Saturday, April 12, 2014

NEW VIDEO: @SCRAMBLES4MONEY #TALKISCHEAP2 | PAVA GUNZ Vlog


The indomitable PAVA GUNZ has dropped his VLOG for the upcoming SCRAMBLES4MONEY Talk Is Cheap 2 event!

It's gonna be bloody! Cant wait for the 26th!

Got your tickets?



NEW MUSIC: MASHAYABHUQE KA MAMBA - AFRIKAN LORDZ (OTHIXO BESINTU)


Vernac rap is the shit, especially when done so magnificently. Download this gem on the quick!

Sout out to Thapelo TTP for the heads up!

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EVENT UPDATE: NAS TO PERFORM IN SOUTH AFRICA IN JUNE 2014


Yesterday, we hit you up with news of the upcoming Castelite concert where Nas will be performing in June.

Hit the jump for more deets


NEW VIDEO: RASHID - UNPHUCKWITTABLE FREESTYLE


#BTTC2014 is just around the corner and Rashid was kind enough to holla with a freestyle that will be featured on his album, BORN FREE, thats dropping on the 27th of April 2014.

Homie's got jewels!


Friday, April 11, 2014

NEW BATTLE: THE DEADMAN vs. CHILLA JONES | @SCRAMBLES4MONEY #TalkIsCheap2


In two weeks, in a first of its kind on African soil, SCRAMBLES4MONEY is gonna be changing the game again. One of the main battles for the night will be PAVA GUNZ vs. THE DEADMAN.

Now, anyone who has been following the SCRAMBLES4MONEY league knows that even though a lot of lesser MCs have been calling him out, PAVA is still a dominant force in the league.

Some of y'all might not know who The Deadman is though, so here's one of his battles from KOTD BLACKOUT 4. As you can see, nigga is good, but question is, is he good enough to leave the motherland on his feet?

Catch PAVA GUNZ vs. THE DEADMAN on the 26th of April 2014, Zen Nightclub, Maboneng precinct.

Its SCRAMBLES baby!


NAS TO PERFORM IN SOUTH AFRICA IN JUNE 2014


The deets are still sketchy at this point but from what we've managed to find out on them internets, Esco is gonna be performing at a concert in Johazardoursburg on Saturday the 7th of June 2014. 

After bringing Drake and Kanye West, i am glad that Castlelite is finally bringing a dope rapper through!

Other details are not released yet but a little birdie tells me that DJ ID (REASON's Manager and DJ) is gonna be one of the opening acts, hopefully that means REASON will also be performing. 

NAS being a rapper of such revered stature i hope Castlelite doesnt fuck with us and that the rest of the opening acts will also be worthy...

Thursday, April 10, 2014

NEW VIDEO: @SCRAMBLES4MONEY #TALKISCHEAP2 | TUMI Vlog


The last time your boy Tumi battled at Scrambles4Money he obliterated his opponent. Since then, there's been lots of debate about him giving the first L...

Fast forward to the present, he is now geared to face KOTD battle rapper NESS LEE and ive got my money on Tumi dishing out another L.

Either way its gonna be maaaaad bloody, check out Tumi's vlog below!


NEW MUSIC: DA LES feat. AKA & MAGGZ - HEAVEN (instrumental)


While trolling them internets earlier on today i bumped into this here instrumental. This is a motherfuckin ill beat, yo!

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

NEW VIDEO: @SCRAMBLES4MONEY #TALKISCHEAP2 | NESS LEE VLOG



It is only 17 days to go until history is made yet again. On the 26th of April 2014, the biggest battle rap event you have ever seen will be taking place at the Zen nightclub.

One of the things that will set the bar higher is the fact that not one, not two but three international battle rappers will be competing at this Scrambles4Money event.

NESS LEE will be going against the indomitable Tumi. Peep his Vlog below.

It's gonna be bloody, yo!


NEW MUSIC: PHAROAHE MONCH feat. BLACK THOUGHT - RAPID EYE MOVEMENT


Pharoahe Monch To Release “PTSD” With Guest Appearances From Black Thought, Talib Kweli, dEnAuN, The Stepkids, Vernon Reid & Production From Lee Stone, Marco Polo, Jesse West, The Lion Share & Quelle Chris


“PTSD” (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) will be released on 4-15-14

With his highly-anticipated fourth solo-LP, “PTSD” (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), Pharoahe Monch re-emerges with a new concept project which finds the ground-breaking emcee tackling PTSD; a severe anxiety disorder that can develop after exposure to any event that results in psychological trauma. Throughout the duration of the LP, Monch narrates as an independent artist weary from the war against the industry machine and through the struggle of the black male experience in America.

Pharoahe Monch has been at the forefront of lyrical innovation for two-decades now. Not only is he one of Hip-Hop’s preeminent lyricists, crafting intricate rhyme schemes and intelligent raps, but he is also an incisive political and social commentator, using Hip-Hop as a platform for political engagement.

'Rapid Eye Movement' featuring Black Thought of the Roots Crew, is a lyrical barrage worthy of these two titans, as Monch and Black Thought get lucid for a 4-minute exhibition of pure lyricism. "Rapid Eye Movement" is produced by Marco Polo.


#SCRAMBLES4MONEY | TALK IS CHEAP 2 | OFFICIAL TRAILER


The official trailer for TALK IS CHEAP 2 is out! In only 17 days you will be treated to the biggest battle rap event to ever go down on this continent's soil. Got your tickets yet?

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

EVENT UPDATE: BACK TO THE CITY 2014 | 27 APRIL 2014

27 APRIL 2014
MARY FITZGERALD SQUARE, NEWTOWN| 10H00-01H00

The festival is currently in its 8th year, having attracted a patronage of  17 000 in the recent past. Target for this year 20 000. Back To The City has become an iconic day nationwide, as it is the biggest outlet and platform for the Hip Hop community. Consequently, making it one of the biggest cultural experiences in Africa.

TICKETS 

R80 general. R180 Presidential Card. Presales end 20 April.Outlets are Suprembeing Rosebank, OST Newtown 111 Cnr Bree n Henry Nxumalo, Dope Store 85 Comissioner Str, Thesis Soweto Mofolo Village. Online purchase option via www.backtothecityfestival.com



STANDARD FEATURES

- 3 Stages  - 20 Emcees - 1 Surprise International Act  - 12 DJs - Basketball Court - 12 Graffiti Crews  - Hip Hop Summit - Street Fashion  - Dance Crews - Game On: Fifa Challenge - Bmxers -10k Challenge: Upcoming rappers and producers - Skaters - Paid In Full- Rap Battles - Beatboxers - A bigger beer garden - A Trade Village - A Game Zone - A Chill Zone- Freestyle Tournament

MAIN STAGE LINEUP

The Anvils- Reason- Blaklez- Ginger Breadman- Cassper Nyovest- Towdee Mac- Rashid- Revivolution- Yugen Blakrok- Gigi Lamayne- Big Zulu- Ill Skillz- Cashless Society- Zubz- Yahkeem- Blayze- Lection- Jay Stash- Siya Shezi- Hymphatic Thabz- Supa- Qba- Miss Nthabi- Skye Wanda- DJ Bubbles- Maraza- Blaqfamous- Devious Dee- Infa- F Eeezy- Mizchif- [Robo Tribute]



DEEJAYS

DJ Kenzhero- DJ X- DJ Switch-DJ Herbalist- DJ Zakesmixmaster- Deeboi- P Kuttah- Coppa Shot- Bobotikal- Themba Lunacy- Vardz- DJ Capital- DJ Speedsta- Tha Cutt- KGB- PSsquared

WRITTEN BATTLES
Wily Wroth vs Sledge Lee 

Vegita vs Raw Artifact

BEATBOX BATTLES
Billy vs Armando 
Fimo vs Dumo



10K CHALLENGE 
Public voting ended 7th April 2014. The Top 5 Emcees and Top 8 Producers, who made it to the finals, will be announced tomorrow, Wednesday 9th April via our website and social media platforms.

HIP HOP SUMMIT
This workshop will be kick-starting the event. It will be hosted by Ritual Stores and Rashid Kay at Museum Africa (10h00-13h00) – offering an exchange of knowledge from our panel of music industry experts: Kevin Mdubeki (Electromode), Vusi Leeuw, Sjula (TV Producer), Mollo(YFM Music Compiler), Lesiba (Accountant), Mhlanganisi (DTI), Hlukani Rikhotso(Brand Manager), Thabang (Banker), Itumeleng (Banker), Titus ( Department of Sports and Recreation).Our aim is to utilize the culture as a tool to encourage critical thinking, social change and unity, while empowering communities through media, arts, and education, preservation and independent initiatives. 

STREET FASHION SHOW
8 independent designers have been selected, each will showcase 6 street fashion inspired looks: 
Adriaan (LISOF student)- Dayana (LISOF student)- Kreative Beings-
Macgale Designs-Real Papergang- Sibu FDB- State of Guru- Stylagang

GIVEAWAYS
Double ticket giveaways every Thursday until 17th April 2014 via our Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/Backtothecityfestival and Twitter Timeline https://twitter.com/Backtothecity 

BUILD UP SESSIONS

Every Friday the BTTC2014 street team hosts open mic sessions, dance-offs, ticket giveaways to introduce people to the hip hop culture| 16h00| Free entry


Monday, April 07, 2014

NEW MUSIC: REASON - MARCH FREESTYLE


I think one thing that REASON does so well that a lot of the other rappers dont do, is that he is so intimate with his fans. That has been the central them to the monthly freestyles that he's been dropping religiously since last year. It was thanks to the freestyles that his fans shared his personal moments with him.

He keeps to the motif in this freestyle as well, sincerely opening the window for fans to see his father, the freedom fighter.

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NEW MUSIC: SEVENTH SIGN - ZULLUMINATI 2.0






Gate Khahlela's rising star, Seventh Sign recenty let loose this banger on them internets. It's titled Zulluminati 2.0 and its gonna be on the #MurderFestival mixtape.

Download this real quick and let us know what you think of the track, on our Facebook page!


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Sunday, April 06, 2014

NEW MUSIC: SIYA SHEZI - ENJOY IT WHILE IT LASTS


SIYA SHEZI has always been a legendary storyteller and this is a skill he flawlessly displays in his latest track. You gonna love this, download below!

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