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Stogie T’s ‘Freestyle Friday’ to Premiere on Channel O

It’s back to basics now.

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Stogie T looks to lavish the culture with Freestyle Friday, a new music television series to air on Channel O.

The show will find the acclaimed MC hosting a bevy of rappers and other musical guests anchored by Hip Hop as they put on display not only their MCing and pure freestyling technique,  but also the fun flexibility that makes a rapper a triple threat.

In the promo shared by the music channel on the social platforms, rappers Shane Eagle and Youngsta CPT appear to set off what promises to be a line of Fridays filled with South African Hip Hop flows. QuenchSA understands that each episode after that will be bringing various rappers to splay their creative instincts in a relaxed setting.

The concept was initiated by Stogie T last year. As a means to creatively adjust to the new normal and navigate the constraints of the COVID lockdown the best way an MC can, by chilling the machinations of mainstream culture and daring rappers to return to the roots of their craft, he launched Freestyle Fridays.

At the time, it was really just a free space for local rappers to flow, bar for bar. It blew up from there, now evolving into a television series bringing SA Rap back into the forefront.

Freestyle Friday will air on Fridays at 17:00 on Channel O, DStv channel 320.

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Nasty C Teases ‘Black And White’ Video with Ari Lennox

He’s coming.

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Nasty C on Wednesday shared a snippet teaser for the music video of ‘Black and White’, the lush collaboration with US alternative R&B singer Arie Lennox. The song, taken from his 2020 album Zulu Man With Some Power, has been hailed as one of the best songs on the record by fans.

And now Nasty has given it a visual treatment, which will debut on Friday, February 12th. The teaser gives fans enough to spark anticipation for the video, but not enough to give much away. We don’t know if Ari will actually appear in the visual, which appears to be shot on location in Cape Town.

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WATCH: The Visuals for K.O’s Lucky Star Have Landed

The rapper pushes the envelope again.

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The year is drawing to a close, and the land’s top musos are unleashing their offers for the summer. K.O on Tuesday lavished her fans with visuals for her freshest single, ‘Lucky Star’.

Mr Cashtime debuted the music video at midnight and threw a watch party for an interactive experience around it. Known for maintaining a consistently conceptual style of storytelling in his videos, the Ted Magerman and Dale Fortune directed video stays on brand.

The video sees K.O being shown around the city by his lovely companion from a lovely view overlooking the city to jet skis, they end the night with a brass band performing the hit single.

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Fans will also enjoy a welcomed surprise appearance by former Teargas member, Maezeedoesit.

“Coming out of the current worldwide pandemic, we all need to do the best we can to reach for the stars by living our lives to the fullest since it is now more clear than ever that tomorrow is not promised. Pushing the envelope in every aspect of one’s life/hustle. The opening line of the hook “siyaphezulu” which simply translates as “we are going up” is an umbrella tag line that literally speaks to exactly that. This is the perfect theme song for self-starters out there whose inner voice serve as their biggest motivation and number cheerleader hence the play on sports and combat in the lyrics,”  said the rapper in a press statement.

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LISTEN: AKA Drops New Single with Sho Madjozi and Flvme

Bhovamania season loads.

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AKA is back with a brand new banger. On Thursday midnight, the rapper premiered Casino, the latest single from his forthcoming BHOVAMANIA album.

The track features guest verses by Sho Madjozi and Flame, whose contributions help Supamega to mark a splashy return to the charts with what promises to be a blockbuster hit.

The song’s announcement on Thursday trounced the frenzy that shook the socials, as the promotional campaign featured DJ Fresh and 947 teasing the track with fun threats of leaking it. The chatter led the release to shoot to the top of the trends on Twitter.

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Casino is the 4th single from the looming project, which is slated for release on November 4th.

Entitled BHOVAMANIA as a play on his Bhova moniker, the album has already spawned such songs as Python with Moozlie and Don Design, Monuments, Energy with Gemini Major, as well as Cross My Heart.

The album will be AKA’s first studio album and full body of work since 2017’s Touch My Blood. Already available for pre-order, the album is will also be the rapper’s 4th.

With the looming release, we will soon be reflecting on the year that was for SA Hip Hop. Earlier this year, we polled you on which Hip Hop album is most anticipated in your books. Now that Cassper Nyovest has shaken the charts with AMN, and Nasty C with Zulu Man With Some Power, the conversation is about to go there.

Most anticipated South Africans Hip Hop albums in 2020

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