HipHopLiveSA volume 2 mixtape is a Second compilation project derived from an online hip hop series which goes by the same name, which both are produced under Limpshacks Enterprises run by Karabo “Illflow” Shongwe (HipHopLiveSA), Itumeleng “Mjr” Thobejane (Limpshacks) and Titus Maila (Mojay PICTUREz). The mixtape was released for free online. The 14 track project consists of 15 artists from different areas in the continent, from Tanzania, Kenya, South Africa and two Artists from the United State of America.
The HHLSA mixtape is aimed at exposing and promoting African hip hop talent. The idea for the mixtape was inspired by the series which dealt with a lot of emerging artists (Our Sisters In Hip Hop) who showed great interest on the series and the Limpshacks team thought a mixtape would be a good way to work with the artists and help them.
The aim of this project wasn’t to make any monetary returns. It was to bring together Different artists on the same project and have them showcase their talent and to promote unity.
“We had the same thinking when we launched our online Hip Hop series “HipHopLiveSA”. We wanted to collaborate with emerging talent, to uplift and help showcase their skill, through the channels we have
Instead of travelling around, this time we just told them to submit their tracks especially the artists that wanted to be a part of the project. We also had some who sent through their unreleased work. We had to go through over lot of tracks and to narrow them down to 14.” Said the team
This project happened because of the demand and interest showed mainly by artist especially our sisters who complained about the lack of platform in south African hiphop and there will be more projects dropping under Limpshacks Enterprise in the next two months. The demand spread out through the African continent. From the artists to publications and the fan base established.
The mixtape is available for download and streaming. It features the likes of Marz Romaine, King Blake, Tyrant the rapper, Lisa Disa, Explicit, Lolly the illest, pink McPurpley, TheeOri, Corra Kay, Miss KK, Kyki, Precision and Glodine .
About Hip Hop Live SA Online Series:
HipHopLiveSA (HHLSA) is a South African Award winning online series profiling/ interviewing African rappers from all walks of life, presented by Karabo Illflow Shongwe. The series only made its debut on the 30th of January 2015 but has since gained incredible momentum and grown to become a brand that has aligned itself with major and emerging talents, this by doing in-depth interviews and travelling around the country capturing Hip Hop related events and profiling both emerging and established artists.
To date, the series has profiled artists such as Proverb, Kwesta, Skyzoo, Flexboogie, Meg Mafia, Chad Da Don, A-Reece, Fifi Cooper, Rashid Kay, Stephen Crown, Tweezy, Apollo Brown, Wikid, PDotO, Spokenpriestess, Ora Kola and Mode9 from Nigeria and more others. Currently on its third season, the online series has acquired a great following and the alignment with emerging artists birthed the idea to release the mix-tape.
The series scored a South African Hip Hop Award (SAHHA) nomination in 2015 in the “King of Limpopo” category and in 2016 they got Nominated again and got crown as King Of Limpopo 2016.
HipHopLiveSA is still going strong and the expansion to release the mixtapes has helped the overall brand. There are more episodes set to drop and more to come under the Limpshacks Entertainment umbrella.
STREAM/DOWNLOAD: HipHopLiveSA Mixtape Vol.2 The Beast And Bars In Her