Counting down the top 10 Hip Hop DJs in South Africa.
Every Hip Hop fan in Africa knows that the genre is bigger here in KZN than it is in any other country in the continent. We are lucky to have Disc Jockeys dedicated to the genre as much as the artists themselves. Because of these DJs, some collaborations we never thought possible have happened.
In no particular order, here is a list of the top Hip Hop DJs in South Africa;
This is probably the most versatile person on this list. The Mzansi star is known for his many talents including rap, production and more. He has quite a list of hits to his name including “Shark Attack”, “Allblackblackkat”, “GQI” featuring Amadando, “La Liga” and more. He continues to prove himself by the day.
2. Miss Pru DJ
If anyone made a list of the fiercest DJs in the country, Miss Pru DJ has got to be on it. With quite a number of years in the game, she has commissioned impressive joints including “Ameni”, “Price To Pay”, “Phumelela”, and featured some of the biggest names on the scene including Emtee, Sjava and more.
3. Ms. Cosmo
Johannesburg Hip Hop DJ, Ms Cosmo has been doing really well on the scene for many years now. She has featured some of Hip Hop’s most notable names including Kid X, Kwesta, Nasty, and dropped dope joints including “Connect”, “88” and more.
4. DJ Speedsta
TV personality and DJ, Speedsta has earned his place at the top of the game. Since hitting the scene in 2008, Speedsta has made quite the impression with dope features and hits including “Naughty” with Yung Swiss, “Mayo” with Yung Swiss, Tellaman, Shane Eagle, Frank Casino, and a whole list of others.
5. DJ Capital
With years of practice under his belt, DJ Capital continues to impress. Currently appearing on Nadia Nakai’s recent hit “40 Bars” alongside Emtee, Capital continues to remain consistent. He has delivered hits including “Liquor” featuring Malachi, and Da L.E.S, “Street Music” featuring Blaklez and more. We doubt that we have seen all of him.
6. DJ Sliqe
Here’s another DJ who has stolen a number of hearts in Hip Hop. DJ Sliqe has quite an endless list of hits to his name from “Injayam” to “Do Like I Do”, “On It” and more. He has also featured dope rappers like Flame, Kwesta and more.
7. DJ Dimplez
Yo, it has been awesome vibing to DJ Dimplez’s “Jumpamafence” featuring Kid X this year. The Mzansi star has delivered some impressive joints in all his time on the scene and featured big names including Ph Raw X, Reason, Da L.E.S and more. We can’t wait to see him do more.
Here’s another name who deserves a spot on this list. D Double D has been consistent, thrilling fans and expanding his fanbase. We all loved “Yeah” featuring Da L.E.S when it dropped in 2017, “One For The Team” and more. He’s already blessed fans with “Grocery Store” this year, and obviously has more thrills to dish.
9. DJ Switch
Now here’s a man who knows how to deliver. DJ Switch has earned a huge name for himself in SA Hip Hop and also in the entire music industry. The “Now or Never” hit maker has featured the créme of Hip Hop from Costa Titch to Nasty C, and dropped dope joints including “Way It Go”, “Jabulile” and more.
10. DJ Vigilante
Starting out in 2007, DJ Vigilante has gone ahead to be one of Hip Hop’s most respected DJs in the country. Over the years, he has dropped quite a number of huge hits including “Ayeye” featuring Cassper Nyovest, “Bang Out” featuring AKA, Nasty C and K.O and more.