Platform: RudeBoyz, iGqom’s Export Market, and the Paradox of Leading-Edge Music in Durban

“Rudeboyz have all the makings of a kinda rags-to-riches story. Three friends who live on the same street in KwaDabeka in Durban, KZN, Massive Q, Menchess and Andile T, get together and start playing with … Continue reading “Platform: RudeBoyz, iGqom’s Export Market, and the Paradox of Leading-Edge Music in Durban”

Noisey: Meet Muzi, the South African Skater Kid Making Beats That’ll Break Your Chest

“Growing up as a skater in a South African township just outside of Empangeni in KwaZulu Natal, Muzi has become just a bit of a local wonderkid. His childhood was … Continue reading “Noisey: Meet Muzi, the South African Skater Kid Making Beats That’ll Break Your Chest”

Noisey: You Should Really Watch Riky Rick, Cassper Nyovest and Anatii’s Video for “Fuseg”

One of the shorter interviews I’ve ever done was this one with Riky Rick about the music video for “Fuseg”. I checked my old emails and here’s the full interview: … Continue reading “Noisey: You Should Really Watch Riky Rick, Cassper Nyovest and Anatii’s Video for “Fuseg””

Noisey: Meet Push Push the Polarizing SA Rapper Who Doesn’t Give a Damn What You Think

“The first time I met Nicci St. Bruce—or Push Push as she’s known in her musical incarnation—I hated her. A lot of people do. That’s what happens when if you’re … Continue reading “Noisey: Meet Push Push the Polarizing SA Rapper Who Doesn’t Give a Damn What You Think”