AKA leads SA Hip Hop Awards Nominees
It's that time of the year again!
The highly anticipated South African Hip Hop Awards nominees were released yesterday. And, it's no surprise that our prince of rap, AKA is leading the pack with 11 nominations.
Cassper Nyovest bagged 6 nominations, while Cashtime's artists have pulled out of the awards. The glitzy awards ceremony will take place on 17 December and The Lyric Theatre, Gold Reef City, Johannesburg.
The theme for this year is 20 years of Freedom and will celebrate the outstanding achievements of our artists and the hip hop culture as a whole.
Here's some of the highlights of this years nominees:
Album of the Year: Kwesta – Dakar, Duncan- Street Government, AKA- Levels, Da L.E.S - Mandela Money, Cassper Nyovest- Tsholofelo
Producer of the Year: AKA, Kay Masta, Tweezy, Ganja Beats, Psyfo
Hustler of the Year: Ifani, Cassper Nyovest, Monde Dube, DJ Naves
Song of the Year: Cassper Nyovest - Doc Shebeleza, Da L.E.S - Fire, AKA – Congratulate, Riky Rick ft. DJ Dimplez, Kid X, Kwesta, Maggz, Ginger, Breadman, Nadia Nakai and Okmalumkoolkat - Amantombazane Remix, Duncan – Tsiki Tsiki, AKA ft. K.O – Run Jozi, DJ Dimplez ft. Dreamteam and Anatii – Yaya
DJ of the Year: DJ Speedsta, DJ Naves, DJ Dimplez, DJ Switch, Major League DJz, DJ Capital
Most Valuable Artist: AKA, Cassper Nyovest, DJ Dimplez, Reason, Khuli Chana
Video of the Year: AKA – Congratulate, Cassper Nyovest – Doc Shebeleza, L-Tido ft. Ice Prince – Fresh and Clean, Kwesta – Keep Walking, Riky Rick – Nafukwa, Khuli Chana ft Hash One, Kt and Towdee Mac - Wannabeez
Best Male: AKA, Da L.E.S, Cassper Nyovest, Kwesta and Duncan
Best Female: Yugen Blakrok, Gigi Lamayne, Missy RBK, MegaMafia and Chazz Le Hippie
Lyricist of the Year: Duncan, Mo’Molemi, Yugen Blakrok, Kwesta, Solo and AKA
Milestone Award: Khuli Chana