4 Mzansi Hip-Hop Albums Turning a Decade Old: From Khuli Chana’s ‘Lost in Time’ to Zakwe’s Self-Titled Album

4 Mzansi Hip-Hop Albums Turning a Decade Old: From Khuli Chana’s ‘Lost in Time’ to Zakwe’s Self-Titled Album

  • Mzansi hip hop is no longer as popular among Mzansi people as it used to be as new and powerful genres have emerged in the music industry
  • In the last 10 years, the country's hip-hop industry giants have made many people dance and sing along to their tunes
  • The new school hip-hop that combines various genres is gaining popularity, but there will always be those old-school Mzansi hip-hop albums that hold a special place in many people's hearts

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Many people have forgotten about Mzansi hip-hop as the addictive Amapiano music genre has grown in popularity, but the genre's heavyweights have produced a ton of hits in the last 10 years.

Khuli Chana's 'Lost in Time and Zakwe's self-titled albums will a decade old this year.
Khuli Chana's 'Lost in Time' will turn 10 years old this year. Image: @khulichana01 and @zakwesa
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The genre has given birth to many great musicians who have dominated the music scene, not only in South Africa, but around the world. This includes Kwesta, who collaborated with American rapper Rick Ross on the song I Came I Saw, as well as Cassper and AKA, whose music has been recognised by the Black Entertainment Television Awards (BET).

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With the spotlight that hip-hop has aimed at Mzansi's music industry, it's difficult to forget the albums that made an impact during the genre's peak in the country.

Rashid Kay took to Twitter to share four albums that will be 10 years old this year. Rashid brought up Zakwe's self-titled album Zakwe, Khuli Chana's Lost in Time, Reason's Audio 3D, and AB Crazy's Homecoming.

Rashid Kay shared the following on Twitter:

Mzansi's old hip-hop sound may be dying because of new school hip-hop's attempt to combine trending genres, but SA Hip Hop Awards have come up with a solution. The awards organisation, according to SA Hip Hop Mag, has introduced an Artist of The Decade award for all of the artists who had the greatest impact over the previous 10 years. Cassper Nyovest was crowned victorious in the previous ceremony, while Zakwe, Khuli Chana and Reason received nominations.

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Nasty C’s ‘SMA’ reaches 25 million views milestone on YouTube, the 3-year-old song is also trending on TikTok

Briefly News previously reported that Nasty C song SMA has surpassed the 25 million views mark on YouTube.

Nasty C collaborated with the singer-songwriter Rowlene in 2018 and she was able to grab audiences with the emotions she conveyed in every lyric of the song. Three years after it was released, it is still the most-watched video of Nasty C's on the platform.

Rowlene has been quiet since the song went viral, but according to Drum magazine in 2021, she had not quit making music.

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