music

On: Papercutt

By Helen Herimbi “If you remember nothing else about tonight, remember that I was here with Papercutt.” Tumi Molekane, the popular frontman of the band Tumi and The Volume, is a respected rapper. When he says your name in the middle of a performance, it’s a big deal. How many...
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On: Slikour

On: Slikour

By Helen Herimbi With a reputation for being long-winded, rapper Siyabonga “Slikour” Metane spoke to Tonight about his new album and fallouts in the music industry. Below is the highly edited version. In the interview, Slik – a solo rapper and one-seventh of the prolific rap group, Skwatta Kamp –...
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On: k-os

On: k-os

While in the middle of doing his laundry at his home in Canada, Kheaven “k-os” Brereton, took time out to chat to Helen Herimbi. Tumble dryer on pause and powdered soap pushed to the side the rapper/singer/instrumentalist spoke about how he came to be a headline act in the 2007 Arts Alive Festival, his apparent musical shift and Rihanna. "I’m...
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On: Ntjapedi

On: Ntjapedi

By Helen Herimbi The members of Ntjapedi make a striking impression as they mount the triangular stage at the Bassline in Newtown. Lead vocalist, Rasekgantsho Matsabu, is kitted in an orange pants and jacket ensemble while Mojalefa Mokubung dons a brown beret tilted to the right with a red-collar shirt...
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On: Fall Out Boy

On: Fall Out Boy

When emo-pop-rock band Fall Out Boy came to South Africa for a one night only performance, Helen Herimbi didn't expect them to blow her away. But all that changed after trading snaps before the show. When the adorably chubby guitarist and lead singer, Patrick Stump, and bashful drummer, Andy Hurley,...
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On: Simon Webbe

On: Simon Webbe

His manager hurriedly walks me through the hotel’s foyer. Simon Webbe, singer with a hot bod of note, is not to be kept waiting. We walk into the chill area in the mouth of the foyer and there, sitting on a leather couch, is the very cool and calm man...
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On: Guru and Solar

On: Guru and Solar

Keith Edward Elam is known to many as Guru of the formidable American MC and DJ duo Gang Starr. But a few may also know that he is the originator of the Jazzmatazz series, a chain of compilations that fuse hip-hop and jazz. With a career that spans two decades,...
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On: Tumi Molekane

On: Tumi Molekane

“After the show/there’s always a couple that wanna know/ how you mapping your flow/ and where you wanna go/ in six years after/ what’s your vision for Africa/ man I’m just a rapper/ give me a break, stop that!” These lines are found in a song called What It’s All...
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