Who is the best hip hop artist in South Africa 2022?
Hip hop in South Africa first arose in Cape Town in the late 1980s and early 1990s, thanks to crews like Prophets of Da City and Brasse Vannie Kaap, who used the Capetonian Afrikaans vernacular to express life in the Mother City and its surrounding townships in a very innovative way. The genre eventually swept the remainder of the country, thanks to groups such as Skwatta Kamp and HHP, among many others.
The Best hip-hop rapper in Africa 2022?
The South African hip hop fraternity has produced arguably the biggest hip hop artists in Africa
From the heart of Johannesburg comes a South African rapper. Transcending the face of African Hip Hop and shaping into an imperfect, ambiguous, ground breaking and earth shattering sound, a breath-taking, astounding sound, the music of a new generation.
Priddy Ugly is forging a sound and approach that will propel South African and African Hip Hop to new heights. “Words are my pencil, rhythms are my paper, music is my art, and style is my way of expressing myself. That’s in my blood, and the fit is fantastic.”
In 2010, DJ Murder and Smol founded Black Motion. Their big break came when they joined Faimos Entertainment and created the 2010 smash track ‘Banane Mavoko,’ which featured the late Jah Rich. The song was later included on DJ Oskido’s acclaimed 10th Commandment Compilation CD, as well as a Tribe Records UK release.
The pair is presently signed to Oskido’s label Kalawa Records, together with some of South Africa’s most well-known House and Kwaito performers.
Refiloe Maele Phoolo (born 16 December 1990 in Mafikeng), also known as Cassper Nyovest, is a South African recording artist and record producer. His debut album Tsholofelo was released on 18 July 2014. He is currently signed to his own independent label and media company, “Family Tree”
For the time being, Samthing Soweto is a one-man band, doing vocals to put his recordings together using a style of South African verses a North American blend of folk music.
He mixes the old music filled with the constantly changing new age pop/alternative vibe with the assistance of the Beat box and now with the help of Drum samples generating a new and fresh music certain to be liked by young and old.
Makamu is appreciated by Musa. Musa Keys grew up in Polokwane after being born in Giyani. The multi-hit track creator rose to prominence in South Africa as a result of his passion for music, which began at the age of 13 when he began playing the piano at church. He learned how to make music by watching other producers and getting advice from his tutor, Lazarus Thobejane.
He is well recognized for his catchy melodies on the popular song “Samarian Boy,” which stayed on MTV Base and the South African charts for over three months, and for producing the double platinum hit track “Vula Mlomo,” which featured Sir Trill and Nobantu. Musa Keys writes and records his own songs, which he publishes through his own record company, Keys Records, of which he is the sole owner and creator.
Top 8 South African Hip Hop Artists
- Nasty C.
- Big Zulu.
- Stogie T.
- DJ Maphorisa (Madumane)