Opinion

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The Gripe With The Skeleton Hand

Although listening to today’s Hip Hop points out that we are in need of lyricists, headz don’t seem to be embracing the concept behind ghostwriting like other fields or music genres. By definition a ghostwrite...
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Is Hip Hop still Homophobic?

Friday, May 17th is International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. After reading an article linked to the day in a newspaper, it evoked the question, “Is Hip Hop Homophobic?” While some headz would pref...
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Knowledge of self and the market

“Hunger knows no standards and morals, it only obeys that which soothes the pangs” This is a statement that was made by a DJ friend after he played his most thwarting set ever, well in my eyes at least. His wo...
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Shade doesn’t matter!

“All my light skinned girls to my dark skinned brothers, shades doesn’t matter, heart makes the lover”.  When Chrisette Michelle sang that in the song ‘Shade’, not only did it spark controversy in the music ind...
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True King of Bling

Zirconium, carats, emerald and sapphire are a few words and resources that float around Ben Baller’s world of custom jewellery manufacturing, a service which he delivers to clients with outlandish requirements....
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Khuli Chana Makes Amends With Notshi

Lord knows Khuli Chana has been consistently dropping heat over the past few years and stayed getting snubbed for some unexplainable reason. So we here at HYPE decided that if the Chana didn’t win something at ...
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History of the Jesus Piece

It's regarded as one of the most iconic pieces of Hip Hop jewellery in the world and has since been a symbol of religion/spirituality for those involved in a world of cruelty and "gangster" lifestyles. Now the ...
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY AKA: Our Top 10 BIGGEST AKA Moments

Today, South Africa’s rap golden boy turns 25 years old. It’s hard to believe a few years ago AKA was in a boy band… Oops, I mean rap group, indistinguishable from his peers. And then suddenly he transformed in...
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Where the money at?

Good lyrics that tell a story, awesome beats to back up the track and a beautiful angle. Most songs strive to send a message across to their audience, but like in every art sphere there is an amount of division...