This is proof that the South African hip hop is growing in several areas!
It is no doubt that it took a while for South Africa to get used to the music genre, hip hop. Even though it was a genre that was worth adoring in the ‘80’s in Cape Town, we can safely say that hip hop gained its prominence in the 21st century.
When mentioning the few artists that contributed to the growth of the South African hip hop industry, we can mention names like HHP, Black Noise, Prophecy Of The City, Senyaka, and Proverb.
As years rolled by, young artists came up to dominate the hip hop scene in Mzansi and present new styles and sounds that made it alluring.
Some of the living legends that contributed to the growth of the South African hip hop scene include Cassper Nyovest, Nasty C, Emtee, Stogie T YounstaCPT, and A-Reece.
An artist is gaining prominence and performing exceptionally when they change the world’s perception of Africa and gaining international recognition.
To upgrade the South African hip hop scene and reward artists for their accomplishments, Rashid Kay, along with some of his friends, decided to establish music awards for the hip hop artists in South Africa.
The music awards have been ongoing for eight years and it has assisted talented artists by motivating them to do better and celebrating their accomplishments.
Rashid Kay, along with his team, went further to build a hip hop museum. The aim of building the museum is to appreciate the stars that have featured in the hip hop industry.
The first event held at the museum happened late last year. Notable artists such as HHP, ProKid, and Da Les, were appreciated.
The South African hip hop museum is located in Johannesburg, Newton.
Rashid Kay took to his Twitter page to share a sneak peek of the interior.
Check it out:
South African Hip Hop Museum 🔥 pic.twitter.com/iDvStnb7Ks
— RASHID KAY™ (@rashid_kay) March 11, 2020