South African Hip-Hop has grown over the years and some artists have worked hard to establish themselves in the game. A few artists collaborated with international musicians this year to make good music. Briefly.co.za takes a look at four of the best Mzansi Hip-Hop international features in 2020.
Mzansi artists have shown that they can work with the big guns in the music industry and a few of them teamed up with international artists to make some jams. Briefly.co.za gathered a list of the top SA Hip-Hop international features of this year.
1. Nadia Nakai – Practise (Feat. Vic Mensa)
Nadia Nakai released her Naked album in June 2019 and she worked with a few Mzansi artists to make the project a hit. What's surprising is that she teamed up with American rapper Vic Mensa for the song Practise which was released as a single in 2020.
Vic Mensa is currently signed to Jay-Z's record label, Roc Nation and has featured on a number of American mainstream songs as well.
2. Nasty C – They Don’t (Feat. T.I)
This is not Nasty C's first international collaboration, he was worked with a few international artists before. This year, the 23-year-old rubbed shoulders with well known American rapper T.I to make the song They Don't.
The song was on Nasty C's third studio album Zulu Man with Some Power which was released in August 2020.
3. Kweku Smoke – Let It Go (Feat. Emtee)
Emtee is a Mzansi favourite for his unique sound. This time, the Mzansi trap artist collaborated with Ghanian artist Kweku Smoke to make the jam, Let It Go. Kweku Smoke is popular in Ghana and saw it as a good opportunity to team up with Emtee.
Fans loved the song from what they thought would be an unlikely team-up.
4. Gigi Lamayne – Mojo Jojo (Feat. Bri Biase)
Bri Biase is an American recording artist and Gigi Lamayne called on her to feature on her song Mojo Jojo. The song is a favourite amongst Mzansi Hip-Hop fans who enjoy their music from female MCs.
The official music video for the song has over 20 000 views on YouTube.
In other music-related music, Briefly.co.za reported that Mzansi singer Elaine received a gift from Drake. South African singer Elaine came onto the scene last year with her first EP Elements and it was a favourite among many in Mzansi. She then reached greater heights when she got signed to the popular American record label, Columbia Records.
Elaine, full name Ndivhuwo Elaine Mukheli, is now rolling with the big guns and she showed it off on Twitter. She posted a photoset of herself wearing Drake's new collaboration with Nike, NOCTA.
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