Entertainment

Drake: ”Hotline Bling” Music Video

The 6-god has just dropped his latest official music video to his track ”Hotline Bling”, through a release on Apple Music. The colourful video shows us some of Drakes not-so-famous dance movies throughout the video, which starts off with a string of hot ladies working the call centre.

Since Drake debuted the song on OVO Sound’s Beats 1 radio show in late July, the track has proved to be a smash hit, almost pushing Drake towards his first-ever Number One hit.

It does seem like the beef between the rapper and Meek Mill has died out, and the hype no longer so strong with getting between Nicki Minaj at all. We will just have to wait and see how this one would turn out.

What you think about the video? Leave your thoughts and comments below.

Riky Rick ft Cassper Nyovest and Anatii – ”Fuseg” Music Video

The hip hop game in Mzansi has undergone so much beef and diss tracks lately, that we needed to get some hits in the bags before the Summer dazes kicks in. Boss Zonke aka Riky Rick has been working on this track a few months now after he has released a snippet of the track and now the track is finally here.

The track dubbed ”Fuseg” (Which in the midst of it all, is not a DISS track) which he features the likes of Cassper Nyovest and Anatii. The track has the feel good, turn up vibes which we have been consistent with tracks from the Boss.

Check out the link to track and download for your pleasure: Fuseg MP3 Download 

But wait there is more, they have also dropped the video to the track which was directed by Kyle Lewis.

Phuza Thursday: ”Harael Salkow” – Sunset Mix

Its that time of the week again and this week we turn it up a notch. In the weekly take of our dose of Phuza Thursday mixes, we feature the legend that is ”Harael Salkow”

If you have been a househead or you just fell in love with house music, you must have by now heard of the ”Sunset Mix”. In my case i have being following the sunset mix series since episode 1 and today we are on episode 84, so i have really come a long way in loving this mix series.

So why not enjoy what he has prepared in this episode, take this mix with a slice of lemon and salt.

 

”Kylie Jenner” – Woman Crush Galore

The youngster has just turned 18 about a month ago and has been turning heads all over, whether it be on her social media or her famous instagram account.

The Kylie Jenner of this world has been living in the big shadows of her older sisters all these years, but that is no longer the case, as this bombshell has just exploded.

Kylie Jenner has done a photoshoot with the famous Terry Richardson, in which we see her sport off with some pieces from Balmain and Jeremy Scott’s Moschino.

 

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Image: Terry Richardson

Kylie Jenner, Galore Magazine, Photography, Art, Terry Richardson, Photoshoot, Woman Crush

Image: Terry Richardson

Kylie Jenner, Galore Magazine, Photography, Art, Terry Richardson, Photoshoot, Woman Crush

Image: Terry Richardson

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Image: Terry Richardson

The guide to Sneaker Terminology

The Sneaker Exchange – Johannesburg event is just a day away from the biggest gathering of sneakerheads from all over Mzansi. I have decided to do something abit different this time around, which is both suited for the beginner and the OG level sneakerheads.

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So do you really know the meaning and the terminology which is most likely to be used at the event, whether you speak to anyone and everyone, it would more or less consist of the terms listed below. Whether you are a beginner in the sneaker game, this would be a good place to start and get up to date but also if you an OG level in the game why not test your knowledge.

  1. Aglets: are the little things that are on the end of your shoelaces. They used to be made of simple plastic but now, they come in everything from carbon fiber to custom labeled versions to Jesus piece-matching gold on the Nike Air Yeezy II.

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  2. Beaters: are those kicks you always choose to wear, even after they’ve been worn over and over again. In fact, at a certain point, you start to love every bit of  its character that its shows in the form of creases, scuffs, stains, and that always lovely stench. Well, maybe not the stench. And without fail, even if you have 1,000 pairs of sneakers, you wind up with a pair of beaters. This is the one pair of sneaker that if it could talk, would tell a story of its own.
  3. Colorway: A sneaker’s colorway is the particular combination of colors applied to a sneaker. It’s also a vastly annoying term, but a necessary evil in this world of ours. Often times, a nickname is associated with the colorway that’s found on the box. For instance, the Oregon, the Black Cements and the True Blues are all different colorways of the Jordan III silhouette. Come on people, can’t we just memorize the color codes?The-Jordan-Colourway
  4. Deadstock: often shortened to just DS, is a term used to say that a pair of sneakers has never been worn. We’re not exactly sure how it went from “dead stock” to “deadstock,” but sometimes you just have to say, “It’s a sneakerhead thing.” Contrary to what eBay may lead you to believe, a sneaker that has been tried on, let alone “worn only inside” is NOT deadstock.
  5. Deubré: Nike is always on top of adding details to their sneakers. The iconic Air Force 1 features on of the most misnamed details in the sneaker world, the deubré (or dubray). Sure, “lacetag” works just as well to describe that little label at the base of the shoelaces, but deubré, the name just makes you sound so much cooler. We think it’s French for “whale’s vagina.”
  6. Grails: A bucket list is a list of things you want to do before you kick the bucket. For sneakerheads, grails are the same, in the sense that they’re the shoes you have to have before you die. Most grails tend to be uber-rare and extremely limited sneakers but for some sneakerheads, it can be that colorway that you can wear everyday and for others it’s that old pair you had as a kid that you wish you would have held onto. Grails are the shoe that complete you… and your sneaker collection. (Not that your collection will ever be “complete” — stop lying to yourself already.)joe-haden-sneaker-collection-cleveland-browns-02
  7. High Top: not rooftops-high like Wiz Khalifa, more like thunderous slam dunks and roughing people up in the paint high like David Robinson, Moses Malone and Darryl Dawkins. High-tops back in the day were made to give additional ankle support. They were also actual high-tops, meaning the height of the sneaker was well above the top of the ankle. There are very few true high-tops made today, the Supra TK Society in fact, is the first one that comes to mind and it’s a skate shoe. Sigh. What passes for a “high” today would have been a low back in the day. Call us lame sneakerheads, but sometimes we miss those days.
  8. Lows: This one is pretty self explanatory, with the exception of, well, all sorts of things. Lows, or low-tops, are typically cut below the top of the ankle or lower. Or if it’s late in the day and you ain’t been on the court yet, call them a short set. Just like with high tops, back in the day lows were higher — the Charles Barkley worn Air Force 180 was actually the Air Force 180 Low, which it decidedly isn’t.adidas-originals-2013-spring-packk-1
  9. Mids: hated by most, loved by few, worn by all. When it comes to mids, silhouettes like the Dunk and Air Force 1 are an “acquired taste.” They were also latecomers to the party, created due to popular demand. However, trainers and many basketball shoes fall into the mid-cut category without the label, which somehow makes them better. Many high tops have been retroed AS mids, however, which is simply unacceptable.
  10. NIB (New in the Box) is short for new in box, or new in the box. Period. If a shoe has been taken out of the box, as long as you didn’t try them on and you put them back exactly as they were, they can still qualify. But they’re no longer deadstock, though. Sorry. (“NIB” is also a great Black Sabbath song that we’re pretty sure has nothing to do with sneakers.)
  11. OGsOriginals: Not a retro, not a re-release, but the first time a shoe released is the only time a sneaker is called OG. It’s like code, for original. Don’t get caught slippin’ and say a retro is an OG because the Twitter sneaker police will ridicule you, because, you know, they have nothing better to do.sneaker-pimps-2012-los-angeles-recap-14-620x413
  12. Player Edition: A player-edition sneaker is one that is designed for a specific player, and then made available at retail, often times as a quickstrike or limited release. The Ray Allen Air Jordan XIII is a great example of this, Boston Celtics colors, Sugar Ray’s signature on the tongue and released in limited quantities so that some fans get a chane to wear their hero’s shoes.
  13. Reseller: A reseller is someone who buys sneakers (usually in bulk) with the intent to sell them. Love them or hate them, they’re a part of this sneaker thing and they’re not going away. They make it hard  Some of them provide you with a chance to get OG releases that you won’t find anywhere else. Others, they walk out of the local mall carting a full size run of those retros you won’t be able to get, gloating and taking pics for Instagram along the way. Guess which type makes us bitter?
  14. Retro: A retro model is a sneaker that came out previously that is released again. Retro sneakers are simultaneously the best and worst thing about sneakers. On the one hand, a retro model (aka bring-back, throwback, re-release) gives most of us the chance to grab a pair of shoes we either couldn’t get before, or we wore so much we gotta have another pair. On the other hand, it’s retros that seem to be the highest in demand on the resale market, making them harder to come by because of the quick buck people think they can make off of them. But we’ll take any retros we can get, really.
  15. Hypebeast: You know that friend of yours that has to have every new limited release, even if it means selling the pair they just bought last week? The one that buys sneakers based on how many people on Twitter say it’s cool? Yep, we all have them. A Hypebeast consumes hype and reacts accordingly. Never forget, as PM Dawn once said: “Don’t believe the hype because if you do it might deceive you.” And you thought they were one-hit wonders. And, as someone else once said about hype, “as an equal can I get this through to you?”

 

 

Phuza Thursday: ”Robin Would B2B Kyle Russouw” mix

Its that time of the week again, when we are one day closer to the weekend and we get to listen to that good good in our Phuza Thursday mix.

I am a avid music lover, more of the deep house or just house music being my genre of choice. And in that i love finding the coolest, dopest and deepest mixes on the web. This time around it is no different at all. I have been away from Cape Town for almost 2 years now and there have been many new kids on the block which is pushing and pumping the deep hard.

This week Phuza Thursday mix is from ”Robin Would” and ”Kyle Russouw” with a 2 hour set which was recorded at the Private Life event hosted at ERA Main Room.

How do you enjoy your Phuza Thursday to be mixed?

”SneakerExchange” Johannesburg

SneakerExchange is the largest sneaker trading event in Africa.

”From its humble beginnings at a coffee shop in Woodstock Cape Town, the event has grown exponentially to individual cities throughout South Africa. With each event offering a different atmosphere, the original concept remains true to its root of BUY, TRADE, and SELLING sneakers”

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What do you get when you have the ”Sneaker Culture x Sick Line Up x Hottest Mzansi Acts x Dopest Venue” all in the heart of Braam, Johannesburg = Sneaker Exchange JHB. Its been doing the rounds all over the country and its back in the game for the JHB oakes.

This year event is promised to be bigger and better than before, not as if SXC has ever come short in anything in the past. With a venue set in the heart of the city overlooking the view of the CBD named the ”Bullion, Braamfontein” and with this being said i think it just gets on another level.

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The day will be kept in line by the Host and MC of the day: ”Shelton Forbes and Sandile GQ Ntshingila

The line up of Deejays and even the live performing acts this year has just gone from 0 – Turn up real quick.

The list of DJ’s which are on deck duty for the day:

And than to top that all off with the hottest and dopest Mzansi acts right about now and with many more to come:

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Event Details:

Date: 29 August 2015

Venue: The Bullion. Braamfontein 

Time: 11:00 – 18:00

Damage: R60 in bucks

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PHUZA THURSDAY: ”ROOM TEMPERATURE – DJ HLEZZ ” MIX

Its been a short working week, but than again its that time of the week again. Yes it is time for this weeks ”Phuza Thursday” mix, in which i feature a special mix just to prepare you for the weekend and ease your way to the end of the week.

This week mix comes from a good friend, Mr Bahle Mncedisi or in the DJ world is known as ”Hlezz”, when i approach him to feature his new mix, he made sure he sent a proper mix dubbed ”Room Temperature”. This will be the first mix for this week and will feature another mix next week as part of a 2 week feature.

As a very humble but busy guy, as he is a deep house lover since the early days in which he found his love for music. His little bio which goes as follows: ”Deep House Love Affair Co- Founder DJ, House Music Analyst, Marketing and Distribution, House Music Addict”

Check out the link below to this weeks feature of the ”Phuza Thursday’‘ mix:

”Empire” season 2 official trailer

The ”Empire” has been dubbed the biggest series to hit television this year and after a whopping season one, we are sure not to miss the official season two trailer.

Check out the official trailer which was dropped by FOX television, just to show what to expect in the new season and to help out with the suspense of what is coming, in the next season.

”Music. Family. Power. The Battle Begins.”