Other Artists

On: Saul Williams

What do you call a literary DJ? Simple: Saul Williams. You may know him as the socially-conscious poet who has starred in films such as the award-winning Slam. Or as that rapper-slash-singer who roped in the likes of Rick Rubin to produce his album, Amethyst Rock Star, but has most...
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On: Grandmaster Flash

Hours before DJ-ing in front of a 15 000-strong Rocking the Daisies crowd, hip hop icon Grandmaster Flash chopped it up with Helen Herimbi, but they only scratched the surface... They’re standing on the hotel’s balcony and it seems like they’re skinnering. But in reality, Grandmaster Flash and his assistant...
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On: Talib Kweli

Before performing in Cape Town and Joburg, hip hop artist Talib Kweli spoke to Helen Herimbi about being rhythmically challenged, Black Star and the Kardashians. Talib Kweli can’t dance. At least that’s what he believes. Never mind that he does a little two-step on his ground-breaking Hot Thing video, the...
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On: Finesse Mitchell

The annual Nando’s Comedy Festival crossed the road and kicked off the nationwide fest in Durban last night. With the likes of Mitch Fatel, Brian Haner, Christina Pazsitsky as well as David Kau and Finesse Mitchell as hosts on the bill, this is going to be a month of laughs....
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On: DJ Jazzy Jeff

Along with his good friend from Philly, he gave us an ode to summer that stood the test of time. He also became famous for repeatedly getting thrown out of Uncle Phil’s mansion. He is Jazzy Jeff and he’s on his way to Cape Town just before summertime, writes Helen...
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On: Jill Scott

Ahead of her first professional performance in South Africa, Jill Scott opened up to Helen Herimbi about her relationship, rap and Mma Ramotswe.. Who is Jill Scott? A scene from Dave Chappelle’s documentary called Block Party hints at the answer. The beautiful songstress is backstage at the makeshift concert in...
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On: Lil Jon

American rapper and producer Lil Jon chopped it up with Helen Herimbi about skateboarding and why he feels like saying “no” to yeah! Lil Jon isn’t a man of many words but, ironically, one word has made him “the man”. Or at least, the man everyone wanted on their tracks...
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On: Theophilus London

In the lead-up to his first performance in South Africa, at STR.CRD on Saturday, Trinidad-born American rapper Theophilus London spoke to Helen Herimbi about crazy metaphors, kicks as well as comparisons with Kid Cudi. To make it right let the brimstones burn. Hm. Now I’m trying to U-turn on the...
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On: Kimora Lee Simmons

Kimora Lee Simmons is a mogul and a mom but, as Helen Herimbi found out, the latter is her favourite job. Tall as a skyscraper, Kimora Lee Simmons hunches down to speak to her husband, Oscar-nominated actor, Djimon Hounsou. She asks if he’d like something to drink, water maybe? His...
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On: Laura Izibor

Ahead of her performances in South Africa, singer Laura Izibor got Helen Herimbi hip to her chosen instrument, having heart and being a hip hop head. The piano is not a naturally sexy instrument. You can’t caress it like a Spanish guitar. It lacks the sensuality of fingers running though...
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