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Watch Prophets of da City’s Ready D bring down the house with his dexterous deck scratches ‘n mixes. Then catch up with Mzansi beatboxer George who gives us a ‘beatboxing 101’ sermon on skill, technique and street battles.
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Jam with Ishmael and Les from prime time R&B and hip-hop playaz Jozi. If you listen to their 90s flavoured beats you’d know these cats really know how to blend old school and contemporary hip-hop into a sound that appeals to almost anyone.
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Rob Swift:

Learn a few tricks on how to tear-the-roof-off with the legendary turntablist Rob Swift at the Scratch DJ Academy, New York City, where the art of turntablism first began.
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DJ Flawless:
Now get ready to see one of the hottest new generation turntablists transforming the art form. DJ Flawless is the son of the old school legend Rockin’ Rob. And like his father he knows how to heat up the dance floor!
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Ken Swift (part one):

Follow Ready D through the streets of Brooklyn, New York City. Hook-up with Ken Swift one of the most important b-boys to ever grace the dance floor for a chat on how the Rock Steady Crew came about. Listen to him preach about choreography and style, and the evolvement of hip-hop.
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Ken Swift (part two):

So you think break dancing has lost its authenticity? Maybe just searching for some truth about the art of hip-hop dance? Listen to Ken Swift share his knowledge on the essence of break dancing.
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Kasi 101

Queen formerly from Abashante Queen (part 1):

Ever wondered what happened to Queen? Some of you may know her as Iyaya. Catch up with her reminiscing about her Abashante days, her love for the stage and her thoughts on whether we will ever see Abashante again!
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Revolution Interview part 1:

These highly respected house heads have dished out hits after hits. Watch this video clip on how the Revolution brothers stay on top of their game, listen to them to speak about their groovy song Diphala and how they came to incorporate jazz musicians like Jimmy Dludlu on house music.
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Revolution Interview part 3:

Joseph and George Mothiba, Revolution twins, tell us about how they spend their spare time and how they stay in touch with their roots.
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Mr Bouga two Shoes has become Mzansi’s most cherished kwaito musician. He wowed us at the SAMAs, he took us by surprise at the comrade marathons and he continues to give us only the best of kwaito/hip-hop. Listen to this kwaito legend in the making talk about his record company, Faith Records.
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-Tiisetso Tlelima

From break dancing to turntables to house to kwaito to afro-pop, the Urban Video Jukebox’s got exclusive interviews with both international and Mzansi cats making waves in the music industry! Check out these videos and learn a thing or two about the music industry, what’s in or out and what you can do to up your game.

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