Almost a month to the day that Cassper Nyovest rewrote history with his “Fill Up The Dome” concert, MTV Base (DStv channel 322), has revealed him as the laureate in “SA’s Hottest MC 2015”.
The heavily contested top five saw Nyovest push both rivals and friends to the back of the list, scoring top marks for impact, sales, buzz and other intangibles. Commended by the judges for his sound decision making skills and relentless hard work, there was little disagreement that Cassper deserved the top spot.
Hot on his heels is AKA, who the panel unanimously agreed deserved the second spot with his well thought-out music taking centre stage. His accomplishments outside the studio were arguably not as strong as Cassper’s. Style and lyrics were the two outstanding criteria that scored him the runner up spot.
2014’s number one MC, KO, took the third spot; his strong presence and contribution to the local hip hop scene was commended by the panel, but the extent of his impact in 2015 was interrogated.
MTV Africa Music Award 2015 winner for “Best Music Video” for Nafukwa, Riky Rick scored the fourth spot after a hard-hitting 2015 with the release of his debut album Family Values, that has earned him multiple award nominations while selling over 20,000 copies.
OkMalumKoolKat took the number 5 slot with his hard-to-box rap style. While his work, dedication and influence on SA Hip Hop culture throughout 2014/2015 has been louder than his fame, features with Riky Rick,Cassper Nyovest and WTF, and sheer consistency had the panel wide open.