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Interview: Headphase and Miki San [Video]

By Mayo / Beats Word on the Street / 30th May 2017

We recently had a chance to sit down with the dynamic duo of Headphase and Miki San Tzu.
The Hot-On-Top residents have taken the Joburg night-life by storm so what a time to sit down and share some knowledge over what …

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CounterPunch – Boxing Documentary

By Archie / SportsWord on the Street / 29th May 2017

NetFlix is at it again with another must see documentary.  This time they dig into the world of professional boxing. The movie combines the stories of three young boxers at different stages of their careers – all determined to make …

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Gangsta – 50 Cent, Eminem & Kat Dahlia

By Archie / Beats / 29th May 2017

Katriana Sandra Huguet or better known to her fans as Kat Dahlia is a young Cuban singer, song-writer and rapper. She burst onto the scene back in 2013 when she dropped her debut single Gangsta – which was a smash hit, with people falling in love …

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Drake Drops OVO Collaboration “Veldskoene” – Gives Africa No Credit

By Billy The Kid / Kicks | Lids / 27th May 2017

So your boy Drake is at it again. The guy loves “borrowing” from Africa and claiming it’s his original stuff.

To be fair he’s one of the biggest artists in the world and putting Black Coffee on has done big things …

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Watch: Hilarious Trailer for “Tour De Pharmacy”

By Billy The Kid / Sports / 25th May 2017

Andy Samberg has teamed up with HBO and another all star cast for The Tour De Pharmacy, and it’s looking like it could be the team’s best one yet. The mockumentary comes off the back of the all time classic: Popstar – Never …

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Charlie Snuff – Hip Hop’s Outlaw

By Billy The Kid / Beats / 25th May 2017

Meet  Tristan Snyckers AKA Charlie Snuff.
The self-proclaimed Outlaw of Hip Hop; an independent Rapper from the Mothercity, Cape Town.
He produces his own instrumentals as well as records and writes his own material. His music career began in 2015 ,with the …

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Adidas Iniki [New Bounce]

By Archie / Kicks | Lids / 24th May 2017

The Adidas Iniki has proven to be something truly special, and has really hit a soft spot in fans hearts since its release . The return of an Original style kick has worked wonders for Adidas. So much so that a massive growth in …

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The Defiant Ones

By Archie / Word on the Street / 24th May 2017

The Defiant Ones – a four-part documentary serious, premiering this July that’s going to blow your mind. This documentary show cases the lives and stories of Dr Dre and Apple Music Executive Jimmy Lovine.
“The Defiant Ones tells the stories of Jimmy Lovine and Dr. …

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Air Oscillate X Roger Federer

By Archie / Kicks | Lids / 23rd May 2017

Its been a while since the day that Nike strapped up Pete Sampras with the Air Oscillate for the first time. The damage done by Sampras in those shoes was so historical that at the beginning of this year, 20 years later, Nike dropped a patriotic rendition of the kick. …

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Kendrick X Future – “Mask Off”

By Archie / Beats / 23rd May 2017

Future has had a phenomenal couple of months, with the release of his hit track Mask Off really setting the tone in the industry. However the track Mask Off is about to receive even more attention with Kendrick Lamar joining in on a official …

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Harvard Student Submits Rap Album as His Final Thesis

By Billy The Kid / Beats / 23rd May 2017

Obasi Shaw has just made history. He submitted a rap album for his final thesis at the prestigious Harvard University – and passed with honours. The Album explores racial identity in America and discusses the line between freedom and slavery.
Each …

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Watch: Sam Evans – Now

By Billy The Kid / Sports / 23rd May 2017

Sam Evans, The legendary Australian content creator recently had a close brush with death, when a cut on his knee got infected in Bali (not fun). He decided to commemorate his recovery with a video celebrating life and living in …

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T Pain & Lil Wayne Drop Collaborative

By Archie / BeatsWord on the Street / 19th May 2017

One of the most anticipated collaborations has just dropped – T-Pain & Lil Wayne a 12 track master piece dubbed T – Wayne. Set to drop around 2009 this collaboration is something special, so much so that some have deemed it “the real …

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Vat Hom Fluffy

By Archie / Uncategorised / 16th May 2017

For all you rugby lovers out there, the Crooks thought we had to share some invaluable information with you. Provided to us by one of the most reliable sources around – a drop dead gorgeous young lady.

“The acceleration of the body is …

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Chance X Kaytranada – They Say

By Archie / Beats / 16th May 2017

Chance The Rapper and Kaytranada have teamed up to bring you the newly released single –They Say. Between the lyrical genius that is Chance and the master of rhythm Kaytranada, there was no doubt that this track was going to be pure class. The collaboration presents …

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Travis Scott Gets Arrested for Turning His Concert into a Riot.

By Billy The Kid / Word on the Street / 16th May 2017

Your boy Travis is well known for his wild stage presence, and just as much for getting the crowd to that level with him. Gig stunts include giving away his gold ring, and convincing a fan on a balcony to jump …

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Young & Clean Vol. 5

By Archie / Beats / 16th May 2017

Good morning you sorry bunch of individuals. Now that the seasons have officially changed and it has become P* cold – we figured we had to hook you up with  Young & Clean Vol. 5. In an attempt to brighten up your …

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Adidas PureBOOST Clima Series: Pure Beauty

By Billy The Kid / Kicks | Lids / 15th May 2017

Adidas have just dropped a new PureBoost Clima series which combines Climacool and Boost technology to create a unique kick, designed for warm weather.

The shoe features a seamless Circular Knit upper, a breathable double wrap tongue, external heel ventilation, a flexible Stretchweb outsole …

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“Please Don’t Touch My Raf” is Better than You Expected

By Billy The Kid / Beats / 15th May 2017

Last night on BlondedRadio, Frank Ocean premiered the full version of the street style anthem from your boy A$AP Rocky. Flacko previewed a snippet on his twitter back in January and the chant “Please Don’t Touch My Raf” became iconic, but …

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New Music Monday

By Billy The Kid / Beats / 15th May 2017

It was a great weekend for Hip-Hop fans, with more drops than a Cape Town hipster’s nose on a typical Sunday morning.
Big name collaborations from the likes of Diplo, Young Thug and Jbiebs (rapping finally); whilst Calvin Harris teamed up with …

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Chasing The Weekend: Moscow Mules.

By Billy The Kid / Beats / 11th May 2017

Winter is really starting to get it’s claws out; we’re getting less and less sunshine every day, and knee caps countrywide are catching almost no rays – much to everyone’s horror.

This weekend however, still promises to serve up some good …

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Song Of The Day: On Me – DJ Capital

By Archie / Beats / 11th May 2017

Song of the day: DJ Capital – On Me ft. Gigi Lamayne, Big Star, J. Molley
So I was scrolling through the playlist this morning, trying to find a jam that brought the inspiration for the day – and who came to my rescue, …

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WATCH: Trailer for Calvin Harris’s New Album featuring Everyone.

By Billy The Kid / Beats / 10th May 2017

Calvin Harris has been experimenting a lot lately with some pretty great results. His collaborative track; “Slide” with Frank Ocean and Migos has been a summer, and Crooks, favourite.
Your boy Calvin then grabbed Young Thug, Pharrell and Ariana Grande and …

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WES-KAAP: Official Video Just Dropped

By Archie / BeatsWord on the Street / 10th May 2017

Aunties and uncles this is the one we’ve been waiting for – YoungstaCPT dropped the much anticipated music video for his track WES KAAP X Ganja Beatz, and I tell you what it’s too sick. Keeping it so KAAP  as Youngsta does, he proceeds to …

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Tasty Tuesday: Bugus

By Archie / BeatsWord on the Street / 9th May 2017

Who is Bugus?
So the other day one of the members was scanning through what iTunes had to offer and stumbled across this track called Free Bird by this gent named Bugus – We hit play and turned the volume up a couple …

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247 Breathe

By Archie / Kicks | Lids / 9th May 2017

Okay chaps, so the New Balance 247’s have really made a mark in the industry with their unbelievably slick finish – on top of the fact that once they’re on your feet you feel pretty much unstoppable.  But the new Breathe Pack …

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Making Monday Great Again

By Mayo / Word on the Street / 8th May 2017

The weekend has come and gone, you either indulged too much or too little in your relief of choice and now you are sitting in that desk wondering how you could’ve done two days better. Fear not as we have …

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DJ Khaled – I’m The One ft. Justin Bieber, Migos, Chance the Rapper and Lil Wayne

By Billy The Kid / Beats / 28th April 2017

Oh wow DJ Khaled just went and did it. Grab the a few of world’s biggest stars right now, throw them on your beat and blow the roof off this shit. It’s a foolproof formula, but only your boy DJ …

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Heineken Wins – Again

By Billy The Kid / Word on the Street / 27th April 2017

It doesn’t get any crisper than a cold Heineken, that’s not even up for debate. The world leaders in beer have now also proved that they boast a marketing team to match their sweet, golden nectar.

This campaign has been framed …

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THREAT LIST: Neek Bucks

By Billy The Kid / Beats / 27th April 2017

And just when you thought the kids weren’t keeping it gangster any more. Your boy Neek Bucks with the bucks, dropping jewels for the outsiders looking in.
The man hails from Compton but he’s currently spitting fire in NY. A freestyle master …

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The Gorillaz are Setting Up to Win 2017

By Billy The Kid / Word on the Street / 25th April 2017

The Gorillaz dropped ‘The Apprentice’ yesterday featuring; Rag‘n’Bone Man, Zebra Katz & RAY BLK, as they continue to roll out their carefully crafted plan of re-entering the game.

 
Along with the tracks they’ve already teased from the upcoming album: Humanz, they’ve also announced an App that …

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Frank Ocean – Slide on Me ft. Young Thug

By Billy The Kid / Beats / 25th April 2017

Frank Ocean drops another one us. The guy’s music output has been insane lately and with tracks like this we’re not complaining. The track is a very chilled guitar based track perfect some sunshine.
It also features Thugger without his usual auto-tune …

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Crooked Friday [Tunes]

By Archie / Beats / 21st April 2017

We are feeling extra Crooked this Friday. As a result we’ve decided that all of ya’ll need to be blessed with some flavour to get your bounce back before the weekend. So we put together a couple of new and old …

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Emtee Goes Where No Artist Has Gone Before

By Billy The Kid / Beats / 21st April 2017

Emtee has done something big on “Ghetto Hero”. Apart from the beauty of the track itself, he channels Steve Biko as he sings an ode to the fallen hero of the South African struggle. He sings from the heart on this one and …

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Old Skool “Jamaica”

By Archie / Kicks | Lids / 20th April 2017

Okay fam, this right over here is one for the books. In all seriousness though, this could quite possibly be the tightest collaboration we will see this year. The only worry is that these have been designed for the fast …

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No Frauds

By Archie / Beats / 20th April 2017

You know what, the way Nicki Minaj reacted to Remy Ma’s diss track was true class. Nicki obviously can’t bust out the hard rap lines like Remy can, so the queen just produced a chart topping, dope track and then just diss people on …

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The Only 420 Playlist You Need

By Billy The Kid / Beats / 20th April 2017

One thing we can guarantee about today, is that your newsfeed will be filled with clownish 420 gimmicks from every site trying to jump on the bandwagon. Playlists filled with Bob Marley crafted by old men in boardrooms trying too …

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Migos, Pigeons, Mike Tyson

By Mayo / Word on the Street / 19th April 2017

The Atlanta trio of Quavo, Offset and Takeoff aka the Migos are at it again. It seems they decided that after their second album, Culture, went to no1 and then Bad and Boujee’ hit number 1 on the US Billboard …

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Something Completely Different

By Billy The Kid / Beats / 18th April 2017

PHFAT and Mac Motel teamed up for a chillwave, hip-hop track that is unlike anything we’ve heard from either of them. They both stepped out of their norms for the track and it came out beautifully.
The video by award winning …

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French & Swae – Unforgettable

By Archie / Beats / 18th April 2017

French Montana & Swae Lee have recently dropped the video for their groovy collab – Unforgettable. On a side note, French has been up to nonsense of late but this track is pure energy – with the video being shot Kampala, Uganda.
The visuals display the …

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World Rugby Sheds A Tear

By Archie / Sports Word on the Street / 18th April 2017

The rugby world sheds a tear as we receive notice of the retirement of one of the greats. Drew Mitchell has announced his retirement from the world of competitive rugby at the end the season with his current club Toulon. He …

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Free Run Motion Flyknit

By Archie / Kicks | Lids / 13th April 2017

Nike are extending their Free Run Motion Flyknit range this year with the introduction of the 2017 model – and boy does it look comfy! They’ve tweaked the design with the the extension of the collar to give that sock-like fit to the kicks. …

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Play Of The Week

By Archie / Sports / 11th April 2017

Howzit chaps! So by now we are sure that everyone knows that the seventh round of the Super Rugby season, this past weekend, delivered all the goods in terms of pure entertainment. I mean the Bulls even lost to the Sunwolves – shame, it must …

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Best of This Week’s Arsenal FanTv Rants

By Billy The Kid / Sports / 11th April 2017

It has become the premier source of entertainment for football fans, after the inevitable poor performance by Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal side. Here it is for your viewing pleasure, the best of last night’s interviews:
DT
“Sakho?! He’s a fucking a reject”

Kelechi
“Scrap the …

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The Future of Fear

By Billy The Kid / Word on the Street / 11th April 2017

It was only a matter of time before tech infiltrated the industry where we pay to scare the shit out of ourselves. The first step has materialised as the Neurotransmitter 3000. (Of course that’s what it’s called)

Imagined not by a scientist, but rather …

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Adidas W NMD_CS2 PK “Ronin”

By Billy The Kid / Kicks | Lids / 3rd April 2017

Adidas just keeps on firing out slick releases. This time they’ve done something wonderful for the ladies.

To be honest, we weren’t fans of the original NMD sock, but the tweaks that were made for V2 started to convert us. This …

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Ulengo Was Not Ready

By Archie / SportsWord on the Street / 3rd April 2017

Listen chaps it’s Monday morning. Quite frankly the lowest point of the week, but at at least you’re not Jamba Ulengo. What happened to old Jamba this past weekend was criminal. For those of you that missed it – the Chiefs tackled the Bulls on Saturday, …

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Heatstroke

By Archie / Beats / 3rd April 2017

Calvin Harris graced us all a couple of weeks back when he decided to bring together Frank Ocean and Migos in an epic collaboration that produced the groovy song – Slide. The song was a huge hit, topping charts across the world and now …

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Kendrick Lamar – Humble

By Archie / BeatsWord on the Street / 31st March 2017

Ooooh sh*t – Kendrick just cannot be stopped. Last week this champ made the world go crazy in anticipation for his new album when he dropped the track The Heart Part 4. To throw a little spice in the mix, fans believed …

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Cassper Drops Tito Mboweni Video a Day Early

By Billy The Kid / Beats / 30th March 2017

Last night on Twitter, Cassper decided he was tired of sitting on the video for ‘Tito Mboweni’, so he tweeted that he would drop it early if he got 3000 re-tweets. Now let’s be honest, that was a foregone conclusion …

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Mud, Milk & Gears: A Day in the Life of The Fastest Man Alive

By Billy The Kid / Word on the Street / 29th March 2017

“Like it or not, we live in interesting times. They are times of danger and uncertainty; but they are also the most creative of any time in the history of mankind.”
When Robert F. Kennedy uttered these words back in …

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Who is GoldLink

By Archie / Beats / 28th March 2017

D’Anthony Carlos? Wait maybe you’ll recognize him under the name GoldLink? Not? Well let us bust a bit knowledge on all you fools.  GoldLink came in hot in 2014 with the release of his debut mixtape – The God Complex, and tell you …

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Get Lost in the City

By Billy The Kid / Beats / 27th March 2017

Howard Edward – Lost in the City (feat. hE & Siya Elvis)
One of Halfway Crooks’ favourite upcoming producers; Howard Edward dropped a fresh one on us today, complete with an animated video. The video keeps it simple and clean, letting …

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Adidas With The Cheese

By Archie / Kicks | Lids / 27th March 2017

Adidas are expanding their boost collection with the addition of the new CrossKnit Boost “Pimento”. Now before you go thinking that this is just another ordinary development, with the upgrades to this new boost being complete irrelevant in your life and do not …

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Kwesta reppin’ SA

By Archie / BeatsWord on the Street / 27th March 2017

2016 proved to be one of the biggest years for our boy Kwesta, dropping his third studio album DaKAR II at the beginning of the year – an album that was pack full of flavour, featuring his smash hit Ngud. The good news is that …

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What Does Lil Dicky Have In Common With A Classic Poet

By Nikolaos Kirkinis / Word on the Street / 27th March 2017

 
To His Coy Dicky
In the 1640’s a man named Andrew Marvel wrote a poem named To His Coy Mistress. In 2015 a man called Little Dicky wrote a song called Lemme Freak – what do these two have in common?

The …

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Joey Bada$$ Droppin’ Heat

By Archie / Beats / 23rd March 2017

Joey Bada$$ has been causing a stir of late with the up coming release of his new album All- AmeriKKKan Bada$$, scheduled to drop April 7, as well as the release of the video for his politically driven track Land Of The Free. 

To …

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Kendrick Lamar is Up To Something

By Billy The Kid / Word on the Street / 23rd March 2017

Kendrick Lamar just deleted everything off his Instgram account and uploaded a single, cryptic photo:
Now this man is either starting a cult or he’s about to drop his 4th album. We’re obviously hoping that it’s the latter, but in the …

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Throwback Thursday: Sneaker Grails

By Billy The Kid / Kicks | Lids / 23rd March 2017

This week’s edition of Throwback Thursday is dedicated to a pair of kicks that are rarer than a calm day in Parliament: The Nike Yeezy 2 “Net” Custom.

We’re bringing you one of our ultimate sneaker grails. Customized by Maggi in 2014, these …

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Kwesta on Sway in The Morning

By Billy The Kid / Word on the Street / 23rd March 2017

While you were sleeping, your boy Kwesta was out there doing big things for the country.
The interview on the iconic radio show happened in the US yesterday (yesterday evening SA time), as he joined Cassper and AKA as the 3rd …

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Upcomer Get your Vise On: Season 1

By Prince Myolisi Masuku / Word on the Street / 22nd March 2017

Season 1 Episode 1: Shine Bright Like A Diamond:

So you wanna be a star huh? Well guess what a star is an erupting ball of gas that exudes light that can be seen from millions of kilometres away, and …

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Everything You Didn’t Know About St Patrick’s Day

By Pablo / Word on the Street / 17th March 2017

Happy St Patricks Day!
Everybody text your friends, all wear green, go to a pub and get completely shit faced!
But wait. What are we actually celebrating? Who the fuck is St Patrick and why do I even care?
These are some …

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Why You Should Know – Ezzy

By Archie / BeatsWord on the Street / 16th March 2017

Ezzy, a name that in our opinion needs to be receiving more attention. Why, you may ask – well simply put this kid is the sh*t. Now before we start preaching over how great he is and all the heat …

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The Most Assists – Gemini Major

By Archie / BeatsWord on the Street / 16th March 2017

Gemini Major has been praised as the most in demand producer and collaborator right now, and who can argue it. Everything this champ touches turns to gold. Producing for the likes of Cassper (Skelm, Fever), Riky Rick (Sidlukotini) and Nasty C (Pressure), as well …

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Puma Changes the Game

By Billy The Kid / Kicks | Lids / 16th March 2017

Puma has been a stand out brand in the last couple years in terms of innovation. They have completely revamped their style and locally have connected themselves with some of the slickest in the game, such as: Riky Rick.
With their …

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Jet Life X Reebok Club C85

By Archie / Kicks | LidsWord on the Street / 14th March 2017

Reebok has done another epic collaboration that you need to hear about! This time teaming up with New Orleans rapper Curren$y. This collaboration has delivered something truly special – influenced by the rapper lifestyle and love for the gangster way, the Jet Life x Reebok Club …

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American Mascot Slams Spanish Supporter

By Billy The Kid / Sports / 14th March 2017

This weekend’s loss in the final to the Blitzbokke’s bogey team (and by that we mean the only team in the world that can actually beat us): England,  is still hurting us here at Halfway Crooks.
If you’re feeling the same …

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Interview: Nelmontajh

By Billy The Kid / Word on the Street / 14th March 2017

We sat down with the high energy artist out of Cape Town: Nelmontajh.
You may remember him from the feature we did earlier in 2016; strongly advising you to add him to your threat list. Now is your chance to get know …

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What 3 Words

By Pablo / Word on the Street / 13th March 2017

“Meet me at Tides.Spades.Bubble”
“Where are you?” “I’m at Udder.Leopard.Gazed”
“Delivery address: Potbelly.Telegraphy.Entangled”
“Drop me off at Primal.Alkaline.Rodeo”
“Go to entrance Limp.Meerkats.Conduct”

These instructions sound completely ridiculous, but they just may become part of our every day communication in the future.
Why?
Because of What3Words: the global …

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Update: Mabala Noise calls Riky Rick a Liar

By Billy The Kid / Word on the Street / 13th March 2017

This morning Riky Rick announced his departure from Mabala Noise (here).
Mabala Noise spokesman Mhlo Gumede has since issued a statement that Riky Rick still has an active contract with Mabala and they have no idea what he’s talking about.
“I don’t …

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Riky Rick Leaves Mabala Noise

By Billy The Kid / Word on the Street / 13th March 2017

After his speech at the Metro FM awards, the streets were speculating there would be a clap back. This morning on Twitter Riky Rick confirmed he is no longer part of Mabala Noise:
“I didn’t think about the consequences or who …

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F*ck The Fame

By Archie / Beats / 13th March 2017

Awe members – how’s it looking? Now we checked that everybody up and had it this weekend and the ouens definitely got a touch too loose. So we figured we drop a young playlist for the Monday morning – strapped …

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Who Killed Christopher Wallace

By Billy The Kid / Word on the Street / 9th March 2017

“Fuck these guys, Lets get out of here,” Christopher mumbled to Puff. He had cancelled a flight to Europe for this, in an attempt to make peace with the people of The West Coast; but when he got on stage at …

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Saint JHN

By Archie / Beats / 9th March 2017

Born Carlos Saint John – Saint JHN has reintroduced himself to the world over the past couple of months. With JHN having previously put his rap game aside and applied his focused to putting his rhymes on paper – this soon then lead …

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iSpy

By Archie / Beats / 9th March 2017

So just when you thought sh*t couldn’t get any weirder, KYLE & Lil Yachty have dropped the music video for their track – iSpy. People how does one even go about explaining what these clowns did with this clip. Produced by Carpool Films, these …

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Snoop Dogg x Adidas: Adizero 5 “Suited & Booted” Football Boots

By Billy The Kid / Sports / 8th March 2017

Snoop and Adidas link up again to create the most gangster pair of boots this side of Mars.

Inspired by Snoop’s hit: “Suited and Booted”, these boots manage to be excessively flashy, whilst at the same time coming off as slick and understated. …

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OMB Peezy [Threat List]

By Archie / BeatsWord on the Street / 8th March 2017

Watch out world there’s a young-gun on the block that’s out to cause a scene. OMB Peezy remember the name – this lightie (20) coming to you outta Alabama is busting out the rhymes and bringing some serious heat with a couple of his …

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Grow Up. Get A Real Job. Drive.

By Billy The Kid / Word on the Street / 7th March 2017

Brands worldwide just can’t get enough of A$AP Rocky right now, and Mercedes Benz is the latest one to jump into bed with your boy Pretty Flacko – for their latest campaign: Grow Up.
Seeing “Grow Up” as a campaign …

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Juelz Santana x Migos x Jim Jones

By Billy The Kid / Beats / 7th March 2017

D’s Up!
The Migos teamed up with Juelz Santana and Jim Jones for a new collab. The track bounces in typical Migos style over an an eerie hum. We can see this one becoming a late night favourite.

Regards
The Halfway Crooks

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Land Of The Free

By Archie / Beats / 7th March 2017

 

Joey Bada$$ has dropped the music video for his track Land Of The Free. Now this clip is nothing like we’ve seen before, where we find Joey delivering a powerful message on the current state of America.
“Obama just wasn’t enough, I just need some …

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Crispest Cold Weather Kicks Around

By Billy The Kid / Kicks | Lids / 6th March 2017

Air Jordan Retro 3 “Wool”
You won’t find a more multi purpose kick for the upcoming winter months.
Literally though, you won’t find these in South Africa. Luckily for you though, we’ve managed to get our hands on a limited number of …

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Banksy’s Hotel Masterpiece

By Billy The Kid / Word on the Street / 3rd March 2017

You arrive at “The Walled Off Hotel” in Bethlehem, Israel and you are greeted by a monkey in a suit, before entering a dystopian colonial scene. An automatic grand piano plays an eerie tune. In the fireplace, flames glow through …

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Never Been to Trinidad Before

By Billy The Kid / Beats / 3rd March 2017

Trinidad James ft. Rich Homie Quan – 868
Trinidad James is trapped in the US and is unable to go home to celebrate the 2017 Trinidad Carnival this weekend, due to the Big Cheeto’s immigration policies. He’s been pretty vocal about the …

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Top of Your Threat List: Poe

By Billy The Kid / Beats / 2nd March 2017

Nigeria’s very own – Poe.
The young MC recently signed to Mavin records, and we’re expecting some big things from him this year.
His track – “Koyewon” has been on our pump up playlist for a minute now.

Follow him on:
Twitter
Soundcloud
Regards
The Halfway Crooks

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First Look: KAWS x Air Jordan

By Billy The Kid / Kicks | Lids / 1st March 2017

The hype around this sneaker has been building since KAWS himself teased a collab with Nike on his Instagram in January. This sent sneakerheads worldwide into a frenzy, and it has become easily one of the most hyped Air Jordan …

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17 year old Freestyle from Kanye West

By Billy The Kid / Beats / 1st March 2017

A Kanye West freestyle from September 2000 has emerged from the archives of the internet. It shows a young Yeezy, complete with braces and braids, just laying out bars and having a good time. It actually hits you with a …

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Warm Brew Swag

By Archie / Beats / 1st March 2017

 

Warm Brew have dropped one of the dopest music video’s for their smooth track – I Swear. Now listen these members just straight up ooze swag, watching this video makes you want to slide on into a pair of nice kicks …

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Breaking The Habit [Interview]

By Mayo / Word on the Street / 28th February 2017

The gents from Urban Cowboy Productions are set to release their powerful documentary on the life of professional BBoy Cheslyn Meyer this coming Sunday.
“Breaking The Habit” is set in Shauderville and follows Cheslyn ‘BBoy Rhythm’ Meyer through the everyday struggles …

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Prada Has Lost The Plot

By Billy The Kid / Kicks | Lids / 27th February 2017

When I saw the photos of the shoes emerge I was initially in shock. It had to be a joke. Those sandals I used hide from my mom had been found, and by the designers of Prada no less.

They have been …

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Lil Uzi Vert Drops Heat

By Archie / Beats / 27th February 2017

We know that everybody is eagerly anticipating the release of Lil Uzi Vert’s next album – LUV Is Rage 2.  But the man has done us all a massive solid and decided to treat us with the release of four new fresh …

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Remy Ma Went In On Nicki Minaj

By Billy The Kid / Word on the Street / 27th February 2017

Diss tracks play a major part in the fiery side of hip-hop, and often give fans a glimpse into the relationships in the industry. Usually it’s relatively obvious who is getting rained on, but you need to listen carefully to lyrics …

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Rather Catch The Flu Not Feelings

By Archie / Beats / 27th February 2017

 

A-Reece has dropped a smooth new beat ft. Flames – Feelings. This new release comes only days after the announcement that he has cutting ties with label Ambitiouz.
“Rather catch the flu – not feelings.”
A-Reece is the second artist, including Fifi Cooper, who has dropped a …

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Biggest Oscars Mistake in History

By Billy The Kid / Word on the Street / 27th February 2017

Just when we thought 2017 wasn’t going to be as outrageous as last year, this had to go and happen.
It all goes down at around 2:40 – this has to be seen to be believed.

Congratulations to the Moonlight team for …

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The Toe Dip Before The Plunge.

By Mayo / Beats / 24th February 2017

A little while back we brought you some news that made us as excited as Oom Piet at the new John Deere expo. Powerhouse record label Get Physical are set to release their first African compilation, Africa Gets Physical, on …

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Flairing for a Good Cause

By Billy The Kid / Word on the Street / 24th February 2017

A.Y.O.L.A.’S TUTUFEST CONCERT ANNOUNCED TO RAISE FUNDS FOR YOUNG ORPHANS
Shimmy Beach Club is proud to be hosting the inaugural ‘TUTUFEST’ concert on the 26 February 2017. Performances by South African musical legends Goodluck, The Kiffness, Brett Aitken, Alice Phoebe-Lou and …

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Hold Up [Unreleased Track]

By Archie / Beats / 23rd February 2017

French Montana has obviously been waiting for the opportune moment to release the track – Hold Up ft.  Chris Brown & Migos. As the tune was recorded a while back during the course of Chris Brown’s tour “One Hell Of A Nite” in 2015.
The thing is, everyone …

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Adidas NMD R1 Monochrome Pack

By Billy The Kid / Kicks | Lids / 23rd February 2017

Adidas continues to innovate with their incredibly successful NMD shape.
Taking a strictly tonal approach to its first colour-blocked release, adidas Originals presents three iterations of the NMD_R1 in top-to-bottom Solar Red, Core Black and Crisp White colourways. Featuring a stretch-mesh …

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Power Of Gold

By Archie / Beats / 23rd February 2017

 
Fifi Cooper has dropped a dope new track – Power Of Gold! This single however, was recorded while Fifi was still grafting under the Ambitiouz label. Now that there relationship has ended, it seems like an appropriate time for her to drop the track …

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Junior De Rocka – Been Thinking [Music Video]

By Billy The Kid / Beats / 22nd February 2017

How this video only has 30 thousand views blows our mind.
Junior De Rocka teamed up with Maraza and Golden Black to create this anthem late last year, and the music video came in with as much heat as the track. …

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Wednesday Feels

By Archie / Beats / 22nd February 2017

Wednesday, what a bang average day of the week. Anyway to help deal with the struggle of the day and to slide you on through the rest of the week  – we figured we’d bless you with a couple new …

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J. Cole World Tour [Bait]

By Archie / Word on the Street / 22nd February 2017

So stumbling out of bed this morning and opening the laptop to the headline – J. Cole Announces 57 City World Tour. Naturally this immediately filled us with excitement, and we eagerly opened the article to examine the finer details of …

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Super Trapper

By Archie / Beats / 21st February 2017

 
So Future dropped the music video for his track – Super Trapper. Now we understand the man’s ballin’ but he went out all guns blazing on this clip.
“Bought my bitch a brand new Rollie and she still ain’t happy. Got that Cartier with …

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The Force Is With You

By Archie / Kicks | Lids / 21st February 2017

Drop dead gorgeous, I mean some would even go so far to say flawless. No matter how you look at these beauts, their curves seem to quicken the heart beat. Gentlemen hold onto your lady cause once she straps herself with …

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Sit Down With Fonzo [Interview]

By Archie / Word on the Street / 21st February 2017

Towards the end of last year the Crooks had the privilege of attending Mother City Live in Cape Town. The initiative behind this party is something that really appealed to us – developed in the hope of promoting the up …

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Swang

By Archie / Beats / 20th February 2017

 

Rae Sremmurd is at it again, this time gifting the members with the sick new music video for their track – Swang! As in true fashion Rae Sremmurd did not disappoint – with these young G’s taking to the golf course to commence their tomfoolery.
“When the …

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Top Ten Music Videos of 2017

By Billy The Kid / Beats / 20th February 2017

2017 has already been a power year for music. We’ve been treated across the board, from releases from the legends to a couple new kids on the block making some serious noise.
The squad was obviously deep in that grind in …

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Crisp Deep House

By Billy The Kid / Beats / 19th February 2017

Tchami has explored a few different styles as a producer, and it’s often been tricky to even categorise his mixes. Whether it’s future bass or house though, it’s always guaranteed to be a glorious assault on the earlobes.

His latest Confessions mixtape is wild, …

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Top Dogs Leave Ambitiouz

By Billy The Kid / Word on the Street / 18th February 2017

Three of Ambitious Entertainment’s biggest artists, namely Fifi Cooper, A Reece, and B3nchmarq have announced their departure from the record label.

We’re excited for all of them, with Chance The Rapper as living proof that you don’t need a label to …

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Someone Mixed Arsenal Fan’s Rant with Stormzy

By Billy The Kid / Sports / 17th February 2017

Arsenal have begun their typical downward spiral at the end of the season, and the fans on ArsenalFan TV are not holding anything back. A rant from well known, vocal fan: Troops went viral after their 5-1 defeat to Bayern Munich on …

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Thatcher – Ear Teasers Mix

By Billy The Kid / Beats / 16th February 2017

It’s typhoon season!
As Hurricane Dineo bears down on the North-Eastern side of the country; another storm is moving it’s way along the Western Coast, in the form of East London Tech-House DJ: Thatcher. The up and coming mixmaster is pulling in to Cape …

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DJ Milkshake – Savage [Music Video]

By Archie / Uncategorised / 16th February 2017

DJ Milkshake has dropped the official music video for his track – Savage ft. Da Les, Maggz & Nadia Nakai. Not much can be said about this clip – the music video itself is sick, but to be honest with you we wouldn’t go so …

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Killing this beat like Maleven

By Billy The Kid / Beats / 16th February 2017

Uno July  has just dropped the video for his power track with Youngsta: Native Yard 57. 
The trap beat is raw and hard but Uno and Youngsta go in even harder.
“If you work for radio please watch your step ou because I …

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Adidas & Loafer

By Archie / Kicks | Lids / 16th February 2017

So Adidas Skateboarding has recently dropped their new Adidas Acapulco Slip-On. Yes you read it correctly – Adidas just dropped a new loafer. Now we not sure what business Adidas Skateboarding has with loafer swag but they up and f*ckin’ did it, didn’t they. According to …

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Big Baby D.R.A.M – Cute [Ridiculous Music Video]

By Archie / Beats / 15th February 2017

 

Big Baby D.R.A.M. has dropped one of the most childish music videos for his track – Cute. After the ridiculousness witnessed in the D.R.A.M. and Lil Yachty video for their tune – Broccoli [side bar], nothing else could be expected from this clown’s next release.
The video starts off …

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Black Coffee Makes a Steamy Announcement

By Pablo / Word on the Street / 15th February 2017

The master of  South African electronic music has just announced his first international residency in the party capital of the world – Ibiza.
This comes as no surprise as he recently won the Best Deep House DJ award at the 2016 International …

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Notorious B.I.G Documentary

By Archie / Word on the Street / 15th February 2017

It’s official people; there is a new Notorious B.I.G documentary in the pipeline. The documentary – Notorious B.I.G: One More Chance will be directed by Emmet and Brendan Malloy and will be validated through the inclusion of B.I.G’s mother, Violetta Wallace. 
Emmet Malloy:“The challenge of making a film about …

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RBS Six Nations [Round 2]

By Archie / Sports / 14th February 2017

As another weekend passes we can reflect back on the phenomenal performances that the Northern hemisphere teams delivered during their respective 6 Nations matches. The highlight of the weekend, with out a doubt, goes to the England vs Wales match which proved …

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Shot Down [Khalid]

By Archie / Beats / 14th February 2017

 
Khalid has dropped another slick beat – Shot Down, and ladies this one is for all of you. A love story, a heart throbber, a beat so smooth it might just make you weak at the knees. A Valentine’s day song for sure.
“It makes …

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The New Pirates of the Caribbean

By Bugsy / Word on the Street / 13th February 2017

Pirates of the Caribbean are back for a 5th time on the 27th of May.
As much as we all love the Pirates series, we’ve got to admit that the 4th movie really was a let down, but if the trailer …

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Young & Clean Vol. 4 [Take A Step Back]

By Archie / Beats / 12th February 2017

Yet again the fading light brings to a close another phenomenal weekend. So in an effort to ease the Sunday Blues the Crooks put together a couple of tracks to hold the smiles and the groove for a little longer. Sit back …

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Frank Ocean & Co. Have a Go at the Grammys

By Pablo / Word on the Street / 12th February 2017

For some, the Grammys is the most anticipated music event of the year – yet four of the biggest names in the music industry have decided to give it a skip.

Even though he is nominated for four awards, Justin Bieber …

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Ladies Get Peachy

By Archie / Kicks | Lids / 10th February 2017

This is a shout out to all the beautiful women whose kick game puts all of ours to shame – keep keeping it G.  The crew from Asics have yet again produced something damn fly and ladies its all for you! The new ASICS …

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I Need Love [Kodak Black]

By Archie / Beats / 10th February 2017

Kodak Black has dropped a slick new beat – I Need Love. What he’s done here is great, Kodak took the beat and name of LL Cool J’s track [side bar] and busted out his own smooth flow over the beat.
“I quit basketball just to …

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Stormzy is Laying Down the Law

By Billy The Kid / Beats / 9th February 2017

The UK king of Grime is coming at the worldwide music scene like a fucking freight train. He’s been going in over dirty beats with unbelievable flow. If you’re heading off to go stomp someone or just not in the …

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Skiing on the Slopes of Mars

By Bugsy / Sports / 8th February 2017

No you’re not tripping, this is real!
As far as we know, no aliens were involved in this space age production that feels like it’s from the slopes of Mars. The whole video is shot in 360 degrees, and the music is …

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Top of Your Threat List: LORDMEN$AH

By Billy The Kid / Beats / 8th February 2017

We’ve got another young rapper from CT to add to your threat list – LORDMEN$AH.
The kid is 19 and only started rapping last year. Pretty hard to believe, considering his accomplished flow.
Treat yourself to the video for his track Zone. The beat …

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Style Wars

By Pablo / Word on the Street / 8th February 2017

In light of our previous article on the Art of Graffiti and International Public Art Festival that’s coming up at the end of this week, we thought we should share this little slice of golden Hip Hop history with you.
New York …

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Nike Announces Air Jordan Golf Shoe

By Billy The Kid / Kicks | Lids / 7th February 2017

We’re not exactly sure what Nike‘s plan is regarding their future in golf. They’ve stopped making clubs and balls, and for all money looked like they were moving towards pulling out of the game.
They have since announced they plan to allocate …

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Tasty Tuesday: Mad Squablz

By Archie / BeatsWord on the Street / 7th February 2017

Mad Squablz – firstly what an unbelievable name, like the guy straight up killed it with that one! So who is this chap and what’s his story? Well the Crooks were scanning through the music scene a while back when this young …

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Mentawais From the Sky

By Billy The Kid / Sports / 7th February 2017

We must admit we feel a bit bad for doing this to you on a Tuesday, but we put ourselves through it and we need to share the agony.
Take 3 minutes of your life and watch this drone showreel of …

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The Art of Graffiti

By Pablo / Word on the Street / 7th February 2017

Is Grafitti, art?
I suppose it depends on who you are talking to.
To the average pension-pending male or female, graffiti would typically be a nuisance, an eyesore, straight up vandalism. To a policeman, it’s a crime for which the perp …

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Reengineering The 530 Balance

By Archie / Kicks | Lids / 7th February 2017

Stop it man – New Balance are actually just being childish now. I mean we were helluva impressed after they dropped the groovy 247’s and now these okes reckon it’s just not enough?! So they go out and reengineer the already gangster 530’s to bring …

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All Hail [Official Music Video]

By Archie / Beats / 7th February 2017

Okay gents so Khuli Chana has finally dropped the much anticipated music video for his track – All Hail ft. Cassper Nyovest & MDB. Now to be honest with you we are not entirely sure what to make of it. “Hectic” could be the word …

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Hay Step van der Westhuizen

By Bugsy / Sports / 6th February 2017

A true Champion, Joost van der Westhuizen is no longer with us. He lost the only fight he could never win on Monday, when he died at the age of 45. Once South Africa’s most-capped Springbok, record try scorer and captain of …

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Polokwane Getting The Whole Thing

By Archie / Beats / 6th February 2017

So your boys Frank Casino and Riky Rick laid down a dope performance in Polokwane last week, getting the crowd pumped with their hit single – Whole Thing.

Now to be honest with you these ouens were just straight up clownin’ on stage to …

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RBS 6 Nations [Highlights]

By Archie / Sports / 6th February 2017

Yes buggers! It’s that time of year again – action packed weekends filled with good quality rugga. Tell you what though; the 6 Nations did not fail to deliver on exhilarating and attractive rugby over the opening weekend of the tournament – …

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The World is Yours [Video]

By Billy The Kid / Beats / 3rd February 2017

So it turns out that AKA was doing more in Thailand than just throwing shade on Warm Baths. He went to Thailand on “Baecation” and came back with a pretty sick video to his chart topping track The World is Yours. 
Good …

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Get To Know The Texas Soul

By Archie / BeatsWord on the Street / 3rd February 2017

Khalid – An 18 year old gent from Texas who is sliding out some of the most soulful R&B at the moment. But everything is about to change for the youngster, as he is set to rock the world and cement his name in the industry …

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Chasing The Weekend – Soundtrack to Sunshine

By Billy The Kid / Beats / 3rd February 2017

It’s been a long week.

Friday is here and there is a reason to celebrate this weekend no matter where you find yourself in the country. The Pink ODI in Joburg, Cape Town Tens and Valley Vibes in PE are just …

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MS Cosmo ft. Nasty C – Connect [New Single]

By Archie / Beats / 2nd February 2017

MS Cosmo has just dropped her first single – Connect ft. Nasty C Rouge x Kwesta (and its so fire!). Now besides being rated as SA’s hottest female DJ talent, MS Cosmo has been tearing up the scene on foreign shores as well – But by …

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No Trap Just Boom Bap

By Billy The Kid / Beats / 31st January 2017

On the 27th of January, Cape Town’s favourite son; Youngsta dropped his 27th mixtape.
He teamed up with producer Maloon The Boom and together they’ve made a real magical treat. As Youngsta himself said: “no trap just boom bap”. They put …

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Tasty Tuesday: Sampa The Great

By Archie / BeatsWord on the Street / 31st January 2017

Imagine if one could combine a smooth groove with the soulful rhythm of the African heart beat and produce a Hip-Hop tune that just resonates with you. Well we may have stumbled up a goddess, a woman who with out a …

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F*ck That’s Delicious is Back!

By Billy The Kid / Word on the Street / 31st January 2017

Action Bronson and The Crook‘s favourite cooking show is back for another season. For any of you that think we’re clowning around when we say that – we’re not. The show cracks an 8,3 on IMDB, which is better than …

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Nasty C Drops New Single

By Archie / Beats / 31st January 2017

Nasty C is at it again with his new single, this time the young king is teaming up with Tellaman to bring to you – Verge. It’s not the first time that we’ve seen a collaboration between these two artists and we can guarantee you it …

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Connor McGregor Tells Everybody To F*ck Off

By Billy The Kid / Sports / 30th January 2017

Your boy Connor McGregor may have take some time out of the ring, but he definately isn’t moving anywhere outside of the public eye. He put up an Instagram on the way to a Q&A event in Manchester. The event …

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Saucony Swag

By Archie / Kicks | LidsUncategorised / 30th January 2017

Saucony have recently dropped their – Saucony Grid SD Quilted Tan/Grey, and tell you what chaps these kicks are drop dead gorgeous! Something completely new and fresh in comparison to the stitch work, design and colouring schemes we have seen coming …

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Top Floor

By Archie / BeatsWord on the Street / 30th January 2017

So your boys Shane Eagle and Big Star Johnson are back with the music video for their collaboration track – Top Floor. Now to be honest with you, in terms of quality – this is far from the music video we expected. It starts …

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The New Kahn Land Rover Defender Will Ruin Your Life

By Billy The Kid / Word on the Street / 29th January 2017

If you own a car, and you like it, you should leave this page right now. What you’re about to see will change the way you look at any car, ever again.
You might need Jay and Future to get you through …

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Running Back – Wale ft. Lil Wayne

By Archie / Beats / 29th January 2017

Here’s a tasty new track by Wale ft. Lil Wayne – Running Back. Now we know Wale has been on form of late, pumping out some of the best quality tunes and securing his place on the list of the best at the moment. Lil …

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Sunday Night Dunks: Double up

By Archie / Sports / 29th January 2017

Meet Daniel Bodin – this three time X Games gold medalist has lifted the bar again, this time doing something never seen before. Up until now numerous extreme sports athletes have conquered a double back flip, but on a snowmobile – some would …

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Mzansi Creatives: Terence Neale

By Billy The Kid / Word on the Street / 29th January 2017

By now, most of you would have seen the Adidas ORIGINAL is never finished campaign that went viral this month. It has been lauded for it’s cutting edge brilliance as well as the involvement of big names such as Snoop Dogg. 
You also …

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Young & Clean Vol.3

By Archie / Beats / 22nd January 2017

Lets take it down a notch and slide on into this beautiful Sunday evening – touch up the volume and let the smooth tunes of artists; Remi, Khalid and Manu Crooks help you spice up the evening.
“My sweet Chiquita be the fruit of my eye, …

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ORIGINAL is never finished [Video]

By Mayo / Word on the Street / 20th January 2017

Seeing as we are on the topic, the guys at adidas Originals are at it again but this time have presented to us a piece of cinematic brilliance to launch their new Original Is Never Finished campaign. Adidas have put mass …

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Originals Meet Boost

By Mayo / Kicks | Lids Uncategorised / 19th January 2017

The end of January is near, the coffers are dry and guys are waiting on that next paycheck like your mate Jim to move out the friend-zone. Patience Jim. Fear not though as we have just organized your life and …

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Ridiculous Beef

By Archie / Word on the Street / 18th January 2017

Okay chaps so we not sure if you’ve heard about it, but here’s a taste of some of the most ridiculous beef that’s going down between Chris Brown and Soulja Boy – apparently it all started (according to Soulja Boy) when he liked …

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Birthday Tribute to ‘The Greatest’ [Video]

By Mayo / Sports / 18th January 2017

Mohammed Ali is often regarded to as one of the most significant and celebrated sports stars of the 20th century. Yesterday would have marked the legends 75th Birthday and just 7 months after he passed the memory of his successes …

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NDA

By Archie / Beats / 18th January 2017

DJ Vinyl Kid has just dropped a bouncy new track! Produced by Gemini Major and featuring none other that the young king Nasty C – NDA is bringing some flavour to your mild ass Wednesday!
“With the sauce – I’m Nandos. I’m ice cold, my …

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Million Views

By Archie / Beats / 17th January 2017

Shout out to another young South African Hip-Hop artist that is bringing the heat – A-Reece. With his track –  Couldn’t ft. Emtee racking up a million views, this champ is on the way to the top.

Yours Sincerely,
Halfway Crooks

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Classic P

By Archie / Kicks | Lids / 17th January 2017

Check it – the ouens at Politics have joined forces with Mitchell & Ness and have just dropped some epic new shade. The Politics x Mitchell & Ness “Classic P” Snapbacks are here and are looking damn fresh. Hook yourself up with either the Olive/Black or the …

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Nike Air Force 1 ’07 LV8

By Archie / Kicks | Lids / 16th January 2017

Gents the Nike Air Force 1 ’07 LV8 (we know its a damn ridiculous name) are something special! These are by far are some of the most OG kicks on the market. With the classic black on white combo just finishing off that crisp look …

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J Cole – High For Hours

By Archie / Beats / 16th January 2017

With J Cole’s album 4 Your Eyez Only going gold last week you’d think this champ would take a break or at least a breather or somethin’. But no – he’s back at it again, dropping his latest track High For Hours.
A track where we find …

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Khalid – Saved

By Archie / BeatsWord on the Street / 15th January 2017

So last week we let you in on a little secret of ours – Khalid. The young up and coming Texas grown rapper is straight up quality. Putting out the most soulful tracks with a whole lot of groove. He has just gifted …

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Adidas Arthur Ashe Tribute

By Archie / Kicks | LidsSports / 15th January 2017

Adidas are starting the new year off with a bang! On the 23rd January we will find ourselves witnessing the Adidas release of the Arthur Ashe Tribute Collection – this collection sports the renewed colouring and outer design of three kicks, namely; Adidas Harden Vol. …

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Sunday Night Dunks: Running Them In

By Archie / Sports / 15th January 2017

Buggers! With the Super Rugby season just around the corner we know all you rugby fanatics are literally itching for the rugby packed weekends. Weekends that invite the consumption of copious amounts of beer – where the reasoning behind cracking another frosty is …

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Africa Gets Physical!

By Mayo / BeatsWord on the Street / 13th January 2017

Members it is time to break the traditional voodoo of Friday the 13th as we have some news that is set to send a tingle down even the most stale of spines! Powerhouse German dance label, Get Physical, have just announced …

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Sonny Bill Looking Sharp

By Archie / Sports / 12th January 2017

Chaps its almost that time of year again – when we get to sit down to a weekend of watching the buggers having a gallop around the paddock, tossing the pig skin around and getting a bit physical. Tell you …

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DMX Is Back On The Beatz

By Archie / BeatsWord on the Street / 12th January 2017

Ooooh sh*t! Hide your kids, hide your wife – DMX is back to give it to you again! The man that brought you “Party Up (Up In Here)” is back at it again, this time he’s teaming up with Swizz Beatz to bring to you their …

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Gazelle Super

By Archie / Kicks | Lids / 12th January 2017

Gents Adidas are hooking the playa’s up with some of the sexiest shoes around – Gazelle Super. Bringing back the classic sneaker design, all round practicality and just keeping it G. The groovy blue and red colouring is just what you need to get you bouncing …

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Sweet F’in Love

By Archie / Beats / 10th January 2017

Yes ladies this one’s for you – a groovy new track thats soulful as hell to get you up and moving. Get a taste of Kaytranada’s production skills as he mixes up a track with  Alicia Keys  killing it on …

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5 Fingers

By Archie / BeatsWord on the Street / 10th January 2017

So there has been a large amount of hype over AKA’s new track – 10 Fingers ft. Anatti. Well gents here it is and it’s very mediocre to say the least. They’ve gone for an electronic bouncy back beat that leaves you feeling a …

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Bad and Boujee

By Archie / Beats / 10th January 2017

Chaps what went down at the 2017 Golden Globes was absolutely fantastic! So your boy Childish Gambino hooked up the Migos with one of the deepest solids. He gave a shoutout with reference to their song – Bad and Boujee that has literally jumped their track …

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Tasty Tuesday: Khalid – Texas Soul

By Archie / Beats / 10th January 2017

How we let this enigma slip under the radar is a pressing question – but maybe we were just keeping his untouched innocence and poetic passion to ourselves for a little longer.
But without any further adue we give you – …

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Hoopin’ In Low Tops

By Archie / Kicks | LidsSports / 9th January 2017

GQ had a sit down with James Harden a couple of weeks back and tell you what the man is the ultimate G. The interview looked at the gear, kicks and cars that Harden straps himself with in different situations. Now when …

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Snow Trapped

By Archie / Beats / 9th January 2017

Migo’s are back at it again in their newly released music video for the track – T-Shirt! Tell you what this clip is almost as outrageous as the music video Action Bronson released for his track – Durag vs Headband. We find ourselves watching …

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Nasty_C Just Dropped Serious Heat

By Billy The Kid / Beats / 8th January 2017

Nasty_C – Golden (Unmastered)

Nasty_C just dropped an unmastered version of his new track “Golden” on Soundcloud, and shit is it fire. We’re not sure what made him decide to jump the gun and drop it pre-mastering, but we actually love it. It means …

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Salty Like Bags of Them Lays

By Billy The Kid / Beats / 8th January 2017

F L A C O – RunOnSentence

FLACO is a young MC from Indianapolis in The US and is bursting onto the scene with a very unique style. His track Dandelions (see below) blew up in November ’16 and he’s capitalised on the momentum …

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SOHN – Hard Liquor

By Billy The Kid / Beats / 8th January 2017

This is the first single that SOHN has dropped since 2014, and although it’s not much considering the date, it’s one of our favourite tracks of the year so far. It’s hard to classify it into a genre but it toes …

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Skulduggery and Dollars in “The Founder”

By Billy The Kid / Word on the Street / 8th January 2017

Due to release on the 20th of January, The Founder tells the story of how one man turned a small family restaurant into a franchise that feeds 1% of the world’s population on a daily basis.
Starring Michael Keaton in the lead role and Nick …

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Passion, Pain and Demon Slayin’

By Big Red / Word on the Street / 6th January 2017

Kid Cudi is at it again with his latest release “Passion, Pain and Demon Slayin,” which dropped on 16 December 2016.

Kid’s latest release follows his recent announcement that he checked into rehab, citing overwhelming depression and anxiety (see post here). …

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Mitchell & Ness – Killing It

By Archie / Kicks | Lids / 5th January 2017

Now everyone knows that when it comes to your head game the members at Mitchell & Ness are straight up killing it, and are without a doubt the best in their league.
In light of this we had to let ya’ll …

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The Rogue Playlist Vol. 2

By Billy The Kid / Beats / 5th January 2017

It’s been a while since we’ve heard from your boy Harry Fraud, but he’s come in hard and ready to get stuck into 2017 with his latest Rogue Playlist. Featuring big hitters such as Action Bronson, Wiz Khalifa, French Montana and …

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Throwback Thursday: Kendrick Before He Was Kendrick

By Billy The Kid / Beats / 5th January 2017

As much every kid with a pair of Nike Cortes kicks tries to claim this, The Crooks really have been long time fans of your boy Kendrick. So today we’re throwing it back to one of our favourites from the …

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Jazz Cartier Out For Blood on His New Track “Tempted”

By Billy The Kid / Beats / 5th January 2017

Canada’s answer to Post Malone – Jazz Cartier just dropped another one: Tempted.
This steely track fools you into thinking you’re dealing a with a slow riding Post Malone style track with the hook, before it drops the hammer and gets that head …

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Rollin’

By Archie / BeatsWord on the Street / 5th January 2017

So the Crooks have been on the move this summer, and while on the road the members have noticed all the players out there rolling deep with the freshest wheels – love for all ya’ll for keeping it 100’s! Now …

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Sink In

By Archie / Kicks | Lids / 5th January 2017

The gents at Adidas are strapping the members up with the new – White Mountaineering x Adidas NMD Trail. Launching the 19th of Jan these kicks are hooking ya’ll up with some flavour for the rest of the season.

“Tell you what …

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A$AP Rocky Lays it Out with Snoop Dogg

By Billy The Kid / Word on the Street / 4th January 2017

We saw a teaser clip a couple weeks back but we’ve finally got the full interview. A$AP and Snoop dice it out on Snoop’s show the GGN (Double G News) Network. They get into A$AP’s new job as MTV creative …

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Get Outta Here

By Archie / Kicks | Lids / 4th January 2017

No listen, Reebok can’t actually be serious now. These guys have gone and produced probably the ugliest looking kick we’ve ever done seen. A description of this pair of shoes would feature words such as: alien, strops, chunder & ugly as all hell – …

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The Half

By Archie / Beats / 4th January 2017

Check it members – DJ Snake bouncing around with Young Thug, Jeremih & Swiss Beatz in the groovy new video for The Half.
“Guillotine a bi*ch, you don’t know the half of it!”

Yours Sincerely,
Halfway Crooks

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Funky Groove

By Archie / Kicks | Lids / 30th December 2016

Gents now we know that this time of year everyone is chilling, cruising around barefoot and running on minimal worries – but just in case you still stomping up the club we reckon you should slide your feet into a …

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The Week Of Sin

By Billy The Kid / Word on the Street / 24th December 2016

Ladies and Gents the time is almost upon us. The light at the end of the tunnel. The holiday that kept you going through all the hell 2016 put you through.
Boxing Day – AKA the beginning of the best week …

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Ric Flair Documentary

By Billy The Kid / Sports / 23rd December 2016

The Nature Boy. The king of the ring. Wrestling’s original bad boy – Ric Flair. They’re making a documentary about his life and it promises to be ridiculous.
Check the preview below:

Woooooooo!
The Halfway Crooks

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I’m Gonna Burn This Gasoline and Set it on Fire

By Billy The Kid / Beats / 23rd December 2016

Jon Waltz drops an anthem with his first track of his debut album – Fire. He’s got us in the kind of mood to sit on the roof and throw eggs at the neighbours.
Jam this track and go cause some …

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Kirby Jenner is Our Favourtie Kardashian

By Billy The Kid / Word on the Street / 23rd December 2016

Kirby Jenner is the best thing to come out of the 2kKardashian decade by a country mile.
We attempt to avoid everything relating to the family just for our own safety, because it’s pretty much public knowledge that they have cursed every …

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Sander W & Alex Brandt – Lose My Cool (Original Mix)

By Billy The Kid / Beats / 23rd December 2016

New summer track from Sander W & Alex Brandt. This song just screams Gin and Tonics in the sun.
Treat Yourselves

Regards
A Halfway Crook

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Chasing The Weekend [Festive Season]

By Archie / Beats / 23rd December 2016

You know what, with Christmas around the corner and so much happiness in the air the Crooks just don’t know what to do with ourselves. Everyone and everything is going wild – with the summer showing off, the booze flowing …

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Christmas With Chance

By Archie / BeatsWord on the Street / 23rd December 2016

Chance The Rapper never seems to disappoint! With a couple days still to go until Christmas, Chance has decided to gift all the members a little early this year – working together with Jeremih to launch a surprise Christmas mixtape called; Merry Christmas Lil’ …

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Nora En Pure Remixes Kyle Watson and Pop Art’s “Sink Deep”

By Billy The Kid / Beats / 22nd December 2016

Wow it really is Christmas. We’ve got 3 of The Crooks’ favourite artists all in one place on this one. Kyle Watson and Pop Art‘s Sink Deep is definately in our top five tracks to see live. (if you haven’t seen Pop Art …

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Mr. Gonzo – I Want You For Me (Luca Schreiner Remix) [Free Download]

By Billy The Kid / Beats / 22nd December 2016

Luca Schreiner is back with another banger, up for free download. His style of house really turns us on to be honest, and his remix of Gonzo‘s I Want You For Me is no different. He maintains the haunting power of …

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Rich Chigga – Seventeen

By Billy The Kid / Beats / 22nd December 2016

The Indonesian sensation Rich Chigga is back with another one. He goes in on his latest track Seventeen.

There’s just something about this kid that’s got the whole world (us included) fascinated. It’s like Gangnam Style but thug. Really thug. Like looking mean …

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ThrowBack Thursday [Rhythm]

By Archie / Beats / 22nd December 2016

Tell you what chaps the Crooks have been out here in the land of milk and honey having a helluva time!
There’s just nothing better than a good old skop in this place – no shoes no shirt and you still get service. …

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Lockjaw

By Archie / Beats / 21st December 2016

Yes it’s been remixed again, but this time we reckon they straight up killed it! French Montans, DJ Clue, Kodak Black, Jeezy, Rick Ross & DJ Khaled have jumped on the Lockjaw beat and spiced it up with one of the better remixes we’ve …

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Hall Of Fame

By Archie / Beats / 21st December 2016

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced the names of the members that will become inductees in 2017 and chaps their are some big names – but for the Crooks only one feature is truly special, and that is …

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COLORS Studios

By Billy The Kid / Word on the Street / 21st December 2016

COLORS Studios have been compiling some of the coolest videos we’ve seen on the internet in a while. The idea is simple – put soulful artists in a lit studio and record them dropping bars. The execution is perfect and …

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New Balance Re-launches the Ugliest Shoes in History

By Billy The Kid / Kicks | LidsWord on the Street / 20th December 2016

New Balance has really come a long way since being the notorious makers of “the dad shoe”. In the last couple years they’ve changed their style and put out some pretty gangster kicks.
But they’ve got us worried that it could …

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Dezember

By Archie / Kicks | Lids / 20th December 2016

New Balance, the gift that just keeps giving. These guys are at it again, redeveloping and adding a new bounce to a couple of their old kicks. This time we find them giving us the New Balance 247 Luxe – this kick brings …

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Fat Faded

By Archie / Beats / 20th December 2016

Die Antwoord have dropped the music video for their track – Fat Faded Fuck Face. Now listen members we always knew that these chaps were crazy as all hell, but this new music video is f*cking ridiculous! We just don’t know where to …

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Local Rays

By Archie / Beats / 20th December 2016

Add some flavour to your days with a couple of new tracks from the members – Youngsta, Emtee & Du Boiz all dropping the heat needed in the festive season.
Youngsta ft. Beat Bangaz – Bo Kaap 

Emtee – My People 

Du Boiz ft. AKA …

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Bucket Hat Swag

By Archie / Kicks | Lids / 20th December 2016

Ya ouens how’s it looking that side?! So we’ve checked that all the members have migrated to the beautiful coast line of the Eastern Cape, chasing that white sand and good weather. In light of the all the sun time …

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The NFL’s Future King

By Billy The Kid / Sports / 19th December 2016

Leonard Fournette is a running back who plays at LSU, and has been breaking records left right and center since he was a young blood at high school. He’s been compared to players like Herschel Walker and, in terms of dominance over …

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Flume’s Favourite Tracks of 2016

By Billy The Kid / Beats / 15th December 2016

Flume recently chopped it up on Australian radio station Triple J and outlined his favourite tracks of 2016. It’s a very interesting selection and gives you a window into the musical genius’ mind.

Regards
A Halfway Crook

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Bombay & Lemonade

By Archie / Beats / 14th December 2016

Tell you what cuz this jam has got us loving the feelin’! Your boy Wiz Khalifa dropped a track to celebrate the season – previously recorded, this tune is coming straight out the bottom of the paper stack. Strapped up with the members; Juicy …

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Greatness Only

By Billy The Kid / Word on the Street / 14th December 2016

Skepta has been around for ages, but 2016 was a game changing year for the man. The 34-year-old artist released his fourth studio album Konnichiwa in May, earned the highly coveted Mercury Prize (awarded to the best album from the UK), and …

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Sneak-In

By Archie / Kicks | Lids / 14th December 2016

Members Asics are at it again, but this time they are feeling a bit more adventurous! The new Tiger “Forest” Pack – Just keeping it crisp, clean and simple with these slick kicks. Jam a pair of these and go play outside.

ASICS …

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A New Taste

By Archie / Beats / 13th December 2016

Tune in to some of the great sounds that the SA Hip-Hop industry have graced us with over the past week. Offering you all the feels required to get those joints moving – showing off the likes of Gigi Lamayne, Frank …

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Risky Business with Matt Bromley

By Billy The Kid / Sports / 13th December 2016

Photo// RUDY CASTORINA
Cover Photo// Brett Bielman
South African big wave surfer Matt Bromley and legendary film maker Guy Mac travelled the world in search of the biggest waves and riskiest situations they could put themselves in. 90% percent of the waves in …

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Just In Case You Forgot

By Archie / Beats / 12th December 2016

This is just a shoutout to G-Unit – one of the most gangsta collaborations of artist.  These members took the world by storm when they launched their debut album Beg For Mercy back in ’03. Presenting a hard core lyrical game with some of the …

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Shine Until My Heart Stop

By Archie / Kicks | Lids / 12th December 2016

New Balance have just dropped a fresh new model and gents this gear is tight –  New Balance 247, sliding in with a slick new look. The 247’s are rumored to have received their name due to the 24/7 non-stop hustle of …

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Hip Hop & Lounge

By Archie / Beats / 12th December 2016

Members, with one of the most ridiculous weekend’s having gone off down here in the Mother City we know all of ya’ll are going to be parking it cheesy and racking up some serious couch time. So we reckoned we’d …

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Monday Mishaps #12

By Gustavo / Uncategorised / 12th December 2016

Let’s take a trip back in time to our often wasteful days at school which consisted mainly of copying homework, weekly detention, trying to be the class clown, tedious assemblies, finding someone clever to sit next to in a test …

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Be Heard [Beats by Dre]

By Archie / BeatsWord on the Street / 11th December 2016

Beats by Dre have just dropped a fresh video to boost their new slogan- Be Heard! Sporting the likes of Serena Williams, LeBron James, Conor McGregor and Michael Phelps, this clip is a definite much watch!

Have a look at the online store for …

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Exclusive Interview: Awon and Phoniks

By Billy The Kid / Word on the Street / 9th December 2016

We talk Panthers, Cape Town and Real Hip Hop with Awon and Phoniks.
So we’ve got quite a few friends, we’re sure you do too, that appreciate good music but struggle to get on board with this hip-hop kick. They end …

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Kinky Disco – Season X feat Matt Hardinge & Joey Payne

By Billy The Kid / Word on the Street / 8th December 2016

Kinky Disco returns for the summer with their season opener – Season X.
The rumours were flying around the Mother City that they were bringing in some international big guns for this one, and the final announcement confirmed this. Matt Hardinge …

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Bad Hair Extension

By Archie / BeatsWord on the Street / 8th December 2016

Yes members! So we have been frothing over our man Nasty C the whole year now, and listen the champ just seems to never disappoint. Dropping his album Bad Hair Extensions at the end of last week with the inclusion of four new …

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40 Oz Of Freedom

By Archie / Kicks | Lids / 8th December 2016

Gents now you know we’ve been saying it for a while now – the sunshine is upon us and damn it feels good. Throwing on a crisp snapback, some groovy shades and following it up by strapping yourself with the …

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Swipe of the Week – Summer Edition

By Gustavo / Kicks | Lids / 7th December 2016

Members, we all know that summer means plentiful beach days, cranking pool parties and far too many day mares. With this being the case – a dope peak and quality sunnies are going to be of utmost importance over the …

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Tasty Tuesday [Huey Mack]

By Archie / Beats / 6th December 2016

Joseph Dalton Michael, or to all the fans out there – Huey Mack! Born in 1991 Mack’s story is similar to that of a number of young rap artists. Starting out at the age of 14, Huey began to put rhymes down …

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Strapped-Up

By Archie / Kicks | Lids / 6th December 2016

Hook yourself up members – the new Adidas EQT ADV 91-16 are bringing you the most gangsta strap-up this season. Coming to you in a white and black shade, these kicks are guaranteed to leave you equipped for any challenge.

Adidas – …

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The Journey Continues

By Archie / Beats / 5th December 2016

Shoutout to Black Coffee on his tasty EP – The Journey Continues! Giving the members all the flavour they need heading into the week.
Pieces Of Me ft. Moneoa

Deep In The Bottom ft. Monique Bingham 

Music Is The Answer ft. Ribatone

Your Eyes ft. 

Yours Sincerely,
Halfway …

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Stogie T – By Any Means ft. Yanga and Emtee

By Billy The Kid / Beats / 5th December 2016

Stogie T has enlisted big guns: Yanga & Emtee and dropped a smooth track about the grind. The chorus is pretty inspirational to be honest, and just as you think the track is about to chill out, Emtee jumps on a does …

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Make Bafana Great Again

By Nikolaos Kirkinis / Sports / 5th December 2016

Many South Africans have an incredible ability to pick and choose which national teams they support, and rightly so. South Africans love sport and therefore love winning, so they like to pick a winning team. It is easy to support …

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Straight Up WALE

By Archie / Beats / 4th December 2016

Shout-out to the number one member – WALE! One of the more under appreciated rappers around – Crooks are here to shed some light on the straight up G lyrical game the man rep’s.

 

 

Yours Sincerely,
Halfway Crooks

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Sunday Night Dunks

By Bugsy / SportsWord on the Street / 4th December 2016

Theres one way to get rid of your demons on a Sunday, jump out of hot air ballon with no parachute. Thus ensuring those demons have no chance of keeping a grip on your back.

Regards
The Crooks

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Groundhog Day – Wale [J. Cole Response]

By Billy The Kid / Beats / 4th December 2016

J. Cole’s two new songs “False Prophets” and “Everybody Dies” seemed to target a number of rappers, though they all remained nameless. The obvious first was Kanye, and Wale also came into the picture. Wale has since responded with Groundhog Day. It’s …

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I’m Down For You

By Archie / Beats / 3rd December 2016

Shout-out to the members – Hare Squead for absolutely killing it when they released the banger of a track, Herside Story! Just gifting us with some of the best feels a Crook can ask for and strapping us up for the amazing summer that is …

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False Prophets

By Archie / BeatsWord on the Street / 3rd December 2016

J Cole’s new track – False Prophets, is starting to make some waves members. The song’s lyrics voice the mans view on the demise of Kanye West, and we’ll tell you one thing gents – the guy lays it down!

 
” He’s fallin’ apart, …

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Youngin’s

By Archie / Beats / 1st December 2016

Members, just for the love of the rhymes – we serving you up a couple of thug tracks to keep you bouncing through the last of the week.

Yours Sincerely,
Halfway Crooks

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Scooby D Presents: Reviews from a Halfbaked Crook

By Billy The Kid / Word on the Street / 1st December 2016

We’ve all got that one mate. The one who spends far too much time in the clouds – to the point that they develop altitude sickness. If you’re mate is like Scooby D; the things that come out of their mouth …

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Weak In The Knees

By Archie / Kicks | Lids / 1st December 2016

This is a shout out to all the beautiful women of the mother city, just taking it upon themselves to keep reppin’ quality – we ya’ll biggest fans! So Crooks are here to throw a suggestion at your already flawless swag, spice …

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Jeezy and French Montana Going Crazy

By Billy The Kid / Beats / 30th November 2016

Jeezy and French Montana get stuck in at an abandoned warehouse.

Regards
A Halfway Crook

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Just A Little While Babe

By Archie / Beats / 30th November 2016

Ladies and gentlemen – Mac Miller!
The introduction that we had been waiting to hear for years now, and if you were luckily enough to witness this man performances either at Rocking The Daisies or Johannesburg you know that the guy is nothing short of …

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Less Is More

By Archie / Kicks | Lids / 30th November 2016

Less is more with the new Asics Gel Lyte V, presented in monotone colouring – some may say they’ve developed a boring kick but we are of the opinion that they may have just nailed it. Keeping it crisp and clean, leaving you …

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Album Of The Year

By Archie / BeatsWord on the Street / 30th November 2016

The year is slowly drawing to a close and as a result we found ourselves in a bit of a conundrum – who does  everyone reckoned dropped the tastiest album of 2016?! Now there has been a couple of members …

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The World Is Yours

By Archie / Beats / 29th November 2016

AKA is dropping some serious heat in his latest track – The World Is Yours. 
The man is at the top of his game at the moment and it seems like nothing is going to be able to slow the super mega down! Tune in …

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Christmas Kicked Early

By Archie / Kicks | Lids / 29th November 2016

Yes its that time of year again fam, the season of giving is upon us. Now we’ve checked all the members running around the shops completely loosing it. Everybody trying to figure out what the hell they should get their …

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Welcome to the Future

By Pablo / Word on the Street / 29th November 2016

If you weren’t at Future Frequency Festival this Saturday, I’m sorry to say this, but you most definitely missed out. The boys at Vacation Club gave us a taster of what we could expect at the new avant-garde electronic musical …

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On Hold

By Archie / Beats / 29th November 2016

The xx recently released – On Hold, a groovy new track that is full of energy. The track served as a teaser to their much anticipated album – I See You, and has got us all eager to see whats in store.
On Hold has performed exceptionally, …

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FonZo ft. PDotO & Hunter Rose – From You

By Billy The Kid / Beats / 29th November 2016

New music from the notorious AKMG squad.
FonZo and PDotO jump in with fire verses and Hunter Rose soothes the burn in between. The elements combine perfectly over a textbook, no-clowning-around type beat from your boy Eudy.
Keep an eye out for …

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Tasty Tuesday [Young Sinatra]

By Billy The Kid / Beats Word on the Street / 29th November 2016

Sir Robert Bryson Hall II, or for all the fans out there – Logic. This man has had the attention of the Crooks for a while now, producing quality jamz throughout the course of his years infront of the …

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Goldfish – Deep of the Night

By Billy The Kid / Beats / 28th November 2016

Year in, year out, as November rolls around and the temperature starts to rise in the hometown; there is always one thing you can be sure of  – any minute now, Goldfish‘s Summer anthem is going to hit your earlobes. They …

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The Cape & Good Dope

By Archie / BeatsWord on the Street / 28th November 2016

Yes members! It happened – we find ourselves listening to an epic collaboration between, Youngsta & Ganja Beatz. Two of the dopest artists bringing to us – The Cape & Good Dope! This mixtape brings all the feels cuz, sporting names such as; Stilo Magolide, Stogie …

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Blue Shadow Noise

By Archie / Kicks | Lids / 28th November 2016

Now the Crooks were out on the streets of the mother city this past weekend and we checked all the members, you know – out and about doing their thing. What we did see was a large amount of the …

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Major

By Archie / Beats / 28th November 2016

Happy Monday to all the members out there – I hope everyone has had a time over the past weekend with all the activities.  So just to get your week started on a good note, the Crooks figured we’d hook …

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Hare Squead – Herside Story

By Billy The Kid / Beats / 27th November 2016

The soundtrack to this slow, sunny Sunday.
Hare Squead are an unexpected breath of fresh air straight off the Emerald Isle. Yup – Ireland. This trio exhibit a style crafted from pieces their favourites and it all comes together rather nicely. …

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Throwback Thursday [Repin’ West]

By Archie / Beats / 24th November 2016

So we are sure by now that all the members have heard about the hospitalization of Kanye West, this was due to an exhaustion related breakdown. The guy cut one of his shows, during the now cancelled Saint Pablo Tour, short by …

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Made In France

By Archie / Kicks | Lids / 24th November 2016

Le Coq Sportif has done an unbelievable job with their new “Made in France’ range featuring Arthur Ashe. They have just nailed the crisp & clean summer kick – the one you don’t wear out when it rains.

Have a look at the …

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Shaded

By Archie / Kicks | Lids / 23rd November 2016

Yes Gents! Listen it’s damn hot outside and we see all you pasty brothers – hiding in the shade, scared of those rays, waxing on that factor fifty. But it’s all good, Crooks are here to help you remain shaded …

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The Matrix

By Archie / SportsWord on the Street / 23rd November 2016

The world is currently losing it over Vasyl Lomachenko , and rightly so! The Ukrainian boxer, olympic gold medalist and current WBO Junior Lightweight champ has all the moves. His phenomenal hand speed combined with his ability to effortlessly move around any …

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Swipe of the Week #11

By Gustavo / Kicks | Lids / 23rd November 2016

Simple, sophisticated, slick, show stopping sneakers…
The Newcastle-based homies at END. clothing have teamed up with Adidas Consortium to deliver a special edition Saharan Africa inspired pack that includes the Adidas NMD Chukka and ZX 700 Boat. Both of these sneakers …

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Undesirable Person

By Archie / Beats / 23rd November 2016

So American hip hop artist – Yasiin Bey [Mos Def] who has been held in South Africa, or more specifically Cape Town, for the past year has been allowed to return home.
So what happened is this oke tried to come have a …

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Full Beast Mode

By Archie / Kicks | Lids / 22nd November 2016

So NFL star Marshawn Lynch has done and epic collaboration with GREATS Royal, presenting Beast Mode!  Now the title of the kicks come from his insane physical presence on the football pitch, going full rampage when given the ball. Lynch was …

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Tasty Tuesday [Keystone State Of Mind]

By Archie / Beats Word on the Street / 22nd November 2016

A Keystone State Of Mind, a line that has stuck with the Crooks for a couple of years now. The first time that this line caught our interest was back in our youth, you know, care free cruising – when we found ourselves stumbling …

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Bad Hair Extensions

By Archie / BeatsWord on the Street / 21st November 2016

Crooks, the time is upon us! Nasty C has just tuned the members that he’ll be dropping an extended version follow up to his chart topping new album – Bad Hair Extensions on the 2nd of December. Included in his line-up is …

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Future Flavour

By Archie / Beats / 21st November 2016

Future’s collaborations are producing the goods! The man has just dropped another flavorsome single to add to the Thug Playlist.
Get a taste of – Ain’t Tryin

Yours Sincerely,
Halfway Crooks

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Varsity Weekend Pack

By Archie / Kicks | Lids / 21st November 2016

Gents slide into this summer with a pair of these spicy new kicks – Concepts x New Balance “Varsity Weekend Pack”.  The finished design presents a fresh & clean look that we’ve come to love and expect from a quality New Balance …

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Drake Jamin’ Swift

By Archie / BeatsWord on the Street / 21st November 2016

Members, this could quite possibly be one of the most classic things we’ve checked in a while now. Who would have ever figured that you’d see Drake and Taylor Swift working together, let alone reppin’ each others rhymes.

But Apple music …

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Mannequin Challenge – Monday Mishaps #11

By Gustavo / Uncategorised / 21st November 2016

Planking was cool in 2010, then we had homies going wild with the nek nominations and the ice-bucket challenge two years ago. Now in November of 2016, the mannequin challenge has taken off.
Some classic scenes captured as this member gets …

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SUNDAY NIGHT DUNKS

By Bugsy / Sports / 21st November 2016

Another cracking weekend has gone by as we head closer and closer to the festive season. Here are some treats of people doing mind boggling things to brighten up your Sunday
 

 
Regards
The Halfway Crooks

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Jonah Lomu

By Archie / Sports / 18th November 2016

A year ago to this day the world lost one of rugby’s greats – Jonah Lomu.  His presence both on an off the field can not be forgotten, as well as what he did for the sport.
Words would not accurately portray …

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Chasing The Weekend [G & T’s]

By Archie / Beats / 18th November 2016

Good morning all you beautiful people! We hope everything is everything and the time’s are looking up. So with all these amazing festivals happening around the Kaap and all the members squeakin’ their tekkie to some deep/tech house – we …

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Penthouse Groove

By Archie / Beats / 18th November 2016

John Legend is scheduled to dropped his new album – Darkness and Light, on the 2nd December. But not before releasing a couple of singles to treat the members with a taste of whats to come.
With the latest single he slipped out …

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Grind The Hard Way

By Archie / BeatsWord on the Street / 18th November 2016

Freddie Gibbs is back after spending some time in the box on account of assault chargers laid against him. He has since been exonerated and has returned to the US of Trump.
The new found freedom has got Gibbs back into …

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For The People

By Archie / Kicks | Lids / 18th November 2016

Extra Butter x Saucony Shadow 5000 – For The People. 
These members simply nailed it with this pair of kicks. Firstly, by giving the public the ability to vote and shape the design of the shoes and secondly, they just straight up …

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Change The Game

By Archie / SportsWord on the Street / 17th November 2016

Adidas has just dropped one of the sickest new clips featuring none other than their main man – James Harden. The clip is titled Basketball Needs Creators and Harden goes into exactly that; explaining how being ordinary and not thinking “out the box” …

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Got A Real Jam Going On!

By Archie / Word on the Street / 16th November 2016

Members today marks the 20th anniversary of Space Jam, which launched 15th November 1996 – and our sincerest apologies to all you lighties that weren’t around to appreciate it. Described as:
“the happy marriage of good ideas – three films for the price …

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Mother City Bringing The Heat

By Billy The Kid / Word on the Street / 16th November 2016

Recently we’ve seen festivals celebrating not just music, but the culture around it popping up all the over the world. Events such as Complexcon in California have been incredibly well received and we would go as far as to say game …

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Free Brick Zone

By Archie / Beats / 16th November 2016

Gucci Mane has done a young collaboration with Future to bring the crooks something special in a mini mixtape – Free Brick Zone: Zone 6 Edition.  
Apparently this mixtape was put together within 24hrs of its launch – which is unreal! …

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Swipe of the Week #10

By Gustavo / Kicks | Lids / 16th November 2016

Meet the Packer Shoes x adidas NMD Primeknit. Finding its stride by mixing heritage influences with modern technology, the brand the three stripes keeps rolling out tight new versions of the NMD runner.

Packer Shoes was around before the modern footwear …

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We Up

By Archie / Beats / 15th November 2016

Emtee has just released the music video for his track – We Up! 
The man has been making some serious waves in the South African Hip Hop industry, walking away with the Best Hip Hop in association with MTN from this years MAMA’s.

 

Yours Sincerely,
Halfway Crooks

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Number 1

By Archie / Beats / 15th November 2016

Blayze has just dropped some new flavour in his collaboration with Da Les to produce – Number 1!

Yours Sincerely,
Halfway Crooks

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Release the Beast

By Archie / BeatsWord on the Street / 15th November 2016

Voices From The Beast (Mixtape)
There’s a new crew on the block! Hitting you up straight out the East and keeping it 100% G, we give to you Blaqverse! Presenting a collection of young composers releasing their voices from the Beast! (Keeping …

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Blood, Sweat & Not A Single F*

By Archie / SportsWord on the Street / 14th November 2016

By now we sure that all ya’ll have heard that history has been made by none other than the Notorious MMA – Connor McGregor; when he laid into Eddie Alvarez in the early hours of Sunday morning (SA time) at Madison Square Gardens. …

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SA Hip Hop Awards

By Archie / Beats Word on the Street / 14th November 2016

So last week saw the release of the SA Hip Hip Awards 2016 Nominees and members, the competition is tight! Sporting all the tunes and artists you want to see getting recognition for the grind they’ve been putting in over …

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Monday Mishaps #10

By Gustavo / UncategorisedWord on the Street / 14th November 2016

So homies… Mr. Trump is the new ‘Merican president… To be honest, we have no idea who to turn to when it comes to answers.
But our home boy Trevor Noah has our back – providing us with reasons to laugh …

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Free Enterprise

By Archie / Beats / 10th November 2016

Rick Ross has just dropped the video for the track Free Enterprise, which was released last year and tell you what members – its a Rozay special; cigars, all white get-up and velvet red shoes.
” Not a trophy on the mantel …

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Throwback Thursday: Barack Obama

By Billy The Kid / Word on the Street / 10th November 2016

The world is still reeling from shock of yesterday’s events, but in the midst of it, we’ve all forgotten another tragic event. The end of Barack Obama‘s time at the helm.
Never has the free world been treated to a president …

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Tower Of Dreams

By Archie / SportsWord on the Street / 10th November 2016

Nike is doing it big!
Presenting to you their brand new 5-story, 55 000 square-foot space in the Soho neighborhood of New York. This shop is a sport lover’s dream, hooking you up with all the latest and greatest Nike merchandise.

First …

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Take Over The World

By Archie / BeatsWord on the Street / 10th November 2016

Firstly a massive shout out to the biggest Crook around – Mr Donald Trump! Who has succesfully implemented the largest hustle in history and found himself as leader of the free world.
Secondly and more importantly; as a result of this shock …

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Guest List

By Archie / Beats / 9th November 2016

Earlier this year Moonchild Sanelly teamed up with power houses Sketchy Bongo & Aewon Wolf to bring to you the flavoursome single – Guestlist! Having had such a large reception to the single Moonchild has decided to release a follow up video …

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GorillaPod – Swipe of the Week #9

By Gustavo / Uncategorised / 9th November 2016

Ladies and gents, we would like to introduce you all to the most user-friendly, versatile and valuable consumer photography protect of 2016, the GorillaPod.
The GorillaPod is a compact, flexible tripod that can be fixed to almost surface – eliminating the …

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Tasty Tuesday [Banneton Bakery and Cafe’]

By Mayo / Word on the Street / 8th November 2016

The time is upon on us to put our past weekend’s highs and lows behind us and to accept the challenges of the new week. Luckily for you, we have lined up something extra Tasty for you on this Tuesday …

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WATCH: Cubs Fans React to World Series Win

By Billy The Kid / Sports / 7th November 2016

If you’re in need of a pick me up this morning – look no further.
Warning: If you’re watching the this at work you might want to turn the volume down, because your boss will 100% think you’re watching some worryingly …

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New Bantwanas Mix From SA House Legend

By Billy The Kid / Beats / 7th November 2016

The movement that is: Bantwanas Showcase is gathering momentum at a rapid rate, and we couldn’t be happier about it.
They have just released their 10th mix, and to mark the occasion they brought in the big gun – Floyd Lavine.
The mix goes down …

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The High

By Archie / Beats / 6th November 2016

Gents we give to you Yung Swiss!
The man is killing it with his smooth new single – The High. Grab a taste below!

 
Yours Sincerely
Halfway Crooks
 

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ComplexCon

By Archie / Word on the Street / 6th November 2016

Members this is with out a doubt one of the coolest festival ideas we’ve seen in a long time! The guys at Complex decided to do something truly amazing – they brought their website and magazine to life through the development of …

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Sunday Night Dunks [ in memory of Anthony Foley of Munster]

By Bugsy / SportsWord on the Street / 6th November 2016

At last on this Sunday we have one thing to celebrate. New Zealand’s 18 match winning record has come to an end at the hands of the one team South Africans don’t hate – the Irish. In the space of …

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Stulp Fiction – Reasons [Summer Deep House]

By Billy The Kid / Beats / 5th November 2016

Stulp Fiction – Reasons

The new track from Stulp Fiction:
“Brandishing another summer-flavored cut after label debut ‘So Late’, Stulp Fiction is back on track with some beautiful vibes. Enweaving catchy chords with airy vocals and illumination melodies, ‘Reasons’ is what we …

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Lebron Loses High Stakes Bet with Dwayne Wade

By Billy The Kid / Word on the Street / 5th November 2016

Last week the Chicago Cubs made a thrilling comeback to defeat to The Cleveland Indians in game 7 of the the World Series of Baseball finals, for their first win in 108 years. The similarities to the Cavaliers’ comeback earlier …

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Strap Up

By Archie / Kicks | Lids / 5th November 2016

2016 has brought a tremendous amount of creativity and innovation to the sneaker game with the likes of Adidas, Nike, and New Balance all changing gears and taking it up a level. The quality of kicks that are out there …

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Straight from the Underground

By Billy The Kid / Beats / 5th November 2016

If you’re in need of some quick fix, hard hip-hop to get you through the day:
Spark Master Tape – Tenkkeys

Spark Master Tape – All I Know

Those hard hitting beasts have probably got you wondering – who the hell is Spark …

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Get A Grip

By Archie / Kicks | Lids / 5th November 2016

Solebox has teamed up with Reebok to bring to you the fresh new Classic Club C 85. This pair of kicks is all about the old school, with the design inspired by the grip tape used to wrap up tennis racket handles. …

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Chasing The Weekend [Fully Loaded Box Meal]

By Archie / BeatsWord on the Street / 4th November 2016

Ladies and Gentlemen, we have something special for you on this Friday!
Crooks firmly believe in the energy that good music brings to any situation and the affect that it can have on an individual – with this being said we …

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Woza Dezember [Local Heat]

By Archie / BeatsWord on the Street / 4th November 2016

Members treat yourself to the sounds of the summer with Ntombee (ft. NVM) – Woza Dezember! 
This newly released track is bringing you all the flavour and putting the bounce into your weekend! Watch the space gents cause this lady is top of …

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Thursday Nights

By Archie / Beats / 3rd November 2016

Now we know the week has been real, so on this magical Thursday evening we thought we’d hit you up with a couple of tunes to loosen up to.
Shout out to Coke Studio season 2, for keeping 100’s with these jams.
“New. Original. Music.”

Yours …

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Vintage Authentic

By Archie / Kicks | Lids / 3rd November 2016

In the suffocating heat that the summer brings, we understand the need to remain constantly shaded! But do it in style members – put down those bucket hats and go pick up one of Ebbets Field Flannels at Shelflife stores in Cape Town …

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Swipe of the Week #8

By Gustavo / Kicks | Lids / 2nd November 2016

Enough with the big ticket items… This week we’re keeping it real – for the honest hustlers out there who ain’t sitting on piles of hot cash.
Lets get get serious here homie, your sock game is not up to scratch… …

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Smooth Groove

By Archie / BeatsWord on the Street / 1st November 2016

Anderson Paak releases the video for one of his new jams – Come Down! This guy has brought some bounce back to the game with his new album Malibu, and gents the man is killing it.  This track is all about providing …

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Surfin’ with The Stars – Kid Cudi Style

By Mayo / BeatsWord on the Street / 31st October 2016

A little while back we brought you the first taster of Kid Cudi’s new album, Passion, Pain, & Demon Slayin’.
As if we weren’t excited enough for this album to finally drop, Cudi has just launched the music video to accompany the track …

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Chasing Dreams

By Archie / BeatsWord on the Street / 31st October 2016

Cassper Nyovest is at it again – actually the man just can’t be stop, he’s on FIRE!! This new jam – Abashwe, is so flavoursome and it brings all the feels. After making history for the second time this past Saturday, where …

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Monday Mishaps #8

By Gustavo / Word on the Street / 31st October 2016

Yeah, we know you members are religious Tinder users, or at the very least you use it to bounce out of those love-life-slumps you regularly find yourselves in. But you know we ain’t judging you cuzzie – in fact we’re …

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Sunday Night Dunks

By Bugsy / Sports / 30th October 2016

We’re here again – another weekend has past. The dops were fresh and crisp. There’s definately no shortage of demons, but we’ve got the cure for you; some high flying, slam dunking action from the NBA to brighten up your Sunday.

 
Regards
The …

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Chillin’ Top Floor

By Archie / BeatsWord on the Street / 28th October 2016

Check it: Shane Eagle just jamed out a new single – Top Floor, featuring none other than Bigstar Johnson!
Have listen and give us your thoughts.

Yours Sincerely
Halfway Crooks

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Shivers

By Archie / BeatsWord on the Street / 28th October 2016

Members!
Listen up quick – so our boy Nasty C has been making waves again. Apparently the man is getting ready to drop a new single with American artist French Montana. People this is huge, we feel like kids on Christmas day with …

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Chasing The Weekend [Salty]

By Archie / Beats / 28th October 2016

Howzit looking cousins! Hope everyone is frothin’ for 5 o’clock to arrive so we can go full tilt into the happiness that is the weekend.
In case you haven’t noticed, there has been a tremendous development in the level of stoke …

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For The Love of Pap

By Mayo / Beats / 27th October 2016

There are many associations one has with the word “pap”. Whether it be describing food, a flat tyre on the N2 or even your cousin Jerry who never has time for the squad, the underlying tone is always rather bland. Luckily for …

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Throw Back Thursday [Proudly SA]

By Archie / Sports / 27th October 2016

Awe members! Hope everything is looking up.
So being proud supporters of everything South African, the Crooks decided to show off some moments from years past where it has been truly special to be a part of this great nation.

The amount …

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2 Chainz – $350 000 Guns

By Gustavo / Word on the Street / 26th October 2016

In this episode of “Most Expensivest Shit“, 2 Chainz takes a look at guns that cost more than your house.
The kind of person who would purchase this type of over-the-top weaponry, would most likely arrive in a blacked out SUV, …

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Trap Fusion

By Archie / BeatsWord on the Street / 26th October 2016

Keeping one ear to the ground listening out for any sick new sound, we find ourselves stumbling upon these members – Trap Fusion.  As of now we don’t know much about these Crooks, but count on us to get you the …

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Under Armour vs Nike [Curry vs LeBron]

By Archie / SportsWord on the Street / 26th October 2016

Yes man! Members, the rivalry between LeBron and Curry for top position on the podium has now taken to their sponsors. With Under Armour releasing a commercial yesterday starring athlete Steph Curry sporting the new Curry 3 –  Nike have now responded with …

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Not Legit Enough

By Archie / BeatsWord on the Street / 26th October 2016

We would just like to start out by making it clear that Cassper Nyovest is our man; we back the guy 100% and believe that he is at the top of his game at the moment, as he heads into …

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Celebrating Great Beats

By Billy The Kid / Beats / 26th October 2016

Halfway Crooks’ favourite; Awon and Phoniks dropped their iconic album, Knowledge of Self, a year ago today. They’ve decided to celebrate in the best way possible, by releasing a new track!
We did It ties in all the elements you’ve come to expect from the …

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Swipe of the Week #7

By Gustavo / Kicks | Lids / 26th October 2016

The Crooks are here to freshen up your kicks closet. This banging pair of sneakers from Adidas are the perfect example of form and functionality – with that neat, eye-catching Equipment Support 93/16 design on top, carried by the high …

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Bantwanas Showcase – Goldfish Goes Deep

By Billy The Kid / Beats / 25th October 2016

Ryan Murgatroyd and co’s new project is quite literally; music to our ears. They are leading the charge in creating electronic music unique to SA, and they’re doing a damn good job.
“Bantwanas – Children of Africa, invites you to grasp …

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Pioneering the Harden

By Archie / Kicks | LidsWord on the Street / 25th October 2016

So for all the members who didn’t know, Rockets point guard James Harden was snatched up from Nike in a flavoursome $200 million deal offered to him by Adidas at the end of last year. His decision to change up …

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Essential For The Air

By Archie / Kicks | LidsWord on the Street / 25th October 2016

Chaps, our one promise to you as the members is keep hooking you up with the freshest gear and tunes, enabling you to keep looking & feeling Crooked as hell!
So on this fine-as Tuesday we got you a pair of kicks that …

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Tasty Tuesday [Hang Time]

By Archie / Beats Kicks | LidsWord on the Street / 25th October 2016

Rise and shine members! Hope everyone’s Monday didn’t suck that much, but in case the demons were real – we got you a little treat of a throwback track thats been gifting the Crooks with all the good feels for …

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Runnin’ With This Groove

By Archie / BeatsWord on the Street / 24th October 2016

Pharrell is back! With a jam that’s so flavorsome it’ll leave you begging for more.
The tune is so playful and full of soul that it’s guaranteed to smoothen out even the stiffest of Crooks. Grab your lady and shake a leg …

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Keep’in Your Kick Game Strong

By Archie / Kicks | Lids / 24th October 2016

New Balance are just always keeping it 100%. The amount of love that goes into the creation of their shoes is unreal, with the quality and freshness of their 574 range just proving it.
“Every pair of vintage-inspired men’s shoes in …

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Monday Mishaps #7

By Gustavo / Uncategorised / 24th October 2016

“Margot Robbie needs a tongue punch in the fart box.”
The week has started and happiness has ended… Let’s squeeze in one more laugh before we start half-arsing our way through work.

Now switch off your device and get working!
Regards,
A Halfway Crook

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Sunday Night Dunks [David vs Goliath]

By Archie / Sports / 23rd October 2016

To end off this slow Sunday we figured we’d hit you up with something to jump that heart rate before Mondays reality slaps us. Presenting, what once was, the hardest hitting monster in the NFL – Ray Lewis!
The only way …

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MAMA’s 2016

By Archie / BeatsWord on the Street / 23rd October 2016

In case you missed it, last night Johannesburg played host to the 2016 MTV Africa Music Awards and what an awards it was! We thought we’d take you through the winners of various categories and give you at taste of what …

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Cometh the Titan

By Archie / Sports Word on the Street / 23rd October 2016

Here comes the boom!
We sure by now everyone has heard about the fight that we have all been waiting for – Anthony Joshua vs Wladimir Klitschko. Its been too long since the world witnessed a clash of this magnitude, where we …

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Sliding Up Hills

By Archie / Beats / 23rd October 2016

To easy you through the rest of the Sunday we thought we’d put together a couple of tunes, that are all about loving the chill.
Slow it all down, sit back and take it real easy.

Regards
Halfway Crooks

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Jus Bangz – Killer New Rap

By Gustavo / BeatsWord on the Street / 23rd October 2016

Damn Bangz, where have you been hiding these hits?
It ain’t easy making your way to the spotlight among the hip-hop powerhouses, but we’ve got a feeling Jus Bangz will be finding his way through to the center stage in …

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Deeper Than Your Demons [Deep House]

By Billy The Kid / Beats / 23rd October 2016

New track from Australian producer, Dom Dolla. This one packs some real bouncy heat, combined with seriously tasty vocals. give it a spin and get that smut face going.
Dom Dolla – You

Regards
The Halfway Crooks

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Slow Riding Hip-Hop From the Smoothest in the Game

By Billy The Kid / Beats / 22nd October 2016

We can’t remember the last time we had a cruising playlist that didn’t include a track produced by Phoniks.  He seems to have an endless supply of old school beats with a crisp finish, and this track with the up and …

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Durag vs Headband

By Archie / BeatsWord on the Street / 22nd October 2016

Action Bronson, the guy is a classic. Sharing the video for the new song Durag vs Headband – watching this video and listening to the words makes you think WTF is actually going on. There’s a big-ass white horse sporting guest artist Big Body Bes just …

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Don’t Get Skunked

By Archie / Word on the Street / 22nd October 2016

This goes out as a warning for all dem Crooks out there, being rude and straight up knifing another ou’s wheels. The members at SkunkLock have developed a bike lock that takes no sh*t!
“The lock that fights back.”
What these members have …

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Young & Liv’in My Life Now

By Archie / BeatsWord on the Street / 22nd October 2016

Da Les at it again with his new track – Lifestyle! Featuring Gemini Major who is every where at the moment, setting fire to anything he touches.  This tune is just what we have come to expect from the men, …

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All About Those Summer Feels

By Archie / BeatsWord on the Street / 21st October 2016

Members this track is flavour! Tshego and Nasty C have put together a absolute treat for all the fans out there, providing all the feels needed to take on the weekend.
So High – with a smooth rhythm backed by a bit …

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The Don

By Archie / BeatsWord on the Street / 21st October 2016

DJ Dimples new track – The Don! Featuring Pound, Khuli Chana & Gemini Major, keeping it real groovy this Friday.
Production credits from the man himself; Sketchy Bongo

Regards
Halfway Crooks

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Chasing The Weekend [Old Rhythm]

By Archie / Beats / 21st October 2016

Howzit going members! Hope everyone is having a fabulous Friday, and with the weeks worries behind us there’s nothing but blue sky’s leading us into the weekend. To gear you up for the festivities ahead we thought we give you …

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I AM BOLT

By Archie / Sports Word on the Street / 20th October 2016

Members, the time has come to celebrate the success’s of one of the greatest athletes to have ever graced the earth. Some may even consider him to be a god, but all we know is this champ is the most …

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The Truth Behind Cape Town City

By Nikolaos Kirkinis / Sports / 19th October 2016

I’ve had a lot of people ask me what the low-down is on the new PSL team in town – Cape Town City, so here is everything you need to know.
Firstly, people may be wondering how a team suddenly appears …

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Strait Up G’s Chasing Those Straight A’s [Study Playlist]

By Gustavo / Uncategorised / 19th October 2016

Up early at your desk, chugged a double shot of Ricoffy, books are out and highlighters are on flique. But your mind is tired – feels clogged – and wont get out of neutral…
Let the Crooks get the ball rolling …

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Swipe of the Week #6

By Gustavo / Uncategorised / 19th October 2016

Swipe of the week #6. It packs heat, and it’s colder than Sketchy Bongo’s Cold Shoulder…
Look, we admit, these products ain’t going to do the trick when it comes to keeping those lagers chilled in the OxBraai cooler box but …

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Kanye West Stole Cassper Nyovest’s Stage

By Billy The Kid / Word on the Street / 18th October 2016

It’s common knowledge that Kanye West has been progressively losing the plot, but this is a step too far in our minds.
During this weekend Kanye West went online stating that “unnamed people” have been copying the floating stage he’s using …

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Best Purple Rain Mix on the Internet

By Billy The Kid / Beats / 18th October 2016

Since the tragic passing of the iconic Prince earlier this year, the remixes and tributes have been coming in hard and fast. We’ve combed through the most of them, and this track is head and shoulders above the rest in our …

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Master Of Bounce

By Archie / Kicks | Lids Word on the Street / 18th October 2016

Members these chaps have done something special – Foot Locker Europe and Adidas Originals have presented a dam tight exclusive collection of five of the freshest Adidas kicks out there. But with this being said they have really caught our …

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Yanga Birthday Treat [New Track]

By Archie / Beats / 18th October 2016

“What a nigga gotta do for the W, cause they can never make another you.”
Yanga has done it again, releasing another banging single, She Baba! With an amazingly fruity tune this jam is dam tasty!

Regards
Halfway Crooks

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Back On That Bull [Young & Clean Vol.3]

By Archie / Beats / 17th October 2016

Get em up! Crooks are all about the thug this Monday.
Keep your cap crisp and kicks tight, cause rolling to this got you feel’in yourself.

Regards
Halfway Crooks

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Top Of Your Threat List

By Archie / BeatsWord on the Street / 17th October 2016

Introducing Nelmontajh; the next addition to your threat list.
“A 20 year old rapper based in Cape Town, from PE. my sound explores the polarity and complications of everyday life expressed through trap sounds.”
He dropped us an exclusive release of his …

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Lane 8 Does it Again

By Dick Dastardly / Beats / 17th October 2016

The 26 year old American born producer has just released a fresh remix of one of 2015’s biggest tunes in the EDM scene, “Innerbloom” by Australian duo “Rufus du Sol”.
For those you haven’t heard the original, which features in Lane …

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Martin Garrix: New Songs Released Today!

By Gustavo / Beats / 17th October 2016

So Listen… This lightie… Just turned 20 years old and he has been spinning those turn tables in all the right ways lately. Martin Garrix has announced that he will be releasing a new song everyday for seven days, as …

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Monday Mishaps #6

By Gustavo / Uncategorised / 17th October 2016

Whether you’re setting up for another hellish work week – which consists mainly of you brown nosing your boss – or blindly rolling into exams, four steps behind the work and one step away from a full blown anxiety attack, …

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Sunday Night Dunks

By Bugsy / Sports / 16th October 2016

Rugby is still a game for all shapes and sizes, but the professional era has transformed our international players into world-class athletes.
For so many years a hooker has fitted a very one dimensional role on the field. Here’s what Wikipedia …

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Ryan Murgatroyd is Ranting Again

By Billy The Kid / Word on the Street / 16th October 2016

The king of Facebook rants is at it again, and this might be our favourite one yet. The man behind behind Bantwana’s Showcase and Crazy White Boy (along with Kosta Karatamoglou) has always had a knack for saying what we’re all …

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Why Pro Baseball Player Gave It Up To Live In A Camper Van [VIDEO]

By Gustavo / Sports / 16th October 2016

This is a genuine, heart warming story about a man, Dan Norris, worth R30million who makes the choice to walk away from it all to find peace.

“It’s quite an incredible story… It seem to be the tale of a man …

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The Mega Swing [VIDEO]

By Bugsy / SportsWord on the Street / 15th October 2016

So get yourself a hot air balloon add a long ass rope with a plank and voilà, you’ve the most epic base jumping

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Samples from the King of Soul

By Billy The Kid / Beats / 15th October 2016

This playlist is for all you OGs out there who live for that old school, soulful rap. Those of you who know that “gangster” should really be spelled “Gang Starr“.
We’ve put together a compilation of the greatest songs that sampled …

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New Music We Love [Playlist]

By Gustavo / BeatsWord on the Street / 15th October 2016

We would like to introduce you crooks to some undercover artists who have been killing it under the music radar.
(Link to full playlist at bottom)
1. DENM – GREEN

DENM, the laid back electronic garage pop artist from Los Angeles, with zero …

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Jet Packs and an A380

By Bugsy / Uncategorised / 14th October 2016

Man has dreamed of flight for centuries – but no one has pushed the limits of flying a jetpack next to a goliath A380, like ‘Jemen’ Yves Rossy and Vincent Reffet have. Within sight of the stunning skyscrapers of Dubai; the …

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Red Bull Rampage 2016 [LIVE]

By Mayo / Sports / 14th October 2016

Once a year 21 borderline crazy mountain bike riders are invited to a cockfight in the desert terrain of Virgin, Utah. The Red Bull Rampage is by far the front runner in extreme downhill racing and it is coming to you live.
The terrain these …

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What’s Really Going Down Between Meek Mill and The Game

By Billy The Kid / Word on the Street / 14th October 2016

Another day another Dollar; and another beef involving Meek Mill. This guy can’t seem to keep his loud mouth out of trouble.
He’s found himself on the wrong side of one of the hardest in the scene right now – The …

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Chasing The Weekend [Sugar & Milk]

By Archie / Beats / 14th October 2016

Firstly we’d like to do a massive shout-out to everyone’s number 1; Ricoffy – pop’in eyelids since the 70’s. So in light of those heavy mornings when all you need is a touch of coffee to put a smile on …

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Live: 24 Hour Endless Rap

By Billy The Kid / Word on the Street / 13th October 2016

Think you’ve had a long day? Not as long as LA Rapper; Murs. As we write this he is going for the Guiness World Record for the longest rap. 24 Hours.
Have you ever done one singular thing for 24 hours? We don’t …

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Bubba Just Changed the Game [VIDEO]

By Bugsy / SportsWord on the Street / 13th October 2016

To celebrate golf’s return to the Olympic Games – 112 years in the making – the team that brought you the revolutionary hovercraft golf cart technology is proud to introduce a brand new innovation: the first ever Golf Cart Jetpack!

A …

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Chance the Rapper – All Night (KAYTRANADA Remix)

By Billy The Kid / Uncategorised / 13th October 2016

If you didn’t immediately hit the jump after seeing Chance the Rapper and KAYTRANADA; then we’re wasting our time with you.
Kaytranada hasn’t stopped making noise since dropping 0,99%, and we’re not complaining. This latest mix takes Chance the Rapper’s track All Night straight …

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Boris Smith & Girls Love DJs ft Ryan Konline – Magic Trip [Deep House]

By Billy The Kid / Beats / 13th October 2016

Armada Deep and their team just don’t stop producing massive tracks. The latest from Boris Smith and Girls Love DJs take its old school, with a fresh new flavour. The big bassline and 90’s style synth take you back to …

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John John Florence’s Girlfriend [Video]

By Gustavo / Word on the Street / 13th October 2016

You all probably know who John John Florence is. If not, here’s a quick summary: “He’s an American professional surfer, currently in first place on the world tour and is well known for his tube riding and aerial abilities.”

But who …

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Rob $tone – Chill Bill Remix (ft. D.R.A.M., Denzel Curry, & Cousin Stizz) [Hip-Hop]

By Billy The Kid / Beats / 13th October 2016

We feel like we should give you fair warning before you listen to this track. You’re going to press play and a whistled melody will begin. Your mind will be transported to floating down a stream on an old tractor …

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Throwback Thursday – Charl Langeveldt’s Series Winning Over [Cricket]

By Billy The Kid / Sports / 13th October 2016

Last night the Proteas made history to become the first team to whitewash Australia in a one day series. In honour of the thumping, we’re throwing it back to 2005. Treat yourself to Charl Langeveldt’s series-winning final, over the West …

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Jeremy Loops and Cassper Nyovest – Still With Me [Music Video]

By Archie / BeatsWord on the Street / 13th October 2016

Jeremy Loops and Cassper Nyovest, who would have foreseen a combination like this; with both representing completely opposite sides of the spectrum, in terms of the music they produce. But needless to say they have developed something really special with …

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Conquer The Cape [VIDEO]

By Bugsy / SportsWord on the Street / 12th October 2016

 
Deep in the hills of the Franschhoek Pass some tyre destruction occurred; thanks to the team from Red Bull South Africa and Mad Miket Whiddet the Kiwi drifting genius. We know anything New Zealand is still a rather touchy subject, …

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Looking For The Ultimate Job [VIDEO]

By Bugsy / Word on the Street / 12th October 2016

If your idea of eating, drinking, and talking your way around the world sounds like the job you were born to have, then we’ve got some very good news for you.
The guys at Diageo have launched a global search to …

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Pose Like Stilo [Tune | Music Video]

By Archie / Beats / 12th October 2016

Heres a shout out to Stilo Magolide and Youngsta for keeping it 100% G in their new release – Pose Like Stilo! This track is just what we have come to expect from these two Crooks, keeping the rhymes raw and …

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Nerves of Steel [Video]

By Archie / Sports / 12th October 2016

Dan Atherton; the majority of you have probably never heard of the name. In a sport that some may argue is undertaken neither for the fame or money, but rather for the sheer thrill of the rush that comes along …

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Swipe of the Week #5

By Gustavo / Kicks | Lids / 12th October 2016

Like most of the trigger happy crooks out there, you probably take a ton of snapshots with your smartphone. And, sure, occasionally you might flip through them with your closest crooks, but you probably never print them – you’d rather …

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Ditch the Golf and Support Local Football

By Nikolaos Kirkinis / SportsWord on the Street / 11th October 2016

As my first piece of writing for Halfway Crooks, I want to try convince you to do something that you really don’t want to – like peppering your spaghetti with jelly-babies and marinating it in Sprite. It doesn’t sound delicious …

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Patriots Day Official Trailer [VIDEO]

By Bugsy / Uncategorised / 11th October 2016

Patriots Day centers around the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing that killed several people and injured hundreds more.
Mark Walhberg plays police sergeant Tommy Saunders, who’s present at the scene and in the days that follow. He also gets involved in the …

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Thuggin The Daisies [Festival Review]

By Gustavo / Word on the Street / 11th October 2016

The addition of an exclusive hip-hop stage at Daisies was met with mixed reviews in the lead up to the festival. We, along with anyone that has a head on their shoulders, could barely contain ourselves. on the flip side …

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Thug’in The Daisies [Playlist]

By Archie / Beats / 11th October 2016

We’ve been telling all ya’ll for a while now, the South African Hip-Hop industry is on FIRE, and this past weekend at Rocking The Daisies proved it.
So for all those who weren’t around to get a true taste of what was …

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Tasty Tuesday

By Archie / BeatsWord on the Street / 11th October 2016

Yes, yes! Hows the family feeling after the fantastic outing that was Rocking the Daisies this past weekend. It must be said that we as Crooks were the most impressed by the variation in flavour that the artists put out …

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Monday Mishaps #5

By Gustavo / Word on the Street / 10th October 2016

A wise-ass crook once said: “The greater the weekend, the greater the demons”… Actually, we just say that… Still true nonetheless.
With arguably the greatest weekend of the year behind us, we’ve put together something real special this Monday – a …

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Adidas Ultra Boost Tanned Leather

By Gustavo / Kicks | Lids / 9th October 2016

Jack The Ripper, a sneaker customiser, has given the Adidas Ultra Boost a Vegetable Tanned Leather make-over. It sits on top of a clean white Boost outer sole. The outcome is unreal and we can definitely imagine crooks wanting to …

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Rodney Mullen: Godfather of Freestyle Skating [Video]

By Gustavo / Sports / 9th October 2016

For those of you who don’t know the man, Rodney Mullen is the Godfather of Freestyle skating. For those of you who think you know him – you probably don’t know that the reason he “fell off the scene” was …

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Sunday Night Dunks [VIDEO]

By Bugsy / Uncategorised / 9th October 2016

We were planning on doing an article on rugby but due to the springboks performance I’m not sure we like rugby anymore so this week on Sunday night dunks we have some of greatest footballers showing us some skills and …

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Event Review: ELE Presents: Beats in the Bush [JHB]

By Dick Dastardly / Word on the Street / 5th October 2016

If Rocking the Daisies and a Friday night at ERA had a love child this would be the genetically perfect result. ELE is combination of simplicity, serenity and severity all colliding into one sinisterly beautiful mix.
The scene: an African playground, …

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Swipe of the Week #4

By Gustavo / Kicks | Lids / 5th October 2016

Since the beginning of time, it has been said that Mitchell and Ness make the tightest lids in the hood. We don’t argue with that statement. In fact, we endorse it.
This authentic Brooklyn Nets import is testimony to that. (R599)

“Blending …

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Drain Your Bank Account – Here’s The Ultimate Way to Travel

By Bugsy / Word on the Street / 5th October 2016

The Mercedes Maybach S600, takes the cake in so many regards. You won’t just be floating in the clouds in the most comfortable interior that ever graced a motor vehicle, you’ll also be hitting 0-60 in 5.0 seconds. This beast …

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Exclusive Interview: Michael Douglas(DJ) [Video]

By Gustavo / Beats Word on the Street / 4th October 2016

We sat down with the Michael Douglas boys at Mixlab‘s Deep on Deck in Wilderness last weekend, to chat about the breakout year that 2016 has been for them.

They started this year spinning the soundtrack to Sunday’s demons at Vice …

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Antonio Giacca – Down Like The River [Deep House]

By Gustavo / Beats / 4th October 2016

New funky house track from Antonia Giacca. The song has been making big moves, and already received the industry stamp of quality, when it was premiered on Pete Tong’s Radio 1 show. Give it a spin for some instant lubrication of the …

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Tasty Tuesday [Festival Season]

By Archie / BeatsWord on the Street / 4th October 2016

Rise and shine all you festival head’s!
With Daisies around the corner we know all the members out there are oozing with excitement over the fast approaching weekend. In light of this and with the weather just keeping it real lekka – …

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Glass Skateboard [Video Review]

By Gustavo / Sports / 4th October 2016

The magicians down at Invizaboard have just dropped their new bulletproof glass skateboard. This is their second attempt at making a glass skateboard and they’ve sent it down to the skaters at Braille put it to the test. These skaters …

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The Grand Tour [VIDEO]

By Bugsy / Word on the Street / 4th October 2016

Ladies and Gentlemen, its been a long time coming – Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond are back this November on Amazon. It’s definitely worth watching this space, its going to be a spectacle! A jam packed come back show …

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Ragga Ragga [Video]

By Archie / BeatsWord on the Street / 3rd October 2016

Gemini Major let loose the music video for Ragga Ragga a couple of days ago, for all ya’ll that missed check it out below.

Yours Sincerely
Halfway Crooks

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Ryder Cup Heckler Makes A Putt and $100 [Video]

By Gustavo / Sports / 3rd October 2016

The Ryder Cup finished last night, with The US romping their way to a comprehensive victory of 17-11. It was the first time USA has won it since 2008 and they were over the moon about it. The tournament was …

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Nyovest at 100%

By Archie / BeatsWord on the Street / 3rd October 2016

Cassper Nyovest is on fire! Showing off a music game that can only be described as being on point. The artist came out a couple of weeks ago in the period leading up to his latest single release stating that …

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AKA on Stage with Anatii: Official End to Their Beef

By Gustavo / BeatsWord on the Street / 3rd October 2016

AKA and Anatii have had a long standing beef, since they had a fallout last year over Anatii apparently trying to charge AKA a ludicrous sum for one of his beats.
But last week it seemed as if the two were …

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Monday Mishaps #2

By Gustavo / Word on the Street / 3rd October 2016

The burden of a long week ahead and yet another weekend gone by got us feeling weirder than a small nun surrounded by a gang of penguins.
The Crooks are here to take the edge off at the expense of these …

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Springboks Win Over the Wallabies Last Night

By Bugsy / Sports / 2nd October 2016

 
Finally we’ve actually won a game against opponents we can be proud of fronting up against, and look maybe it wasn’t the flashiest game The Springboks have ever played – but at this stage as long as we putting the …

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