Featuring Solo, Yanga Chief, Hanna, A-Reece, Indigo Stella, Shane Eagle, Priddy Ugly, Flame and many more.
The general notion is that South African hip-hop had a dull year. Maybe 2019 didn’t have as many mega hip-hop hits from SA rappers, but it doesn’t mean there weren’t some great tunes.
2019 saw the new wave—featuring artists like Flame, The Big Hash, Indigo Stella, and more—dominate and demand every fan’s attention. The older generation didn’t sleep either, as strong songs from the likes of Solo and Stogie T make our list.
OkayAfrica contributors Sabelo Mkhabela and Mayuyuka Kaunda keep their ears to the street and sift through every release to bring you the 20 best South African hip-hop songs of 2019.
The list is in no particular order.