Nadia Nakai Explains Why She Feels Hip Hop Is The Most Problematic Genre In The Country. Nadia Nakai has been in the SA Hip Hop industry for over 5 years now. Having delivered two studio albums and bagged a few awards she is certainly one rapper who has grasped the ins and outs of the Hip Hop industry.
Nadia recently featured on BBC’s This Is Africa radio show with DJ Edu. The More Drugs hitmaker spoke about her relationship with Vic Mensa, being compared to Nicki Minaj and her album Nadia Naked. She also goes into why she feels Hip Hop is the most problematic genre in South Africa.
She explained that the one thing about SA Hip Hop acts is that they are always more than just the music. She also compared the Hip Hop artists in the country to Amapiano artists.
“They want to know who we’re dating, they want to know the lifestyle. They know what we’re drinking, what are you driving. There’s always a lot more controversy around Hip Hop acts. The beefs and the dramas and whose calling out who on social media. We’re probably the most problematic genre in South Africa.“
“The amapiano guys, I don’t think they have beef. The gqom guys, I don’t think they have beef. The house guys they all get along. The Hip Hop people are just always fighting all the time and I think that’s what people like and they made it so big because it was like real superstars. Who’s dating who, who’s saying what and the music just correlated with all of that.“
She also explained to DJ Edu that Hip Hop has taken a backseat in South Africa because Amapiano is doing so well. She says that it has caused a beef between the two genres and instead everyone should be more unified that ever.
Listen to her interview with DJ Edu here: This Is Africa – Nadia Nakai – BBC Sounds