After last year’s controversial countdown caused a social media tremour, trending worldwide for 2 days, MTV Base has announced that SA Hottest MCs will return this year.
Controversially won by K.O. in 2014, “SA’s Hottest MC’s 2015” will be chosen by a group of industry experts participating in an intense roundtable discussion. Panellists, who will judge artists on a range of criteria including sales, style, impact, lyrics, buzz and other intangible factors, will be revealed at a later date. Sizwe Dhlomo will host.
Considering how crazy the public and social media response was last year, it should interesting to see who takes poll position. Last year, K.O’s victory warranted song from Reason and of course Cassper Nyovest’s bone-chilling beef.
Tim Horwood, Head of MTV Base, had this to say: “We hope that ‘SA’s Hottest MCs 2015’ will stimulate the same kind of intense debate and passion among music fans, industry insiders and artists about the state of SA’s hip hop industry and act as a further catalyst to the nation’s hugely influential hip hop artists.”
Who do you think should be at this year’s number 1 spot?
For a recap of what went down in 2014, please click here.