SA HipHop Awards 2015 | The Nominees Are…



Album of the Year
•Riky Rick – Family Values
•Reason – Audio HD
•Proverb – Read Tape
•Tumi – Return of the King
•Zakwe – Impande

Producer of the Year
•Riky Rick
•Gemini Major
•Ganja Beatz

Hustler of the Year
•Nema Wama Hunghuni
•Khuli Chana
•Cassper Nyovest
•Riky Rick

Best International Brand
•Red Bull

Best Local Brand
• Butan
• Head Honcho
• Ama Kip Kip

Song of the Year
•Riky Rick – Boss Zonke
•Khuli Chana – Mahamba Yedwa
•Anatii feat. AKA – The Saga
•Major League DJs feat. Cassper Nyovest, Riky Rick and Okmalumkoolkat – Slyza Tsotsi
•L Tido – Dlala Ka Yona
•Emtee – Roll Up
•DJ Sliq feat. Kwesta and Flabba – Do Like I Do
•AKA feat. Khuli Chana, Burna Boy and Yanga – Baddest
•Gigi LaMayne ft. Khuli Chana – Ice Cream Remix
•WTF – Nomusa

Best Dance Crew
•Creed Crew
•Supreme I Crew
•2Legitt Crew
•Freeze Frame

Honorary Award
• DJ Ready D

Best Collaboration
•DJ Speedsta – Special Somebody
•Anatii Feat. AKA – The Saga
•Okmalumkoolkat ft. Stilo Magolide, uSanele and Sibot
•Nadia Nakai feat. Ice Prince – Saka Wena
•AKA feat Khuli Chana, Burna Boy and Yanga – Baddest
•DJ Sliqe feat. WTF and Okmalumkoolkat – iLife
•DJ Dimplez feat. Cassper Nyovest and JR – Way Up
•DJ Sliqe feat. Kwesta and Flabba – Do Like I Do
•Gigi LaMayne feat. Khuli Chana – Ice Cream Remix
•Reason Feat. HHP – Endurance

DJ of the Year
•DJ Dimplez
•Junior De Rock
•DJ Speedsta
•DJ Capital
•Major League DJs

Best Newcomer (Freshman)
•Assessa – Yim Lo
•Jonny Joburg – King Jonny Cometh
•Mthinay Tsunam – The Beginning
•Aewon Wolf – Darkest Winter
•Nasty C – Price City

Mixtape of the Year
•DJ Dimplez – Zeal
•Fortune – Abomrapper 2
•OkMalumkoolkat – 100K Ma Cassette
•Ejay – Apartheid: Black & White
•Aewon Wolf – Darkest Winter

Most Valuable Artist
•Cassper Nyovest
•Riky Rick
•DJ Dimplez

Video of the Year
•AKA Feat. Burna Boy, JR and Da LES – All Eyes On Me
•Anatii Feat. AKA – The Saga
•Khuli Chana – Mahamba Yedwa
•Riky Rick feat. Zano – Sondela
•WTF – Nomusa
•L Tido – Dlala Ka Yona
•Da LES feat. AKA and Burna Boy – Paid
•AKA – Sim Dope
•DJ Speedsta – Special Somebody
•Cassper Nyovest ft. Anatii and DJ Drama – Ghetto

Best Graffiti Artist

Best Male
•Riky Rick – Family Values
•Tumi – Return Of The King
•Zakwe – Impande
•Reason – Audio HD
•Proverb – Read Tape

Best Female
•Assessa – Yim Lo
•C’Ro – First Foray

Lyricist of the Year
•Tumi – The Return Of The King
•Proverb -The Read Tape
•Reason – Audio High Definition
•Zakwe – Impande
•Ginger Breadman – Mo Better

Promoter of the Year
• Maftown Heights
• Authentic Sundays
• HomeComing Picnic
• Pop Bottles
• Str Crd

Best Hip Hop Radio Show
•Headwarmaz – Bush Radio
•The Hip Hop Floor – Yfm
•Ground Zero – TruFM
•The Stir Up – 5FM
•Namba Namba – Ukhozi FM
•16 Bars Reloaded – UJ FM
•VenRap Radio
•The Ready D Show – Good Hope FM
•Trail Blazer – SK FM
•The Mixtape – Alex FM

Milestone Award
•Cassper Nyovest (Platinum album)
•AKA (Gold album and 2 Gold Singles)

Best Digital Sales
•Riky Rick
•DJ Dimplez

King of Gauteng
•Refiloe Ramogase
•DJ Dimplez

King of Mpumalanga
•Marvin Straight
•Ecks Exodus Nkosingiphile
•Thabs Tha Acid

King of Western Cape
•Curtleigh Louw
•Zanzolo Uzwi Kantu

King of Northern Cape
•Shirm Moipolai
•Kgomotso Modiragale
•Malibongwe Vongs Vuntu

King of KwaZulu-Natal
•Ntsika Seoka
•Lindo Prowjekt Twala
•Bon Hussla

King of Eastern Cape
•Yahkeem Ben Israel
•Lungelo Trusenz Nzama
•Tsviel The Prince

King of Free State
•Dithato Mogoiwa
•Thabo Tsasane
•Kulax Khaile

King of Limpopo
•Hip Hop Live SA
•Nema Wama Hunguni

King of North West
•DJ Lemonka
•Amos Ofentse Tapile
Thabiso “Lunchboy” Tshabalala


The LiveCalmLifestyle Presents The ComeUp


The LiveCalmAfrica , TheseNew Kids and Kanji Presents #TheComeUP . The event will take place on the 16th of July 2015 at ClubKulture – 16 Walls Avenue Stamford Hill Rd. If you know what’s good you should save that date.

Bringing you:
WTF x YBK, Breeze, SoundsGoodInc, Gemini Major, PDogg Amazing, Nasty C, Erick Rush, Lacostaration, Stizz Taylor, Mainiax Crew, Lastee, Tellaman, Andi Iv, David Neptune, MX, Groovy Mave, TruStoryTellaz, RowYoungShotgun, Jaybee, Sydrow, Papa Ax$ion, & Daddy Flexy

Along with DJs: Teabag, Pluto Broes, Wobbly, Stanky, Jnr.B, Touch of Soul, Nomadik, Funksta, Andy Tylo, Lotto, Mc Cain, Babs, Skuta & Mr. West

Clothing Pops Up / Live Art / Photography / Hookah

Presold tickets are R50, and R100 at the door. Ladies enter free before 11pm

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Morgan Mafu – The Beach EP Launch

The hommie Morgan Mafu has announced the date of Launching his debut EP “The Beach”.

Venue — 6 On Mona
Time — 07pm to 04am
Guests — En-Gee, RobinThirdFloor, BeastKusher, Tipsy, Kazmo, AK, The NutScratches and Yusuf Pyrus
Entree Fee — R30 at the door – R20 Presold Tickets

The Beach EP is the debut EP release from Morgan Mafu, released on 07 June 2014 on Independent record production company Nu Age Muzik. Production for the EP began in April 2013 at Iron & Concrete Studios.

The EP’s title track The Beach is inclusive of a Sade sample from “Shadows” and consists of heavy vocoder pop elements. On “Rock The Boat” the record begins with a Pink Floyd sample of “Have A Cigar” which ,just like the former, consists of heavy autotuning and tribal chants.

The rest of the EP, is considered to be blunt [Summer Is A Bitch] and is rebellious to the youth of the millennium, with a protest song like “Survive”, which is widely embraced by the poetry society.

Twitter – @MorganMafu

Here’s a taste of what to expect from this EP :

Morgan Mafu – Life By The Beach

Back To The City 2014 | The Complete Line Up

The festival is currently in its 8th year, having attracted a patronage of 17 000 in the recent past. Target for this year 20 000. Back To The City has become an iconic day nationwide, as it is the biggest outlet and platform for the Hip Hop community. Consequently, making it one of the biggest cultural experiences in Africa.

27 APRIL 2014

R80 general. R180 Presidential Card. Presales end 20 April.Outlets are Suprembeing Rosebank, OST Newtown 111 Cnr Bree n Henry Nxumalo, Dope Store 85 Comissioner Str, Thesis Soweto Mofolo Village. Online purchase option via

– 3 Stages – 20 Emcees – 1 Surprise International Act – 12 DJs – Basketball Court – 12 Graffiti Crews – Hip Hop Summit – Street Fashion – Dance Crews – Game On: Fifa Challenge – Bmxers -10k Challenge: Upcoming rappers and producers – Skaters – Paid In Full- Rap Battles – Beatboxers – A bigger beer garden – A Trade Village – A Game Zone – A Chill Zone- Freestyle Tournament

The Anvils- Reason- Blaklez- Ginger Breadman- Cassper Nyovest- Towdee Mac- Rashid- Revivolution- Yugen Blakrok- Gigi Lamayne- Big Zulu- Ill Skillz- Cashless Society- Zubz- Yahkeem- Blayze- Lection- Jay Stash- Siya Shezi- Hymphatic Thabz- Supa- Qba- Miss Nthabi- Skye Wanda- DJ Bubbles- Maraza- Blaqfamous- Devious Dee- Infa- F Eeezy- Mizchif- [Robo Tribute]

DJ Kenzhero- DJ X- DJ Switch-DJ Herbalist- DJ Zakesmixmaster- Deeboi- P Kuttah- Coppa Shot- Bobotikal- Themba Lunacy- Vardz- DJ Capital- DJ Speedsta- Tha Cutt- KGB- PSsquared

Wily Wroth vs Sledge Lee
Vegita vs Raw Artifact

Billy vs Armando
Fimo vs Dumo

This workshop will be kick-starting the event. It will be hosted by Ritual Stores and Rashid Kay at Museum Africa (10h00-13h00) – offering an exchange of knowledge from our panel of music industry experts: Kevin Mdubeki (Electromode), Vusi Leeuw, Sjula (TV Producer), Mollo(YFM Music Compiler), Lesiba (Accountant), Mhlanganisi (DTI), Hlukani Rikhotso(Brand Manager), Thabang (Banker), Itumeleng (Banker), Titus ( Department of Sports and Recreation).Our aim is to utilize the culture as a tool to encourage critical thinking, social change and unity, while empowering communities through media, arts, and education, preservation and independent initiatives.

8 independent designers have been selected, each will showcase 6 street fashion inspired looks:
Adriaan (LISOF student)- Dayana (LISOF student)- Kreative Beings-
Macgale Designs-Real Papergang- Sibu FDB- State of Guru- Stylagang

Double ticket giveaways every Thursday until 17th April 2014 via our Facebook Page and Twitter Timeline 

Every Friday our street team hosts open mic sessions, dance-offs, ticket giveaways to introduce people to the hip hop culture| 16h00| Free entry

27 APRIL 2014

Is the place to be.

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Scrambles 4 Money | Talk Is Cheap 2

For those not in the know Scrambles 4 money is an independent south african hip hop battle circuit, established with the
aim of putting South African battle elements on a world stage. Bi-monthly events are hosted at Grayscale Gallery, with each event featuring battles with visiting national guest artists. The focus of the S4M league is to bring various styles and skill levels from all around the country to battle it out for the ultimate prize of bragging rights and the cash takings.

Talk is Cheap 2 is the event to be at this easter, witness the best rap battle emcee’s S.A has, versus some of the Best International acts too. This is the main event to be at, Trust me.

Venue : Zen Night Club (JHB) – 293 Fox Street
Date : 26 April 2014
Damage :R150 at the Door or preorder them online for R120/R130 (see flyer)
Doors Open at 20:00pm sharp.

For more info follow @Scrambles4money on twitter
Youtube : Scrambles4Money
Facebook : Scrambles4Money

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Back To The City 2014 | Top 20 Finalists

Its that time of the year again, where you have to vote for your favorite upcoming hiphop artist to bless the stage on the Back To The City Festival, help yearly in JHB, Newtown. From 1000+ of artists/performers that submitted their projects, only 20 were selected, and from that 20 only 8 is needed to make it on the Festival. The Voting Process will begin on Monday (3 March 2014), I’ll sure post that up too. Shout outs to all KZN artists/producers that made it to the top 20. Check the list below.

TOP 20 MCs
1. Mav
2. Assessa
3. BlaQ P
4. Captive Pro
5. Daddy
6. Illest Magik
7. Lacostaration
8. Lush
9. M.US.H.E
10. Maradona
11. One Way
12. Sbuda P
13. Scriptwriter
14. (Shook or shy)
15. Soxmaticz
16. Subsir
17. Vegita
18. Wah-Li
19. Young Cannibal
20. Proph

1. Phiziks
2. Spider The Man
3. Freaky Cee
4. DJ Sablo
5. Fulskillakilla
6. Kapture Beats
7. Spleen Infinity
8. Pakal
9. MBzet Da Beatmaker
10. Gobi
11. One-nder
12. Reggie Beats
13. Select Play 031
14. Sir Sipho Ngobese
15. Slam Tactics
16. Sta-B
17. Towdee Mac
18. Volume
19. Xzodia
20. Vince Black

“This was selected by the team of 6 guys consisting of rappers and producers. Over 1600 songs were submitted. Those who sent us links and other formats instead of mp3, were disqualified.
Rules were clearly stated.” – Rashid K

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DM Media & #SoYouThinkYouCanRap Presents | The Block Battle Grounds

DM Media with association with #SoYouThinkYouCanRap Presents | The Block Battle Grounds

A competition for battle cat’s out there that are ready to verbally slaughter any opponent and take all the cash at the spot. You can be that winner. By easily entering the competition simply record & send your 24 Bars Rap Battle verse then Email it to Also attach your picture and contact details. No Closing date for now. Wait, did I tell you that winner gets R5000. So if you got the skill or you know someone that is tell him/her about this. This should be really dope.

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Kwesta to Launch His Album In Durban

KWESTA‘s Album recently dropped and you can purchase it via I-Tunes (for only R69.99) just by CLICKING HERE . The KING Of African Rap album will also be launched in Durban where Kwesta will be performing all his hits from his sophomore album #DAKAR

Date : 28 November 2013
Time : Thursday at 8pm to Friday 6:00am
Venue : Plush Ultra Lounge
Hosted By : Kwesta

Line Up Includes : DJ Tira, Warras, Shimza, Nzwiri, Funky Soul, Invaders, Mario, Junior De Rocka, Abbu Hamza, Meech, Frenchize and some special Guests.

Plush Ultra Lounge : 47 Intersite Avenue, 3608, Umgeni Rd
4091 Durban, KwaZulu-Natal

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Thabile Mbanjwa Presents | Bringing My World To My Hood

Thabile Mbanjwa Presents : Bringing My World to My Hood

Date : 30 November 2013
Time : 10am – 18:00 pm
Entry Fee : R15
Venue : INanda Newtown A (Durban) – Killers Lounge
Hosted By: Nanda Boy & SnaZ

Live Performances By : Manqinenyathi, Caotic Silence, Mapeula, A Men, HipHop One, Lady Tee, S.O.V, Mc Crank, Ndumiclion, King Junior, Izimpisi, Mesiya, Keotiq Soul, BYK, Lamula Boy, IsvunguVungu, NdileM, Sgulane, Slyman, Ayarai & Freedom, Solo Sabza, Lungsta, Medusie, Veenie, Violence, L.U.S, Mavra, Rivernile, Boxi’s, Mdubane, RareBreed, BlackMind, Merel & Mqhingo.

One Hour Open Mic. Please come early for registrations.

Live Battles Of The Day : Psycho vs Cat
: Darkrhai vs O.B
: Mqhingo vs MLO

This surely will be epic. Let’s meet each other there!

For more info regarding this event please contact Thabile Mbanjwa on her FB account

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