Let’s take a quick look at the weekend of the Global Citizen Festival, which saw some South African celebs mix with some big international names!
As if they didn’t already have us excited. Global Citizen has just announced another great artist to their line-up and we are over the moon because of it being one of our own!
image by Black Coffee on Instagram
The Jo’burg leg of the popular festival known as the Global Citizen has just added DJ Black Coffee to its list of acts and entertainers.
— Global Citizen (@GlblCtzn) November 26, 2018
The South African music icon, artist and DJ is a late addition to the line-up and which came as quite a surprise to fans and the public when it was announced on the social media App – Twitter.
image by Black Coffee on Instagram
Johannesburg Global Citizen event will take place on Sunday the 2nd of December and where the organizers have announced that they have an international act on the line-up, that will be collaborating with a local producer…
image by Global Citizen on Instagram
Who can this be? – DJ Black Coffee perhaps? Let’s keep our fingers crossed!
image by Black Coffee on Instagram
Let us know what your thoughts are in the comments below or tweet us here.
Cape Towns highlight; the Cape Town Carnival is set to take place on the 16th of March 2019 which is geared up to be a platform that will express artistic and cultural views, well-increasing boldness and confidence through its style and execution.
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The Cape Town Carnival will also be celebrating its 10 years of Cape Town Carnivals in the mother city and where spokesperson, has said that this is the motivation behind the theme for 2019.
“The theme for 2019 will be motivational and confrontational, well keeping in mind that we are one and that we should stand together…it’s time to shake off limiting habits and ideas, unlock our power and potential, and be all we can be.”
The announced theme for 2019 is “Vuka Ukhanye which means Arise and Shine.”
Every annual the city hosts one of Cape Town’s most significant free party celebrations to kick off the last month of the year.
Picture by: ShekhinaHD on Instagram
This year retaking place at the Grand Parade in the heart of the CBD, the city will again be a time to remember. The city of Cape Town has promised another quality event that all locals can come and enjoy with fresh music good vibes and Cape Towns hottest music entertainers.
Picture by: YoungstaCPT on Instagram
On Sunday, December 2nd starting at 4h00 PM – Cape Townians can make their way to the Grand Parade where they will enjoy the presence of local celebrities like DJ Loyd, Sarah Theron, Yanga, Kunjalo, The Unknown Dance Crew, Robin Pieters featuring Elwira Standili, Emo Adams, YoungstaCPT, Shekhinah, Kwesta and many more!
Picture by: Kwesta on Instagram
1. Sexy Groovy Love
When: 1st Dec 2018
Where: Rhebokskloof Wine Estate
Who’s Playing: Ben Bohmer, Siphe Tebeka, Thor Rixen
About Sexy Groove Love: Start your December the right way. A party guided by groove and love, with a dance floor open from 12 pm till 12 am.
2. Billy’s Beach
When: 26th Dec- 2nd Jan
Where: Billy’s Beach, St Francis Bay
About Billy’s Beach Party: Looking liking something from a motion picture movie, judging by their Instagram. Billy’s Beach has all the reasons as to why you should be going. Why not celebrate the start of 2019 on a beach filled with good music and people.
3. Kinky Summer
When: 31st December 2018
About Kinky Summer: On our list for this New Years Eve is #KinkySummer, A party going for three years in a row now, filled with the greatest of vibes to kick off your new year (2019)
4. Metro FM Heatwave Cape Town
When: 22nd December 2018
Where: Shimmy Beach Club
About Metro FM Heatwave: Radio FM – Metro FM is hosting a jam-packed block party called the ‘Heatwave’, from word of mouth, it sounds like this party is perfect if you into the street party – vibes and music from Metro FM DJs Oskido, Somizi, and Lerato.
Seriously. We are being for real, and yes we are super stoked!
With Afropunk close to a month away and excitement on its highest, Afropunk on Twitter just released a digital flyer showing more locals, more entertainers and more reason why you should get your arse to the closest ticket vendor, and buy a ticket.
They have extended their line-up, which means if you thought you were going to have a good time at the festival, think again… because it’s about to be a fantastic time with acts like @KwestaDaKAR, #Phuzekhemisi, @DJReadyD, @DjMaphorisa, @KAYTRANADA, @flyinglotus, @intanetz, @PublicEnemyFTP, @Thundercat, @thandiswamazwai and so much more! (I mean, just look at the flyer below)
JOBURG! We’re so happy to announce that @KwestaDaKAR , #Phuzekhemisi, @DJReadyD , @DjMaphorisa and more will join the likes of @KAYTRANADA , @flyinglotus , @intanetz , @PublicEnemyFTP , @Thundercat , @thandiswamazwai & more!!! Tickets available here: https://t.co/q5aaBJtdds pic.twitter.com/YvmHOhU4KW
— AFROPUNK (@afropunk) November 14, 2018
Afropunk returning for its second time will take place at Constitution Hill on the 30th and 31st of December 2018 / Jozi
Promising to deliver the kind of euphoria you get when watching those #Tomorrowland videos on the net.
Images by: Afropunk on Instagram
They say with POWER comes great responsibility and with GROWTH comes expansion too! So it’s only right we give the people what they deserve…A HIP HOP party like no other!
Own The Block is proud to present the LAUNCH of our latest event – OWN THE MIC!
JOIN US for a night filled with hip-hop entertainment to make you lose your SHEESH and showcasing LIVE performances by the finest rappers in the Own The Block rap battle league and a LIVE cipher.
Hosted by your favourite radio presenter MR MEYER, you DON’T want to miss this one as we bring you a DJ line-up that’ll be sure to make your juice loose, as well as LIVE ACTS from THE KULTURE, IMIE VANIE DELFT and MYKEY (#DontChokeRapChallenge winner 2017) and that’s not all!
STAY TUNED as we drop you the full OWN THE MIC line-up next week. . .
It’s OFFICIAL! Own The Block has established themselves as the leaders in battle rap in South Africa and is the only Street Rap Battle League in the country, and maybe in the world too. It is safe to say that the Own The Block rap battle league will feature the best rappers in the city.
OWN THE BLOCK (OTB) has paved the way for many rappers/artists to get the recognition and street credit to fulfil their dream of pursuing a career in music through the street rap battles and main events such as the annual “DON’T CHOKE rap competition” hosted exclusively in the Cape Town region currently.
The South African hip hop music industry has grown vastly over the past few years and Own The Block is largely responsible for the growth and rise in the Western Cape.
The official press conference will take place on 12th August at The Loft (139 Wetton road) where the TOP 10 rappers in the Mother City who will take part and compete in the OTB rap battle league will be formally introduced to the public and also take part in a LIVE cypher, followed by the AFTER-PARTY!
LIVE PRESS CONFERENCE: 8PM-9PM (RSVP ONLY)
AFTER-PARTY: DOORS OPEN AT 9PM TO GENERAL PUBLIC (R50 @ THE DOOR)
We welcome all media and the public to join & witness history being made. Limited seating available for the press conference therefore strictly RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org to book your seat now!
A new CHAMP is born! MYKEY aka real name ‘Michael Jannecke’ was crowned the #DontChokeRapChallenge winner of 2017 this past Saturday at Mercury Live in Cape Town in the annual Don’t Choke Rap Battle competition.
CAPE TOWN: MYKEY – OWN THE BLOCK #DontChokeRapChallenge winner 2017
The night started off chilled with some hip hop classics by The Muffin Man and DJ SIRCULA to set the mood, but soon the tension was filled in the crowded place.
It was no easy road to the Finals as MYKEY had to overcome the odds of competing against 16 of Cape Town’s TOP rappers to #OWNTHEBLOCK and be crowned this year’s Champion! The Final between KULTURE & MYKEY proved to be the highlight of the night as both rappers came with hard punch lines that kept the crowd shouting for more and their delivery was almost immaculate which made for 1 of the best battles to date on the Own The Block platform. The crowd sure had a tough time deciding the winner as they sounded more confused than even YoungstaCPT & Tyler The Instigator as the rap battle was forced to be settled in a sudden death round.
Also KNO THREE – 3 was announced as the 1st OFFICIAL battle rapper to join the Own The Block rap battle league and more announcements will follow soon.
If you missed this one, you can catch a glimpse of the LIVE performance by the Y-General aka @YoungstaCPT below and make sure NOT to miss out on the next!
STAY tuned as details to the next Own The Block event taking place next month in August drops real soon!
CAPE TOWN: YoungstaCPT & Tyler The Instigator
The Leaders of the battle rap scene in South Africa are back at it once again this Saturday 1st July for their annual MAIN event The#DontChokeRapChallenge 2017.
Last year we saw OWN THE BLOCK team up with Cape Audio College, Boston City Campus and Soul Candi to deliver not only the most prominent rap battle competition in the History of the Mother City, but also provided the opportunity for last year’s DON’T CHOKE Season 1- 2016 winner (RIYO aka real name Riyaadh Sarang) to fulfil his dreams of pursuing a career in music and granted a bursary to study the Music Composition & Production course in Cape Town.
With a steady growing fan-base reaching as far as the United States of America, Own The Block is slowly taking over the world by storm, one BLOCK at a time!
This year they’re taking things to a NEW level with total prizes valued at R10 000. Own The Block is continuously seeking to discover those diamonds in the rough and have since discovered some of the best talent and dopest rappers in Cape Town and therefore have cemented their name as the #1 Street Rap Battle league in the country.
The #DontChokeRapChallenge consists of the TOP 16 rappers in the City of Cape Town! The crowd eliminates rappers after each round which see the TOP 4 rappers left in CPT include Kirwan aka Sir Kir, KULTURE, Genius CPT & MYKEY in the Finals on July 1st competing to #OWNTHEBLOCK for that #1 spot!
CAPE TOWN: YoungstaCPT & Tyler The Instigator – hosting the Don’t Choke Finals
Taking place at Mercury Live (43 De Villiers St, Zonnebloem, Cape Town) this Saturday and hosted by The Cape Crusader aka the Y-General, YoungstaCPT and The MAIN Instigator, Tyler! It is sure to be one for the history books and will see someone’s dreams become a reality as Own The Block will also be ANNOUNCING their very First OFFICIAL Battle Rapper Signee to the public on the night!
CAPE TOWN: Live performance by #OTB rapper KNO-3 / Original KNO / Keano Jeru Fernandez
So you DON’T want to miss OUT on this one!
Ok enough now, Come through and MAKE SOME NOISE for your favorite rapper!