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The FlipSide started off as a quarterly Hip-Hop column featured in a student newspaper called Activate!, published at Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa. It then migrated to the Internet and has expanded it's focus to include articles and interviews relating to South African Hip-Hop culture, as well as an international album reviews section. The FlipSide is devoted to changing people's misconceptions of the Hip-Hop artform and lifestyle, as well covering relevant and topical issues within the culture.

  • Volume - a review of up-and-coming crew, Volume, at the Bassline in Melville. (July 2002)
  • Open Minds 5 - the final Open Mind session for 2001 sees a wide range of MC's, poets and other artists take to the stage and show off 'nuff skillz. (November 2001)
  • Open Minds 4 - bigger and better, featuring a wide range of African sights and sounds in a wide range of styles and formats. Check out this review for more info. (October 2001)
  • Open Minds 3 - Organix pull off a hatrick with their third successful Hip-Hop gig in JHB - read all about it. (September 2001)
  • Durban Poison - The low down on Durban Hip-Hop and its exciting future. (August 2001)
  • Open Minds 2 - a review of the second Open Minds gig thrown by Organix in Johannesburg. (July 2001)
  • Bombs over the Astoria - a review of Outkast's energetic (but short) gig at London's Astoria. (June 2001)
  • Table Turns 3 - the low down on what went down at the 3rd Table Turns DJ event in JHB as well as some background info on its origins and photos from the night. (May 2001)
  • The full (African) dope show - a review of Moodphase 5ive as part of the African Dope records roadshow at 206, Johannesburg. (April 2001)
  • Open Minds - a review of the Open Minds gig thrown by Organix in Johannesburg. (March 2001)
  • PE on the comeup - a review of the first Ghetto Voice party in Port Elizabeth. (March 2001)
  • Under Pressure - Spex is back for 2001 with the latest local industry news. (February 2001)
  • Hip-Hop the Love of my life - heartfelt poetry piece. (February 2001)
Previous columns are available in the Columns Archive >>

  • Kush profile
    Who are these new urban kulcha cats on the block? (October 2002)
  • EJ von Lyric and Mr. Devious
    We hook up with the two Cape Town MC's at Festival Mundial in Tilburg (The Netherlands) after an energetic performance with a multinational crew of MC's from Tanzania and The Netherlands. [Real Audio] (September 2001)
  • Battle of the year at the African Hip-Hop indaba
    An interview with Thomas Hergenröther, the founding member of Battle of the Year. (August 2001)
  • Reck My Life
    An interview with new Cape Town based Hip-Hop production company. (May 2001)
  • Dead Prez live chat transcript
    The HHH ran it's first live chat room via the web and IRC, M1 and SticMan logged in in Johannesburg while peeps from Knysna to Cape Town to Greece joined in to chat to them live. Check out the transcript of what went down. (September 2000)
  • Lesson2: The J5 Interview
    Jurassic 5's two DJ's - Cut Chemist and DJ Numark - rip up the turntables at a party in San Francisco. Mass Dosage chats to them afterwards to find out about their new album ("Quality Control") and the state of West Coast Hip-Hop in the Year 2000. (August 2000)
  • Chop Su
    The Johannesburg-based DJ trio of Blaze, Bigga and Bionic rock solid Hip-Hop sets across the city. The HHH gets the down low on why and how they do what they do. (August 2000)
  • Mizchif
    Mizchif speaks out on how he feels as an African Hip-Hop artist - how this affects his music, style and persona. He also takes time out to respond to some of the criticism that has been levelled at him since he became fashionable. [Real Audio] (August 2000)

    Previous interviews are available in the Interview Archive >>

Previous reviews are available in the Reviews Archive >>