And the winners are… All the details from the 2019 SA Hip Hop Awards

The 8th Annual SA Hip Hop Awards went down last night at the Lyric Theatre in Gold Reef City. In a tweet in the early hours of this morning, Cassper Nyovest highlighted the importance of the awards in the SA entertainment industry, saying:

The show began with a performance of “The Cape of Good Dope” from YoungstaCPT, who went on to scoop the Best Video and Album of the Year awards. Accepting the award for Best Video, he mentioned in his speech “[The powers that be are] not educating us about slavery, they’re not educating us about Apartheid, they’re not telling you what happened in District 6, they’re not telling you what happened to coloured people and black people in this country. This video was a just a small, a small glimpse into what I think could have happened if the slaves escaped the ship. So basically what I’m saying is, f*** the slavemaster, take the keys, unlock the doors, koppel for the next generation.”

Other performances include Big Zulu’s of “Amamillion” featuring Cassper Nyovest, Nadia Nakai’s performance of “More Drugs” featuring Tshego, K.O, LaFlame, The Big Hash, Touchline, and 25K. Undoubtedly the best performance of the night went to YangaChief, who brought the crowd to its feet and his fellow artists Riky Rick, Dee Koala, and Boity out for an epic renditon of the “uTatakho Remix”.

All in all, it was a beautiful night for Hip Hop. If you missed the show, broadcast partner SABC1 will be screening it at a later stage. In the meantime, check out the full list of winners below:

Song of the Year:

  1. Yanga Chief – Utatakho – WINNER 
  2. Supa Dupa – KO
  3. Khethile Khethile – Kwesta ft Makwa, Tshego AMG , Thee Legacy 
  4. You & I –  Riky Rick ft Mlindo the Vocalist
  5. Right Now – Gemini Major ft Nasty C & Tellaman
  6. No Stress – DJ Speedsta ft Zoocci Coke Dope Una Rams , Da L.E.S
  7. Hello – Beast ft Sjava
  8. Vur Vai – Kwesta 
  9. Ama Million – Big Zulu ft Cassper Nyovest
  10. Say You Will – K.O ft Nandi Madida

Album of the Year:

  1. 3T – Youngsta CPT – WINNER
  2. Thank Da King – Kid X
  3. Ungqongqoshe Wongqongqoshe – Big Zulu
  4. Candyman – Flame
  5. Nadia Naked –  Nadia Nakai 

Mixtape of the Year

  1. Never Grow Up – Shane Eagle – WINNER
  2. Job Woods – Gigi Lamayne
  3. BottlebrushStr – DJ Speedsta 
  4. Die Dope – Die Mondez & Zoocci Coke Dope 
  5. 18 Flow – Touchline

Best Male Rapper

  1. Flame – WINNER
  2. Kid X
  3. Big Zulu
  4. The Big Hash
  5. YoungstaCPT

Best Female Rapper

  1. Nadia Nakai – WINNER
  2. Gigi Lamayne
  3. Bizzcuit
  4. Assessa

DJ of the Year

  1. DJ PH – WINNER
  2. DJ Speedsta
  3. DJ Akio
  4. DJ Zan D
  5. Ms Cosmo

Producer of the Year

  1. Makwa Beats – WINNER
  2. Gemini Major
  3. 808x
  4. Zoocci Coke Dope

Best Collabo

  1. Hello – Beast ft. Sjava – WINNER
  2. You & I – Riky Rick ft. Mlindo the Vocalist
  3. Right Now – Gemini Major ft. Nasty C and Tellaman
  4. No Stress – DJ Speedsta ft. Zoocci Coke Dope, Una Rams and Da L.E.S
  5. Say You Will – K.O ft. Nandi Madida

Lyricist of the Year

  1. Ginger Trill – WINNER
  2. Jimmy Wiz
  3. YoungstaCPT
  4. Reason
  5. PdotO

Freshman of the Year (Newcomer)

  1. Flame – CandyMan – WINNER
  2. The Big Hash – Young
  3. Touchline – 18 Flow
  4. Jimmy Wiz – Accordin’ to Jim
  5. PatricKxxLEE – Nowhere Child

MVP/Hustler of the Year

  1. Cassper Nyovest – WINNER
  2. Nadia Nakai
  3. Nasty C
  4. Kwesta
  5. Riky Rick

Best Video

  1. YVR – YoungstaCPT – WINNER
  2. Lost Hills – Vato Kayde ft. AKA and Gator
  3. Supa Dupa – K.O 
  4. Hosh – Priddy Ugly ft. Wichi 1080 & YoungstaCPT 
  5. Sudden – Frank Casino ft. Cassper Nyovest and Major League DJz

Best Local Brand

  1. Butanwear – WINNER
  2. Baps
  3. StylaGang Original Designs
  4. Y?Gen Apparel

Best International Brand

  1. Castle Lite – WINNER
  2. Power Play
  3. Sportscene
  4. Russian Bear Vodka

Promoter of the Year

  1. Fill Up – WINNER
  2. Pop Bottles
  3. Cotton Fest
  4. The Ivyson Tour
  5. Durban Varsity fest

Best Remix

  1. Culture Vulture (remix) – 25k ft. Emtee & AKA – WINNER
  2. Juju (remix) Yanga Chief ft. Kwesta 
  3. Warrior(remix) – Zaddy Swag ft. DJ Capital, Touchline, Emtee, PdotO, Ab Crazy, Red Button and Big Star Johnson 
  4. Ap3x (remastered) – Shane Eagle ft. Bas 
  5. Yeah (remix) – DJ D Double ft. AKA, Da L.E.S and YoungstaCPT 

Hennessy Honorary Award

  • Falko Graffiti Artist

Ubuntu Activism

  • EmileYx

Best Radio Show

  1. Metro FM – Absolute Hip Hop – WINNER
  2. YFM – SA Hip Hop Live
  3. Ukhozi FM – iNumba Numba
  4. Ligwalagwala FM – Hip Hop Parliament
  5. Good Hope FM ­– The Ready D Show
  6. Metro FM – Absolute Hip Hop
  7. Massiv Metro – The Element
  8. Motsweding FM – Motswako wa Hip Hop
  9. Gagasi FM – The Fresh Cut
  10. YFM – The Rodeo
  11. 5FM – The Stir Up