Welcome to the 5th digital HYPE Magazine issue that has us celebrating Yanga Chief’s journey via a cover experience shot by Blackmilk Studios. In this issue, HYPE editor Roo has a conversation with Pop Star creator Yanga Chief to discuss how he (Yanga Chief) perceives his role within our hip hop culture and the self-discovery experience delivered throughout his debut album. The conversation also touches on the dynamics of hip hop in South Africa and his current pursue to gift fans a Pop Star 2 as part of a trilogy. Inside this issue, we also carry other interesting interviews with the likes of Joda Kgosi, Mars Baby, African Ginger, DJ Venom and C-Tea. We also have a brand new HYPE Sessions 71 mixtape which features 10 fire tracks from the likes of Blxckie, Indigo Stella, Phantom Steeze, Yung Nasa & more. Make sure you also peep the BeatLAB project reviews that find us rating some projects we’ve check out over some weeks. Enjoy!