The Element X BTTC 2019

Freedom of Expression was personified at the 13th edition of Africa’s Biggest Hip Hop festival, Back To The City on Saturday, 27 April 2019.

With over 10 000 people in attendance, the festival brought some of the country’s biggest artists to the people and Massiv Metro’s The Element, presented by The Pristine Queen was live and in full effect.

Each year, the festival takes place on Freedom Day and brings you your favourite Hip Hop artists alongside some of the dopest upcoming rappers; and this year was no different with the likes of YoungstaCPT, Cassper Nyovest, Nadia Nakai, BlakLez and Touchline having taken to the stage.

In addition to SA’s hottest emcee’s, Back To The City always pays homage to those who paved the way by bringing out international legends; and this year was no different with EPMD and LA’s IllCamille joining Mzansi’s Hip Hop royalty.

“We all know how Hip Hop has emancipated so many people whether it be financially, emotionally, spiritually, Hip Hop has really uplifted so many people. So it’s really great that in SA, a nation in Africa that is probably one of the most free, we have so many incredible rights that people have fought for in this country, so it’s really great that we get to celebrate two things that we love so much,” said award-winning rapper Moozlie.

“The time is here now, freedom is here now and I feel like our forefathers and mothers were fighting for this thing and nathi silapha and we’re showing them it wasn’t a waste and that they fought a good battle,” said Kushelisa, who is one half of Cape Town duo, Phresh Clique.

For more on what Moozlie, Phresh Clique and Gigi Lamayne had to say, click here:

Multi-award winning rapper, Rouge was also in the cut and spoke to The Pristine Queen about signing to Sony, her upcoming album and more; with Hip Hop pioneer, Slikour joining in to speak on Hip Hop and Freedom and the idea that there is no longer a Hip Hop industry.

For more on what Rouge and Slikour had to say, click here:

The Element is presented by The Pristine Queen and broadcasts live on Massiv Metro on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 19:00-21:00 and on Saturdays, 14:00-17:00.

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