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MTV Base drops off South Africa’s #HottestMCs list

We are not surpised…


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There are fewer controversial things than MTV Base’s #HottestMCs list in South Africa’s sphere of music. That’s casting aside AKA and Cassper’s longstanding dramatic ‘beef’.

Every single year, without fail, the popular music network causes a stir in the local Hip-Hop community with its list of hottest MCs in the game at that given time.

MTV Base SA rip the headlines yet again 

This year, it must be said, has to be the most controversial of all. There are names that feature on that list which, in my opinion, do not deserve to be ranked that high. Much worse, higher than the hardest working artists in the game like A-Reece from the Wrecking Crew and Youngsta CPT, who is on a streak of bangers right now.

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I have a feeling that to maintain its relevance, the producers of the show, strategically include a name or two above the obvious choice to spark up engagement that trends on social media.

Alas, that is neither here nor there. This year saw Kwesta crowned as the hottest MC of 2018, followed up by his close ally, AKA. Of course, DaKar was noble enough to speak his mind about the controversial list, stating who he believes ought to be number one.

Surprise appearances on the list are Moozlie, Riky Rick and Nadia Nakai. The latter does have something to stand on this time around though. Family Tree’s first lady has had her best year, with her project moving numbers and that retail deal with Sportscene marked her spot, rightfully so, at number ten.

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Stogie T dropped an intense body of work, flew to the US to represent South Africa on Sway in the Morning with one of the hardest freestyles we have ever heard, but still did not make the cut.

MTV Base SA #HottestMCs list of 2018

We can go on forever. So, brace yourselves, this is MTV Base SA’s 2018 list of #HottestMCs:

  • Kwesta
  • AKA
  • Nasty C
  • Cassper Nyovest
  • Rouge 
  • Shane Eagle
  • Anatii
  • Riky Rick
  • Moozlie
  • Nadia Nakai