Shingai Darangwa

Critic

South Africa

Shingai Darangwa is an arts, culture and entertainment writer. Shingai's affinity for hip-hop and clever satire led to him writing a Lev Novak-style satirical rap drama based on South African hip-hop. www.seizethethroneplay.tumblr.com

Strings and Bling

Date: 06 Jul 2018 Category: Music
8.0 Rating
‘Oh David, David you’re doing too much, ain’t giving these * *****s no breaks”, swaggers Nasty C, whose real name is David, on the opening of the second verse of Legendary, one of the stand-out songs on his sophomore album Strings and Bling. In many ways, Nasty C really hasn’t been giving his competitors any breaks since he burst onto the scene as a teenage phenomenon in 2016. He’s been relentless. “I think Legendary is the se ...

Touch My Blood

Date: 15 Jun 2018 Category: Music
6.0 Rating
There’s something about Touch My Blood that brings to mind the classic drama/action film, Gladiator. There are two ways to look at it, depending on how you interpret what juncture in the plot we find ourselves. The first is that of a once-powerful general (Maximus, in our case AKA) forced to become a common gladiator. The second is that of a gladiator who rises to the top of the ranks whereby he inflicts mortal punishment on his foes. AKA an ...

Thuto

Date: 05 May 2017 Category: Music
8.0 Rating
Last week, while watching the live broadcast of 5FM’s new drive time show The Thabooty Drive at a Hyde Park hotel, Cassper Nyovest walked into the room flanked by two cameramen – one taking a video and the other some shots. Few in attendance seemed to take note of him as he took his seat for his interview next to the show’s hosts, Thando Thabethe and Msizi James. Wearing a black leather jacket, dark-tinted shades and a pink Cassper Ny ...