The idea of creating lists has been around for as long as one can remember, and it will continue to flourish as people try to make sense of the talents around them, as well as determine which are the best out of the storm.
Well, Tlee Moiloa, the manager of South African rapper Cassper Nyovest, has just made a list of those he described as the best rappers in the Rainbow Nation.
It is public knowledge that South Africa throbs with talents and that in the case of hip-hop, the country has hundreds of rappers. While some of them are justly famous, some are still “thirsting for sunlight.”
But who are the top 10 in the country? Enter Tlee with his list. Shared online, the said list of 50 had at its top the late Hip Hop Pantsula (HHP), who committed suicide years ago.
Sitting in second position was ProKis (Linda Mkhize), another gift rapper, also now late. Family Tree rapper and the bod Tlee works for, Cassper Nyovest, comes in third position, followed by Khuli Chana, K.O., and the late AKA. You can check out the full list below.
The good brother @BridgeBossTLee made his list of Top 50 SA Hip Hop Artists.
— Ke Kitso (@Ke_Kitso) January 4, 2024
Interstingly, HHP was a mentor of ports to Cassper Nyovest. Pantsula took his life after a prolonged battle with depression.