Teargas - Hip Hop SAMA 2010 winner
19 April 2010
There you have it! Teargas walked away with the SAMA's Best Rap album
Friday the 16th of April 2010 saw Sun City's Royal Ballroom play host to some of South Africa's most slick and glamorous artists, producers and record industry reps for the MTN Gala Awards. The categories ranged from Best R&B Neo-Soul album, to Best Producer, to Remix of the Year, to Best Venda Music amongs others.
Let's talk about the South African Hip Hop category, Teargaz winning over Tumi & HHP raises the question of voting smart...Without any doubt radio air play and big budget music videos are unfortunately the measurement of dopeness when it comes to these awards. We saw it few months ago with the Hype Awards.
Here were the nominees
Best Rap Album
HHP - Dumela
JR - Colourfull
Khuli Chana - The MotswakOriginator
Teargas - Dark Or Blue
Tumi - Whole Worlds
No disrespect to Teargas but we do not think popularity equals quality.
Much respect to all hard working MCs out there who are keeping it real, F*ck these awards and Let's keep making good Hip Hop.
Has South African Hip Hop been misrepresented once again? Feel free to hit us with your opinions and feedback.
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