- South Africa has it's very own and first hip-hop museum located in Johannesburg
- 26 artists were chosen to be the first hip-hop legends honoured for their contribution
- HHP, Kwesta and Cassper Nyovest are some of the hip-hop names inducted to the hall of fame
On the 5th of December, the Hennessy Wall of Fame inducted 26 hip-hop artists to honour them and their contribution to the genre.
The wall of fame is part of South Africa's first hip-hop museum and is located in the Museum Africa in Newtown. Johannesburg.
The local artists that were inducted into the wall of fame include late legends as well as living ones.
Briefly.co.za gathered that the museum will officially open in 2020 and its aim with the hall of fame was to give a nod to the artists who made a lasting impression on hip-hop in SA.
The full list of inductees in year one include record label owners, producers, rappers and promoters and are:
- Pro Kid
- Cassper Nyovest
- Ready D
- Skwatta Kamp
- Watkin Jones
- Lee Kasumba
- Hymphatic Thabz
- Osmic Menoe
- Lance Stir
- Da Les
- Emile XY
Osmic Menoe, SA Hip-Hop Awards founder, says the list represents the best of the best.
The artists who made the cut were judged by how long they've been in the music game and the consistency of their work.
Enjoyed reading our story? Download BRIEFLY's news app on Google Play now and stay up-to-date with major South African news!