Hip hop song is among the biggest genres in South Africa and has forged a unique sound for itself through the fusion of “Kwaito”, “House” and “Traditional” Sounds. The industry is indeed producing massive hits and making automatic stars out of musicians who only a few years ago considered underground. This are the Best Hip Hop in South Africa for the year 2019
1 SEND ME AWAY (SMA) – NASTY C
This song by South African Rapper Nasty C features is label mate Singer Rowlene who has been his frequent collaborator. Send Me Away (SMA) is a favorite joint on the” Strings and Bling” album and tells a love story that went side way with Nasty C in disbelief after the relationship went cold. Rowlene took the hook and chorus of this emotional song that tells how to handle your loved ones who have done wrong and deserves to been sent away. This song has been topping the Charts all over South Africa for months. With a visual which also complemented the song, this track is sure a hit. Check it out.
2. MOVE FOR ME- CASPER NYOVEST
This song by South African Rapper Casper Nyovest features Boskasie. The song from his latest Kwaito album “Sweet and Short” which has a Reggae influence with a pop music undertone has received a formidable level of acceptance since its release in May 2019. Casper has once again shown that he is a trend setter and With an interesting Visual which payed homage to the Caribbean’s influences was directed by Laurenzo Dlamini, starring American model Jessica Burciaga, who flew to South Africa to shoot the project the song as proven to be a hit. Check it out.
This song by South African Rapper AKA features South African Singer Yanga Chief affiliated to AKA’s Beam Group. Jika is another exciting record off AKA’s latest album titled “Touch My Blood”.The visuals which is currently trended at number seven on YouTube is directed by Skystar Films and produced by Nhlanhla ‘Life Of Nivo’ Ndimande. The visual features an older version of AKA trying to woo a woman who he wants to spend the rest of his days with. The music video features senior citizens, flashy cars, and beautiful women. Check it out.
4. STRINGS AND BLING-NASTY C
This song which is also is the name for his latest album “Strings & Bling” is the second track on the 17 track project.Strings and Bling was announced to have gone double platinum earlier in the year, with every song going at least gold. A visual was also released and it well complemented the lyrics from the song. Check it Out
This song by South African Rapper Kwesta Features Makwa, Tshego AMG & Thee Legacy. This is Kwesta’s first official single of the year 2019 and it follows “Vui Vai”. The rapper remains one of the most in demand hip hop artiste in South Africa, with his song “khetile khetile” featured on every single chart in mzansi. The visuals which featured live videos from his wedding to the love of his life “Yolanda Mvelase” earlier this year did more justice to the lyrics of the song. Check it out.
This song by South African artist Tellman features vocals from South African singer Shekhinah and Rapper Nasty C. The song is a single Off Tellman’s latest album in 2019 titled “God Decides”. The song which has been featuring on major charts since its release, had sonorous vocals from shikenah and rap lines from both Tellman and Nasty C. This is surely a hit song. Check it out.
7. SUPA DUPA-K.O
This is a song by South African Rapper K.O. This song serves as the first single from his third upcoming solo album. Making yet another mission statement, the Skhanda God addresses “the snakes” in the city of gold. The song which arrived following a short announcement from the rap veteran. Supa Dupa has gone on to become one of the most played songs on South African radio.After playing around with animation on his “Call Me” lyric video, K.O. expands on this for the “Supa Dupa” visuals. The “Supa Dupa” video is humourous and futuristic. This is an ideal, chilled vibes track and it’s safe to say that the Skhanda God is back. Check it out.
8. IMMA BOSS-NADIA NAKAI
This is a song by South African female artiste Nadia Nakai. The song being a single off her “Nadia Naked” album is one of the most played female rapper’s song in South Africa recently. In the song the rapper boasts of being the top South African hip-hop artist. A colorful visual was also dropped which showed the Zimbabwe born rapper bragging about her tour to Europe and insisted she needs no one’s advice in music.she directed the lyrics to her rapper. This is indeed a hit song. Check the wonderful Rap song out.
9. RIGHT NOW-GEMINI MAJOR
This song by South African singer Gemini Major featured Rapper Nasty C and Tellaman. This song is a powerful trap song which is perfect for party trips. This is a song off the album having the same name as the title and featured the powerful voice of Germini himself as he is assisted by South African Rapper Nasty C and Tellaman. This song has continued to feature in Charts both in cape town and Mzansi. Check it out.
10. YOU AND I-RIKY RICK
This song by South African artiste Riky Rick features powerful vocals from South African Singer Mlindo The Vocalist. This song has to do with the celebration of love and was released on valentines day, 14th of February 2019. The song which has garnered so much love from the street of Jozi has also been featured on many charts in South Africa. The visuals to the song dropped in April 2019 approximately two months after the audio was released. Riky Rick haven employed the vocals from one of the country’s most sought after singer was able to drop this trailblazing track. Check it out.
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