5 hip-hop songs from South Africa you need to hear.

2018 is shaping up to be a great year for music in South Africa, especially in Hip-hop. The genre still dominates the airwaves and streams, obliterating other categories. The first half of 2018 has already given us loads of new songs to groove to. Here are the current 5 hottest hip-hop songs in South Africa:

Nasty C – “Legendary”

Legendary is the third single from Nasty C’s highly anticipated sophomore album Strings and Bling which is set to drop on July 6. In this track, the Durban born rapper showcases his lyrical prowess and rapping skills. He raps about his journey to fame and the drastic changes that have occurred in his life ever since.

Kid X ft Shwi Nomtekhala & Makwa – “Mtan ‘Omuntu”

Mntan’ Omuntu is an exciting infusion of an old school, traditional Maskandi with new school hip-hop. It is a remake of the iconic Maskandi group Shwi Nomtekhala’s song of the same name. Kid X raps about his love for the woman in his life. He is trying to court her and win her affections.

AKA ft Kiddominat – “Fela in Versace”

Fela in Versace is a cheeky, feel good track from AKA’s third album Touch My Blood. It’s lively, groovy beat is bound to get everyone on the dance floor. AKA croons over autotune about having a good time and flexes his possessions and wealth.

D.O.G  – “Eskhaleni”

Eskhaleni is the latest offering from the rapper whose full name is Demonstration of Greatness. It is a hypnotic, firey trap sound that catches you by surprise on the first line. It is a song that demands to be listened to.

Cassper Nyovest – “Ksazobalit”

Cassper is back at it again with another banger. Ksazobalit is a catchy, youthful track that is a literal promise/confirmation of the good times to come. In this track, Cassper raps about growing up poor being a blessing and a curse amongst other things.

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