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Top 10 Best Rappers in South Africa 2020

Ever wondered who the best rappers in  South Africa 2020 are? Well, we got you covered. Hip Hop being the most competitive genre in the world, there is no doubt that South Africa has its place in the Hip Hop community.

We have come up with a list of the best rappers in South Africa 2020 that have been making hits after hits in the past year.

10. Okmalumkoolkat

Okmalumkoolkat is a rapper, producer and a graphic designer who in fact has worked with Nike before. His real name is Smiso Zwane and was born in Umlazi, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal. Okmalumkoolkat has been active in the rap game since 2007 and he came to the limelight back in 2013 after he collaborated with Cassper Nyovest in the single “Gusheshe”.

Mlazi Milano” is his only album at the moment which is certified Gold and released in 2016.

Did you know: Okmalumkoolkat is also known as Future Mfana, DJ Sharp Sharp, Smart Mampara, Mlazi Milano Malume wengane.

9. Emtee

Emtee, whose real name is, Mthembeni Ndevu is best known for his debut single ”Roll up” featuring AKA and Wizkid. The single won Song of the Year at the 2015 South African Hip Hop Awards.  He later released his debut album in 2016 named Avery after his son and took home Metro FM Music Awards.

One could think that Emtee’s music career took off fast but that is far from the truth, he released his first mixtape in 2008 title “The Introduction”.

Did you know: Emtee first stepped on the stage to perform when he was just 9 years of age at a talent show in Yeoville primary school.

8. Kwesta

Senzo Mfundo Vilakazi Katlehong, Ekurhuleni, Gauteng and is currently signed to his own record label known as Rap Lyf with Kid X as the co-founder. His Song Ngud featuring Cassper Nyovest went 5x Platinum which was on his third studio album DaKAR II released in 2016. He has also had songs with International acts like Kelly Rowland and Wale on ‘Spirit’ which also went platinum.

Did you know: Kwesta and his girlfriend(now wife) got matching ring tattoos way before they even thought about marriage. Isn’t that cute?

 

 

7. Priddy Ugly

His real name is Ricardo Molo and was born on 2nd April 1992. Other than being successful in Music Priddy Ugly was also been an accomplished Sportsman during his childhood.

Priddy Ugly released some amazing songs from his 2018 album, EGYPT(Everything Godly Yearns Patience and Time) which earned him a lot of listeners across Africa and some great reviews.

Did you know: Priddy Ugly is the first-ever African ambassador for Italian retail clothing company, Diesel.

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6. A Reece

One of the youngest rappers to make it in South Africa. Besides being a rapper, he is also a  songwriter and record producer signed with  Ambitiouz Entertainment in 2015.  A-Reece started his label(RubberBand Gang) after having disagreements with Ambitiouz Entertainment.

His real name is Lehlogonolo Ronald Mataboge. He currently has 3 albums with his latest one dropped early in 2020. You can find all his songs on his youtube channel.

Did you know: While other kids were dreaming of being Doctors, pilots, e.t.c A Reece always dreamt of being a rapper since eight grade. (he achieved his goal, don’t give up on yours).

5. K.O

Also known as Ntokozo Mdluli who is also a businessman in South Africa. K.O came into the limelight after releasing hits with the Hip-hop group Teargas, they released a couple of albums from 2006 t0 2012.

He released his debut album in 2014and another one in 2017 under Sony Music Entertainment Africa. K.O has being nominated for many awards for his hit song Caracara which he released back in 2014 featuring KId X.

Did you know: He was influential in the career of fellow rapper Kid X.

4. Shane Eagle

Shane Patrick Hughes (born 7 June 1996) is best known for his song ‘Way Up’.

He rose to fame after being one of the top four contestants on the South African television show Vuzu: The Hustle, where most South Africa rappers came from. He released an album in 2017 under his own Record label.

Did you know: Meek Mill is his all-time favorite rapper.

3. A.K.A

AKA is a rapper and entrepreneur from South Africa. He also goes by the name Kiernan Jarryd Forbes. In 2014 AKA signed a multi-album deal with Sony Music. He has also opened for Ed Sheeran and 2 Chainz on their South African tours.

AKA  has released quite several albums, as a matter of fact, his 2015 album ‘Levels’ went Certified Gold. Beside AKA being a decorated artist he is a father.

Did you know: His Rap career started back in high school(2002) when he started a Rap group ‘Entity’ with his friends.

 

2. Cassper Nyovest

Cassper Nyovest is one of Africa’s favorite who is popularly known for his first hit songs ‘Gusheshe’ and ‘Doc Shebeleza. The two songs earned him awards and since then he has been getting awards across the world like its nothing. Cassper Nyovest became the first South African Musicians to fill up a stadium with 72,000 fans during his concert.

Did you know: Cassper Nyovest is also a Business Man and in In 2018, he made it to the list of Forbes Africa’s 30 under 30 list.

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1. Nasty C

The man of many awards at only 22 years of age, a lot of rappers cant relate. He is not only the Best Rapper in South Africa but also the best in Africa. Besides being a South African Rapper he is also a songwriter and Producer.

Nasty C has been nominated by BET Awards before for Best International Act: Africa and has won many other awards across Africa. He has really changed how we look at the Hip-hop genre here in Africa. Nasty C’s real name is Nsikayesizwe David Junior Ngcobo. He currently has albums, Bad Hair and Strings & Bling.

Did you know: Nasty C started his rapping career at only nine years old

(That should go to the people who think Rome can be built in just one day)

 

 


Top 10 Best Rappers in South Africa 2020

  1. Nasty C
  2. Cassper Nyovest
  3. A.K.A
  4. Shane Eagle
  5. K.O
  6. A Reece
  7. Priddy Ugly
  8. KID X
  9. Emtee
  10. Okmalumkoolkat

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Positive Energy – Freak

 

Positive Energy is a passionate, energetic, soulful entertainer who takes listeners on a journey through a music world where freedom and happiness emerge from sorrow and injustice.

Having moved to Holland from Liberia about a decade ago, the Rap artist has been putting in the hard work and has succeeded in establishing himself as a household name in the music industry. Inspired by 50 cent’s debut album (get rich or die trying), he decided to follow his heart in achieving his childhood dream.

 

 

With a genre of music that reflects his roots, Afro-pop music has gained more momentum and love, especially because of its danceable tune which has taking clubs and dancehalls over.

Positive Energy has some hit songs like ‘snelle money’, ‘you and me’, ‘all eyes on me’, and his latest work called ‘freak’.

 

 

 

 

 

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Heistheartist – Boom

Heistheartist,  an American Christian singer-songwriter from Central Islip is now spreading some much-needed love with his new single, “Boom”.

“Boom” is actually based on a dream that Heistheartist had one night In which he had relations with an angel. It’s a song that mixes sensuality with religion blended together smoothly with Heistheartist’s warm tone.

“Boom (Love Version) is the non-religious version of the song. This version was made so anybody can relate to the message of the song regardless of their religious background.

Heistheartist – Boom (Love Version)

We hope you Liked Heistheartist’s Latest Song!!

 

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Review of the Lyrics Website – Afrika Lyrics

                                            Website Review

WEBSITE:  www.afrikalyrics.com

CATEGORY: African music lyrics      Afrika Lyrics - Music Lyrics & Translation - Apps on Google Play

 

Afrika lyrics is a website founded and designed for the purpose of providing music lyrics from the sub-Saharan African countries mainly Kenya, Tanzania, Nigeria, DRC, Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire, Cameroon, Senegal, Mali, Benin, Rwanda, Burundi among others.

 

 

The website is well designed with an amazing interface and simple menu buttons which make it easy to understand and make the users enjoy their time while navigating through it. There is an option of top lyrics where trending and most popular song lyrics are found. One is able to search for the content he or she likes using artist name, country, language, genre, and albums a feature that is very unique from other sites. They also have a Gospel category with many gospel songs across the African continent.

There is a search option where the user can type and search his or her favorite artist/song/albums and the search results are provided within seconds. The font size of the website is big enough to be read and colors are well blended and appealing to the user making it very beautiful. The artist images are fabulous and well designed with the correct lighting making then look good.

The languages include Swahili from East African countries such as Kenyan, Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda, and some parts of DRC. Other languages include Twi from Ghana, Yoruba from Nigeria, Igbo from Nigeria, Lingala, Pidgin Kinyaranda, Wolof, Doualana, and many others. If you don’t know nor understand any of these languages, Afrika lyrics had got your back. Many of the song lyrics are translated from local languages to English and French making them understandable to many people across the world who don’t speak African language and therefore making our African music known well and understood across all parts of the world.

Lyrics are easy to find because they are sorted by genre, country, language, artist names and other categories. Afrika lyrics has a cool feature which enables one to read the lyrics while playing the song and provides albums too. That sounds amazing, right? There is an artist biography provided to the users to enable them to know more about their favorite artists and a link to popular artist’s bio is provided. A good example is Diamond Platinumz from Tanzania.

 

What do I like about the site?

  • Beautiful interface that is appealing to the user and a user-friendly one which is simple to navigate
  • Providing of artist bio thus allowing the user to know his or her favorite artist well
  • Afrika lyrics provide a platform to our local artists thus growing their market and helping them sell themselves to the world which promotes local talent.
  • Good search results that are accurate and timely.
  • The organization of music according to the genre, language and country make it easy to find your song easily.
  • Playing music while reading the lyrics which are translated to the language i understand is awesome to me. It helps reduce the burden of using other third-party applications and saves time.

What can be improved?

  • The blank section on the homepage could make visitors jump to another site since one would think that the website has an error. I’d suggest that they put interesting that users would engage with once they land on the site.

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