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Def Jam Africa Launches With Star-Studded Roster

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Famed American recording label, Def Jam Recordings has been making inroads into the African continent and they signalled their intentions in South Africa when they inked a deal with Nasty C. The label unveiled a new label division within the continent dubbed Def Jam Africa.

The roster features the biggest South African and Nigerian hip-hop and Afrobeats artists in its current format. Here in Goliwood, artists that were associated with Universal Music Group were all tapped for the honour. UMG flagship

According to a press release from UMG, Def Jam Africa will “follow the blueprint of the iconic Def Jam Recordings label, which has led and influenced the cutting-edge in hip-hop and urban culture for more than 35 years.”

The new label will have headquarters in two of the continent’s main music and entertainment hubs Joburg, South Africa and Lagos, Nigeria, but will identify and sign artist talent from across the entire continent.

Def Jam Africa‘s rollout couldn’t be better! The artist roster includes some of the most successful African talent including South Africa’s jaggernaut Cassper Nyovest, Nadia Nakai, Nasty C, BoityTshego, Tellaman and Ricky Tyler alongside Nigeria’s Larry Gaaga and Vector.


This roster will be supported by dedicated A&R, marketing, creative and digital teams from the UMG teams in both Nigeria and South Africa and will report to Sipho Dlamini, the MD of Universal Music Sub-Saharan Africa & South Africa.

Dlamini expressed the aim for Def Jam Africa to become the authentic and trusted home of hip-hop and urban culture in Africa through the press release.

“Def Jam Recordings has always historically pushed the boundaries of the genre,” he said, “and we are excited to create a new community of artists within the continent, shaped around the unique and multi-cultural sounds, rhythms and productions coming from our streets, in order to help elevate hip-hop, afrobeat and trap music from Africa, to reach new global audiences within the continent, across the diaspora and beyond.”

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STREAM: Sun-EL Musician, Sjava, Boity, Sha Sha, Zakwe & Duncan

A bunch of hot releases for December 2020.



It was inevitable that the first Friday of December would set the tone for the rest of the festive season. And a bunch of South African music faves lavished the soundscape with new albums, EP’s and singles. As they should.


We’ve been saying this for a while now; Sun-EL Musician is the most consistent music producer in the land. What started with his breakout hit Akanamali back in 2017, has kept picking up in velocity.

Not even the fact that he’s building his own stable, where he’s crafted and nurtured the careers of fresh voices Simmy and Mthunzi, has compromised the quality of his musical deliverables.

That’s why on his second studio album, To The World and Beyond, Sun-El has been able to deliver 15 fire bangers that will likely see him continue to mark his territory through 2021. The album features ‘Ubomi Abumanga‘, the soul-stirring anthem of faith with Msaki on guest vocals.

Let’s bet on some Rands that ‘Chasing Summer‘ will be another blockbuster smasher from the album. It’s beautiful to see Sun El putting on his production virtuosity on display. Msaki layers her sun-drenched vocals over electric synths on the joint, Claudio x Kenza are credited as collaborative production dab-hands.

Go ahead and stream this record, it’s a lush delight.


Right now, the future of SA Hip Hop is a hot subject of debate. Just this past July, K.O mourned the slow decline in the relevance, impact, and commercial viability of the genre that not so long ago, dominated the charts. Of course, there have been a few triumphs in between the dry gaps, but it’s hard to ignore the plunge in consumer interest.

Zakwe and Duncan’s eponymously titled joint project brings to the surface another element that should be the focus – substance. On the 15-track project, the rappers deliver the kind of storytelling that is both moving and thought-provoking. Heart and Mind. See?

In this authentic piece, the collaborators take it back to basics. They tug at the heartstrings of Conscious Rap and the best of Kwaito, shunning the clout glazed seductions of drill and trap. The production quality is stunning, the confidence in their delivery is inspiring, and the record as a cohesive set is coherent and seamless.

This is some good music and the album is a strong contender for Best SA Hip Hop album in 2020.


When it comes to the First Lady of the Yanos, we have no choice but to stan! Having owned early 2019 with a slew of chart-toppers spawned by her solo projects and collaborations with Kabza De Small and DJ Maphorisa, she went away.

You’d think she was hibernating. Maybe she was, but all within the creative confines of the studio.

The Zimbabwe-born singer takes herself seriously, and she understands that she’s a business. For her latest track Woza, she teamed up with world-renowned visual artist Trevor Stuurman for the constellation of visual themes on the music video and single artwork.

Personally, Woza is my favourite of the new single drops that landed on Friday. It’s got every ingredient of a hit that can sustain a long streak in the streets. It’s that mellow side of amapiano, which finds Sha Sha melting her soft voice over Kabza’s rhythmic instrumentals.

We love this for her.


Pitori Maradona is having his supreme moment of encounter with destiny. On the same day that his hotly anticipated album Sghubu Ses’ Excellent dropped, he also got crowned MTV Base’s Hottest MC in South Africa.

The panel, consisting of culture pundits Scoop Makhathini, Nota, Ms Cosmo and DJ Speedsta, came to the conclusion that his ascension has been the most epic to witness.

Still, many people keep asking about whether he falls under Hip Hop or Amapiano. There’s no doubt that he’s gained most of his prominence from the latter sound. That’s the thing though, the definition of an MC has evolved through the years to encompass a vast range of varying styles.

Cassper Nyovest did this with Sweet & Short, and kept his rapper hat. Now the likes of Riky Rick are singing and rapping of piano instrumentals.

Focalistic, though, is the leader in the particular sound. He’s found a way to straddle both cultures seamlessly, and his album backs this fact. Over 14 tracks, he collaborates with a house music incumbents Vigro Deep, Junior Taurus, Jazzi Disciples, DJ Maphorisa, Reece Madlisa and amongst others Mas Musiq.

These are the hottest names right now. Focalistic wanted to make the perfect hit album, and there are several dancefloor fillers here.


The singer must be in a different headspace right now. According to reports, the sexual assault case against him was allegedly thrown out of court. This is, of course, a complex topic that we could have another time. But Sjava, the artist, releases this EP within an interesting and tricky atmosphere.

Entitled ‘Umsebenzi’, the EP consists of just four sweet songs. It will take you not more than 17 minutes to flow through richly abundant poetic justice, a display of emotive vocal technique, authentic storytelling and an elevated expression of his overall musicality.

The first single ‘Umcebo’ is the lead from the handful, and has already risen up quite high on digital charts (currently in the top 10 on iTunes).

Sjava is talented, and the music here could have easily formed the groundwork for a fuller album. But he knows what he is doing and it shows.


2020 has been a busy year for Boity. She rolled out a few projects, fiddling with the dials across different industries.

She’s now navigating retail, what with a perfume line in partnership with a luxury perfume producer, the season 1 debut of her ‘Own Your Throne’ reality show on BET, a haircare line, and a few other endeavours here and there.


On Friday, she proved that music did not slide down her list of priorities. After adding the ‘rapper’ title to her long list of gigs within the SA media business, she took on the scene and ran as far as she could with two singles.

Entitled 4436, the EP features 9 tracks and a slew of collaborations. Yanga Chief, Maggz, Riky Rick, Ginger Trill and Maglera Doe Boy. There’s Nasty C on the previously released Wuz Dat.

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WATCH: Sha Sha Returns With New Single ‘Woza’

She didn’t come to play with the girlies.



Photo: Sha Sha/Instagram. Captured by Trevor Stuurman


After taking somewhat of a hiatus from churning out back-to-back amapiano bangers as the first lady of the popular genre, Sha Sha on Friday made a triumphant return with a brand new single. Entitled ‘Woza’, the single debuted with a stunning music video.

The single marks the first release since the songstress dominated charts with her autobiographical debut EP Blossom.

With all eyes on her, the pressure to duck a sophomore slump and keep the momentum going without taking a dip in the quality of her sound, the Zimbabwe-born singer had to play her cards strategically.

And with a BET Viewers’ Choice: Best New International Act award under her belt, she had no choice but to go for the jugular. Twinning the sultry mid-tempo piano layered single with a conceptual visual on the day of its release is a statement. There’s no time for games.

The music video, directed by Nate Thomas (Simmy “Ngiyesaba”, DJ Sliqe “Spaan Saam featuring Kwesta”) and Nigel Stockl, sees a gorgeously styled Sha Sha move through a selection of power poses and choreographed moves flanked by a group of dancers.

The video then cuts to the club where she’s in her element on the low-lit dance floor as well as against a neon laser backdrop, evident that Sha Sha is comfortable anywhere and makes music for everyone.

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Inside Sun-EL Musician’s Upcoming Virtual Concert

Sessions in a galaxy themed experience.



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We are living in the new normal, and artists must find creative ways of navigating the fray. Sun El Musician knows this, so he is giving fans a virtual concert a day before the arrival of his hotly anticipated ‘To The World And Beyond’ album on Friday, December 4th.

As part of the promotional sprint to his album release this Friday, Sun-EL Musician has been teasing his fans with one explosive track a day with collaborations with Kenya’s Sauti Sol, Black Motion, Miss P, Mthunzi and Sino Msolo.

The award-winning music producer is serving a galaxy themed show, and fans are invited to join on the Uhuru Spaceforce to enjoy Commander Sun-EL Musician unleashing a delightful session.

The show will go live tonight at 23:15.

The journey will bring the constellations and planetary Stars including Msaki, Azana, Ami Faku, Simmy, Mthunzi, and many more surprise guests to join Sun-EL Musician in an El World Red-Box Session!

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