There's no doubt that Mzansi has some of the most talented rappers. Most of them can compete with any rapper in the world. The list of the five biggest Mzansi rappers in the country currently will surprise some hip-hop fans.
The five biggest rappers in the country have dropped dope projects this year. Most of them recently dropped banging albums that are topping the charts and doing very well on music streaming services.
Briefly.co.za has put together a list of the Top 5 rappers according to their listenership on Spotify. We hope that your favourite rapper is in the list. To be honest, the artists on the list all deserve to be in the Top 5. Check out the list below:
1. Saudi – 1 060 813
Surprisingly, Saudi takes the top spot with 1 060 813 monthly listeners. The rapper has one of the most successful projects in terms of music streaming. His 13-track mixtape titled The Drip's Leak consists of songs such as The Need Way, Rockstar and Hug Me the Money.
2. Nasty C – 464 449
Nasty C has 464 449 monthly listeners. Nasty C dropped Zulu Man With Some Power towards the end of August this year. The album has been doing very well on all digital music platforms. The There They Go rapper takes the number two spot which proves that his fans are still enjoying and streaming his music.
3. AKA - 160 641
AKA is one of the most consistent rappers in Mzansi and he deserves to be i the Top 5. The star has been in the game for many years now but he still delivers fire every time he drops.
The rapper recently dropped his new EP titled Bhovamania. He has been trending ever since he dropped it a few days ago. He recently shared that his single titled Energy, which is on the EP, has been certified gold.
4. Cassper Nyovest – 134 811
Cassper Nyovest needs no introduction. He keeps serving Mzansi fire tracks. The Amademoni hitmaker dropped Any Minute Now a few months ago. His track Amademoni has also been doing very well as a single. It has also been certified gold. He comes in at number four with 134 811 listeners.
5. Focalistic – 116 013
Focalist is everywhere these days. He excels in both Amapiano and hip-hop. The Ke Star hitmaker comes in at number five with 116 013 listeners a month. The musician's songs are also on high rotation on TV and radio stations.
He is featured in many Amapiano songs such as Mercedes by Semi Tee, Blue Monday by Vigro Deep and Welele by Juniour Taurus.
In other music news, Briefly.co.za reported that Focalistic recently trended on social media. Mzansi was divided on whether he should have been nominated at this year's South African Hip Hop Awards (SAHHAs). Some social media users believe that the Ke Star hitmaker is an Amapiano artist while others are defending him.
SAHHAs announced the nomination list on Friday, 13 November and Focalistic's nomination got tongues wagging on Twitter streets. The artist is nominated in the Best Freshmen (Newcomer) category alongside Benny Chill, Indigo Stella, Quickfass Cass and Dee Koala.
Focalistic is popular in Mzansi for his banging hit Ke Star, which is an Amapiano track. He is also featured on a lot of big Amapiano tunes.
Still on Focalistic, Briefly.co.za reported that Riky Rick has dropped a new music video for his track titled Ungazinchishi. The rapper features Focalistic and Tyler ICU on the banging track. The colourful music video was directed by Darion 4K.
The visuals see the Boss Zonke hitmaker and Focalistic wearing Maxhosa Africa gear and cruising around the streets ready for summer. The video premiered on Tuesday, 10 November but has already been viewed over 142 000 times on YouTube.
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