SA Hip Hop Unsigned Legends
25 June 2012
This is the section of the site where we celebrate SA Hip Hop brilliance.
We feature gifted emcees, djs, b boys, producers/beatmakers, event organisers, bloggers and graffiti artists who have dedicated their time to the culture and helped to build SA Hip Hop through their generosity and talents.
As you have noticed there's only few names at moment as we're still building on it, feel free to suggest an unsigned legend we haven't featured yet. Suggest Here
Written on 07 March 2013, 16.24 by
Written by @lefoko_el_t
I crossed paths with many ambitious rappers in my life, many hip-hop fanatics in many forms. Talk about B-Boys, spray painters, music collectors and most important to the game, disc jockeys. One thing remained common,...
Written on 28 July 2012, 08.21 by
When Hype magazine released this list featuring the 50 SA's best MCs, The Hip Hop community didn't agree 100% and who can blame them!
Take a look below and share with us your opinion.
1. Tumi 2. Proverb 3. Pro 4. HHP 5. Zubz 6. Khuli Chana 7. AKA 8....
Written on 16 July 2012, 11.15 by
Damian Stephens, better known as Dplanet is no stranger to the South African Hip Hop community because of his contribution to the SA Hip Hop industry mainly as the founder of Pioneer Unit but also as a music producer.
Damian Stephens is considered...
Written on 07 July 2012, 10.30 by
''100 REASONS WHY SA HIPHOP IS IN DANGER OF BECOMING EXTINCT'' is a book by Nqobile Mfanekisongqndweni Dambuza a hip hop activist and freelance writer, better known as Q1. The book gives deep insight into the heart of SA Hip Hop, a real treat that will...
Written on 05 July 2012, 16.02 by
Like we mentioned on Hip Hop saviours part 1, being a rapper seems to be everybody's call nowadays, leaving the other elements of hip hop, like break dancing, to die.
Emile and Black Noise have dedicated their lives to keep the B Boy culture alive...
Written on 26 June 2012, 09.45 by
When it comes to SA hip hop there's always rivalry or rather a secret war between vernacular and english emcees, it's often about the one being seen as real SA hip hop and the other as a plagiarism of US hip hop and therefore as fake. Fortunately we're...
Written on 23 June 2012, 10.39 by
At a time when hip hop was boom bap based, one man+mic+dj, it wasn't common to see a drummer, guitarists and a violinist at hip hop shows, the Dj was fulfilling those roles. The Roots(USA) was the only successful hip hop band out there.
Written on 23 June 2012, 10.19 by
Godessa (Ej Von Lyrik, Burni Aman and Shameema Williams) also known as Cape Flat Divas were the first female SA hip hop crew. In a male dominated game as female emcees Godessa were aware that if they wanted to make it they had to work almost twice as...
Written on 22 June 2012, 00.00 by
The Hip Hop culture does not only evolve around rapping as we all know it, although we may not be aware of it, it’s only one of the 4 major elements. The Four Pillars of Hip Hop are rapping, DJing, hip hop dance, and graffiti art.
Written on 21 June 2012, 08.12 by
We have compiled a list of music producers who have helped build our Hip Hop industry through their musical talent throughout the years. As we know emcees and poets need a beat and a melody to ride on and these beatmakers mentioned below have always...