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South African Rapper Costa Titch Dies After Collapsing On Stage

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According to several reports and video footage that surfaced, South African rapper and amapiano star Costa Titch died on stage after collapsing during a performance this past weekend. He was 28 years old. Visit for more information Costa was performing at the Ultra Music Festival in South Africa when he suddenly dropped to the ground […]

Vic Mensa To Star In Biopic Film About Late Rapper ProKid

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Vic Mensa is taking his talents to the big screen.  Visit for more information Vic Mensa is set to star in the upcoming feature film African/American.  A biopic based on the life of the late rapper ProKid. Just recently we caught Mensa as he made his television acting debut on the Showtime series “The […]

For the Culture! South African Designer Thebe Magugu Wins Coveted 2019 LVMH Prize

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The LVMH Prize is one of the most celebrated honors in the fashion industry, particularly for an upcoming designer. Past finalists have included OFF-WHITE™ head honcho Virgil Abloh, Hood By Air’s Shayne Oliver and WALES BONNER namesake designer Grace Wales Bonner, the latter two actually winning in their respective years. Now, another designer of color […]

The Source Wishes Nelson Mandela Happy 100th Birthday

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“It always seems impossible, until it’s done!” Visit for more information This statement could have been made by Diddy or Cardi B. It could have been a lyric cleverly woven into a Drake song or tattooed across 50 Cent’s chest. But none of those examples are the origins of this statement. When Nelson “Madiba” […]

Barack Obama To Deliver 16th Annual Nelson Mandela Lecture

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Barack Obama is set to make a rare speech in South Africa marking the legacy of anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela. Visit for more information The speech is timed to celebrate the 100th birthday of the late global human rights icon. The former US president will call on young people around the world to work […]

Solange Has Been Diagnosed With Autonomic Disorder

Solange Has Been Diagnosed With Autonomic Disorder

Solange was scheduled to perform for AfroPunk in South Africa on New Years, but unfortunately had to cancel her appearance due to a recent diagnosis. Visit for more information She took to Instagram on Wednesday to share the sad news. She posted an image of herself and the caption read: The past five months […]

Drake Delivers Moving Speech To Youth In South Africa

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Drizzy is a man of many hats, and his perspective on life that reflects it. Visit for more information On Monday, the “6God” hit up Nelson Mandela’s Centre Of Memory to talk about his life experiences and how he became the huge international figure he is today. In a room full of anxious eyes and […]

South African Clothing Brand Names Yasiin Bey As Creative Director

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Yasiin Bey is continuing to shine his light for the world to see through art and fashion. Visit for more information The rapper, social activist and now South Africa-based creative has been selected to direct Unknown Union, a African clothing brand. As the brand’s new creative director, Bey will “help to oversee new design […]

ICYMI: Yasiin Bey Arrested In South Africa

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According to published reports, Yasiin Bey [a.k.a. Mos Def] has been arrested in Cape Town, South Africa for fraud. Visit for more information The Brooklyn bred emcee, born Dante Smith, was taken into custody at Cape Town International Airport charging the rapper entered and traveled to and from the country with a “fraudulent passport.” South Africa’s Ministry […]

Meet K.O, the platinum-selling emcee putting South Africa on the map


This year has been a great one – to say the least – for African music, internationally.  We saw the likes of Olamide, Eddy Kenzo, and Mavins have strong campaigns, elevating their popularity. The 2014 projects of Wizkid, Fuse ODG and AKA enjoyed significant traction, peaking over the summer.  Sarkodie, Wande Coal, Skales and Davido (impending) are rounding out Q3 and Q4 in a strong fashion, giving fans around the globe quality projects heading into the […]

Little Simz’ “Gratitude” Documents Recent Protests In South Africa


Little Simz, 21, recently released a strong visual offering from her debut album, A Curious Tale of Trials + Persons. Visit for more information For “Gratitude,” Simz traveled to Cape Town, South Africa, alongside director Jeremy Cole and visual artist/activist Imraan Christian, to capture footage from the recent #FeesMustFall protests. The video balances tension from […]