Design of the week: Hip-hop beef gets animated

2015-01-18 21:06

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South African hip-hop is now coming of age.

Where once there was an awkward imitation of American rappers, there is now a growing sense of local heroes emerging – the K.Os, AKAs, Khuli Chanas and Cassper Nyovests of the scene had such a good 2014 they are even the subject of an animated web series by Phaa Toonz called Kronikles of Hip Hop.

It combines our love for comedy and hip-hop, and all the beef that comes with it – and the clicks on its YouTube channel are heading into the tens of thousands.

In a combination of (slightly dodgy) 3-D settings with (really cute but a bit derivative) 2-D characters, Kronikles chronicles emcee moments like Khuli Chana’s run-in with the police and Cassper Nyovest’s infamous ponytail.

The webisodes have garnered nods of approval from platforms such as MTV Base and the 2014 SA Hip-Hop Awards.

If this year churns out more crazy scenes from the world of local hip- hop, then you’ll be sure to find an amusing roundup by Phaa Toonz, a young collective of four animators, two sound directors and two creatives based in Joburg.

.?To watch Kronikles, visit the Phaa Toonz channel at

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