Down South: The 10 Hottest Rappers in South Africa


Being called the “Prince of SA Rap” is just one of the few things this 25-year-old rapper has managed to achieve in an extremely short period of time. Kiernan Forbes, known to many as AKA, has taken the SA hip-hop scene by storm, after choosing to take on a solo career and parting with his former group Entity. Joints such as “Victory Lap” and “Jealousy” have managed to seal the rapper’s rise to fame, who hasn’t disappointed from the start. With the current release of his new joint, “Kontrol” (ft. Da Les), the “Prince” of SA hip-hop is destined for great things.

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  • Speech Cape Town

    “South Africa’s hip-hop industry has been on the rise since the days of mid-’90s crew Prophets of Da City”

    Get your facts right mofo, POC have been in existance since the early 80′s prolly before you were born, you Johannesburg fuck

  • M. Bison

    U know u crazy right? Ab-Crazy and L-Tido dont belong on this list. There’s some other shaky rappers you have included but those two are definitely out….

    What about Khanyi Mavi, Solomon (of Big Fukin Gun), Mr Beef, Siya Shezi, Pava Gunz, Da Les and so many others?

    This is the problem that arises when an international publication gives a narrow-minded voice a chance to speak on behalf of a nation….

    • the truest

      lol pava gunz is a battle kat with no hope of having a rap career. out of all the people you mentioned only khanyi is nice, da les is a has been..

  • HYPeNOTIC DE Kasi Rapper

    Where is PRO in this list!…how do you expect us to take this serious????……you don’t know S.A hip hop!!….it lives in the dusty streets of our townships…and if you did your research you’ll probably have put up a better list!!

  • Von Tae’

    All rappers from Africa hit me up! I’m an award nominated artist and I’m looking to collab with some rappers from South Africa ASAP for my upcoming promo album!

  • bongs

    Landmarq? shovel?

  • Urban Rebel

    these mother…ckerz don’t belong here except 4 the two motif rec. artists mxm this country is bullshit!

  • Urban Rebel

    you motherfuckerz are so motherfuckin miss inforfmed about the SA hip hop scene, Fuck XXL

  • @youngNovaDC

    Its a shame really ?XXL ? Really ?

  • sv

    yeah M.B u ryt mothaf*cka, plz help me ive been lukn for local beef live battle to download cant find anythng xpt L.Tido vs AKA
    plz help