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Hip Hop City


In its 8th year, Back To The City is expecting 20 000 hip hop heads to hit the inner streets of Jozi in Mary Fitzgerald Square for this years festival. It’s set to be one of the biggest cultural experiences in Africa and we’re dishing out the tickets, Mahala.

Hit our sweet spot on facebook, tell us why you’ve got to be a part of this hub and we’ll choose two pairs of winners to go to BTTC. Express yourself!


Watch inner city Joburg come alive with true freedom of expression. Expect commercial and underground hip hop, graffiti, break-dancing, art installations, skateboarding, film, street fashion, gaming, speakers and panel discussions.

Back To The City Yout Festival
27 April, 2014. Mary Fitzgerald Square, Newtown. 10h00-01h00.

The Anvils- Reason- Blaklez- Ginger Breadman- Cassper Nyovest- Towdee Mac- Rashid- Revivolution- Yugen Blakrok- Gigi Lamayne- Big Zulu- Ill Skillz- Cashless Society- Zubz- Yahkeem- Blayze- Lection- Jay Stash- Siya Shezi- Hymphatic Thabz- Supa- Qba- Miss Nthabi- Skye Wanda- DJ Bubbles- Maraza- Blaqfamous- Devious Dee- Infa- F Eeezy- Mizchif- [Robo Tribute]

DJ Kenzhero- DJ X- DJ Switch-DJ Herbalist- DJ Zakesmixmaster- Deeboi- P Kuttah- Coppa Shot- Bobotikal- Themba Lunacy- Vardz- DJ Capital- DJ Speedsta- Tha Cutt- KGB- PSsquared

Written Battles:
Wily Wroth vs Sledge Lee
Vegita vs Raw Artifact

Beatbox battles:
Billy vs Armando
Fimo vs Dumo


* All images © Ts’eliso Monaheng. Check out Ts’eliso’s review of BTTC 2013  http://www.mahala.co.za/culture/freedom-of-the-city/ and  http://www.mahala.co.za/culture/dear-back-to-the-city/

BTTC Poster

Competition closes Sunday 20th April. Terms & Conditions apply.

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