- Stogie T is a respected South African veteran rapper and his career has stood the test of time from his time with The Volume to now as a solo act
- As a respected figure in the music industry, Stogie's opinions hold weight, so it was no surprise that his comment about SA hip hop caused a stir
- The rapper said there is no classic rap album in the local music scene and his comment had Mzansi divided
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Stogie T recently caused a stir on social media after commenting on South African hip hop. During a panel discussion, the veteran emcee revealed that the local hip hop scene does not have a classic album.
Fans and hip hop heads engaged in a heated discussion over Stogie's claims, where some agreed while others pulled out projects they believe qualify as classics.
Stogie T questions SA hip hop classics
The panel was up in arms when Stogie T claimed that SA hip hop does not have a classic album, including his own:
"I don't think we have a classic SA album."
He went on:
"Classic is 'unskippable, relatability, what it did for you, timeless."
Stogie went on to say that the albums mentioned, including HHP's Acceptance Speech, are very close to being regarded as classic albums but don't quite hit the mark.
He concluded by saying that the closest contender would be Avery, Emtee's debut album.
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Fans weigh in on Stogie T's claims
Hip hop heads were in disbelief of Stogie T's comments, where many began naming some of their favourite and "best" albums that they regard classic and rubbished the rapper's claims:
"Dankie San, TMB, Todays Tragedy Tomorrows Memory, B4Now, Book of Proverb. I could carry on. Ithi awazi wena slima
"Avery was a classic album but saying it's close is just hilarious. Strings & bling is second."
"Lol Mxm I'm convinced that some takes, are just to cause outrage."
On the other hand, other rap heads agreed with what Stogie said:
"Real talk, Stogie T is right. There is a couple of classic songs but not more than 10 classic albums if we are being honest."
"He’s right but that doesn’t mean the albums are wack."
Stogie T pays tribute to AKA
In a recent report, Briefly News covered online reactions to Stogie T's freestyle dedicated to late rapper, AKA called Survivor's Guilt.
The rappers had maintained a long-standing friendship, often collaborating on songs like Star Signs and Zues' DatsWassup.
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Source: Briefly News