What is a Troll?

noun 1. A person who intentionally provokes others by posting irrelevant, offensive or other disruptive content online. Verb 2. To post and comment irrelevant, offensive and other disruptive content online with the intent of annoying or provoking others.

Metro Music Awards Winners: A-Reece Wins Best Hip-hop

Congratulations are in order for the many artists who got awarded for all their hardwork and impact at this year's Metro FM Music Awards.  Click here to skip to the winners list On the 27th of April, South Africa celebrated Freedom Day as well as music as the awards ceremony went live at Mbombela Stadium in Mpumalanga. The "Black to the Future" themed ceremony was oozing with drip as numerous superstars took to the stage to perform, to present and to receive well-deserved accolades. A-Reece Wins Best Hip-hop The slimes must be ecstatic for A-Reaper. The "Boy Doing Things" gets a trophy for his Ving Rhames project. Despite the song's noticable short length (01:23), it managed to topple over formidable contenders like Nasty C's Prosper In Peace, Khuli Chana's Khuliyano, DA Les's Solo and Cassper Nyovest's 018. Tyla Wins 1 out of Multiple Nominations Tyla, who took the world by a storm last year when her song "Wat

Define Yeet

This is slang that Jimmy and Jey Uso from WWE have repopularized, arguably. According to Bark , it originates from a video from a now discontinued Vine app. In this video, a girl takes an empty soda can and throws it into a hallway full of people as she says, “Yeet!” verb 1. To forcefully throw or toss something. Interjection 2. Yeet is also used as an interjection that often expresses excitement or enthusiasm.

Metro FM Music Awards 2024: The Nominees

The Metro FM Music Awards are back and they are ready to go on Freedom Day! Are you ready? You can get yourself a ticket to experience them firsthand at Bombela Stadium in Mpumalanga or you can chill at home and watch the live broadcast on SABC 1. Venue: Mbombela Stadium, , Mpumalanga Date: 27 April Theme: Black to the Future Tickets: R200 Early Bird, R300 General at Computicket  Tyla Gets Nominated in 6 Categories Tyla, who's been on a roll since her chart-topping single "Water" shot her to international stardom, is the lead nominee with 6 nominations. She is nominated for the Artist of the Year, Best Female Artist, Best Music Video, Best R&B, Best Viral Challenge and Song of the Year categories. With multiple nominations like these, the 22 year old popiano sensation might bag multiple wins on the 27th of April. But then again, you know it's a tough competition when you look at the people she'll be up against in all the categories she's in.  T

No Diddy

This is a new phrase that has been circulating since the sexual misconduct allegations against P. Diddy surfaced.  synonym: no homo 1. Used to show that one dismisses any involvement in homosexual behaviour and engagement. 2. Denotes that someone is straight and not gay. Example: @BNYX on X: "I put all my guys in positions. No diddy."

Rapsody Announces a New Album That Features Lil Wayne, Erykah Badu and Others

Calling all Rapsody fans! The wait is almost over. Guess who is coming back with a new album after four long years? Her latest single, " Stand Tall ," addresses some issues she's had about her sexuality and it's probably a taste of what's to come from her highly anticipated fourth studio album. Photo by Steven Pisano Please Don't Cry On March 14th, Rapsody made a lot fans happy when she went on Instagram and X to announce her long awaited album. While revealing the title of the album, Please Don't Cry, the release date, the artwork and the tracklist, she said: "The last four years have been a beautiful, challenging, exciting, scary, journey back to self. A becoming. A reintroduction. An unveiling. An unlearning. A knowing. An unplugging. A welcome home. A reality check. A love story with the reflection in the mirror. And I love her. She’s raw. Imperfect. Real. Goofy. Intelligent. Cool as a cucumber. Patient. Kind. Mad. Emotional. Funn

What is a Bando?

This is a term that was made popular and probably coined by Migos.  noun 1. A house, usually abandoned, that is used to deal (sell) and smoke drugs. 2. A plug or trap house. Example:

DUST: Priddy Ugly Drops the Mic with Final Album

Have you bumped Priddy Ugly's latest album yet? This broski's pen game is fire – seriously, don't be fooled by his chilled demeanor. His delivery might be smooth, but his lyrics pack a punch. This whole project, DUST, goes hard. Artwork (left) and tracklist (right) A Legendary Farewell After a long and fruitful career in the rap game, Priddy Ugly is hanging his mic. DUST, released on January 26th, 2024, marks the end of an era for this award-winning artist. Although his retirement may not be well received by fans, his retirement is no surprise as the rapper made sure to announce it in advance. Last year in October, the rapper took to social media to announce his retirement while showcasing his impressive discography. Here is what he said: "It's been 15 years. That's 3 albums and 3 mixtapes. That's 5 EPs, 500 features and thousands of verses. Millions of minds blown (that's word to my pen). That's a whole wife and daughter. Some h

Word of the Day: Fugazi

Fugazi (or fugazy) is a term of uncertain origins that has found its way to the hip-hop scene. What does it mean though? Pronounced: foo-gay-zee adjective 1. Fugazi is a slang term used to describe a messed up situation. 2. It is also used to describe something that is fake. noun 1. Someone or something that is fake. Example You made me blind to reality, that shxt fugazi Yeah, I said that shxt is so fugazi - Trippie Redd, Days Before

Meek Mill Drops Heathenism Amidst P. Diddy Relationship Allegations

The year is in motion and good music has been rolling in. Last week Thursday (February 29th), Meek Mill released an EP titled HEATHENISM . The Philly rapper's EP has 5 songs in it and it features guest appearances from Fivio Foreign and Future .  Photo by Chris Sikich. Unfortunately for the rapper, the release comes through while many people are dragging him on X. Pictures of him and P. Diddy have been circulating online as they accuse him of having sexual relations with the notorious rapper and moghul P. Diddy . One photo in particular shows him and Diddy rocking matching shirts. However, Meek Mill is vehemently denying having any sexual relations with Diddy . He made sure to call out Andrew Tate , a former kick-boxer, and DJ Akademiks who seemed to be supporting the narrative that's going around. This rumour comes up as Sean " Diddy " Combs battles another lawsuit yet again. Newsweek reports that on Monday, a producer and videographer called Rodney

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

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

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's AKA Tribute T-shirt

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 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

The 2024 Grammy Awards are almost here and they go live on February 4th at the 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

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