There’s almost always something fresh to watch on the tube; From music videos, random videos, original youtuber content to illegally streamed content, the list is endless. Every other week, we’ll share what we find interesting on the tube;
Riky Rick dropped visuals for Pick You Up, one of the strongest cuts from his latest EP Stay Shining. The minimal two location angle seems a perfect fit for a record that sounds like two different songs from Riki’s verse into A-Reece’s featured verse. For Riky’s verse, Cotton Club Records went for the popular ‘I’ve made it’ hood aesthetic, while Reece’s verse shot in a single shot in what looks like a dungeon focusses more on the actual verse and flow. Great use of digital effects throughout the video gives it some weight.
Two of South Africa’s most popular Youtubers Sibu Mpanza and Mihlali come together for a video about creating content, being a Youtuber in SA, branded content, making money online and the dynamics that come with creating content. Mihlali, who has one of the biggest Youtube channels in the country says if you want to start a channel, you need to first identify what type of content you’ll focus on and then start shooting even if it means starting out with a a good quality smartphone camera. A necessary watch if you’re interested in that space.
Rapper Nadai Nakai joins the Microwave Boys to chat about everything the happened in the last week from the postponed South African State of the Nation Address, Kylie Jenner, Swizz Beats and Bonang and cleverly plug her merch. You can also expect some spicy revelations about Nadia’s love life. The Microwave Boys’ candid approach to interviews is very fresh and entertaining.
Slikour sits down with American hip-hop producer Swizz Beats during his recent visit to South Africa for the Barcardi party. A close friend of Black Coffee, Swizz beats talks about the release of his forthcoming album Poison, his love for art and his connection to African art and culture. It is refreshing to see an American authentically connect with South African culture and artists.
A week later, Anele’s Real Talk interview with mega rap star AKA continues to trend on the tube. Kiernan delves into everything from a potential name change, business aspirations, his process of making music and his past relationships. A very intimate look into the life of one of the more popular and very controversial artists in the country.