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HAPPY BIRTHDAY AKA: Our Top 10 BIGGEST AKA Moments HAPPY BIRTHDAY AKA: Our Top 10 BIGGEST AKA Moments 6a08b9f5cde4337f72f4fa80cfec9c93Today, South Africa’s rap golden boy turns 25 years old. It’s hard to believe a few years ago AKA was in a boy band… Oops, I mean rap group, indistinguishable from his peers. And then suddenly he transformed into this “problem yo, the one mother*ckers should solve but don’t.” AT the risk of going Hugh Grant soft on a brother, we thought that since the dude gets more hate than the AWB on these streets, we’d show some love instead. C’mon, he’s got a beard now, he deserves it. Here’s our top ten favourite AKA moments, in honour of his birthday.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY AKA: Our Top 10 BIGGEST AKA Moments HAPPY BIRTHDAY AKA: Our Top 10 BIGGEST AKA Moments 022f2f7f7b1f64b60e69cfb3c02df84b10. “Haters gon’ hate. Potatoes gon’ potate” – while judging on Masters of Rhythm in 2011.

9. “She’ll be lucky if she gets McDonald’s, man” – All I Know. Well, all we know is that this line stirred up some trouble and made a lot of girls mad when the song gave fellas the courage to brush off their girls. Well played, AKA. Well played.

8. Live performance at the 2012 SAMAs with Jack Parow. On the night, AKA was affectionately introduced by Unathi Sengana who said “Mother fucker” on live television. Kiernan was then carried onto the stage in a throne and glow-in –the-dark jacket and proceeded to do what he does best: give haters a purpose in life.

7. AKA VS L-tido. In 2009, the two artists famously squared off on DJ C-live’s former YFM radio slot and have been going back and forth with subliminals and quirks ever since. Who are we kidding? We’ll never get enough of this!

6. Every single Manchester United game. Tune into @akaworldwide on Twitter for the cheekiest commentary you’ve ever seen. WARNING: Material may be hazardous to Arsenal supporters.

5. Legendary  verse on ‘Stay Scheming (Lames)’ freestyle with Smashis and Dakid X. Every one of them went into studio guns blazing on this joint and it’s hard to say who took it. But this is one of his strongest lyrical moments on wax.

4. 2012 Feb/Mar HYPE issue (This spot is shared with AKA’s Beard’s twitter account).

3. Jealousy video. When you can get DJ Cleo to not only feature in your video but agree to be a chauffeur in that Knight Rider whip while you’re hanging out the roof, you’ve earned our respect. Also, we hate to admit it but he kind of pulled off wearing leggings and looking gangsta AT THE SAME DAMN TIME (you must read that last bit in Future’s voice).

2. Victory Lap. Enough said.

1. “I’m just tryna get a piece/ Couple that with a couple daps from Patrice… I’m a beast.” AKA was the only rapper invited to perform at the African National Congress (ANC) 100th anniversary celebration in 2012. We’re still trying to get a piece of the amount on that cheque.

  • Perfect countdown super loving it and Happy Birthday to AKA…. leting him know that his fans love him too bits and we gonna keep supporting him throughout his music career#ahahaha Jelousy

    • Montana

      They love to hate him but the guy he doesn’t want to be one of the best but he want to “BE THE BEST”.
      Since the first release of the track that he fetured Pro and Khuli… I was blown away till now!!

    • Montana

      They guy raised the bar of SA HipHop #VictoryLap

  • Themba

    not bad but i think he can do better……does not have lots of competition in south africa…..

  • Aka is a beast a problem though*Love you man,even counted down for your birthday_You the best Happy Birthday!!! #muchlove

  • yo.yo sa hip hop is on anada lvl big ups 2 aka 4rocking us wit guuuud music.

  • Gusbuzz

    His undoubtfully changed the Hip Hop industrty in SA….making nothing of boundries that existed once before. He has shown that an artist is not only a musician but a while brand of their own. Appearing in GQ and performing at the ANC event was a for me one of the pivotal moments of his ever blossoming career; He is only 25 years old. we still have more to see from this man. he is our own jay-z in SA hiphop, with regards to the fact that he has let loose of boundries in which hip hop artists where “forbidden” from, such as jay z himself.

  • All I can say is, Dude Has raised the bar for English RAP in S.A! Big ups outy!
    We need More of That, makes it better for us as Artists! (More to strive for, that’s the refreshment this music needs!) as well as more for the fans to love and follow! thus creating loyality!
    Shout out to the homie AKA!