SPeeKa went on a journey to find answers with one goal in mind; which was to find out why one of the most impactful hip hop movement in South Africa is no longer fully active in the culture as it used to be.
Starting off as Joint Elements, which comprised of all the hip hip elements, a brotherhood was born, and from it what we now know as Slaghuis came to effect, largely focusing on the rap element of hip hop. The architecture of Slaghuis was a collective effort of passionate young men (in that time) whose purpose and goal was to push the culture of hip hop. A revolution if you could call it, they stood for up for what they believed in; the raw and real rap and they championed it. Unearthing some of the countries best emcees who were unique in that they rapped in their mother tongue as compared to the majority that rapped in English.
In every organisation though, there are ups and downs. This was the same for the founders of Slaghuis [Joint Element] who went through a major blow. The difference between brotherhood and business, they had to learn the hard way. This went as far to one of the founders completely disassociating themselves with Slaghuis, this announcement he made on this very same documentary.
The culture, hip hop, and business. If you also asked yourself the same question that SPeeKa asked himself. The truth is on the Slaghuis Joint Elements (2019) documentary below, where they tell their story. Press play: