MTVBase Documents The Origin And Meaning Of Amapiano

If you have been hankering for new knowledge in all things amapiano, you’re in luck, as MTVBase South Africa is currently documenting the origin and meaning of the genre.

Already, from the brand, there’s a clip out on Instagram that should clue you in matters amapiano.

Amapiano is currently the in-thing in South Africa, swallowing up artistes from other genres, from hip hop to gqom.

Such is the force of amapiano’s sweep that even Family Tree boss, Cassper Nyovest, a notable hip hop artiste, has made it clear he’s dropping an amapiano album later this year. He says it’s nothing like the genre has seen.

Major League, formerly a hip hop duo, has ditched the hop for the embrace of amapiano. The same might be said of the solo artiste Focalistic.

Amapiano might be the zeitgeist in South Africa right now, but not everyone is convinced the genre has a long future in the Rainbow Nation. Some think the genre will decline in relevance as quickly as it gained it.

Well, wherever you stand, you’ll certainly benefit from MTVBase’s insightful initiative. You may want to check out the clip below and join the conversation by dropping your thoughts in the comment section below. Way to go!

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