Mittwoch, 1. Januar 2014

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01: Disclaimer by No Bird
02: We Poets by Sky Radebe
03: Radio Not by Sky Radebe
04: Oh Shit & Sky High by Sky Radebe
05: Fainted Heart by Stax aka Tshepang Mabe
06: Standards by Sky Radebe
07: Within You by Sky Radebe
08: Refuge by Xman aka Xolani Khoza
09: Apocalyptic Confidence & Wir Poeten (German) by No Bird
10: Familiar Stranger by Sky Radebe ft. Mpumi Nkabinde
11: Teach by Sky Radebe
12: Hard Times by Sky Radebe ft. Glyphics
13: Orange Farm by Sky Radebe
14: Beat Master by Kaffirman
15: Unpublished Book by Sky Radebe

Samstag, 28. Dezember 2013

Online Special: Sky Radebe | Unpublished Book



Radio Not | Skyto Poetry Movement
| 15*/14 | Sky Radebe | Unpublished Book

Accompanying words by Sky Radebe:
I was on a quest to write a book and decided to let a dream remain just that... just a dream! I left the country in the year 2008 and when I came back I decide that because I didn’t have enough content for the book let me take all the written work I have and put into one poem. It was hard work yet it was a lesson that if you let your dreams fade it will be hard to make something off them at a later stage. This poem has been critic a lot but people saying “it is too much to decipher at once” some say “my laziness paid off”. But if the lyrics had something to do – they labelled me as punch line artist although I would like to definer. My favourite part of the poem will forever be “Robert Mogube who is cutting the breadline before people have finished buttering there breads”

Samstag, 21. Dezember 2013

Kaffirman | Beat Master



Radio Not | Skyto Poetry Movement
| 14/14 | Kaffirman | Beat Master

Accompanying words by Sky Radebe:
Beatboxing is a form of vocal percussion primarily involving the art of producing drum beats, rhythm, and musical sounds using one's mouth, lips, tongue, and voice. It may also involve singing, vocal imitation of turntablism, and the simulation of horns, strings, and other musical instruments. Beatboxing today is connected with hip-hop culture, being one of "the elements", although it is not limited to hip-hop music. George discovered that he was able to create sounds from his mouth from the age of 14 and started practising and mastering the beat-boxing element of hip-hop. He didn’t win SA’s Got talent however replaced beat boxing on the map again. However we had our own George, Kaffirman a young man who isn’t afraid to call himself what the white’s oppression government called black people

Samstag, 14. Dezember 2013

Sky Radebe | Orange Farm



Radio Not | Skyto Poetry Movement
| 13/14 | Sky Radebe | Orange Farm

Accompanying words by Sky Radebe:
When writing this poem I had a question in mind more than a point to put across and that question was “Does the dust blind for life or is temporary?” I had a great opportunity to catch up with a young lady I knew from back in high school, and all the thoughts of yesterday come rushing back like rain with no warning on a sunny day and the one question I had in my mind was “Does the dust blind for life or is temporary?” because we both come from the dusty and muddy when it rains township called Orange Farm were tomorrow is not usually considered. But she made me see the changes that are possible in our country. Like the classic poem written by Tupac Shakur, the 22 year old Diana Mokwena is a perfect example of a rose that grew from a crack in the concrete. If people like me and her could make it why not tell people about this little place that most people haven’t heard about Orange Farm.

Samstag, 7. Dezember 2013

Sky Radebe ft. Glyphics | Hard Times



Radio Not | Skyto Poetry Movement
| 12/14 | Sky Radebe ft. Glyphics | Hard Times
Accompanying words by Sky Radebe:
An English writer and social critic Charles John Huffam Dickens wrote an amazing book called Hard Times. The book was an awesome read yet the title meant more to me and Hieroglyphics. We wanted to share our learnings and struggles, state of believe, perception of what poetry looks like in the hood and a fight the we have been fighting since birth. Hard Times is an awesome taste of what to poets who share common interests can cook up if given a chance to express themselves without out limit. Hieroglyphics has grown as an artist but more as poet and this poem gives you an opportunity to experience his growth fully and freely.

Samstag, 30. November 2013

Sky Radebe | Teach



Radio Not | Skyto Poetry Movement
| 11/14 | Sky Radebe | Teach

accompanying words by Sky Radebe:
Being a poet and journalist has blessed to have interviewed people like the Gang of Instrumentals,the amazing American young Hip-hop/RnB star Bow Wow and although I have a decided to take the social media route of writing, writing play a big role in my life. So went out to study the art of teaching and of learning. And discovered that a teacher or schoolteacher is a person who provides education for pupils (children) and students (adults) and that the role of teacher is often formal and ongoing, carried out at a school or other place of formal education. In many countries, a person who wishes to become a teacher must first obtain specified professional qualifications or credentials from a university or college. These professional qualifications may include the study of pedagogy, the science of teaching. But I believe that teachers have been taught more by students than they would admit thus I wrote the poem teach. It is about give and take and the process of it thereafter. My favourite part of the poem will forever be the hook: “If I teach you! You gotto teach me back”

Samstag, 23. November 2013

Sky Radebe ft. Mpumi Nkabinde | Familiar Stranger



Radio Not | Skyto Poetry Movement
| 10/14 | Sky Radebe ft. Mpumi Nkabinde | Familiar Stranger

accompanying words by Sky Radebe:
I was in studio with the team for Untamble which helped with part of the post production of the Radio-not project, we were listen to beats that I could possibly use and we stumbled upon this young ladies voice and she blew me away. Right there and then I ask that we call here and demand to work with her. She was humbled that I wanted to work with herb however I was the humbled on that I would be working with such and awesome lyricist like her. We had this connection right away but we had not spent time together thus we cooked up this poem. A familiar stranger is an individual who is recognized from regular activities, but with whom one does not interact. And hope you enjoy this amazing poem… Thank you Untamble and God bless you Mpumi Nkabinde