2015 has been one amazing year for SA Hip Hop. We saw the genre generating more interest on the continent and around the world which enabled rappers to tour different regions and showcase their talent. We saw several MC’s release game changing albums and make game changing moves so we have decided to pick out the top 10 Hip Hop albums of 2015:
1. Emtee – Avery
Emtee has been in the game for a very long time and it has all finally paid off for the boy. Emtee was the biggest winner at the Metro FM Awards last month walking away with four awards for his debut release Avery.
2. Cassper Nyovest – Refiloe
Cassper Nyovest is at the peak of his career and everything seems to be falling into place for him. The rapper released his sophomore album at his Fill Up The Dome show and the album went gold in 3 hours of its release. Refiloe is more cohesive than his debut album and he also showcases his story telling abilities on track 4 titled Refiloe.
3. Riky Rick – Family Values
Riky Rick came up and has already dropped classic songs such as Boss Zonke from his gold-selling debut album Family Values. This project is a classic in my eyes because of Boss Zonke’s uniquely South African sound and content.
4. Dream Team – Dreams Never Die
Dream Team blew on to the scene in 2014 with their massive breakthrough hit song titled Tsekede and were also named the rookies of the year. In 2015 the boys became men and dropped their debut album titled Dreams Never Die which left social media and the Hip Hop heads in a frenzy.
5. Kwesta – DaKAR II
DaKAR II was an album that Kwesta really took his time with and he knew it was a project that was really going to help him make a mark and it has. The double disc album shows you how diverse Kwesta is as an artist.