After another exciting year on SA’s massively competitive Hip Hop circuit and after so much anticipation, we now have the full list of the top 10 rappers in the country according to MTV Base Hottest MCs list. Guess what? It is yet another win for Kwesta .
With many rappers doing the most and extending the frontiers of South African Hip Hop beyond the shores, drawing up a list of 10 is in no way easy and we do not envy members of the panel in the least.
Made up of Slikour, Thabiso Khati, DJ Speedsta, Fred Kayembe, Caron Williams and iFani, the panellists had to select the contenders based on the criteria of impact, lyrics, sales, buzz, style and other ‘intangibles’ that make them stand out from the crowd.
However, what a year it has been Kwesta? The Hip Hop titan has definitely had one to remember. With all of the awards, accolades, international recognition and record sales in the bag, he still earns another gong to further solidify his new tag as the epitome of never giving up.
In fact, to help you put it into better perspective, here’s the statistics of what he has managed to achieve in recent times.
Even though AKA had asked to be excused from the list, he managed to clinch the 3rd position and it is left to be seen how the SupaMega reacts. He enjoyed success this year with his “Be Careful What You Wish For“ collaborative album with Anatii.
Nasty C who enjoyed a fine 2017 with several hit songs and pushed more on the international finished 4th. While Emtee who enjoyed the gloss and shine with his sophomore “Manando“ album completed the top 5 in fifth.
Check out the top 10 below.
10. Youngsta CPT
7. Riky Rick
6. Shane Eagle
4. Nasty C
You know we can go on and on about what these Emcees have achieved this year and even contest the list as many fans across social media. However, each man has justified his spot with a tinge of hard work, grind, grit and dedication.
We can only give kudos to the top 10 rappers in the country according to MTV Base Hottest MCs list and wish other acts who have stayed determined to the hustle, the very best for next year.
Do you think Kwesta deserves his spot at the top? Which other rapper would you have loved to see in the top 10 and who would you swap? Kindly share your thoughts and opinion in the comments section below.