Tshepo Mokoena

Op-Eds

Child Sexual Abuse Allegations Are About More Than Your Heroes

'Leaving Neverland' and other recent documentaries are trying to tell a story about survivors, not about whose art you choose to engage with.
Tshepo Mokoena
3.13.19
Q&A

Koffee Is the Rising Teen Star of Reggae’s New Wave

We met the 19-year-old rapper and singer, who BBC 1Xtra have tipped as one to watch this year and whose music warms like a sauna.
Tshepo Mokoena
3.12.19
Noisey News

George Michael's Art Collection Auction Reveals Yet Another Side to Him

For younger fans, Michael's legacy continues to show a life of generosity and depth that the mainstream press rarely touched on.
Tshepo Mokoena
3.8.19
Interviews

Little Simz Turned Confusion into Her Bravest Work So Far

The 25-year-old Londoner tells us about her new album 'Grey Area,' and finding strength in its vulnerability.
Tshepo Mokoena
3.5.19
Noisey News

Tierra Whack Follows Up "Only Child" with New Banger "Clones"

The Philly rapper drops her latest weekly track, while Apple Music highlight her as their new 'Up Next' artist in a colourful short film.
Tshepo Mokoena
2.27.19
Premieres

Johnny Marr's New "Armatopia" Video Parties at the End of the World

We're premiering the ex-Smiths guitarist's latest track, which he tells us is about not losing your mind while the earth disintegrates.
Tshepo Mokoena
2.22.19
all the good shit

Octavian’s at His Melodic Best on Diplo Collab “New Shapes”

The track caps off another wildly strong week for the Franco-Brit rapper with that signature rasp.
Tshepo Mokoena
2.8.19
Premieres

Drenge’s “Never See the Signs” Now Has a Dark, ASMR Slime Video

We're premiering the Castleton sibling duo's video for the latest single off their upcoming album 'Strange Creatures.'
Tshepo Mokoena
2.7.19
we saw this

Azealia Banks Is Still Really Good Live, Sorry

The controversial rapper blew London's KOKO away last weekend, deepening her 'can you separate the art from the artist?' conundrum.
Tshepo Mokoena
1.29.19
Noisey News

Blood Orange's Tiny Desk Concert Is As Soothing As a Good Massage

"Can you swear in this? You put the thing beforehand, right, that says: 'explicit language'?"
Tshepo Mokoena
1.29.19
objectively correct rankings

Every Popular Song Named after an Alcoholic Drink, Ranked

Jenny Lewis put out a song called "Red Bull & Hennessy" this week so obviously we did this.
Tshepo Mokoena
Daisy Jones
1.25.19
Noisey Hitlist

Tiana Major9 Is a Singular Voice in Black British Soul

We've got the exclusive stream of her debut EP 'Rehearsal @ Nine,' and talk to Tiana about pouring her energy into it.
Tshepo Mokoena
1.24.19
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