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10 Hip-hop Love Songs for Your Valentine's Playlist

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Let's face it, hip-hop is notorious for many things and love just isn't one of them. But contrary to popular belief, hip-hop music isn't all misogyny, vulgar, drugs and violence. In fact, some rappers over the years have been exploring different subject matters, and yes, including romance. With Valentine's here, you might want to switch up your playlist with some good love jams. I have listed a few songs I have experienced and loved over the years if you're looking for any suggestions. While these songs might jog memories to some, to others, they are evidence that hip-hop transcends disses and beef. Without further ado, let's go ahead and dive in this list of hip-hop love songs you could add to your Valentine's playlist. 1. J. Cole - Deja Vu Right off the bat, it's J. Cole's Deja Vu. This song is a lyrical masterpiece which tells the tale of some guy who falls in love with a girl he sees at the Club. 2. Lil Wayne - Dark Side

Tyla Wins Her First Grammy Award

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Congratulations are in order for Tyla who just won herself the prestigious grammy award for her "Water" song. At only 22 years old, she becomes the youngest South African to get such an accolade and the first artist to win in the Best African Perfomance category. Image: Tyla on X Man, the popiano star has been making history since Water dropped last year in June. The song shot her to international stardom garnering her a bunch of nominations, interviews, performances and chart debuts. And now, she adds Grammy Award Winner to her young career's list of accomplishments. Getting this award from the American Recording Academy was no easy feat though. She was up against some of the biggest names in the African music scene who were also nominated for the same award. I'm talking about the Nigerian sensations Asake (and Olamide), Ayra Starr, Burna Boy and Davido (feat. Musa Keys), of course. In Other News: Hip-hop News NWA Is Awarded the Life

GALXBOY Releases the AKA Tribute T-shirt

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GALXBOY has took to X (formerly known as Twitter) to announce the special limited edition tribute t-shirt of the late AKA. This could be music to the ears of the fans as they get to show love and pay homage to "The Supamega" officially with a tee like this. It's available on galxboy.co.za for only R700. Unfortunately, you gotta get one fast before they are sold out. GALXBOY on X: The Kiernan Forbes Foundation and Bravado, the world’s leading Music Merchandise company, are proud to announce a special collaboration with GALXBOY to honor the late and legendary Kiernan Forbes (AKA). Image: GALXBOY on X This happens after a series of exhibitions were held in the rapper's memory at the Mall of Africa. The exhibitions that celebrated his would-have-been 36th birthday displayed exclusive AKA art pieces and merchandise. According to AKA's father prior to the birthday, the "limited-time showcase offers a unique opportunity for the public to acquire one-of-a

The 2024 Grammys Are Upon Us: Trevor Noah, Musa Keys and Tyla Are the Only SA Nominees

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The 2024 Grammy Awards are almost here and they go live on February 4th at the Crypto.com arena in Los Angeles, California, USA. The Recording Academy, has recognized the exceptional talents of South Africa, with two notable figures, Trevor Noah and Tyla, securing nominations in their respective categories.  Grammy Vectors by Vecteezy Trevor Noah I Wish You Would View this post on Instagram A post shared by Trevor Noah (@trevornoah) Renowned for his wit and comedic brilliance, Trevor Noah has earned a nomination in the "Best Comedy Album" category for his Netflix comedy special titled "I Wish You Would". Not only is he a nominee for the night, he is also set to host the prestigious awards ceremony again! The celebrated former host of "The Daily Show" has consistently delivered incisive commentary and humor, earning accolades globally. His Grammy nomination stands as a testament to his ability to navigate complex issues with a tou

And We're Back With More Drip, More Music and More Life

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The festive season is over. For a lot of people, it's gonna be time to go back to the work stations or maybe class. For Da South though, it's time to get back to the music! If You're New Here, Here's a Little Intro: What is Da South? Da South is a hip-hop fan blog straight outta South Coast. Here you'll find posts about hip-hop music, apparel and lifestyles updated every week. This isn't just another blog though, we are advocates of good South African hip-hop culture. We are on a mission to elevate this culture and show our patronage to local (especially aspiring) talent. More and More This year we are turning things up a notch for you hip-hop fanatics. Come back here every tuesday to keep up with what's happening in the game.  More Drip Who doesn't want to look good when they going out or just chilling in? I bet nobody. This is why we come up with excuses like "drip is forever" to keep rocking swag. With a whole ocean of styles ou

Happy Holidays, See You Next Year

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Wassup, y'all? It's your boy AyoDeGemini here. I just wanna say "Happy Holidays" to you all and thank you so much for your continued support over the time. It has really been such an incredible and eventful year. But you know, all good things come to an end. It's time to take a short break to recharge for the next year. Do stay tuned though. Da South will be back on January with some fresh hip-hop updates, artists, exclusives, drip and music. Don't miss out.

Cardi B and These Other Artists Made Millions with OnlyFans

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There is no question that most of our favourite artists have looked to other ventures to elevate their wealth. From liquor, branded merchandise to restaurants, you name it. In recent years however, they seem to have found a pot of gold in OnlyFans. For those who don't know, OnlyFans is a video subscription platform that allows you to upload your videos and have others subscribe to your channel at a price to view your videos. You can still put them up for free if you want to though. This platform has a reputation for its x-rated content, although it is not only for this type of content. Iggy Azalea View this post on Instagram

Memorable Moments of the Grammy Awards 2023

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Did you catch the electrifying 65th GRAMMY Awards on Sunday? If not, don't worry — we've got you covered with an epic rundown of the unforgettable moments that rocked the music world at this prestigious awards ceremony! Zakes Bantwini, Wouter Kellerman and Nomcebo Zikode Win a Grammy for Best Global Music Performance for Bayethe Let's raise the roof and applaud the extraordinary trio that clinched the coveted title of Best Global Music Performance at the GRAMMYs! They've not only made South Africa proud but have also set the international stage ablaze. But the journey wasn't without its challenges; facing global sensations like Burna Boy, they proved that hard work and exceptional talent can outshine the competition. Winning a GRAMMY remains the pinnacle of musical achievement. Yet, amidst the celebration, there were skeptics who questioned whether Zakes' song truly deserved this prestigious accolade. Some even confesse