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6lack to kick off ‘From East Atlanta With Love’ tour in South Africa

Dubbed ‘EALL’ for short, Grammy Award-nominated singer/songwriter 6lack highly anticipated second album ‘East Atlanta Love Letter’ is an open love letter from 6lack to Continue reading “6lack to kick off ‘From East Atlanta With Love’ tour in South Africa”

Scoop Makhathini returns to YFM

Every YFM listener has a favourite YFM era in mind and mine was the era in which Sizwe Dhlomo and Siyabonga ‘Scoop’ Ngwekazi reigned with Siz and Scoop’s ‘Full Clip.’ 

South African hip hop found a home every Thursday evening when those two took to their airwaves to discuss the hip-hop and pop culture news of the week, introduce us to new music and put new talent on the map with the show’s cyphers and battles.

Various radio stations have since made way for similar shows like Loot Love and DJ Speedsta’s ‘Absolute Hip Hop’ on Metro FM and YFM’s ‘The Hip Hop Floor’ but no show will ever come close.

And that applies to Scoop’s new show, ‘The Rodeo’ which will see him return to YFM after a few years of doing the TV thing.

The choice to pair Scoop with Bontle sounds like YFM was adhering to the maxim “something old, something new” as Scoop is set to bring experience and nostalgia to the table while Bontle brings a fresh perspective and new energy.

“We’re on a mission to dominate the global hip hop scene within the South African space and we see no better pair of hosts to deliver this. YFM has always been at the forefront of bringing the best music and fearless conversations to the listeners, trust me when I say it’s no different this time around, we’re about to own this space!” said YFM Programming Manager, Tumelo Diaho-Monaheng in a statement.

According to YFM, “generational relation, global and local music playlists, ranks, charts and current affairs within the hip hop world, are some of the features listeners can look forward to in October.”

No word on what happens to the ‘Hip Hop Floor’ now that ‘The Rodeo’ is in town so we guess we’ll just have to wait and see if YFM is big enough for two hip-hop focused shows.

 

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Bonang Matheba to serve as lead moderator in UNGA discussion

Hot on the heels of her New York Fashion Week takeover, South African media personality, Bonang Matheba will lead a UNGA discussion alongside the likes of President of Continue reading “Bonang Matheba to serve as lead moderator in UNGA discussion”

Jeremy Scott taps Cassper Nyovest, Thando Thabethe and Wizkid for Ciroc x Moschino 

To mark the start of 18 months of celebration, global luxury vodka brand CÎROC has launched its brand new collab with fashion powerhouse Moschino in the form of a fire campaign.

“Uniting the brands’ cheeky take on luxury, the campaign kicked off on Wednesday with a traffic-stopping moment as creative director Jeremy Scott was joined by global superstars including models Jasmine Sanders and River Viiperi, Cassper Nyovest, Thando Thabethe and recording artist WizKid,” read a statement.

The campaign, set to disrupt the luxury space, features a limited-edition bottle design and events from Brazil to Ibiza.

Limited edition #CIROCxMoschino campaign bottle
Limited edition #CIROCxMoschino campaign bottle | Image: supplied

Scott launched the collaboration ahead of his Milan Fashion Week SS19 catwalk show for Moschino with some of the world’s hottest fashion talent.

Models Jasmine Sanders (aka Golden Barbie) and River Viiperi, recording artists WizKid and Cassper Nyovest and media personality Thando Thabethe will be joining Scott for the campaign. Together they stopped traffic in Milan with a riot of fun, colour and celebration.

Renowned as ‘the people’s designer’, Jeremy’s fun, eclectic, effervescent designs are as much loved by his coterie of A List friends as his global fanbase.

“I love the cheeky, playful nature of CÎROC. It connects perfectly with my approach to both life and fashion, so the partnership felt natural; there’s such synergy. I design a lot around personal, customised twists so it’s great to bring this into the partnership too. It’s been fun to bring together our bold take on luxury and I can’t wait to see what the year holds.” – Jeremy Scott

CÎROC x Moschino collaboration
(L-R) River Viiperi, Jasmine Sanders (Golden Barbie), Jeremy Scott and WizKid stop traffic launching the CÎROC x Moschino collaboration during Milan Fashion Week in the centre | Image: Supplied/Ciroc Vodka

According to the brand, “their diverse talents and backgrounds encapsulate the spirit of the campaign. Like CÎROC and Moschino, they share a unique and daring style. From the slopes to the beach, the partnership will touch down in the world’s hottest destinations. From the NYE countdown in Brazil to Ibizan beach parties, expect celebrations to set the fashion world alight. Each will be custom-built with cocktails and experiences personalised by the hosts. This celebration of customised self-expression is encapsulated by the limited edition CÎROC bottle, designed by Jeremy Scott, to be revealed this autumn.”


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“Jeremy is crazy, different and he’s not afraid to just go for it. Pair that attitude with CIROC’s playful luxury and I knew this partnership was something I had to be a part of. Together, they put the fun into fashion, and I’m excited to join them for the journey this year and into the next,” said Jasmine in a statement.

Thabethe also took to Instagram to share her excitement alongside some campaign images.

 

Based on Nyovest’s Instagram, it seems there may also be a campaign song in the works.


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Watch out !!!! @wizkidayo coming through!!! 🔞 #CirocYourWorld #Milan #Moschino

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Are Kourtney Kardashian and Grownish’ Luka Sabbat dating?

It’s been just over a month since 39-year-old reality TV star Kourtney Kardashian ended her relationship with model Younes Bendjima (25) and she has already Continue reading “Are Kourtney Kardashian and Grownish’ Luka Sabbat dating?”

Black Coffee presents #MusicIsKing

A month after releasing a new single titled Drive made in collaboration with global superstar David Guetta featuring Delilah Montagu, Black Coffee is proud to announce his upcoming #MusicIsKing concert.

Set to take place at Continue reading “Black Coffee presents #MusicIsKing”

Nasty C and Rowlene make it official

Frequent Nasty C collaborator, Rowlene Bosman, is set to make her debut as a signed recording artist when her 21 track EP, TEVOR, drops on 21 September.

If you’re wondering what the unique album name stands for/means, it is an abbreviation for The Evolution Of Robot.

To precede the album, she will be releasing a debut single titled “Runaway” which features Gemini Major.


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I am Thanos 😍❤️🤖 I’m also such a Cruzer⛽ #TEVOR #BOYBYE @kaiencruz #unmixed

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“The track is proudly produced by TaylorMadeBeats and showcase’s Rowlene’s vocal ability, with sultry melodies and Pop influence depicting a secret love story sung by both Rowlene and Gemini Major,” state Rowlene’s management in a statement.

Rowlene is the first artist signed to Nasty C’s Tall Racks Records Label, a fact he has repeatedly mentioned during interviews shortly after he released his latest album, Strings and Bling.

TEVOR will be available on all digital platforms from 21 September.

 

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