South African hip-hop genre has witnessed tremendous growth in the recent past despite all the acrimony that it is usually characterised with.
It has been on a difficult journey to be where it is today, thanks to some talented hip hop artist who have kept the game with undiluted attention and talent.
Many Hip hop fans have attributed the recent invasion of Amapiano to the poor performance of the industry, while others still believe that the industry is alive and kicking with multiple talents.
We can not deny or dismiss the impact of the various legend who have made their mark to the hip hop of the culture, they include HHP, Pro Kid, P.O.C, Amu, Ready D (DJ), Skwatta Kamp a Rap group, Gogga (Graffiti), Falco (Graffiti), Cassper Nyovest, Goddessa, Tumi, Watkin Jones, AKA, Slikour, Da Les, Proverb, Thasso, Emile XY, Kwesta.
They paved way for the new generation who are taking their game to the next level thanks to the digital platform which has practically removed all the bottlenecks and gatekeepers in the industry.
Whose real name is Nsikayesizwe David Junior Ngcobo, who is currently signed to the international record label, Universal Music Group flagship Def Jam Africa? He is one of the biggest Hip Hop South African exports, having featured many international artists like T.I, DJ Whoo Kid.
Nasty C made his acting debut with a cameo role in the six-part Netflix African original young adult series Blood & Water, playing the role of Zero.
Whose real name is Lehlogonolo Ronald Mataboge, the young rapper who has amassed the street credibility thanks to his flow and infectious hooks, born and raised in Pretoria, Gauteng he was signed with Ambitiouz Entertainment in 2015 but left after disputes with management to become an independent artist?
Whose real name is Shane Patrick Hughe is not left out in the pack, the songwriter, television personality and record producer rose to fame in 2015, after finishing third place on the first season of the Vuzu rapping reality competition, since then he has shown he is a force to reckon with in the industry having released dope album Dark Moon Flower with great tracks,
Finally, Emtee, whose real name is Mthembeni Ndlovu, has been on a steady climb to fame, against all odds, best known for his debut hit single, “Roll Up” which he later signed to Ambitiouz Entertainment, and later moved to become an independent artist. His debut album Avery was certified platinum by RISA on 1 July 2016.
These fantastic four bring a different flavour to the industry thereby raising the bar and standard of Hip Hop South African while maintaining their respective positions in the game.