SA Hip Hop Awards Nominees – 2016

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The fifth edition of the South African Hip Hop Awards are coming up next month, the 14th of December, at the Lyric Theatre in Johannesburg. Hosted by comedian Nina Hastie and actor and MC Batsile Ramasodi, this year’s show is themed “Who Wants to be a Billionaire?”

Public voting is open for the following six categories: Best Collaboration, Best Female, Best Male, Best Hip Hop Radio Show, Best Video, Song of the Year.

The 2016 SA Hip Hop Awards will premiere on MTV Base (DSTV Channel 322) Monday, 26 December. Nominees have just been revealed. Check out the full list here:

SONG OF THE YEAR “Gwan” – Maraza “Ameni” – Miss Pru “Pearl Thusi” – Emtee “Sidlukotini” – Riky Rick “One Time” – AKA “Ngud’” – Kwesta ft. Cassper Nyovest “Hell Naw” Nasty C “Now Or Never” – DJ Switch “Washa” – DJ CitiLyts ft. Ambitious Artists “Walking & Dabbing” – Aewon Wolf ft. Gemini Major & Khuli Chana

BEST ALBUM 20FIFI – Fifi Cooper Avery – Emtee DAKAR II – Kwesta Refiloe – Cassper Nyovest We Need a Title – BETR Gang


MIXTAPE OF THE YEAR AM-EP – Maraza You Don’t Know Me Yet – Priddy Ugly Ground Zero – Gigi LaMayne 3/4 Pace – Kid X Cameron Diaz – Stilo Magolide

BEST MALE Avery – Emtee DAKAR II – Kwesta Refiloe – Cassper Nyovest

BEST FEMALE 20FIFI – Fifi Cooper Bragga – Nadia Nakai Ground Zero – Gigi LaMayne Storiez 2 Tell – Megmafia

DJ OF THE YEAR DJ Switch Major League DJz DJ Dimplez DJ Speedsta Ms. Cosmo

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR Tweezy Ruff Ganja Beats Lunatik Beats Gemini Major

BEST COLLABO “Ameni” – Miss Pru ft. Fifi Cooper, Emtee, B3nchmarq, A-Reece, Saudi & Sjava “Kuze Kuse” – Fifi Cooper ft. Emtee “Washa” – DJ CitiLyts ft. Fifi Cooper, Emtee & B3nnchmarq “Dreamwork” – AKA ft. Yanga “Ngud’” – Kwesta ft. Cassper Nyovest “Ragga Ragga” – Gemini Major ft. Family Tree “Now Or Never” – DJ Switch ft. Shane Eagle, Proverb, Reason & Kwesta “Way It Go” – DJ Switch ft. Tumi, Nasty C and Youngsta “Jump” – Anatii ft. Cassper Nyovest and Nasty C “Walking & Dabbing” – Aewon Wolf ft. Gemini Major and Khuli Chana

LYRICIST OF THE YEAR Nasty C Solo A-Reece Kid Tini Kid X

BEST FRESHMAN/NEWCOMER Coming Of Age – Kid Tini 20FIFI – Fifi Cooper Cameron Diaz – Stilo Magolide ¾ Pace – Kid X Book Of Chad – Chad Da Don

HUSTLER OF THE YEAR Cassper Nyovest Khuli Chana Proverb Gigi LaMayne

BEST DANCE CREW Creed Crew Supreme I Crew 2Legitt Crew Vintage Crew

BEST VIDEO “Couldn’t” – A-Reece ft. Emtee “Le Mpitse” – Cassper Nyovest ft. Riky Rick “Sidlukotini” – Riky Rick “Ameni” – Miss Pru “War Ready” – Cassper Nyovest “Yippikayay” – Reason ft. AKA and Khuli Chana “More” – Stilo Magolide “Mr. Madumane” – Cassper Nyovest “Jump” – Anatii ft. Cassper Nyovest and Nasty C “Fuseg” – Riky Rick ft. Cassper Nyovest and Anatii


BEST LOCAL BRAND Bupan Two Bop GALXBOY Ama Kip Kip Cassper Nyovest

BEST INTERNATIONAL BRAND PowerPlay Castle Lite Redd’s Absolut vodka Red Bull

PROMOTER OF THE YEAR Pop Bottles Major League Gardens Authentic Sunday Sneaker Exchange Maftown Heights

MILESTONE Fill Up The Dome – Cassper Nyovest

BEST DIGITAL SALES Kwesta – Gold Album + Gold Single Cassper Nyovest – Double Platinum Album Emtee – Platinum Album

BEST REMIX “Ambitions (Remix)” – Tweezy ft. Khuli Chana & Ice Prince “Roll Up (Re-Up)” – Emtee ft. AKA and Wizkid “Baddest (Remix)” – AKA ft. Fifi Cooper, Rouge, Moozlie & Gigi LaMayne “Now Or Never (Remix)” – DJ Switch ft. Various Artists “Juice Back (Remix)” – Nasty C ft. Davido & Cassper Nyovest

MOST VALUABLE Cassper Nyovest AKA Riky Rick Khuli Chana Kwesta

BEST HIP HOP RADIO SHOW The Hip Hop Floor – YFM The Stir Up – 5FM Namba Namba – UKHOZI FM The Ready D Show – GOOD HOPE FM Headwarmaz – Bush Radio The Mixtape – Alex FM Hip Hop Corner – NW FM Hip Hop Culture – Ligwalagwala FM The Fresh Cut – Gagasi FM The Capital Rap Up – Cliff Central

KING OF MP Thabs Tha Acid Fortune Ntekati Marvin Straight

KING OF WP Lolli Dekeni Zanzolo Uzwi Kantu Emile Y?X

KING OF LIMPOPO Hip Hop Live SA Nema Wama Hunguni DJ Chocos

KING OF EC Yahkeem Ben Israel Trusenz Snesh Nota

KING OF NW Amos Ofentse Tapile DJ Lemonka Thabiso “Lunchboy”Tshabalala

KING OF FS Thabo Tsasane Psykonik Ba2cada

KING OF NC DJ Speedy V Snowy Maine King Kyla

KING OF KZN DJ Feel Junior De Rocka Lindo Prowjekt Thwala

KING OF GP Spoken Priestess Enzo Major League DJz

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