Khuli Chana finally got his moment to shine at this year's SAMAs as all the years of hard work finally paid off for the former Motswako protégé. He took home the coveted Best Male Artist, Best Rap Album and Album of the Year awards for Lost In Time.
Rolling Stone feature writer, Suede, caught up with Chana backstage only moments before winning his first award on the evening.
On Saturday night, the 11th May, youngster Toya DeLazy walked away with two South African Music Awards for Newcomer of the Year and Best Pop Album for Due Drop Deluxe – while Jax Panix scooped the Best Producer on the Friday night for his work on her album.
Rolling Stone features writer, Suede, caught up with DeLazy backstage shortly after receiving her 3rd SAMA and she had this to say about it: "When I look back now, all that hard work... playing at open bars, playing at pubs, carrying my piano on my scooter to go play somewhere... even though I wasn't even getting paid at all. All that investment was for that moment right now."
'I for one would welcome a leak of these holes-and-corners from apartheid to Nkandla and beyond. Can I say that?'
Renowned filmmaker Aryan Kaganof and RS correspondent Nobhongo Gxolo recently met up with American jazz pianist, record producer and Grammy winner Robert Glasper at the Cape Town International Jazz Festival for a chat about religion, politics, equality... and of course they also talked about the music.
"We're fighting to keep that spirit of what Hip Hop and the music really fundamentally is about – you know? Which is the message and the feeling, you know what I'm saying?", riffs Ben Sharpa in this short film by renowned documentary film maker Aryan Kaganof. The left field rapper recently performed tracks of his album 4DLS at the Cape Town International Jazz Festival with his crew, Pure Solid.