Local rapper competes in Tshwane

2016-06-30 06:00
 Nyanga rapper Sibah Anne one of the local rappers to perform at the Door 2 Door Battle event in Pretoria.

Nyanga rapper Sibah Anne one of the local rappers to perform at the Door 2 Door Battle event in Pretoria.

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Local hip hop rappers are spreading their wings with their latest visit to Pretoria with the hope of gaining new fans.

Sibah Anne, AV Kupiso, Ruff-Kat, Qhawe, Lolli and Alpacino will be taking part in the Door 2 Door Battles event in Pretoria on 25 June .

This is the first time that local rappers have headed out on their own to battle it out with their counterparts from out of the province.

Door 2 Door Battle is an annual event that started out in KTC three years ago and has become one of the eagerly awaited in the hip hop heads calendar.

Event organiser Phila Magidigidi said that it will be litmus test for these performers. “Door 2 Door is a wonderful platform where Cape Town artists get a chance to prove to their local fans that they are the best in their art and craft while Gauteng artists get a chance to dominate the streets of Cape Town through their performances,” he expanded.

He said that it would be the first time for most of these artists to perfume outside the Western Cape and it will be good exposure for them.

“ Whether we want to admit it or not but the reality is that Gauteng still remains the capital on South Africa’s entertainment industry.

It is more so when it comes to Hip Hop, whereby one Hip Hop event in Gauteng can have 20 000 to 30 000 spectators (for example FillUpTheDome and #BTTC16) as opposed to hip hop events in Cape Town that sometimes struggle to attract a crowd of 300 paying fans.

We therefore strongly believe that by exposing our artists to Gauteng not only will they get an opportunity to build their fan-bases by performing to crowds different to what they are used to, but we are opening chances for them to collaborate with artists outside of their province,” said Magidigidi.

He said that the anticipation in Pretoria was very high as they have seen Cape Town acts such as Driemanskap, Kanyi Mavi and Lolli who is the 2014 Sprite national competition winner and the reigning Slaaghuis King of Street rap in Gauteng.

“Since the inception of the movement a lot of regular performers have achieved high standards in Hip Hop and some now have a national mark.

These achievements are assisting us in growing the movement although they are individual achievements,” he said.

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