Top South African Hip Hop Songs 2021
South African hip hop has experienced lots of evolutions, but 2014 was the major turning point that led to the emergence of different rappers. The truth is other musical genres have spiced the hip hop genre in South Africa such as drill, trap, Amapiano, etc. In South Africa, fusion still influences hip-hop because there is a broad church of sounds emerging from the community.
South African hip-hop is making waves in different party areas across the countries in different cities such as Cape Town, Durban, Pretoria, Johannesburg, etc. No way you won’t hear a different fusion of iterations of hip hop. Without wasting any time, let’s get to know the best 15 South African hip-hop songs in 2021.
South African Hip Hop Songs 2021
Here they are:
1. Blxckie – Sika:
It is one of the prominent hip-hop artists in South Africa with fast when delivering his rhymes. Most of his hip-hop songs are on a trap beat. The Durban native shows his versatility on this record which was inspired by the infusion of amapiano. He traded braggadocios rhymes using smooth delivered performance. Blxckie did a great job by making the song appealing to the streets and radio audience both at the same time.
2. Dr. Peppa ft Mntase – Blxckie, Aux Cable, Chang Cello, & Lord Script:
Dr.Pepper has discovered a working formula that works well for him, and he is using it to drop banger and this has reflected on his former song “what it is”. This song has both amapiano and hip-hop sound together with a captivating line-up to rhyme with the bouncing beat. The hook on the song is so catchy and the refrain makes it unforgettable in the ears of music lovers.
3. Kebiddo – Agoiweng:
She has a good taste of red color and it was shown on the music visual for the song. Her real name is Tshego Moseane but she decided to use Kebidoo as her stage name to show her artistry. She has brought an alternate twist to South Africa hip-hop with her song “Agoiweng” by delivering a Kwaito flavor mixed with awesome lyrics. The song is filled with lots of motivation for people finding it difficult to chase their dreams.
4. Nasty C – Jack:
Is it possible to have South African hip-hop artists without Nasty C on the list? Every year, he has found a way in releasing bangers effortlessly. He is so passionate about his craft and he keeps on doing to amaze his fans. The song “Jack” has a superb beat that will resonate in your ears. Nasty changes his voice to deliver a smooth iteration and the theme of the songs are filled with a rags-to-riches story.
5. The Last Letter – Real Ones:
He is a trap soul artist with dual citizenship from both South Africa and Zimbabwe. Presently, she is getting huge followers on her social media handles and SoundCloud. The last letter laces this Zino D production by using her velvet vocal to embellish the rhythm.
6. A-Reece ft Wordz – The 5 Year Plan:
When the hip-hop song came out, it got high reception from the masses. The soundtrack of the song showcases his quintessential attributes. Also, the compelling delivery and straight bars made the song outstanding. Reece delivered his rhymes on the song using a compelling vocal with a well-crafted hook alongside Wordz.
7. Si – Quarantine:
Si is an abbreviation for Sihle Ganta who happens to be a singer and rapper. There is something about Si, and that’s based on her smooth vibes. She has few songs on her SoundCloud account, still, fans are enjoying her smooth flows and lyricism. The artist infused her lyrics into the melodic keys and synths holding the production.
8. K.O – K:HOVA:
The music producer for the song LunatikBeatz, K.O made an irresistible amapiano sound mixed with hip hop. K.O delivers hip-hop and Kwaito lyrics that reflect an original South African sound on the genre. This particular song has a little bit of amapiano sound in it.
9. Stino Le Thwenny ft K.O and Khuli Chan – Mshimane 2.0:
Different artists teamed up together to produce the remix of the song. The good thing about the collaboration, they were able to bring out their A-game which lead to the chemistry inside the studio. Both K.O and Khuli had classic flow-laden deliveries that most music freaks will find amazing.
10. Zangothando Kubheka – Precious Interlude:
The artist is from the Eastern part of Johannesburg, and he has infused lots of music genres into the song such as emo rap, trap, R&B, etc. The latest musical album “Missed Call”, has poignant lyrics inside an electronic-tinged beat. Also, you can streamline the song to feel the vibe.
11. Boity ft Ginger Trill & Maglera – 018 Finest:
The song has been criticized by many music pundits, and she has shown love to her people by inviting them to have collaborate with her. There is a part in the music that has a cold verse, but Maglera Doe Boy wow the crowd with his well-crafted rhyme with gruffly delivered slang.
12. Bizozo & Kakapa ft Dudi Lomeh – Gijima:
The music trio experiment by creating a call and response song. It has some elements of hip-hop, Kwaito, and R&B. Artists on the song churn out lyrics that can make one nod heads with rhythmic percussion.
13. Kwesta – Snakes in the Crib:
The song is taken off from his previous album “g.o.d” with a melodic turn in it. Many music lovers believed “Snakes in the Crib” happens to be his best hip-hop song. The music producer used electric guitar with a gloomy sound. The song addresses several issues in his musical career. The effort on his lyrics is amazing and fans will be trying to dissect the song itself.
14. Emtee – Long way:
The artist used the trap to share thrilling stories that will catchy for street lovers. The tale of the track is between trap production, and the title “Long way” shows a hustler love letter with dope love lines embedded in the theme of the song title.
15. Holy Alpha – Qondile:
Holy Alpha is a Capetown artist and she is otherwise called “Mama Ghost”. She displayed her originality around a melodic beat. The lyrics of the song have lots of Xhosa slangs weaved between high-pitched keys and subdued baseline to augment her rap style.
South African hip-hop are trending in the African music scene, but most of these songs have amapiano to make them street-worthy. Any of the songs in this content is a purely South African hip-hop song that will hit you hard playing on a speaker with a subwoofer.