The local hip hop scene just became so much alive with debate and controversy, thanks to MTV Base’s list of SA’s Hottest MCs of 2014. When the top 5 of the controversial list dropped, one thing was for sure: the subsequent row and rants caused by cats who feel they were robbed. It reminds us of a time the HYPE top 50 MCs list dropped – aaah memories. Just to jolt your memory a bit here’s the MTV Base list…
- Cassper Nyovest
- Khuli Chana
- Riky Rik
- Kid X
- Da L.E.S.
After the list was released, everybody and their dog started throwing in their two cents’ worth on social media and lots of fans weren’t happy about the ranking (and lack of thereof) of their favourite artist. But things really escalated when it all became personal and rappers and dudes in the industry started taking blatant shots at each other.
Editor of HYPE, Simma, was asked to be part of the panel but couldn’t make it due to production deadlines with the magazine – just for the record.
We compiled some of the most controversial tweets for you that serve as proof that the SA hip hop scene has turned into a warzone. You’re welcome.
Written by: Moza Moyo