[Cover Story] HYPE Magazine | Ezine #5

Wassup! HMVPs welcome to your monthly copy of HYPE Magazine.


Editor: @_rooat

Editorial Assistant: @jollyboytheo

Photography By @blackmilk_za

Photography Assistance By @wadinepe

Make-up By @_g.a.n.g.s.t.e.r

Styling By @Ameninteriorfashion & @dieselsa

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 BlxckieIndigo StellaPhantom SteezeYung 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!



  • Mars Baby’s lift-off
  • Joda Kgosi has her eyes set on the stars
  • It really is C-Tea on the beat
  • There’s no other like DJ Venom
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