- Flvme has questioned why the SAMAs treat hip-hop music differently to other local genres
- The rapper shared his two cents on the SAMAs after the announcement of this year's nominees a few days ago
- The award-winning rapper wants the SAMAs to add hip-hop sub-genres in their categories in the future
Flvme has shared his thoughts on this year's South African Music Awards (SAMAs) nominations. The rapper has questioned why the SAMAs don't handle hip-hop music like other SA music genres.
The nominees for this year's event were announced a few days ago. The award-winning artist asked why the SAMAs don't have sub-genre categories for hip-hop the same way they do for other local genres.
Flvme wants hip-hop music to be handled the same way as other genres such as Kwaito, Amapiano and house music which are all dance music genres. He asked:
"When are the SAMAs going to handle categories for sub-genres in hip-hop since other genres are getting that!?"
The rapper told a curious fan that he did not submit his album Dead Or Alive for consideration at this year's SAMAs. The fan @sandyeezy went on to say that she was "deeply disappointed" because she believes his album was "by far the dopest album". Flvme responded to the stan:
"I'd rather not be played and play myself."
Other tweeps shared mixed reactions to the rapper's post. Check out some of their reactions below:
"Flvme when you listen to your music do you feel like you deserve a SAMA nomination?"
"He deserves a Grammy, Oscar and a Ballon d'Or."
"Floppo you SA hip-hop chaps imitate everything from the States."
"Maybe because hip hop originated in the States. If an American made Amapiano it will sound South African too, now what?"
"As soon as our national arts and crafts department takes creativity seriously."
"SA awards are a joke Chief."
In other music news, Briefly News reported that talented Amapiano music producer Kabza De Small Amapiano has bagged a total of six nominations in the 27th edition of the South African Music Awards.
The star has been nominated in the Album of the Year, Male Artist of the Year and Best Amapiano Album categories for his album I Am the King of Amapiano: Sweet & Dust. His collaboration with DJ Maphorisa titled Once Upon A Time in Lockdown scored the Duo/Group of the Year, Album of the Year and Best Amapiano album nods.
KwaZulu-Natal-born DJ and musician Sun-EL Musician also got the recognition he deserved after he dropped a dope 31-track album last year titled To The World and Beyond.
Sun-EL received five nominations. The star bagged the Male Artist of the Year, Best Dance, Best Live Audio Visual of the Year, Best Produced Album of the Year and Remix of the Year categories.
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