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24 January 2015 6:32 AM Proverb waxes lyrical on life, Hip

Going strong, still spitting - Proverb waxes lyrical on life, Hip-Hop It gets more interesting when he tells me: "Today [Tuesday] is my ninth wedding anniversary." It seems blessings are pouring down on the 33-year-old father of two whose real name is Tebogo Thekiso. He is the face of Idols SA and the co-owner of a successful production company Sic Entertainment 2

24 January 2015 6:32 AM Cassper celebrates greatness at awards

Cassper celebrates greatness at awards The nods cemented the good run local hip-hop had last year, with AKA earning six and K.O sitting with five. Last night's eventset the tone for the ceremony scheduled for February 28 in Durban. The late Lulu Dikana was nominated in the best female album category along with Naima Kay, Bucie, Moneoa and Unathi Msengana 2

23 January 2015 10:41 AM Michelle Williams blasts US politician for 'very, very low' comments about Beyonce

Michelle Williams blasts US politician for 'very, very low' comments about Beyonce Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee slammed Beyonce's provocative music in his book God, Guns, Grits, and Gravy, prompting an angry response from her former Destiny's Child band-mate. The 59-year-old Republican said: "I've had so much uproar over half a page in my book. "I say she's 8

23 January 2015 10:05 AM Ma-E, Reason and L-Tido to star in Rap Dads

The show mixes up music, fatherhood and manhood into one compelling offering, by taking viewers into the lives of South African rappers Ma-E, Reason and L-Tido. Ma-E was a founding member of Teargas whose 2006 debut K’shubile K’bovu set the rapper on a music career that will soon see the release of his debut solo album through Cashtime Life. Katlehong 3

23 January 2015 6:58 AM Nina Simone in spotlight at Sundance premiere

Nina Simone in spotlight at Sundance premiere "What Happened, Miss Simone?" was greeted with a standing ovation at a gala screening at the film festival, which runs through February 1 in the Utah ski resort of Park City. Drawing on previously unreleased footage and recordings, the movie traces Simone's life from her youth as a classically-trained pianist 6

23 January 2015 4:00 AM Is Adele coming back for the new James Bond movie?

Los Angeles - Adele looks set to return to record the latest James Bond theme tune. The 26-year-old singer - who received an Academy Award and Golden Globe for the last Bond theme tune, Skyfall, written for the film of the same name - has reportedly been flown to Los Angeles by MGM, who is making the new spy thriller Spectre, after coming up with a"great" 19

22 January 2015 11:30 AM Israeli arrested in Madonna song leak investigation

Jerusalem - An Israeli man was arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of hacking Madonna's computer and selling the pop icon's songs online, a private investigator involved in the case said. Israeli police confirmed they had detained a man suspected of stealing the work of a number of international stars, but declined to name any of the possible victims 9

22 January 2015 8:37 AM Jay Z Is Not Buying Hot 97: Funkmaster Flex Introduces Show On 'Hov 97'

The rumor mill ran off the tracks the past few days with speculation that Jay Z joined a group of investors that included Carmelo Anthony (what else is he going to do now that the Knicks are so bad) to buy major New York City hip-hop radio station Hot 97 from its parent, Emmis Communications after he was attacked on air by popular and influential host and DJ Funkmaster 12

22 January 2015 7:33 AM Akon attacks "African" Americans

Guys, what the heck has made Akon so angry? He's gone on a rampage, attacking African-Americans in a verbal rant where he, quite frankly, spits some real truth. Last year, the killings of Eric Garner in New York and Michael Brown in Ferguson led to protests against police brutality targeting African-Americans. When asked if he sympathised with the protesters 9

22 January 2015 1:06 AM Angelique Kidjo has the recipe for a Blues feast

THE sea plays a prominent part in the life of Grammy Award-winning musician Angelique Kidjo. She grew up by the sea in Benin - it's a theme that features heavily in her music - and Kidjo admits the Byron Bay coastline is one of the draw cards that keeps her coming back to Bluesfest as a regular performer. "My whole life I had the water, the waves and the tide around 6