And You Don’t Stop: Hip Hop in SA

Season 6 Episode 3

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 12:00am

“I got into Hip Hop because it was revolution…something that could feed and fuel my anger….I could dance on the dance floor, sweat it out, leave it all there, then I could deal with life again”

“A lot of MCs you hear them, “We all can blow up”. No you can’t, not in a Capitalist system. The Capitalist agenda is always to choose a few to represent their agendas….unless you create an alternative, you figure out your own way to tour the world, to create income for yourself and there’s a limited amount of income especially here in Cape Town”

Hip Hop music originated in the 1970s, in the streets of The Bronx, New York; providing a much needed voice and platform for disenfranchised youth. Today, Hip Hop dons a new guise; devoid of its original ideals and corrupted by the capitalist society which it now speaks from. We asked South African Hip Hop artists, both seasoned and budding, to talk about what Hip Hop means in a South African context. Featuring Emile YX?, Metabolism, Sibanac, Miss Celaneous and Andy Mkosi.

 

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Director: Jo Menell/ Richard Mills

Produced by: Street Talk Stories

Researcher: Kim Saulse

Camera: Monde Matyumza

Sound & Edit: Thina Daniel

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