Tattoos create a division in society depending on people’s perceptions and beliefs. Some say that a tattoo will ruin a person’s chances of landing a distinguished job or link negative connotations to the art form. However, there are others that embrace the art of tattoos as a form of personal expression, using their body as a canvas to tell a unique story about themselves and their lives.  Then there are also people that get tattoos to create a memory of someone special or of a loved one who’s passed away. The generation gap between the older generation and generation X and Y has fueled the hot topic debate of tattoos as a societal acceptance.

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By Nikita Da-Cunha

Tresor Riziki:

Born and raised in The Democratic Republic of Congo, Tresor was orphaned at an early age and faced may challenges throughout his life. This did not stop him from following his musical dreams! In 2007 he moved to Durban to pursue his musical career. In order to make a living, Tresor worked as a car and security guard within the city.

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Hip Hop is a major part of black culture, it is known as black people’s form of expressing themselves, their communities, their struggles and accomplishments. In the history of hip hop we have seen a number of occasions where the platform

was used to make political statements and stand up for injustice and humanity, one of the most well-known which was later developed into a movie, Straight Outta Compton is N.W. A’s powerful stand against police brutality in ‘Fuck tha Police’.

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Frances Clare:

Local band Frances Clare was recently seen on early morning show ‘Expresso’ where they performed a cover of popular song “Toxic” by Britney Spears on the screens of 2 million people, which left fans wanting more. Frances Clare Litten is ‘just the front women’ to her fans and supporters, but lets take a deeper look into the lives of the newly popular band that has taken Cape Town by storm.

“Musicians exist to inspire”- Frances Clare Litten (age 21)

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What It’s All About:

First Thursdays bring bright colours and unrivaled excitement to the streets of Cape Town’s night life, it offers a platform for people to be exposed to various forms of art in a fun environment. It’s art galore with various galleries to choose from. From the day-to-day type of galleries to restaurants turned makeshift art gallery. The streets buzz with art, some on walls others walking the streets.

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KA$H CPT:

South Africa is brewing some serious hidden talent in the music industry. With many young artists relying on social media platforms to build their following and using Soundcloud as record labels, it is so vital to support local talent and performers like KA$HCPT make this easy. Keep an eye open while scrolling through your feeds for budding artists, you might be shocked at what you find. When we support local talent we inspire more local talent, you create a pool of opportunity and who wouldn’t want to be a part of that. We’ve decided to put the spotlight on KA$H but there are so many young
artists like him just waiting to be discovered! Through a Questionnaire conducted on Instagram, we found KA$H and managed to ask him a few questions. This is what transpired.

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