Full List: Kwesta Crowned Number One on MTV Base Hottest MCs List

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After another exciting year on SA’s massively competitive 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 .

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With many rappers doing the most and extending the frontiers of South African 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 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.

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In fact, to help you put it into better perspective, here’s the statistics of what he has managed to achieve in recent times.

With the success of hisThuto , Tito Mboweni hitmaker and self-styled King of South African Hip Hop, peaked at number 2.

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Even though 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 with Anatii.

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 who enjoyed a fine 2017 with several hit songs and pushed more on the international finished 4th. While who enjoyed the gloss and shine with his sophomoreManando completed the top 5 in fifth.

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Check out the top 10 below.

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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 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.



  1. Nasty C deserves to bo on the top..he is a talented song writer and hit !aker…look particular his verse…his chorus at connect by Ms Cosmo.though Kwesta !ist be thed second

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