16 Bars Challenge is back #KMM16

Attention to ALL rappers from anywhere in Africa, we are bringing you the latest contest known as the #KMM16 (Kasi Music Magazine 16 Bars Challenge) we are proud to announce that this year’s event is proudly brought to you by the Frunt Runnaz Movement.

The prize money for this year’s event will be R2000 in total that is an equivalent of US$150 the first prize will be R1000, the 2nd prize winner will receive R700 and the third prize winner will get R300 in prize money.

To enter:

  1. Download the beats provided below and CHOOSE ANY ONE of these beats
  2. Record Your Vocals on the beat and then do a video of yourself using the track, it doesn’t matter what you use for the video, it can be your cellphone or anything that you can use to record your video.
  3. Submit your video ONLY at this e-mail kasimusicmagazine@gmail.com the subject must be: KMM16 Bars Challenge when sending the video.
  4. We will then upload the video on our Youtube Channel and share it across our social platforms once, then the rest of the marketing for your video will remain solely upon you. You can share your link as many times as you want BUT DON’T FORGET TO WRITE THE HASHTAG #KMM16 when sharing your video with the link we would have provided to you.
  5. The video with the most views on our Youtube channel will be the winner.

Winners will be announced on the 30th of June 2017. Please make sure when you send us the video you include your social network links so that we might tag you once we’ve uploaded your video.

Here are the Beats:

Beat 1

Beat 2

Beat 3

Beat 4

Beat 5

Good Luck to every participant, if you have questions feel free to interact with Max on whatsapp 072 272 1595 or on our Facebook page Kasi Music Magazine.

Profile: The multi-talented Bulinki the Tailor

Known for his extra ordinary voice “Bulinki” is a Multi-disciplinary artist and aspiring
businessman, who was born and bred in the streets of Namakgale, Phalaborwa within
the Limpopo Province.

2016-07-02 17.39.22.jpgBulinki is a talented singer, songwriter, producer, composer, fashion designer and rapper. Fondly known to his audience as
Bulinki The Tailor, he is a young artist with a distinct husky but soothing voice, that
gives a rich sound to his music.

He recently released his debut EP project
BLACKLIPS TAPE with the smash hit A RE FIHLA featuring Pretoria-based MC Mloper. The song air-played live on various radio stations and gained popularity, although it was just a teaser from his catalogue of upcoming hits.

Listen to “A RE Fihla by Bulinki”

The Tailor is also a founder of the aspiring record label TAILOP MUSIC, which seeks to provide fellow Limpopo artists a platform to showcase their skills. Bulinki, as well as long-term confidant/manager Joshua Chauke, have both been involved in the organizing of the newly formed social market, THE STREET MARKET PHALABORWA™“SMP” that promotes multi-faceted artwork in photography, painting, beading, music, fashion, craft work, among the youth.

The events hosted by The Street Market movement, are developed by a young intercultural crew who pursue art as a tool of improving their communities, social standing and themselves as individuals.

Bulinki recently delivered a highly captivating performance at a Phalaborwa event which definitely left the audience in awe. From humble beginnings, this musician is tailoring the path for ALL Limpopo youth towards a crime- and drug-free, brighter future.
Major Performances
1. VIP Magazine launch (University of Limpopo, 2016)
2. Miss Mopani 2016 (Namakgale, 2016)
3. Freedom Madness Weekend (Mpumalanga, 2016)
4. State theatre weekly sessions (Johannesburg, 2015)
5. ANC Rally (Seshego, 2014)
6. LA Crushers 25th anniversary (Phalaborwa, 2014)
Major Collaborations
1. Charmza De DJ
2. Mloper
3. Vic Mash
4. Mopedy
5. Mlazah
Contact Details

Trevor Bulinki Mangena

078 536 1391

Joshua Chauke
 072 045 9977

bulinki22@gmail.com

Joshua.jpe01@gmail.com

Profile: Lewy Dalyricist rapper from Rustenburg

12249599_693821607386052_6531370735854722491_nLiwis Nyirenda also known by his stage name, Lewy Dalyricist, is a rapper/producer from South Africa. He is the C.E.O and Founder of the music group Rustyville Records. He uses words and music to inspire the youth and every music lover as a whole. He was featured on the international COAST TO COAST MIXTAPE hosted by KIRKO BANGS(USA) in 2014.

He has been on MAFISA fm, VILLAGE fm and other local radio stations and recently appeared on SHIZNIZ on Etv. He was lucky enough in 2016 to share a stage with JAY MAKOPO at the CASSPER NYOVEST #FILLUPORLANDO.

He hosted his own show at the RUSTENBURG INFORMATION CENTRE to promote the release of his LIMITLESS EP in 2015, has performed in almost half of the cities in the country, was also nominated for best local hip hop in Rustenburg in the PLATINUM YOUTH AWARDS in 2015.

He has been on major stages like ORLANDO STADIUM, RUSTENBURG SHOW GROUNDS, CLUB SILK, RUSTENBURG INFORMATION CENTRE AND MANY MORE. He has been on major stages as the likes of THE MUFFINZ, THE FRIDGE, THE SOIL, KELLY KHUMALO, THEBE, DJ DIMPLEZ, DJ MOSADI, KWAITO, DJ CLOCK,DJ TIRA,DJ FRESH,MGARIMBE, DOC SHEBELEZA, BLACK MOTION, BUCIE, KWESTA, MINNIE DLAMINI, DJ VIGILANTE, ZIYON( LIQUIDEEP), MR X(MAGGS’ DJ), SKINDEEPSA, CASSPER NYOVEST, RIKY RICK, BABES WODUMO, WIZKID, NASTYC SA, AREECE, EMTEE, ROGUE, GIGI LAMAYNE AND MANY MORE LOCAL ARTISTS.

Watch his videos here:

Living the Moment music video:

Motivated music video:

LINKS TO SOCIAL MEDIA

TWITTER HANDLE: @lewydalyricist

INSTAGRAM HANDLE:
@lewy_dalyricist

FACEBOOK page link:
https://mobile.facebook.com/Lewy-Dalyricist-1537209823160520/?_e_pi_=7%2CPAGE_ID10%2C8613059908

Profile: Soweto Kwaito Sensation “Styzin”

Israel Mahlatsi Rakoma, known to his fans as ‘STYZIN’ is one of South African’s most inspiring artist,producer and live performer the world has ever come across. Despite having been persistently branded as eccentric  for much of his career, STYZIN has continued to develop his whimsical repertoire, deepen his surreal catalog, and expand his devoted audience beyond the boundaries of cult stature.

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Starting his career in Soweto, Southern African ,STYZIN has been compared to such other African music figures as BoogaLuv, Bricks, MDU and Tokollo, specifically because of his versatility in writing, composing and live performance style, though his production/composition bears shades of Spikiri and The LB. Switching gears early to front STYZIN as a solo artist/producer , an artist specializing in melodic, chiming jangle percussions and native African sounds (Ncoba Album remains a classic offering by STYZIN), Prior to fronting his solo act, STYZIN has already achieved 3 top charting singles that saw him signing his first synchronization deal with a T.V drama called “INTER SECTION” which broadcasted nationally on one of the biggest commercial T.V networks known as S.A.B.C .

STYZIN PHOTO 2TSEPE TSA BONA (2010) confirmed his reputation as an oddball thanks to his amazing writing skills and his sensational vocal performance, among others. The incredible I PANTSULA (2011) followed, as did the all-acoustic LOVA Ep (2012). By 2013, STYZIN ‘s unpredictable musical ability , saw him achieving his debut studio album immediately after signing a record deal with one of the fastest growing independent record label famously known as LB Recordings, which was founded by his close friend, engineer and executive producer known as The LB.  .

Upon releasing the first studio album( NCOBA), STYZIN has been blessed with a number of things, primarily his debut music video for his hit single titled “TSEPE TSA BONA”, selling over 5000 copies (from the boot of a car), digital distribution of the album on world wide online platforms like ITUNE, AMAZON, E-MUSIC and more, sharing stage with some of African top acts like BRICKS ,K.B, KHULI CHANA, CASSPER NYOVEST, DAVIDO, D’BANJ just to name a few, he has collaborated with both local and international artists like SkroofNoJive, NDUKUMAN, Jay-Popular, Wayne Cooper and many more.

STYZIN is currently in studio working on his second album, in which he decided to again partner with one of the best African producer and long time friend famously known as THE LB to exclusively handle the entire production department of the album. The official release and title of the album is yet to be confirmed.

Follow STYZIN on your favourite social network:

Facebook: STYZIN

Twitter: @styzin1852

Email: lbrecords.djlb@gmail.com

Listen to his tracks on Soundcloud

Fresh Impression Signs: Lux Kent

East London, Eastern Cape based rapper Lux Kent, has been signed by one of Africa’s biggest labels Fresh Impressions Africa that is based in Gauteng province. It’s good to see lyrical artists getting signed by major labels such as Fresh Impressions which is also a label that believes in promoting hip hop with positive substance.

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Press Release by Mr Moyo (Fresh Impressions Owner)

“I had been watching Lux Kent for a while with the work him and Jarod Kemp had been doing with the ‘Living Legacy Movement.’ I knew at some point we will work together. I remember Courtney Antipas asking me last month why I haven’t signed Lux Kent yet. His message came in very early that morning, before 7am, and I knew I had to approach Lux Kent. To my suprise, when I did approach him, i was told Jarod Kemp
had asked Lux Kent, a week before that, what he would do if I came and said I would like to sign him and work with him. It is evident this signing is for this time and season and there was confirmation all around. Lux Kent’s online presence, blog and web excellence is one thing many artists can learn from him and I know he has a lot to offer. We will help, of coz, as well in growing him as a brand. Fresh Impressions prides itself in giving artists new platforms and widening their reach extensively and that’s what’s we undoubtedly plan to do with Lux Kent.”

Watch the latest video #Image by Lux Kent:

Comeback Music Video Premiere by CubaDaBlessed

Nqoba Blessing Tembe who goes by the name “CubaDaBlessed” is a hip hop artist from Durban who started rapping in 2008, he recently released his own music video from the single “Comeback” Watch music video here:

EARLY MUSIC CAREER

The Young Talented boy started his Journey 2008 n kept it going and still.The young boy has been around the block»Getting air played on some two local radio stations,but keeping a low profile on that,not ending there but being part of some conferences giving back to community and killing performances on shows. Dablessed has been working on his first project titled I.T.C.I.C(IF THEY CAN I CAN) that featured some local unknown artists, recorded  at Highend studios by Caigon(Producer)

GOALS

To Be The Best Rapper Alive and Take over the Game CONCLUDE by Saying “Support as I become your favourite.”#Blessed
My 1stVisuals- #ComebackVid  https://youtu.be/2SCvWGnmylc. Audio tracks. #ItsAboutTime – http://www.datafilehost.com/d/b4c76943. #StudioSession – http://www.datafilehost.com/d/3b2327d3 Contact Details. Twitter – @CubaDaBlessedVs.                                                                 Facebook- http://www.facebook.com/cubadablessedworldwide

RnB artist Travis Miller from Carlifornia USA releases his EP “Reflection”

Travis Miller2Travis Miller is a critically acclaimed Pop/RnB Top 40 style singer-songwriter, musical artist and performer from San Jose, CA now residing in Central California. He has been featured on TV, the front page of Yahoo and more. His music has been played on radio stations all over the nation such as B95 and on 2RDJ-FM’s Stars Of Tomorrow in Australia. His team consists of Grammy Award Winning music producers whose names are connected to the likes of John Legend, Kanye West, Jay Z, Mariah Carey, Usher, Jeremih and countless others. In 2013 Travis was nominated as one of the best independent RnB and Hip-Hop songwriters in the United States by The Great American Songwriters’ panel. His debut album Shine has received rave reviews, and he is now a verified artist on Spotify.
He is currently traveling all over California as one of the headlining artists on #PowerOfADreamTour performing for an additional 40,000+ people since the tour launched late last summer. His new EP Reflection was released worldwide June 22 and already has fans on the edge of their seats! Travis supports multiple charities year round some of which include the National Guards Grizzly Youth Academy to help at-risk teens, BrittiCares International to help children survive cancer, and the Thousand Oaks Teen Center.
Travis Miller3  Power Of A Dream Tour Collage
Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Spotify (verified), Soundcloud:
Travis3Miller
Official Website:

Belgium Hip hop duo “Gødz” releases their mini EP titled “gødzwall the mixtape”

The name “gødz” came by through a chance encounter between two enigmatic yet very productive artists from Brussels, Belgium. The obvious chemistry and shared music influences were the ignition key to their forming a urban project based on their collective artistic experiences.

gødzCOVERThe music is edgy and has a modern vibe which bridges the gap between avant-R&B, Hip hop & Ragga music with a sparkle of Soul. What they bring to the table is quality freshly composed music that reflects the spirit of the now and tomorrow, laced with a huge dose of original vibes; sweating it out on stage and making sure that audiences have a good time.

You can listen to their EP below, full EP will be out in August.

Open letter to AKA and Cassper Nyovest by Harold Moyo

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As a hip hop fan and someone who understands the power hip hop culture has in our society and young people I gave myself liberty to write this to you.

AKA

Firstly I would like to tell you that I respect your work ethics, strategies, consistency, boldness, perfection and faith in yourself. You have shown and it doesn’t need to be proven that you are the greatest hip hop artist to come out of Southern, East and North Africa to date. There are guys we respect and who embody great elements of hip hop like Proverb, Tumi, Pro Mkhize and HHP who did well and continued to help build a foundation for SA hip hop but you took it to another level. It’s no secret that you have chess moves and you have a vision for your music of which many hip hop artist lack and that’s commendable. I remember meeting you at the SA Hip Hop Awards nominees announcement ceremony two years back and you told me how you wanted to get into Africa more and conquer it before you try and rush to America or the UK which was not your focus. Now as we speak you’ve been to most parts of Africa, USA and UK which is something many people can learn from.

Be faithful with what you are given and work the ground you have until it’s too small for you and bigger opportunities come your way. What our young people from SA and Africa can’t learn from you AKA is your passion to fight with artists and coming out as rude to the public! I know you have loyal fans of which I was one of the people who bought your albums and I hadn’t purchased any mainstream hip hop album in almost a decade, this album was suppose to be past platinum by now. I know you might say you don’t care but many people want to support you and buy your albums but whenever I have hip hop conversations many say your attitude suck. The businessman that you are should know what builds and what damages his brand. You are on the right track but you should be doing Zahara and mam Brenda Fassie sales. Stop beefing with artists and fans, ignore those who hate you for the sake of hating you. You are going far, you are only on album no 2, you can be celebrated even better by this nation but fix yourself.

Cassper Nyovest

Young lion, a success story every child from the hood can relate to and feel encouraged by. Dude you are on your first album but you made waves with two singles and went platinum in eight months which is a milestone in SA hip hop. I would like to applaud you for not giving up on your dreams and also continuing to push boundaries which have been set for SA Hip Hop by the industry. You have won people’s hearts and the industry has shown that they have your back and that’s a blessing. These are the issues I have with you. Stop playing the victim card all the time. – the industry has supported you. – Ignore AKA and do honour him for who he is in the industry. Now that you say you believe in God and you post scripture on your timeline and say God is good more often, more is expected of you. – Your humility shouldn’t be questioned by your contradictions. – Stop subtly inciting beef, whether it’s you boasting about how much you earn (Which is not Christ like) or you saying you are biggest Motswako artist ever when someone mentioned Khuli, HHP and Tuks (where is the humility?) – If you want to emulate Christ and for the world to take your faith seriously then you better get your game up bro.

I know Jesus loves you the way you are but I’m talking to a Christian so I can be as real as I can be so people won’t think Christianity is a joke. – I would like you to invest time in growing as a Christian and understand the true meaning of Christianity. – God is good yes but he has beef with crude Language or treating His daughters like whores in your music. – He has beef with you making money a god and boasting about it. – He has beef with a lot of things we think its okay to do but He is a MERCIFUL God and He wants you to use your platform wisely. I’m not saying I’m perfect, no one is. But continue to inspire our youth and start desiring God truthfully and stop beefing with any man and most important God.

All love

Harold Moyo

@Sirharryfresh