2015 had some serious hip-hop beef
Anatii, AKA (instagram)
Johannesburg – Hip-hop is all about the beef and 2015 was no different.
From iFani to Riky Rick, some of the year’s biggest rappers found themselves in the midst of industry feuds.
But we understand that it’s all about the egos.
So here’s some of the beef you may, or may not, have missed.
Reason x Tumi
Tumi found himself in the middle of a feud with Reason after the Reazus Christ rapper took to his freestyle, The Realest Ever to reveal that he and Tumi haven’t been seeing eye-to-eye in a while. Reason told us that it’s just an artist disagreement and it’s nothing personal (more here).
Tumi x Riky Rick
Like his beef with Reason, Tumi’s feud with rapper Riky Rick was more low-key, with both artists throwing side shade at each other through their music. It all started when fans thought Tumi was dissing Riky on DJ Switch’s, Way it Go. Riky responded with some lines on Cassper Nyovest’s Le Mpitse. In the end, both artists chose to leave the beef safely in the freezer... for now (more here).
AKA X Anatii
They were once the best of buds, before AKA took to a track to claim that the video for their collaboration (The Saga) was “trash,” and that Anatii had wanted to charge him R80 000 for a beat. Anatii responded by threatening to sue AKA for using the tracks beat without permission, and later blurred him out of all the couple’s pictures. Can anyone say messy break-up? (more here).
AKA X iFani
AKA has never been one to hold back those Twitter fingers, and it nearly got him into serious trouble this year when he took to social media to claim rapper, iFani achieved his one-day-gold achievement through corporate sponsors buying his albums off him. Many saw it as a case of sour grapes on AKA’s part, but it was enough to spark a fierce rivalry between the two and their fans (more here).
Cassper Nyovest x AKA
The big and brightest feud in SA hip-hop in years was reignited in 2015 with both artists throwing shots at each other through their music. After shady Twitter fingers and diss tracks that got really personal, we think it’s safe to say that AKA and Cassper are never really going to be the BFFs many want them to be (more here).