Cassper Nyovest crowned king of SA hip hop, again

By Drum Digital
03 December 2016

"Abuti Fill Up" has been crowned SA's hottest MC for a second year running

It seems like Cassper Nyovest has Mzansi eating out of the palm of his hand where music is concerned. The Too Legit To Quit rapper beat the likes of Emtee, Riky Rick, Fifi Cooper and AKA to clinch the coveted spot.

The MTV Base Africa list of Mzansi's hottest rappers is not only controversial, but its judges are often questioned on their criteria and knowledge of hip hop. Tumi Molekane was on hand to share and explain the criteria used to select the top 10 rappers. The panelists judged impact, lyrics, sales, buzz, style and other ‘intangibles’ that make rappers stand out.

The 2016 list saw Idols SA host, Proverb presenting the 2-day show, surrounded by a panel of judges formed by Loyiso Gola, Amu, Spoken Priestess, Rashid Jay, DJ Capital and Slikour.

Here are the remaining 9 Mzansi hottest rappers:  


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