The highly-anticipated South African Hip Hop Awards finally held at the Lyric Theatre in Gold Reef City Casino Wednesday night with many talking points expected to dominate the industry for weeks to come.
With an abundance of electrifying performances, announcement of awards and drama, “Thuto” album mastermind, Cassper Nyovest looked to have sealed the night as his own with a whopping 6 gongs.
The Doc Shebeleza won Album of the Year, Hustler of the Year, Best Male, Best Video and Most Valuable Performer awards. He was also honoured with a Milestone Award for his Fill Up Orlando Stadium show held late last year.
The second in his series of stadium tours, Cassper managed to pull a near-capacity crowd for the show, making it one of the biggest hip-hop stadium shows in South African history.
Other winners includes Kwesta for Best Digital Sales, AKA and Anatii for Best Collabo, Frank Casino and Riky Rick for Best Remix, DJ Speedsta for DJ of the year, Gemini Major for producer of the year, Rouge for Best Female and several others.
Peep the full list of winners below and share your thoughts.
Best Local Brand – Styler Gang
King of Northern Cape – DJ Speedy Vee
King of Eastern Cape – Yahkeem
King of Mpumalanga – Fortune Ntekati
Best Digital Sales – Kwesta
Best Radio Show – Motsweding FM – Motswako wa Hip Hop
Best Graffiti – Psalm 1
Best Dance Crew – Creed Crew
Best Collabo – Aka & Anatii -10 Fingers
Best Remix – Frank Casino ft Riky Rick – Whole Thing
Promoter of the Year – Junior Lavie
Milestone Award – Cassper Nyovest
King of Limpopo – Hip Hop Live SA
King of North West – DJ Big Boy SA
King of Freestate – Ba2Cada
DJ of the Year – Dj Speedsta
Best Video – Cassper Nyovest ft Goapele
Producer of the year – Gemini Major
Best Male – Cassper Nyovest Thuto
Best Female – Rouge – New Era Session
Most Valuable (MVP) – Caspper Nyovest
Hustler of the year – Cassper Nyovest
Honorary Award – Dj Bionic & Dj Blaze
Best Freshman/ Newcomer – Shane Eagle
Mixtape of the year – Sliqe Injayam Vol 1
Lyricist of the Year – YoungstaCPT
Album of the year – Cassper Nyovest – Thuto
Song of the year – Kwesta ft Thabsie – Ngiyazfela Ngawe