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REVIEW: Riky Rick Showcases Growth, Confidence & Flavour On ‘Stay Shining

Riky Rick has released his highly anticipated Stay Shining EP. Boasting a line-up of potent features includes Davido, Cassper Nyovest, Nasty C, Tshego, Gemini Major, A -Reece, Major League DJs, YoungstaCPT, Frank Casino, Kly, Da L.E.S , Stilo Magolide and J Molley, the eight-track record is a great listen!

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Riky Rick on Friday dropped the highly anticipated Stay Shining project.

This is the first full body of work the rapper has released since Family Values, his debut album. The eight-track project sees Riky Rick showcasing his artistic maturity as he transcends a few genres to solidify his signature sound with confidence and authentic flavour.

Riky Rick Stay Shining EP Review

In between the records, Riky Rick’s career has evolved a great deal. Much like A$AP Rocky, the trajectory of his creative growth has been unpredictable, wherein both cases fashion became a central force in their work.

With Family Values, there was the element of freshness and curiosity about the rapper, who had positioned himself so uniquely even at the beginning.  He had crowds eating from the palm of his hands whenever he took to the stage to perform a bunch of smash bops that he had unveiled – with great success – in quick succession.

Stay Shining is short and sweet, with an impressive precision that has allowed King Kotini to collate only the best pieces for this cohesive, varied and confident EP.  As a result, the record is potent. We loved every single song.

He assembled the talents of Davido, Cassper Nyovest, Nasty C, Tshego, Gemini Major, A -Reece, Major League DJs, YoungstaCPT, Frank Casino, Kly, Da L.E.S , Stilo Magolide and J Molley.

TRACKLIST 

  1. Jordans (Intro)
  2. Joy
  3. Stay Shining (featuring Cassper Nyovest, Professor, Major League Djz & Ali Keys
  4. Buy It Out 
  5. Pick You Up (featuring A-Reece)
  6. Vapors (Featuring Nasty C & Tshego)
  7. Murdah (Featuring Davido, Gemini Major)
  8. Buy It Out Remix (featuring YoungstaCPT, J Molley

 


Photos: Instagram/RikyRickworld

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Black Coffee Has Announced A Concert At The Dome

He’s thrilled massive crowds globally, and now Black Coffee is bringing his deep house sets to a concert at the Dome this December!

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South Africa’s biggest house music DJ and Producer, Black Coffee, has announced a concert at the Dome this December!

Black Coffee concert at the Dome

The announcement comes just days after Coffee walked away with the Best Deep House DJ gong at the DJ Awards in Ibiza, Spain, where he is also currently completing a successful residence.

RELATED: BLACK COFFEE’S DRIVE IS HERE 

Entitled Music Is King, the show will be taking place at the TicketPro Dome on the 15th of December. And it because the show will be happening just a day before the Day of Reconciliation public holiday, you’ve got a bundle of partying joy lined up for you this festive.

RELATED: HUNTER’S HOSTED ONE HELL OF A PARTY WITH BLACK COFFEE

Following the exciting announcement, #MusicIsKing trended all day on Twitter, with music fans and artists complimenting Black Coffee for bringing his globally celebrated deep house sets back into our shores.

Tickets are already available at WebTickets

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AKA’s Fela In Versace Video Premieres To Mixed Reviews

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Photo: Austin Malema via Instagram

AKA’s Fela In Versace music video was met with mixed reactions from fans when it premiered on Wednesday.

While die-hard fans are thrilled by the first motion picture from the Touch My Blood album, others are let down by the visual’s aesthetic, creative direction and technical quality.

The video arrived on Wednesday following a promotional drive that began last month, when the rapper first teased fans with lush looking behind the scene photos.

AKA Fela in Versace behind the scenes photos

Photo: Austin Malema via Instagram

Delighting his social media followers with glimpses of the video, AKA debuted his gold box fade as he showcased his outfit, which included a R25 000 Cornici Balletto print shirt.

RELATED: AKA’S TOUCH MY BLOOD ALBUM REVIEW

Shot in Joburg. the music video centers on showcasing the skhothane subculture, which is defined by, amongst other things, the setting of expensive brands on fire. That happens here in between freeze frame edits that produce these cool body doubles of AKA.

Some fans have slammed the video – likening its “disappointing” quality to that of an amateur Powerpoint presentation, while some have drawn comparisons to rival, Cassper Nyovest’s Tito Mboweni video.

Others are vibing with AKA’s latest music video, complimenting SUPAMEGA for continuing his winning streak

What are your thoughts on it? Scrawl down to post a comment!

 

 

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Trompies, Sjava, Distruction Boyz and DBanj To Headline One Source Live

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Iconic Kwaito group Trompies will be returning to the stage for the first time in aeons at the looming One Source Live shindig.

The maestros are billed to perform at the One Source Festival on Saturday 17th! Joining a line of up of the hottest acts covering a vast spectrum of genres, a list including Nigerian legend D’banj, our very own BET winner S’java, top selling Hip Hop lyricist Shane Eagle, as well Gqom innovators, Distruction Boyz.

The richly curated festival will be taking place downtown at No 1 Fox Street in the Jo’burg Inner City.

The One Source Live creative revolutionaries Khuli Chana, Sho Madjozi, Trevor Stuurman and Osborne Macharia will return to the festival with new installations and musical collaborations which will be announced later.

RELATED: The 2nd Bacardi Holiday Club Returns In March  

ONE SOURCE LIVE unfolds over multiple stages and platforms in a multimedia festival that celebrates African Creativity as a driver of positive change in the world:

The ABSOLUT ART BAR, the epicenter of the festival, is a curated art and performance space by day, transforming into the headline stage after dark.

The DISCOVERY STAGE has Sho Madjozi hosting a specially curated set of performances and live recordings of new collaborations with budding artists; building on her amazing material from the first festival.

Creativity goes back to its source in the STREET ART ZONE with art installations, food trucks, a street performance stage, fashion pop-ups, and street photographers.

The African Creative Revolution continues, join and celebrate the power of African creativity at ONE SOURCE LIVE.

 

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