Intellectual Pantsula uses pop-up culture to take pantsula dancing to the next level.

- By NoLIFE I never thought I would have to be standing outside a jazz restaurant to witness South Africa’s heritage manifest; dressed in red All-stars, red Dikies, white t-shirts, and the classic Spoti (or bucket hat if you wish) moving in a single file formation, carrying a usb speaker with bass so loud it … Continue reading Intellectual Pantsula uses pop-up culture to take pantsula dancing to the next level.

The Decline of Comprehensive Lyrical Content in Hip Hop?

Lyricism in the context of hip hop is a term that has grown distant from its roots as defined above. It has become synonymous with content rather than creative expression. In debates, fans who are into hip hop with a message – in other words “content” - constantly refer to mainstream as lacking the quality … Continue reading The Decline of Comprehensive Lyrical Content in Hip Hop?

Journalist between reaction and conversation.

Lesson I learned this week: The power of the skuftin made by thine mother can scatter memories through time and space. Skuftin made by thine own hand is just Skuftin. This week I pitched my first story; An opinion piece of the decline of lyricism in Hip Hop. It was quickly challenged and its relevance … Continue reading Journalist between reaction and conversation.

A Generation Lost in Time and Translation.

"time's quill is quick to spill its ink onto a new page" _ Dan Bull  The biggest problem lies in the fact that there is separation between African literature and English literature in universities. and how the culture of reading is presented to us with western modes of thought from a very early stage. I … Continue reading A Generation Lost in Time and Translation.