The Top 5 South African Rappers in 2022, according to Fakaza Deep.
Through a rising lineup of South African rappers, South African rappers have built one of Africa’s top rap and hip-hop scenes.
Even though today’s South African rappers are among Africa’s best, the evolution of hip hop music in South Africa, and throughout Africa, took years. South African hip hop may not be as active or have a large enough presence to be relevant as other nations that have created international rap artists, but it does boast numerous of Africa’s top number one rappers.
Top 5 South African Rapper Of 2022
Nasty C (born David Junior Ngcobo on February 11, 1997) is a South African rapper, songwriter, and record producer. He grew up in Durban, where his father reared him. His mother perished in a vehicle accident when he was just 11 months old. He is most known for his collaboration with DJ Switch on the tune “Way It Go,” which featured Tumi and Youngsta, as well as the well-received remix of his hit “Juice Back,” which featured Davido and Cassper Nyovest. At the 2015 South African Hip Hop Awards, he was the youngest recipient of an award, the Best Freshman Award.
Senzo ‘KWESTA’ Vilakazi was born on the East Rand of Johannesburg on August 11, 1988, to schoolteacher Thabsile Vilakazi. The dream of becoming a rap superstar began during his high school days at J.G. Strydom, where he was a constant annoyance to his teachers for writing verses and poems during lessons, but as time passed, the same teachers began asking KWESTA to give examples of his writing by reciting whatever “student friendly” verse or poem he had for the class.
Cassper Nyovest (born Refiloe Maele Phoolo on December 16, 1990 in Mafikeng) is a South African musical artist and record producer. Tsholofelo, his debut album, was released on July 18, 2014. He is presently signed to “Family Tree,” his own independent label and media organization.
Lehlogonolo Ronald Mataboge (born March 27, 1997), better known as A-Reece, is a South African rapper, songwriter, and record producer from Pretoria, Gauteng. In 2015, A-Reece signed with Ambitiouz Entertainment. Following disagreements with management, he quit to become a totally independent artist. He rose to prominence after the release of his smash track, Couldn’t (2015), which featured Emtee.
Tumi Molekane is a poet and rapper from South Africa. He was the lead vocalist for Tumi and the Volume, which split in 2012. Tumi rebranded himself as Stogie T in 2016.
BEST HIP HOP IN SA IN 2022
Other notable recognition goes to:
- Shane Eagle
- Riky Rick
- Stogie T