group’s literature.[5]
Between 1797 and 1798 Augustin Barruel’s Memoirs Illustrating the History of Jacobinism and John Robison’s Proofs of a Conspiracy both publicized the theory that the Illuminati had survived and represented an ongoing international conspiracy, including the claim that it was behind the French Revolution. Both books proved to be very popular, spurring reprints and paraphrases by others[7] (a prime example is Proofs of the Real Existence, and Dangerous Tendency, Of Illuminism by Reverend Seth Payson, published in 1802).[8] Some response was critical, such as Jean-Joseph Mounier’s On the Influence Attributed to Philosophers, Free-Masons, and to the Illuminati on the Revolution of France.[citation needed]

Robison and Barruel’s works made their way to the United States. Across New England, Reverend Jedidiah Morse and others sermonized against the Illuminati, their sermons were printed, and the matter followed in newspapers. The concern died down in the first decade of the 1800s, though had some revival during the Anti-Masonic movement of the 1820s and 30s.[1]
In addition to the supposed shadowy and secret organization several modern fraternal groups claim to be the “heirs” of the Bavarian Illuminati and have openly used the name “Illuminati” in founding their own rites. Some, such as the multiple groups that call themselves by some variation on “The Illuminati Order”,[9][10] use the name directly in the name of their organization, while others, such as the Ordo Templi Orientis, use the name as a grade of initiation within their organization.
See also The Family.
Writers such as Mark Dice,[11]David Icke, Texe Marrs, Jüri Lina and Morgan Gricar have argued that the Bavarian Illuminati survived, possibly to this day. Many of these theories propose that world events are being controlled and manipulated by a secret society calling itself the Illuminati.[12][13]Conspiracy theorists have claimed that many notable people were or are members of the Illuminati. Presidents of the United States are a common target for such claims.[14][15]

A key figure in the conspiracy theory movement, Myron Fagan, devoted his latter years to finding evidence that a variety of historical events from Waterloo, The French Revolution, President John F. Kennedy’s assassination and an alleged communist plot to hasten the New World Order by infiltrating the Hollywood film industry, were all orchestrated by the Illuminati.[16][17]

Novels
The Illuminati (or fictitious modern groups called the Illuminati) play a central role in the plots of novels, such as The Illuminatus! Trilogy by Robert Shea and Robert Anton Wilson; in Foucault’s Pendulum by Umberto Eco; and Angels and Demons by Dan Brown. A mixture of historical fact, established conspiracy theory, or pure fiction, is used to portray them.

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Underground hip hop

Underground hip hop is an umbrella term for hip hop music outside the general commercial canon.[1][2] It is typically associated with independent artists, signed to independent labels or no label at all.

Underground hip hop is often characterized by socially conscious, positive, or anti-commercial lyrics.[3] However, there is no unifying or universal theme – Allmusic suggests that it “has no sonic signifiers”.[2] “The Underground” also refers to the community of musicians, fans and others that support non-commercial, or independent music. Some underground hip hop is also sometimes known as alternative hip hop.

Many artists who are considered “underground” today, were not always so, and may have previously broken the Billboard charts.[4]
Underground hip-hop encompasses several different styles of music,[2] though it is often politically themed and socially conscious. Numerous acts in the book How to Rap are described as being both underground and politically or socially aware, these include – [5]Little Brother,[6]Brother Ali,[6]Mr. Lif,[7]Murs,[7]Immortal Technique,[7]Binary Star,[8]People Under the Stairs,[9]Lifesavas,[4][10]Zion I.[11]

Underground artists often have high levels of critical acclaim – acts who have been specifically noted as being both underground and having numerous critically acclaimed albums include Chris Black, Chris Webby, Sikai, Eyedea & Abilties, Jurassic 5,[12]Aesop Rock,[12]Ugly Duckling,[13]Little Brother,[6]Brother Ali,[6]El Da Sensei,[14]Dilated Peoples,[15]Non Phixion,[16]Freestyle Fellowship,[8]Binary Star,[8]Planet Asia,[17]People Under the Stairs,[9]Cannibal Ox[4][9] and Zion I.[11]

Additionally, many underground artists are said to have “intelligent”, “intricate”, or “complex” lyrics, these include Akir,[13]Ugly Duckling,[13]Brother Ali,[6]E-Dubyah!, Aaron Gonzalez,[18]Cage,[19]Immortal Technique, El Da Sensei,[14]Blackalicious,[15]NCKF99,[14]Mr. Lif,[7]Andre Nickatina, Murs,[7]Binary Star,[8]Planet Asia,[17]Lifesavas,[10]Sage Francis, Kooley High, Sniped, Tah Phrum Duh Bush, Hustla Dreamz,[4]Zion I,[11]The Even Keel,[11]Skidzz,[20] Y Not Flow, Omega Jackson, All Names Were Taken, Timeless Truth, Yasiin Bey, MF Doom, Talib Kweli and Yak Ballz.

Some underground artists produce music that celebrates the fundamental elements or pillars of hip hop culture, such as People Under the Stairs, Apathy, and Blacastan whose music “recalls hip-hop’s golden age”.[9]
Political hip hop (also political rap) is a sub-genre of hip hop music that developed in the 1980s. Inspired by 1970s political preachers such as The Last Poets and Gil Scott-Heron, Public Enemy were the first political hip hop group.[1]Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five released the first well-known sociopolitical rap song in 1982, called “The Message”, which inspired numerous rappers to address social and political subjects.[2]

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The Notorious B.I.G. profile

Christopher George Latore Wallace (May 21, 1972 – March 9, 1997), best known as The Notorious B.I.G., was an American rapper and Hip hop artist. He was also known as Biggie Smalls (after a character in the 1975 film Let’s Do It Again) and Frank White (after the main character of the 1990 film King of New York).[2]

Wallace was raised in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. When Wallace released his debut album Ready to Die in 1994, he became a central figure in the East Coast hip-hop scene and increased New York’s visibility at a time when West Coast artists were more common in the mainstream. The release of Wallace’s debut album Ready to Die in 1994 made him a central figure in the East Coast hip-hop scene and increased New York’s visibility in the genre at a time when West Coast artists were more common in the mainstream.[3] The following year, Wallace led his childhood friends to chart success through his protégé group, Junior M.A.F.I.A. While recording his second album, Wallace was heavily involved in the East Coast/West Coast hip-hop feud, dominating the scene at the time.

On March 9, 1997, Wallace was killed by an unknown assailant in a drive-by shooting in Los Angeles. His double-disc set Life After Death, released 16 days later, hit No. 1 on the U.S. album charts and was certified Diamond in 2000 (one of the few hip hop albums to receive this certification).[4] Wallace was noted for his “loose, easy flow”,[5] dark semi-autobiographical lyrics and storytelling abilities. Two more albums have been released since his death. MTV ranked him at No. 3 on their list of The Greatest MCs of All Time.[6] Editors of About.com ranked him No. 5 on their list of the Top 50 MCs of Our Time (1987–2007).[7] In 2012, The Source ranked him No. 3 on their list of the Top 50 Lyricists of All Time.[8] He has certified sales of 17 million units in the United States.[9]

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Pacquiao Loses To Marquez In Thrilling fight!

LAS VEGAS — This time, there was no doubt. This time, Juan Manuel Marquez did not leave it up to the judges. This time, the Mexican ring warrior left Manny Pacquiao face-first on the canvas.

Covered in a mask of blood, the 39-year-old fighter blasted Pacquiao with a huge right hand with one second remaining in the sixth round to score a decisive knockout, the first time he defeated his Filipino adversary in four attempts.

Pacquiao charged into the Mexican counterpuncher’s danger zone and ran into a right hand, dropping the Filipino along the ropes. Pacquiao lay motionless for several seconds as the sellout crowd of 16,398 at the MGM Grand Arena erupted.

“That’s boxing,” said Pacquiao, who added he has no plans to retire. “I started to get confident, but I never expected that punch.”

Marquez said, “I knew after the last three rounds that he was going for the knockout and I could be knocked out at any time. I hit him with the perfect punch.”

Freddie Roach, Pacquiao’s trainer, said he felt his fighter was in charge. “He just got a little too careless, but he was hurting Marquez,” the trainer said. Pacquiao had knocked Marquez down in the fifth round and nearly had him stopped at that point.

Marquez, who never had won a fight above 140 pounds, was behind on all three judges’ cards when the fight dramatically ended. This time, there was no need for Marquez (55-6-1, 40 KOs) to complain about the judges’ scoring. The former four-division world champion had bitterly disputed the results of their three previous encounters, particularly his points loss last November in Las Vegas.

Marquez did not suffer a broken nose, as was believed earlier, just bruised. Pacquiao, meanwhile, was taken to the trauma center to get checked out. The CT scan was negative.

Asked about a fifth fight between the two, Top Rank promoter Bob Arum, who handles Pacquiao, said, “Why not? We haven’t seen such an exciting fight in years. This fight will go down in history as a ring classic.”

Pacquiao (54-5-2, 38 KOs), who also went down in the third round, has lost two fights in a row for the first time in his career and was stopped for the first time in more than 13 years.

The former eight-division world champion had claimed world titles at 112, 122, 130, 135, 147 and 154 pounds. He had his seven-year winning streak snapped in June by Timothy Bradley Jr. when he lost a controversial split decision in Las Vegas.

He said he would be up for a fifth fight. “It’s up to my promoter. Let’s fight again,” Pacquiao said before heading to the hospital.

Pacquiao landed 94 total punches to Marquez’s 52, and outlanded Marquez in power punches 68-41. Pacquiao connected on 37% of his punches, while Marquez landed at a 21% clip. But in the end, he only needed one.

Prior to Saturday’s fight, parity held sway in the series which began in 2004 when they tussled at 125 pounds. Pacquiao had eked out a draw in 2004 and narrowly won disputed decisions in 2008 and 2011.

In a brawling preliminary bout, Cuban-born super-featherweight Yuriorkis Gamboa of Miami won a unanimous decision against Michael Farenas of the Philippines. Gamboa, 30, a former Olympic gold medalist, remained unbeaten (22-0, 17 KOs). Farenas, a southpaw, dropped Gamboa late in the ninth round with a hard left, but was unable to finish him.

In the pro debut of 2012 U.S. Olympian Jose Ramirez, the lightweight from Avenal, Calif., stopped Corey Siegwarth of Denver with a first-round technical knockout.

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coco cheating on ice-t

Totally Fine with Ice-T: His hot wife taking half-naked, ass-bearing pics and posting them on Twitter.

NOT Fine with Ice-T: His hot wife taking fully-clothed pics, but with ANOTHER RAPPER!!!!

Ice-T is FURIOUS after pics of CoCo and rapper AP.9 surfaced on the internet Friday … with the two looking pretty friendly in Vegas. Specifically they’re seen dancing, hugging, cheek-kissing and holding each other … like really, really, close.

Ice made his feelings crystal clear on Twitter, saying … “Don’t get it twisted, I’m not happy about this s**t.”

He continued, “Most of [the pics] are disrespectful and in bad taste. She’s made me look and feel like s**t. I say this on Twitter because there’s no way to avoid the obvious misconduct of a married couple.”

CoCo also tweeted about the incident when the pics first popped up saying … “Please guys I’m happily married. Sometimes fans and friends take silly pics. It’s harmless.”

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MAKIN SENSE

You Do The Math
ROMANCE MATHEMATICS

Smart man + smart woman = romance

Smart man + dumb woman = affair

Dumb man + smart woman = marriage

Dumb man + dumb woman = pregnancy

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OFFICE ARITHMETIC

Smart boss + smart employee = profit

Smart boss + dumb employee = production

Dumb boss + smart employee = promotion

Dumb boss + dumb employee = overtime

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SHOPPING MATH

A man will pay $20 for a $10 item he needs.

A woman will pay $10 for a $20 item that she doesn’t need.

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GENERAL EQUATIONS & STATISTICS

A woman worries about the future until she gets a husband.

A man never worries about the future until he gets a wife.

A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend.

A successful woman is one who can find such a man.

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HAPPINESS

To be happy with a man, you must understand him a lot and love him a little.

To be happy with a woman, you must love her a lot and not try to understand her at all.

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LONGEVITY

Married men live longer than single men do, but married men are a lot more willing to die.

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PROPENSITY TO CHANGE

A woman marries a man expecting he will change, but he doesn’t.

A man marries a woman expecting that she won’t change, and she does.

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DISCUSSION TECHNIQUE

A woman has the last word in any argument.

Anything a man says after that is the beginning of a new argument.

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HOW TO STOP PEOPLE FROM BUGGING YOU ABOUT GETTING MARRIED

Old aunts used to come up to me at weddings, poking me in the ribs and cackling, telling me, “You’re next.” They stopped after I started doing the same thing to them at funerals.
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Interview with 1632′s Micky M “Blade Spitter”

Npk Twice: Firstly tell us more about the beef with mtee.

Micky M: The was no beef realy,it was just healthy lyrical competition. At the time we both were new at freestyling at the full clip. So everyone compared us to one another and they asumed each and evry lines we were throwing were aimed at the other so from the on they asumed it was beef.

Npk Twice: So who is micky m and where does he come from

Micky M: I my home town is nelsrpuit,mpumalanga but I curently reside in thembisa. I started of with hi hip dancing 2008 then the passion for raping devloped and I finally realised I got a telent hear.. The name came from the cartoon mickey mouse hahaha I loved thoes cartoons as a kid mayn!

Npk Twice: Which rappers are u keen to work with in the future?

Mick M: First things first I need to get signed,I had companies aproaching me but I was not necesarely impresed with what they had to offer… So I’m still awaiting an impresive record deal… Well one of the rappers I wuld like to work with is both the pro’s they on another level and ofcourse your boy aka…

Npk Twice: How has the transaction been from underground street mc to the blade spitter evryone loves?

Micky M: Well I’m still the same person it is jus a few actions that lead to me relising my strengths and weaknes’s . Ima punchliner and lyricist a type of style that was brought into the south african industry by f-eezy who has paved the way for us kasi rappers.

Npk Twice: Talking about eezy what’s your take on his beef with amunition?

Micky M: What can I say ,eezy felt he was undermined by amunitions remarks about The verse droped by eeezy on ke’s ‘bona retsang’ hit single. Every rapper rapper takes pride in their material so if another rapper goes out and says your verse is wack then u get hard feelings because you work hard mfowethu.

Npk Twice: Nice chating to ya man like you always go ’1632 blade spitter riser…’

Micky M: hahaha ayt njayam ill be working on a new mixtape soon so yea yall should lookout for it…

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INTERVIEW WITH H.C.R MEMBER AND WEST RAND RAPPER BAD BOY MOE

Npk Twice: So fistly how did your name come about?

Bad Boy Moe: well I found the name in the dictionary,don’t remember what I was doing with it…buh I fell inlov with tha name moraine… I endedup being BAD BOY MO…. Because they say I have a gansters voice when I rap.

Npk Twice: When did you start rapin,and how did it come about?

BBM: started in 2006 when ma friend introduced me to 50 cent and hiz click… G-UNIT… I lov these guys music and wanted to be like them… Do music like them… From there I started writing ma own…

Npk Twice: Who can we associate your style of rap with and why?

Bad Boy Moe: l tido,blacklez and p dot o because I rap in english hahaha

Npk Twice: please Tell us more about your backround.

Bad Boy Moe: well I was born in baragwanath hospital… Moved to kzn… While I was still a toddler…. I later came in krugersdorp,kagiso my current home town. Bin living here for 19 years now. I still live with my fam mamz an popz… And 2 brothers… We bin through a lot like other families buh we still here and still fighting…

Npk Twice: Your long term and short term goals or objectives.

Bad Boy Moe: music,music,music,music,music,music,music,music and music lol mxm that’s how much I lov it mayn…

Download his latest track titled They Dont Know Produced by Slumkidd
BAD BOY MOE- THEY DONT KNOW (PROD SLUMKIDD)
moraine’s facebook page
On twitter : @BAD_BOY_MO

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INTERVIEW WITH SOUTH AFRICAN FEMCEE Gigi LaMayne

Npk Twice: There’s a small margin of femcee’s in south africa what do u think is the cause for this?

Gigi: Not many females are able to master the will power to express their emotions and views in a patriarchal society. Mc’ing is a complex art form and it is very difficult to tap into this side of creativity. Females find themselves unwilling to do so. Rap has never been a female “sport” and in a cultural society like South Africa, female rap has been dramatically marginalized. Its up to females to face their male counter-parts on the same level and be willing to be criticized on the same level

Npk Twice: I got hold of your latest single “twitter boy” have to say I was impresed,so how did that consept come about?

Gigi: Well, it was very experimental. People perceive me to be a hard core type of mc. I have always been creative and twitter being a newly developed social network, would have made the weirdest platform to find love. Its so easy for us to fall in love with the daily thoughts of an individual who may be half way across the world. I’m victim to this. Twitter boy was actually written and recorded a year ago as a response to the power of networks infiltrating into our lives. Because my sound matured, I had to release this “jingle” to the little Gigi.

Npk Twice: The south african music industry is still growing what do you think is a major factor in its growth?

Gigi: Diversity. The high definition production quality. People are finally getting out of their comfort zones and embracing talent, whether copied or truly original. Original normally surpasses gimmicks and this has caused growth. Technology and globalisation have a huge role to play. Its about time!

Npk Twice: who do you think is the hottest rapper curently locally and internationally?

Gigi: Locally, hmmm I would say eish that’s difficult, “Soco Flow! Reason!” hmm internationally, where Kendrick LaMar at?

Npk Twice: so what can we axpect from gigilamayn in the near future?

Gigi: Fire! Probably the youngest in the game, but I guarantee a legendary home run.”

Npk Twice: so any last words?

Gigi: Don’t listen to em. You are destined for greatness.

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origin of hip hop in africa

been popular in Africa since the early 1980s due to widespread American influence. In 1985 hip hop reached Senegal, a French-speaking country in West Africa. Some of the first Senegalese rappers were M.C. Lida, M.C. Solaar, and Positive Black Soul, who mixed rap with Mbalax, a type of West African pop music. An early South African group was Black Noise. They began as a graffiti and breakdance crew in Cape Town until they started emceeing in 1989.

There also have been groups in Tanzania and other countries that emceed before 1989, although it is not very well known. During the late 1980s-early 1990s rap started to escalate all over Africa. Each region had a new type of style of hip hop. Rap elements are also found in Kwaito, a new genre based on house music which developed in South Africa in the 1990s.

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ORIGIN OF HIP-HOP BY AMUNITION AKA THE PRINCIPLE

South African rap music developed in the Cape Town area as a form of resistance to apartheid. With its diffusion to other areas and to different social groups, however, rap became more heterogeneous. The existing literature on South African rap still focuses, to a considerable extent, on Capetonian rappers and especially the group the Prophets of Da City, even though this group collapsed more than ten years ago. This literature mainly discusses the counter hegemonic potential of rap music informed by Black Consciousness thought and its position in relation to questions of identity and commodification. Is this focus still meaningful for rappers who are too young to be part of the anti-apartheid struggle, and who grew up in the context of formal democracy? An analysis of 88 South African rap albums reveals that some ideas of Black Consciousness are still present in rap lyrics. However, the counter hegemonic discourse of earlier rappers has lost its hegemony and representations of identity have become more varied and individualised. As social advancement became a more pressing concern, the relationship between rap music and commodification has become more pluri-dimensional than previous studies have portrayed. As the comparative perspective followed here reveals, the heavy focus on particular case studies, while theoretically acknowledging the contestation of meanings in popular cultures, is problematic.

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NEW SINGLE FROM THE JUICE

juice is a new artist from the streets of Durban KZN,he is also a member of the Rap group “Redstar Cartel”. He started off as underground rapper but has made a transition to the mainstream industry.

This is his debut single from up and coming mixtape “Hunger Pains” which is due for release early next year 2013

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HIP-HOP IN SA

local Hip Hop scene has been suffering from low attendance and poor sound quality when it comes to concerts/gigs/shows, most of us have given up or hardly show up. I think the time has come again to come out and support local Hip Hop

Today I’ve got good news, the Heavywords.co.za team attended the VodacomUnlimitedKOL show down in Cape at Trinity Night Club, the line up was mad impressive (Khuli Chana, Reason, Ill Skilllz, Hemel Besem, Youngsta and Cream + MCs and Bboys Battle) and the price was right (R30). So as expected the venue was packed, something you don’t see every day. It was wonderful to be in a room full of hip hop addicts who speak Hip Hop.

I give credit to the event’s organisers for pulling off such a great show and most importantly a dope line up, the truth is our SA Hip Hop industry is still finding its way, it’s always a good idea to put emcees from different styles together in one venue. Last night was a perfect example; we had Cape Town Afrikaans, Maftown Motswako and Jo’burg vibe) as a result the crowd came in big numbers

The costs, yes the costs, the reason why I said the price was right is because everyone can afford R30 and one can be guaranteed that the venue will be packed, there’s nothing as sad as performing in an empty room, the truth is there’s no party without a crowd so overcharging fees can result in a half empty venue. The bottom line: It’s every artist’s dream to rock a sold out crowd.

So yeah a dope line up + affordable fees + big venues can do wonders

Did the crowd have a good time? Hell yeah!

Versatility was the key here, all Hip Hop elements were represented, as we waited for emcees to get on stage the Bboys took the dance floor by storm as we witnessed some of SA’s most gifted breakdancing crews (Ninja Turtle vs Immortal Style) battle each other to the crowd’s delight.

Pioneer Unit new signee CREAM opened up with an epic performance that is still resonating in my head, and then followed Ill Skilllz, Hemel Besem and Youngsta.

It was time for the most anticipated performance of the night with Reason, which unfortunately came quite short and was a bit disappointing, he started out with the smash single Do It Like I can which didn’t go down quite well and mostly failed to get the crowd involved and as he kept performing songs from his Audio3D album word by word, the crowd was getting bored…

Khuli Chana and DJ Raiko were the perfect collabo to close the live performances of the night, it took a dope set to get the crowd jumping again, Big ups to Dj Raiko for staying alert and keeping it real…Khuli Chana is an example of dope live performance (crowd participation, improvisation and having fun) Much Respect.

To all Hip Hop artists,live performance does not mean reciting the the album’s songs word by word, it’s supposed to be fun, improvisation, freestyling and most importantly, crowd participation.

Overall this gig will definitely go down as one of the dopest gigs of 2012

Big Ups to Kool Out Live and Scoop for putting on such a beautiful event.

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YG, DJ Mustard & Ty Dolla $ign Reportedly Forming Record Label

YG says he has a label situation brewing
that will involve DJ Mustard and Ty Dolla
$ign.
“Me, Mustard and Ty got a label,” YG says in
an interview with Houston, Texas radio
station 93.7. “We got a little situation going
on. We got a situation that’s about to occur.
Pushaz Ink the label. Ty own part of it,
Mustard own part of it, I own part of it. So
you know it’s about to get real.”
YG also addressed his friendship with DJ
Mustard and how that has been compared
to the Snoop Dogg/Dr. Dre bond.
“That’s a blessing”, YG says. “I get why they
lookin’ at us like that. You feel me? Like, it’s
the music, but at the same time, when
Snoop and Dre was coming up, they was
homies and me and Mustard is homies, too.
When I go on my tour, Mustard the deejay.
This is like a movement and people see that,
so that’s part of the reason why they saying
we the new Snoop and Dre. And we got the
music too. Snoop actually said it himself.”
DJ Mustard is one of the people comparing
the duo to Snoop and Dre. Recently, Mustard
made the comparison when discussing My
Krazy Life .
“Like [Dr. Dre's] The Chronic, really,” Mustard
says of the album which earned a 3 out of 5
in its HipHopDX review. “For sure. It’s like
our generation of The Chronic, you know
what I’m saying? This is Snoop [Dogg] and
[Dr.] Dre all over again.”
Recently, Mustard also spoke with HipHopDX
about his bond with YG.
“That’s one of my best friends,” DJ Mustard
says. “I know what he don’t like, what he
like. I know everything, like he know about
me. I used to live with him. I slept in his
garage.”

THE PRODICLE SON

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