Top 15 Hard Hitting SA Hip Hop Songs Right Now


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Illustration: The Craft(ZA)

With so much music being made available for us to blast our speakers to, it’s become a norm to expect heat with each music drop.When you consider the level of perfection and delivery that SA hip hop artists seem to be functioning in at the moment, you can’t not get blown away with passing day at the amount of overall awesomeness that’s being conveyed through each song released. With that said HYPE compiled a list of songs that are at the frontline of most playlists.

15.Walking and Dabbing – Aewon Wolf, Khuli Chana & Gemini Major

This joint practically introduced the year 2016 to us in a bang. Let’s be honest here, nobody can manage to hold themselves from executing a young dab or two when this jam plays.


14. OMG – Priddy Ugly Ft. Wichi 1080

What can we say that we haven’t said already about Priddy? He is one unique entity that comprises of absolute quality (facts). The build-up on ‘OMG’ is the elevating attraction here and that might convince you to krump just a little bit.


13. Tell Me Say – Tshego Ft. Cassper Nyovest, Gemini Major & Nasty C

Family Tree, alongside Nasty C, created one good cocktail with this one. The overall personalities and styles painted one feel-good picture from play.


12. Mbongo Zaka – Rouge Ft. Moozlie

Seriously, have you heard Rouge’s flow and verse on this tune? The girls effortlessly gave the streets a head bumping banger of note with this song

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11. My Year- Bigstar Johnson Ft. Aewon Wolf

2016 is definitely turning out to be a good year for BigStar Johnson, as the title of this song suggests. The combination of melodies and verses from both artists here really brought this joint to life for us.


10. Couldn’t – A-reece Ft. Emtee

Since his move to Ambitiouz, A-reece hasn’t wasted anytime establishing himself as a serious hip hop contender and ‘Couldn’t’ is testament to the young rappers hunger.

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9. Sidlukotini – Riky Rick

Remember the day this song dropped on Riky’s site? Remember when he kind of broke the internet because of the amount downloads that were being processed? Yes? No? Exactly.


8. JUMP – Anatii & Cassper Nyovest Ft. Nasty C

By now we should all know that whenever Anatii is involved, we can’t expect anything regular. The almost natural Anatii, Cassper & Nasty fusion here couldn’t have been ignored.


7. OH NO – L-Tido Ft. Wtf

This song dropped quite a while ago but feels so new. It’s clear that L-Tido plays the longevity card with each drop and this one is a tick.


6. Ameni – DJ Miss Pru Ft. Emtee, Fifi Cooper, Saudi, Sjava, A-reece & B3nchMarq

At first she was a house DJ and since her move to Ambitouz converted to hip hop. What a way to officially introduce herself to the hip hop culture! Welcome Miss Pru.


5. Lie 2 Me – Ma-E Ft. AKA

Straight out of his Township Counsellor album, Ma-E’s ‘Lie 2 Me’ jam is strictly sick by nature and to top it off, he unlocked AKA to feature.


4. Dreamwork – AKA Ft. Yanga

It has been a minute since the people received some new material from AKA and when he delivered, he really delivered. ‘Dreamwork’ is so levelled up that it got the whole of SA hip hop talking about it. No surprises there.


3. Ambitions – Tweezy

First of all Tweezy the producer is impressive as he is, now Tweezy the artist has exceeded expectations through dropping his first single as an artist. Getting high out of his own supply (facts).


2. Hell Naw – Nasty C

When SA hip hop’s prodigy dropped this tune, nobody could’ve anticipated the massive wave it would cause. ‘Hell Naw’ has had such a huge impact in the game that anybody could easily playlist it as their number one any day. The easy & clean perfection of this tune radiates throughout the whole of SA. The Youth have absorbed it, enough said.


1. Gwan – MaraZa

Off his latest AM EP, MaraZa reminded us of how much of musical talent he is and this joint really re-introduced MaraZa to the spotlight once again. The flow, the bars, the beat! MaraZa 2.0?