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The Sobering

English, Hip-Hop Rap, 8 seasons, 138 episodes, 1 day, 5 hours, 12 minutes
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Hosted by Lil FRAT, Kitso Moremi and Mokgethwa, The Sobering is the most authentically South African hip-hop podcast on the internet today. Follow @TheSoberingPod on Twitter. Search our hashtag #theSOBERINGpodcast. Featuring a 100 percent local hip-hop playlist and interviews with prominent figures in the local scene, the monthly show features an eclectic mix of exciting personalities, good conversation and an excellent blend of the best and most current tunes from local MCs. Hosted by: Lil FRAT (@fratpacker) Kitso Moremi (@fratpackmusic) and Mokgethwa (@Mokgethwa__)
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Lighting up the streets with Khanyisa

The out of town boyz light up the pod with the beautiful Khanyisa on this edition of the Sobering. Khanyisa takes us through the early stages of her career, from tik toks to music collaborations. The gang also speaks on her joining forces with inDrive for the initiative to light up Khayelitsha. The vibes are lit in more ways than one. Check out the Layita Khayelitsha joint here So your link is: qrco.de/beZvpR Guest @iam_khanyi95 Hosts @Big_Warra @Fratpacker @Ke_Kitso_Bafethu Follow The Sobering on the socials IG: TheSobering Tw: TheSoberingPod FB: The Sobering Podcast Recorded at Dan Vista Mansions Produced by The Sobering Engineer: Kitso Moremi Shot and Edited by Kitso Moremi Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/13/202342 minutes, 24 seconds
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S07E21 Ft Stino Le Thwenny (Bloem Rap, Missed opportunities and what's next)

Yuuurrrrrrppp, Sober Soldiers get in line! We got a special one for you, we say this because we're fans of rap duos and groups. With great scarcity of duos, there's a two men from Bloem who holding ish down and we get to chop it up with them today. Ladies and gentlemen welcome Stan le Thwenny on to the pod. You know we gotta take it all the way back and find out where they come from, how they met and also find out about some adversities and 'missed' opportunities in their career so far. Press play and let's get to know Stino le Thwenny. Guest @stino_le_thwenny Hosts @Big_Warra @Fratpacker @Ke_Kitso_Bafethu Follow The Sobering on the socials IG: TheSobering Tw: TheSoberingPod FB: The Sobering Podcast Produced by The Sobering Engineer: Kitso Moremi
11/29/20231 hour, 19 minutes, 56 seconds
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Greasy Tunes f/ Slikour

Sober Soldiers, we're back with another one courtesy of the good people at Spotify. We took over the Greasy Tunes space in Braamfontein with the help of the legendary rapper and businessman Slikour, a lot of gems are dropped in this one, for your art, business and even life. Press play and enjoy. Guest Siya 'Slikour' Metane @SiyaMetane Hosts @Big_Warra @Fratpacker @Ke_Kitso_Bafethu Follow The Sobering on the socials IG: TheSobering Tw: TheSoberingPod FB: The Sobering Podcast Recorded at Spotify GreasyTunes, Braamfontein Produced by Spotify South Africa
7/26/20231 hour, 16 minutes, 9 seconds
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The Sobering S04E05 Level 3

It’s level three and the boys reunite without the zoom life. The guys catch up on everything that has been happening with local hip hop thus far. From the new Malume ep, Aka’s three pack, Priddy Ugly’s ep and all lip fixing and apologizing going on. Welcome to level 3. Follow the hosts on Twitter; Mokgethwa - @Mokgethwa Kitso Moremi - @FratpackMusic Kabelo Moremi - @Fratpacker
6/3/20201 hour, 2 minutes, 25 seconds
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S03E08 ft Yanga Chief

Full swag, drip drip, nang' uTatakho on The Sobering. It's been a long time coming, we got the one and only, a man of many talents, Yanga Chief. We can tell you for sure that by the end of this episode, you'll add 'honest' to Yanga's talents. A very honest episode indeed, Yanga doesn't hold back when it comes to his story, from his days at UJ to meeting AKA and working with him to finish 'Levels'. Yanga's story is more than just penning hits for some of our favourites, he has gone through some hardships. From dropping out of UJ to couching surfing at friends places and to eventually being kicked out to the streets and bouncing back straight to the charts. Nothing reaks of Die Hard attitude more than Yanga's story, enjoy the episode and keep the conversation going with #TheSoberingPodcast Guest @itsyangachief Co-Hosts @Mokgethwa__ @Fratpacker @Fratpackmusic Produced by Mokgethwa Machaka Engineered by Kitso Moremi
9/16/20191 hour, 35 minutes, 1 second
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Special Episode ft Tshego

It's Pink Panther season, and we have the one and only Tshego at the OffBoyz studio. The Maftown crooner has paid his dues in the music industry, from his days with the Sotho Mafia to his tenure at Family Tree records, where he says that he learned a lot about the music business under Cassper Nyovest. However, he shares quite a different sentiment from most of us about Artist Development and the record labels responsibility in that regard. Having recently signed to Universal Music Group, he explains to us what his deal means and the labels' involvement. He shares his working process and how he juggles fatherhood and show business. It's clear that the Pink Panther season is well upon us, enjoy the episode and keep the conversation going with #TheSoberingPodcast. Guest @OfficialTshego Co-Hosts @Mokgethwa__ @Fratpackmusic @Fratpacker IG: @TheSobering Tw: @TheSoberingPod Fb: The Sobering Podcast Produced by Kabelo Moremi Engineered by Kitso Moremi
8/26/20191 hour, 27 minutes, 30 seconds
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S03E06 ft Nadia Nakai

Busss a shot in your section!!! We got the Queen, Mrs. Nadida Nakai in the building. It's been a long time coming, but it was well worth the wait. We start it off discussing some new releases and delve into her life for a bit. Nadia also lets us in on her creative process and shares some of the sacrifices she had to make for her new #Naked to see the light of day as she wanted. Enjoy the episode above and keep in touch with #TheSoberingPodcast Guest @NadiaNakai Hosts @Mokgethwa__ @Fratpacker @Fratpackmusic Produced by Kabelo Moremi Engineered by Kitso Moremi
7/22/20191 hour, 56 minutes, 15 seconds
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THE SOBERING TALKS AFRO PUNK WITH MUZI AND DARKIE FICTION

We have two of the most forward-thinking musicians in SA, Muzi and Darkie Fiction. We sat down with the artist to speak about their respective journies and things got a bit heated when we discussed Darkie Fiction's Little America' documentary, which questions the originality of some SA artists. Enjoy the episode and keep the conversation going with #TheSoberingPodcast Produced by Kabelo Moremi Engineered by Kabelo Moremi Follow the hosts on Twitter; Mokgethwa - @Mokgethwa__ Kitso Moremi - @FratpackMusic Kabelo Moremi - @Fratpacker Produced by {insert producer name} Engineered by {insert engineer name}
7/16/20191 hour, 10 minutes, 21 seconds
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The Sobering S03E05

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7/1/20191 hour, 57 minutes, 9 seconds
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Castle Lite Unlocks Recap

We waited on this for many months, it finally happened! This year's #CastleLiteUnlocks spanned over two days with activations, cyphers, talks and amazing performances. We evaluated the performances and came out somewhat disagreeing but one sentiment reigned supreme across the whole episode, which is that it was an amazing event and the wait for 2020s edition is already rife. Enjoy the episode above and keep the conversation going with the hashtag #TheSoberingPodcast Hosts Mokgethwa - @Mokgethwa__ Kitso Moremi - @FratpackMusic Kabelo Moremi - @Fratpacker Produced by The Sobering Engineered by Kitso Moremi
6/24/20191 hour, 32 minutes, 30 seconds
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Special Episode ft Moozlie & Rowlene

We have two trailblazers in the studio to talk about all things music and life, Rowlene and Moozlie are here to let us know what the word is. You probably know Rowlene from her collaborations with Nasty C, but she is steadily making sure that's not all that you know here for. We were all amazed when we found out that she mixes and masters her own music, she also lets us know what the working dynamic is like at Tall racks Records and what it's like having a young boss like Nasty C. Enter Moozlie, we don't think our intro to her will do any justice. From TV presenter to charting rapper. Moozlie has been on the up in Hip Hop and she lets us in on her secret to being a multi-faceted personality in the industry. We also got to get her side of the story of the Cash Time label situation and how she handled the backlash from her responsible driving campaign, which had the whole country shook. There's all of that from these two ladies and a lot more in between, enjoy the conversation. Get involved with the conversation using the hashtag #TheSoberingPodcast and check the ladies doing their thing at #CastleLiteUnlocks on June 17th and 18, respectively. Guests @Nomoozlie @Rowlene_SA Hosts Mokgethwa - @Mokgethwa__ Kitso Moremi - @FratpackMusic Kabelo Moremi - @Fratpacker Produced by Kabelo Moremi Engineered by Kitso Moremi
6/12/20191 hour, 30 minutes, 46 seconds
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Special Episode ft Lee Kasumba, Lootlove & Ayanda MVP

How lucky are we? To have three of the best role players in the SA Hip Hop culture, not just as females but as human beings who stand for carrying this culture forward. Lee Kasumba, Lootlove and Ayanda MVP graced the studio to share parts of their journeys ahead of the upcoming #CastleLiteUnlocks Conversations, which are set to take place on the first day of the two-day spectacle. Lee Kasumba, where do we even start? One of the purveyors of the Joburg Hip Hop scene, she helped bring Hip Hop to the mainstream during her tenure at Yfm, she also put on some of your favourite emcees. Lee can be described as a connector in the game, whether it’s rappers to audiences, DJs to artists, and even labels to artists. Having stepped away from Hip Hop for a moment, she takes time to let us in on what she has been up to and trust us when we say she made us green with envy. Lootlove, a returning guest on the show, was introduced to the audience at large through TV presenting on Live Amp and recently made a swift transition to radio. Hosting Absolute Hip Hop with DJ Speedsta on Metro FM, she is definitely very hands-on​ in the progression of SA Hip Hop in all aspects. Most of us got into Hip Hop through friends, cousins and/or siblings, you won’t believe who put her onto Hip Hop. Loot also shares her struggles and joys of motherhood and fame Ayanda MVP has become almost everyone’s favourite DJ, and one thing we’ve learned in this episode is that Ayanda doesn’t take ‘No’ for an answer. She has pushed through many walls to get where she is today, from being an on-air Hip-Hop radio presenter to making the transition to a fully-fledged daytime presenter on one of Gauteng’s biggest stations. From TUKS FM and learning how to DJ with techno, to now being part of the #CastleLiteUnlocks conversations. Ayanda’s story is definitely hard to ignore just like her presence behind the decks. Enjoy the episode and don’t forget to engage with us through the hashtags #TheSoberingPodcast and #CastleLiteUnlocks Guests: @LeeKasumba @LootLove @AyandaMVP Hosts: @Mokgethwa__ @Fratpacker @Fratpackmusic Engineered by Kitso Moremi Produced By Kabelo Moremi Follow us on social media Tw: @TheSoberingPod IG: @TheSobering FB: The Sobering Podcast
6/4/20192 hours, 9 minutes, 59 seconds
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Special Episode ft DJ Speedsta

First things first, we swear you've never heard DJ Speedsta like this! Not this honest, serious, humorous, inspiring and still entertaining. Speedsta gives us an insight into his career from his high school days of hosting parties in the Vaal to buying a house in Bryanston. In between all of that, we learned about his failures, falling out with his dad and how 'Special Somebody' almost didn't get released due to a last-minute financial hurdle with Anatii. There's a lot of life lessons to learn to take from this episode, this one is definitely for the books. Tune in each month and hashtag #TheSoberingPodcast to stay engaged Follow the hosts on Twitter; Mokgethwa - @Mokgethwa__ Kitso Moremi - @FratpackMusic Kabelo Moremi - @Fratpacker Produced by Mokgethwa Machaka Engineered by Kitso Moremi
5/27/20191 hour, 33 minutes, 34 seconds
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Special Episode ft Mark Mac & Katlego Malatji

We are bringing you a special episode featuring two of the most trailblazing individuals in urban culture. Mark Mac, a computer engineer and sneaker aficionado supplying the hottest kicks to your favourite rappers all over Mzansi. Katlego Malatji is an entertainment lawyer and promoter, he is one half of the famous Homecoming Africa promotions company. This is one of our most inspiring episodes, Mark and Katlego share the joys and pains of their respective journeys and their dearest lessons learned in the game, they also part with a lot of wisdom to inspire anyone trying to make it in entertainment. Enjoy this episode and don't forget to subscribe and share. Mark Mac and Katlego Malatji will be part of the #CastleLiteConvos at the 2019 #CastleLiteUnlocks 2-day extravaganza at The TicketPro Dome on the 17th and 18th June. Not for sale to persons under the age Use the hashtags #TheSoberingPodcast, #CastleLiteConvos to stay engaged with the conversation. Follow the hosts on Twitter; Mokgethwa - @Mokgethwa__ Kitso Moremi - @FratpackMusic Kabelo Moremi - @Fratpacker Produced by Kabelo Moremi Engineered by Kitso Moremi
5/21/20191 hour, 41 minutes, 47 seconds
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The Sobering Podcast S03E04 ft Manu Worldstar

Damn, April was such a long month! We had so much to cover in this episode in terms of events, we also welcomed Manu Worldstar to help us unpack everything and get to know him better. He took us through his journey in the music industry, which goes way far beyond The Hustle reality show. We also find out how his hit single 'Nalingi' came about and how he shopped it around to get a fitting deal for him. Manu also told what to his expect from his upcoming album and the brotherhood at Punchline Media. Enjoy the episode and don't forget engage with us online. Twitter: @TheSoberingPod IG: @Thesobering Facebook: The Sobering Podcast Guest: @Manu_Worldstar Hosts: @Fratpacker, @Fratpackmusic and @Mokgethwa__ Recorded and Engineered by Kitso Moremi Produced by Mokgethwa Machaka Tune in each month and hashtag #TheSoberingPodcast to stay engaged with the conversation.
5/6/20191 hour, 40 minutes
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The Sobering Podcast S03E03 ft Una Rams

We welcome the Wavy Baby to the middle seat. Una Rams has garnered a lot of traction in the past two years, and we get to find out where his head is musically. We also get some intel on what it's like being (partially) signed to the great Black Coffee and what it means to be a Venda Pop Star. This is not without the usual catch up on news, music updates and events. Hosted by @mokgethwa__, @fratpacker and @fratpackmusic Guest: @UnaRams Engineered by Kitso Moremi Produced by Mokgethwa Machaka Join the conversation online with the hashtag #TheSoberingPodcast IG: @TheSobering Twitter: @TheSoberingPod Facebook: The Sobering Podcast Follow the hosts on Twitter; Mokgethwa - @Mokgethwa Kitso Moremi - @FratpackMusic Kabelo Moremi - @Fratpacker
4/1/20191 hour, 45 minutes, 3 seconds
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The Sobering Podcast S03E02 ft. Champagne69

We are joined in studio by one of Joburg's coolest hip hop outfit, Champagne69. You probably know them as the dudes that look like their way to the front row at fashion week but still throw down a wild mosh pit. This episode has one of the funniest opening dialogues we've had, Willie and Siya let us in on their dealings with women in their lives as rappers. As per usual we then proceeded to past events just before we delved in their latest project 'Army of 2wo' and the growth from D2. They let us in some of their dealings with big brands and what sets them apart from the rest of the 'New Wave' acts. This was definitely a great way of getting to know the duo better. Follow Champagne69 on social media @champagne69_. Tune in each month and hashtag #TheSoberingPodcast to stay engaged with the conversation. Follow the hosts on Twitter; Mokgethwa - @Mokgethwa Kitso Moremi - @FratpackMusic Kabelo Moremi - @Fratpacker Produced by @Fratpacker Engineered by @Fratpackmusic
3/4/20191 hour, 59 minutes, 11 seconds
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The Sobering Podcast S03E01 featuring BYLWANSTA

Your favourite podcast is back, iyuuurrrppp!!! We have one the most promising talent to come out of South Africa, ByLwansta. He ushers us in to the third season with an update on his upcoming project 'SPIJONGET' and how it will be rolled out to the masses, which is a totally interesting way. Among many other things, he lets us in his creative process and how he got to be on the Colors series. As per our tradition around here, we had a discussion about some of our memorable music events in recent memory and Lil Frat goes in on K.O's latest Twitter antics. It really feels good to be back, sit and enjoy. IG: @TheSobering Twitter : @TheSoberingPod Facebook : The Sobering Podcast Follow ByLwansta on social media @ByLwansta. Tune in each month and hashtag #TheSoberingPodcast to stay engaged with the conversation. Follow the hosts on Twitter; Mokgethwa - @Mokgethwa Kitso Moremi - @FratpackMusic Kabelo Moremi - @Fratpacker Produced by Kitso Moremi Engineered by Kitso Moremi
2/4/20191 hour, 54 minutes, 35 seconds
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The Sobering Podcast S02E20 - Finale

2018 hasbeena very interseting year. We are joined by some of South Africa's premier Hip Hop media practitioners to discuss. Tune in each month and hashtag #TheSoberingPodcast to stay engaged with the conversation. Follow the hosts on Twitter; Mokgethwa - @Mokgethwa Kitso Moremi - @FratpackMusic Kabelo Moremi - @Fratpacker Engineered by @fratpackmusic
12/19/20182 hours, 16 minutes, 17 seconds
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The Sobering Podcast S02E19 featuring Kid X

All day one Soberers know that Kid X has been highly sought-after to be a guest on the show. Mfana ka Aunty finally graced the middle seat, we a lenghty and fruitful chat X. We got into his new album, his role at Raplyf, his unfruitful tenure at Cashtime Records, we also had a lengthy deliberation on which SA emcee ranks high on the Sway In The Morning freestyles and not rappers being bad payers. This episode makes up for all the time we missed with Kid X, so listen on and enjoy. Hosted by @fratpacker @fratpackmusic and @mokgethwa__ Guest: @KidXSA Engineered by Kitso Moremi Produced by Mokgethwa Machaka Recorded on 29/11/2018 IG:@TheSobering Twitter: @TheSoberingPod Facebook: The Sobering Podcast
12/3/20182 hours, 27 minutes, 5 seconds
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The Sobering Podcast S02E18 Feat Dee Xclsv

In this episode we have one runner up of Vuzu's 'The Hustle' Dee Xclsv, he gives us a lowdown on what he's been up to since his departure on the show, and gives a clear differentiation between Rustenburg Hip Hop and MafTown Motswako, this get heated at some points of the show. it all remains entertaining however, listen on above. Follow Dee Xclsv on social media @Dee_xclsv. Tune in each month and hashtag #TheSoberingPodcast to stay engaged with the conversation. Follow the hosts on Twitter; Mokgethwa - @Mokgethwa Kitso Moremi - @FratpackMusic Kabelo Moremi - @Fratpacker Produced by @fratpacker Engineered by @fratpackmusic
11/5/20182 hours, 7 minutes, 8 seconds
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The Sobering Podcast S02E17 Catching Up And Airing Out

We haven't touched on albums, events and industry shenanigans in a bit, so we decided to guve y'all something for #Ocsober. As said we dissect all the recent albums and singles that dropped recently, but before all that we had a little issue to address with Stogie T, given his recent tweet in our direction. Lil Frat really popped off on here. Listen on and enjoy. Twitter: @TheSoberingPod IG: @TheSobering FB: The Sobering Podcast Tune in each month and hashtag #TheSoberingPodcast to stay engaged with the conversation. Follow the hosts on Twitter; Mokgethwa - @Mokgethwa Kitso Moremi - @FratpackMusic Kabelo Moremi - @Fratpacker Engineered by Kitso Moremi
10/8/20181 hour, 5 minutes, 51 seconds
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The Sobering Podcast S02E16 featuring PatrickxxLee

With the growth of an alternative Hip Hop scene in SA, we have one the leaders of Soundcloud and raging wave, enter Patrickxxlee. A 22 year old rapper from Joburg carving an entire new lane in the game. On this episode we get to find out more about his music, upcoming shows and his upcoming album 'Nowhere Kid'. Most notably he lets us in to his psyche and the darkness of his music and what it actually means. Which eventually led to him opening about his depression and how he deals with it. We also got to pick his brain on some local rap stuff, this is definitely a much needed episode, so listen on and enjoy. Follow PatrickxxLee on social media @PatrickxxLee . Tune in each month and hashtag #TheSoberingPodcast to stay engaged with the conversation. Follow the hosts on Twitter; Mokgethwa - @Mokgethwa Kitso Moremi - @FratpackMusic Kabelo Moremi - @Fratpacker Produced by Kabelo Moremi Engineered by Kitso Moremi
10/1/20181 hour, 4 minutes, 11 seconds
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The Sobering Podcast S02E15 featuring Priddy Ugly

We have Priddy Ugly in the middle seat, a well respected lyricist in the SA hip hop game. He takes us through his tenure as an Ambitiouz signee, all things sweet and sour during that time. How he was able to walk away with all his music, the financial struggles he had with the label and the lack of support. What caught us off guard the most is his tiff with Riky Rick, and how it affected his relationship with Frank Casino. He also shares some personal info exclusively with us, some info about the EGYPT deluxe vesion, the vision for his company GAS which he puts out music through now and many more. This one is definitely for the books. Sit back and enjoy. Follow Priddy Ugly on social media @Priddy_Ugly. Tune in each month and hashtag #TheSoberingPodcast to stay engaged with the conversation. Follow the hosts on Twitter; Mokgethwa - @Mokgethwa Kitso Moremi - @FratpackMusic Kabelo Moremi - @Fratpacker Produced by The Sobering Podcast Engineered by Kitso Moremi @fratpackmusic
9/3/20181 hour, 55 minutes, 32 seconds
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The Sobering Podcast S02E14 ft Roo AT ( Editor of Hype Magazine )

We welcome Hype Magazine editor RooAT in the middle seat, he's joining us to give us the low down on the Hype Freshmen 2018 list. All that is not before we go through an evaluation of some of the music that dropped recently by the likes of AKA, Nasty C, DJ Sliqe and others. With the Freshmen List he lets us in on the selection criteria, what makes a freshmen, why some names were left out from the list and also how to vote for your favourite. Enjoy the episode and don't forget to Follow Roo at @Roo_AT on Twitter and @RooAT on Instagram. Tune in each month and hashtag #TheSoberingPodcast to stay engaged with the conversation. Follow us on Twitter @thesoberingpod and IG @TheSobering Follow the hosts on Twitter & Instagram; Mokgethwa - @Mokgethwa Kitso Moremi - @FratpackMusic Kabelo Moremi - @Fratpacker Produced by Kabelo Moremi Engineered by Kitso Moremi
8/6/20181 hour, 36 minutes
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The Sobering Podcast S02E13 ft $tilo Magolide

We welcome $tilo Magolide as our guest on this episode, fresh off his latest video release for 'Combo'. He takes us on a trip down memory lane about his early days in the game and his style influence on the game. Things also get a bit heavy when we touch on his alleged domestic violence case, more than anything we got a lot of knowledge darts thrown our way by the main man. Follow $tilo Magolide on Twitter @StiloMagolide_ & Instagram @stilomagolide. Tune in each month and hashtag #TheSoberingPodcast to stay engaged with the conversation. Follow the hosts on Twitter/Instagram; Mokgethwa - @Mokgethwa Kitso Moremi - @FratpackMusic Kabelo Moremi - @Fratpacker Produced by The Sobering Engineered by Kitso Moremi
7/2/20181 hour, 55 minutes, 59 seconds
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The Sobering Podcast S02E12 - Featuring Muzi

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6/4/20181 hour, 37 minutes, 57 seconds
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The Sobering Podcast S02E11

We are rolling without a guest on this episode, we delve into April's events that we attended, hip hop news and breath control. Listen on and don't subscribe and share.
5/7/20181 hour, 34 minutes, 5 seconds
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The Sobering Podcast S02E10 Featuring Frypan "The Mayor"

We have The Mayor of The Streets in the house, chopping up all things #LPOfest, black dreams and the whole industry as whole. If you know Fry you know he stays throwing knowledge darts and it's no different in this episode. Listen on and don't forget to share and subscribe
4/9/20181 hour, 33 minutes, 27 seconds
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The Sobering Podcast S02E09 - Ginger Trill Off his #VOTY win

Ginger Trill recently won Verse Of The Year at the #VOTY's, he chops it up with on why it has taken so long for him to be acknowledged as a lyricist, also mentions who he thinks is the South African Jay Z, talks about his new single 'Money' and also give us his current top 5. @thesoberingpod on Twitter
3/12/20181 hour, 27 minutes, 12 seconds
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The Sobering Podcast S02E08 - Slow Hip Hop Week

Coming from a relatively slow Hip Hop month, we dig into some newsworthy moments ranging from beefs and historical moments. There's also the ever present argument between Javas and Kabelo, with Kitso mediating as always, this episode is nothing short of fun. Enjoy, and don't forget to share, like and subscribe. @thesoberingpod on twitter
3/5/201859 minutes, 16 seconds
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The Sobering Podcast S02E07 - Caron Williams of The Plug Chats with The Sobering

In this episode, we have editor in chief of one the most important magazines in SA youth culture, Caron Williams from The Plug. She chops it up with us some of the issues and challenges she's faced at the the magazine. So listen to the episode and don't forget to subscribe. Please follow @TheSoberingPod on Twitter
2/5/20181 hour, 19 minutes, 16 seconds
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The Sobering Podcast S02E06

In this eposide we have one of the hardest lyricist in the game, Solo in studio. Talking to us about Solo and the BETR GANG 'Tour Dates' album. Enjoy the episode and follow @THESOBERINGPOD on Twitter.
1/15/20181 hour, 22 minutes, 26 seconds
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The Sobering Podcast S02E05

Happy New Year!!! We are back just like that, touching base and giving y'all our expectations for the year 2018. Listen on and follow @TheSoberingPod on Twitter. Peace!
1/8/201843 minutes, 23 seconds
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The Sobering Podcast S02E04

Episode Notes Following a controversial incident at The South African Hip Hop Awards, Stogie T sat down with The Sobering Podcast for an open and honest conversation.
12/20/20172 hours, 6 minutes, 36 seconds
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The Sobering Podcast S02E03

Episode Notes Fresh off the hottest MTV MC list, you already know that Kitso, Javas and Kabelo got you, this time joined the first Sobering return guest, former Hype Magazine editor Fred Kayembe. Who was one one of the panelists at the Hottest MC round-table to give us some insight. Music: Mdolisto Pu-man - Tuesday Rhwisky Champ - Izondo Odous - One for Mujava Odous - Bed Res
12/4/20171 hour, 59 minutes, 39 seconds
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The Sobering Podcast S02E02

Episode Notes We know you only expecting another episode of The Sobering on the first Monday of next month, but with the SAHHAs around the corner. Javas Skolo and Kitso are joined (again) by their fellow Footloger Mr. Calibre and SAHHA committee member Rashid Kay to discuss the boycott cloud looming over the awards and more. So listen on and look out for the next episode on the first Monday of December. Tracks: Rouge - "Dololo" feat. Bigstar Johnson
11/13/20171 hour, 35 minutes, 46 seconds
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The Sobering Podcast S02E01

Episode Notes Your favorite podcast is back, pardon the brief hiatus. In the return episode we are joined by our fellow Footlogger, Kabelo aka Mr.Calibre. Sit back and enjoy The Sobering truth.
11/7/20171 hour, 47 minutes, 28 seconds
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The Sobering Podcast Episode 20 - June Wrap Up

The Sobering is twenty episodes deep and in this episode Kitso and Javas discuss new music and events like the Durban July, Travis Scott concert and everything else that happened in between. What's an episode without a story from Javas? With that there's also some strong feelings on the continuing abuse of women in the country, so listen up. This episode features music by: Lukay Wa Lehipi Lava Wa Mrepa Tox The Rockstar
7/3/20171 hour, 6 minutes, 34 seconds
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The Sobering Episode 19

Episode Notes We are back like we never left, with that said deepest apologies for the brief hiatus. We are 19 episodes deep, and nothing of the good old greatness is missing in this comeback episodes. We were also bestowed upon with the great pleasure of having two Artlifers members gatecrash this episode. So go on ahead and press play, and get your monthly dope coverage of all things in the Hip Hop and urban landscape.
6/5/20171 hour, 28 minutes, 40 seconds
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Episode 18 feat. Illy Amin

This has to be one of the craziest episodes of The Sobering ever, when Javas Skolo and Kitso are joined by the one and only Illy Amin coming straight from a battle rap win. You can only imagine what that's gonna be like. More than the craziness, Illy takes us through his upcoming EP 'Illy Monate', this episode is so crazy, it was done over two days, a first for The Sobering. So go on ahead and listen up and be on the lookout for Illy's EP dropping April 30th. Keep up with the show by following the hashtag #TheSobering. Follow the Hosts on Twitter; Javas Skolo - @Javas_Skolo Kitso Wa Fratpack - @fratpackmusic
4/3/20171 hour, 32 minutes, 47 seconds
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February Recap - Month of no love: Episode 17

In this episode of The Sobering, Kitso and Javas review the mess that the Metro FM awards were, the highly spoke about artist departures from Ambitiouz Records and the usual shenanigans of the SA Hip Hop landscape. Recorded at the Promiseland Ent studios. [email protected] Keep up with the show by following the hashtag #TheSobering. Follow the Hosts on Twitter; Javas Skolo - @Javas_Skolo Kitso Wa Fratpack - @fratpackmusic
3/6/20171 hour, 16 minutes, 35 seconds
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The Sobering Podcast Ep 16 ft. Reason

Episode Notes First Monday of the month and you already know it, yup another fresh episode of the best podcast in the land. Continuing with their slew of exclusives, The Sobering Podcast bring us an exclusive listen to Reason's new album titled GIRLS. Listen on as Javas Skolo and Kitso dissect Reason's latest offering.
2/6/20171 hour, 35 minutes, 57 seconds
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Episode 15.5 feat. SlikourOnLife

We thought last week's episode was the last for the year, Kitso and Javas Skolo are back this week with a little gift to y'all for the holidays. Featuring the legendary Slikour to drop some knowledge for the streets. So click on the link and enjoy. Keep up with the show by following the hashtag #TheSoberingPodcast. Follow the guests SlikourOnLife - @Slikouron Follow the Hosts on Twitter; Javas Skolo - @Javas_Skolo Kitso Wa Fratpack - @fratpackmusic
12/12/20161 hour, 2 minutes, 42 seconds
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Episode 15

The last episode of the dopest Hip Hop podcast in the land for 2016. You already there's gang realness packed in as per usual, coupled with some dope music. Listen on and y'all on 2017. Playlist Mashayabhuqe ka Mamba - Kwadukuza ThinknThin ft BoyPeza - Hao Kreye Selo Vox Portent - Iridescent Drift Prism ft Jade Fortune - Warmth In Shadows Young Swiss - F.U.T.C Keep up with the show by following the hashtag #TheSoberingPodcast. Follow the Hosts on Twitter; Javas Skolo - @Javas_Skolo Kitso Wa Fratpack - @fratpackmusic
12/5/20161 hour, 40 minutes, 40 seconds
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Episode 14

As usual the gents and lady take give their take on the past month in the South African Hip Hop scene. Miss Vee - "Kele Pyatla" Emani Black - "Sober" OkZharp & Manthe Ribane - "Teleported" Mungo - "Velocipede" Thando Nje - "Hush" (The Sobering Exclusive Recording) Keep up with the show by following the hashtag #TheSoberingPodcast. Follow the Hosts on Twitter; Javas Skolo - @Javas_Skolo Kitso Wa Fratpack - @fratpackmusic NJ - @newyorknonjee
11/7/20161 hour, 13 minutes, 12 seconds
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Episode 13

As usual the gents and lady take give their take on the past month in the South African Hip Hop scene. There’s also album reviews and the show is closed off with an all local mix by Al da 3rd. Featured Music: ByLwansta - Indian Ocean DJ Maphorisa ft Kwesta, Emtee, Smashis, Tweezy, Kly & Maggz – Kimosabi Micr.Pluto - Nuances X14 - Friday Mix by Al da 3rd Keep up with the show by following the hashtag #TheSoberingPodcast. Follow the Hosts on Twitter; Javas Skolo - @Javas_Skolo Kitso Wa Fratpack - @fratpackmusic NJ - @newyorknonjee
10/3/20161 hour, 41 minutes, 27 seconds
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Episode 12

This episode marks the one year celebration of The Sobering Podcast and the introduction of NJ as the 3rd host of the show. The agenda is no different, the gents and lady tackle all the past shenanigans in the South African Hip Hop and Bass landscape. Full Tracklist: Lemapi - A Cool Song BIG FKN GUN - Thanamba Omar Morto - Astral Bodies JYD - Is Nice Exclusive mix by Odous. Keep up with the show by following the hashtag #TheSoberingPodcast. Follow the Hosts on Twitter; @javas_skolo @Fratpackmusic @newyorknonjee
9/5/20162 hours, 16 seconds
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Episode 11 ft LootLove

It’s the first Monday of the month, and a new episode of The Sobering Podcast has surfaced online. And because its Women’s Month, Kitso and Javas Skolo are joined by one of the leading ladies in entertainment industry, LootLove. In Ep. 11 they dig into the industry ups and downs for women and all the shenanigans from the SA hip hop landscape in the previous month. This month The Sobering also launched it’s new live performances platform and the first installment features sultry singer and frequent hip hop collaborator Melo B Jones. Keep up with the show by following the hashtag #TheSoberingPodcast. Follow the Hosts on Twitter; Javas Skolo - @Javas_Skolo Kitso Wa Fratpack - @fratpackmusic
8/8/20161 hour, 23 minutes, 17 seconds
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Episode 10

Another episode of The Sobering Podcast has just surfaced online to kick start the new month and on the 10th episode the legendary Golden Mic holder, Zubz acts as the guest. In the Podcast, hosts Kitso and Javas Skolo, have an in-depth chat with Zubz to make this an episode for the books. Keep up with the show by following the hashtag #TheSoberingPodcast. Follow the Hosts on Twitter; Javas Skolo - @Javas_Skolo Kitso Wa Fratpack - @fratpackmusic
7/4/20161 hour, 41 minutes, 45 seconds
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Episode 9

It's first Monday of the month and by now you know what it means. In this episode Javas Skolo and Kitso discuss the recent squabbles in the Hip Hop fraternity, that and all the new music, award winnings and most importantly if South African Hip Hop is exportable. So click on the link and enjoy. Featured Music Maraza - Gwan Leko X Troy - On Fire Mewzu - Empty Slumbertalk - King's Couch Abra - Pride (KITSO remix) Keep up with the show by following the hashtag #TheSoberingPodcast. Follow the Hosts on Twitter; Javas Skolo - @Javas_Skolo Kitso Wa Fratpack - @fratpackmusic
6/6/20161 hour, 30 minutes, 35 seconds
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Episode 8

The dudes are back with episode 8, and you already know it went down. With April being a festivity filled month that it was and nominees list being announced, Javas Skolo and Kitso had a lot to chew on in this episode, covering a slew of events and all news in the Hip Hop fraternity. Featured Music Uno July ft Youngsta CPT - NY 57 Vintage Cru ft. Moozlie & Khanyi Mbau - Shabang Leeu ft. Micr. Pluto - 39.5AU Thor Rixon, Albany Lore & Mungo - Black Belt Barbie Priddy ugly ft Refi Sings & Big Star Johnson - Nobody Keep up with the show by following the hashtag #TheSoberingPodcast. Follow the Hosts on Twitter; Javas Skolo - @Javas_Skolo Kitso Wa Fratpack - @fratpackmusic
5/9/20161 hour, 25 minutes, 20 seconds
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Episode 7

Coming from a fruitful month that March was, the latest episode of The Sobering Podcast packs a punch and some shade. Covering a variety of events from the recent slew of international artists that recently graced our shores and even more activities in the local scene. From label departures and news signings, it's all covered in this episode, plus a little mix Javas Skolo. Featured Music MissCelaneous - State Of Mind Gigi Lamayne - Shisa EmTee - Amamenemene St.Solo - Fuji Speedway GT Javas Skolo - Pies At The 02 Arena Mix Keep up with the show by following the hashtag #TheSoberingPodcast. Follow the Hosts on Twitter; Javas Skolo - @Javas_Skolo Kitso Wa Fratpack - @fratpackmusic
4/4/20161 hour, 16 minutes, 24 seconds
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Episode 6 Featuring Akio ‘DJ I.D’ Kawahito

The sixth edition of The Sobering Podcast is here, graced with the extra presence of DJ/Promoter/Manager Akio ‘DJ I.D’ Kawahito. The hosts Javas Skolo and Kitso delve in to the peoples asian’s mindset on the game and his overall approach to the SA Hip Hop landscape, as a southern American having lived all over the world. Keep up with the show by following the hashtag #TheSoberingPodcast. Follow the Hosts on Twitter; Javas Skolo - @Javas_Skolo Kitso Wa Fratpack - @fratpackmusic
3/7/20161 hour, 18 minutes, 20 seconds
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Episode 5

Coming from a rather lacklustre month that January was, the gents are back to review all that went down (or the lack thereof). In this episode Javas Skolo and Kitso go a bit personal, speaking about heir favourite music and all things sobering. The lack of events in January do not take away the excitement and punch in this episode. Featured Music A-Reece - Woosa Casper ft R-Senic & Huge - Beat drops Odous x Nxck - I'm Sleep Thegooddokta - A2 A Star Is Born Javas Skolo - Meta (Intro) Keep up with the show by following the hashtag #TheSoberingPodcast. Follow the Hosts on Twitter; Javas Skolo - @Javas_Skolo Kitso Wa Fratpack - @fratpackmusic
2/8/20161 hour, 1 minute, 2 seconds
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Episode 4 Featuring Fred Kayembe

It’s a new year and just as we expect on every first Monday, Javas Skolo and Kitso deliver their tackle and opinion on everything Hip Hop and surrounding in Mzansi. Although slightly late this month, the knockout stories from Hype Magazine editor Fred Kayembe make up for all the wait. The #TheSoberingPodcast is back with a punch and one of the dopest dudes in the game as their first guest ever. Keep up with the show by following the hashtag #TheSoberingPodcast. Follow the Hosts on Twitter; Javas Skolo - @Javas_Skolo Kitso Wa Fratpack - @fratpackmusic
1/4/20161 hour, 57 minutes, 45 seconds
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Episode 3

In the last episode of The Sobering for this year, the gents look back at the year that was in local Hip Hop and discuss the recent slew of music releases and performances. This comes in as their longest episode yet, mainly because there was a lot to go through from the year. With musical premieres from Revivolution and other great featured music. Featured Music Sipho The Gift - feeling The Vibe Revivolution - Rim shot Seafood - Zimbabwe Christian Tiger School - Demamp Camp Nadia Nakai - The Baddest Remix Keep up with the show by following the hashtag #TheSoberingPodcast. Follow the Hosts on Twitter; Javas Skolo - @Javas_Skolo Kitso Wa Fratpack - @fratpackmusic
12/7/20151 hour, 20 minutes, 24 seconds
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Episode 2

The dudes are back and it's been quite an eventful month for SA Hip Hop, judging by the first episode we know a lot will be said about everything that happened recently. In this episode Javas Skolo and Kitso discuss #FillUpTheDome, DreamTeam on the Hype magazine cover and all else under the Hip Hop. Featured Music Spoek Mathambo Ft. Cassper Nyovest - Hit The Floor FRATPACK - Hooligan Daev Martian - Happy BirthDaev Ludick - Arcade Shit TSA - Faded Check the episode below and don't forget you can also submit your to be featured on the podcast by emailing it to [email protected]. Keep up with the show by following the hashtag #TheSoberingPodcast. Follow the Hosts on Twitter; Javas Skolo - @Javas_Skolo Kitso Wa Fratpack - @fratpackmusic
11/2/20151 hour, 3 minutes, 52 seconds
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Episode 1

Discussions about Hip Hop and various other subjects in the urban landscape are a common feature in most of our lives, some have even broken up friendships. Not all is lost though, because thanks to those discussions (and sometimes arguments) we now have a monthly podcast titled The Sobering co-hosted by Javas Skolo and Kitso Wa FRATPACK. The Sobering focus on events occurring in the Hip Hop and the overall urban landscape, and at times even offering some advise. The podcast also helps introduce upcoming artists by way of spinning their songs in between talks. Without taking away too much from this podcast, which promises to be a breath of fresh air and opinions. Have a listen above and grab a free download of this episode on the links provided below. Watch out for the next episode on the first Monday of next month. Keep up with the show by following the hashtag #TheSoberingPodcast. Follow the Hosts on Twitter; Javas Skolo - @Javas_Skolo Kitso Wa Fratpack - @fratpackmusic
10/5/201557 minutes, 21 seconds