SA Rappers Who Ventured Into Amapiano In 2021. For several seasons now, the Amapiano stream has defined the soundscape of the scene, and the wave appears to be growing exponentially. With Amapiano composers producing the most seductive melodies and booming rhythms for dance floors, a flood of South African musicians from all disciplines have seized on the trend to merge their own flavors with a new flare.
However, the growth of rappers experimenting in the Yanos has spurred questions regarding whether or not genuine SA Hip Hop would be able to thrive itself if perhaps the most significant artists seem to be fleeing it for better climes. Nonetheless, Hip Hop has long been known for its flexibility. It’s hardly surprise, therefore, that South African rappers are hopping on the bandwagon to give the movement their own flavor. Without further ado, lets unfold some the prominent SA rappers who have decided to take their chances with the Amapiano genre.
Reason‘s entry into the Amapiano arena generated quite a stir early. He’s praised for his ferocious rhymes and lyrical poetic flair. His song Khanda Shisa featuring DJ Maphorisa was a clear cut opportunity for him to showcase his multi-talents as an artist. Reason justified his shift to join the Amapiano indicating that there is nothing wrong with promoting local sound. “What’s wrong with hip hop artists making Piano though?”, he tweeted. “It’s our sound. Why glorify the idea of us pushing an American sound when we can jump on our own too? We still love hip hop. But the country loves piano…
Boss Zonke is amongst the SA rappers who are have contributed to rise of SA hip hop. The rapper has carried a reputation of offering hooks that have amused his audiences hence he has taken that kind of energy into the Amapiano trend. The rapper got the chance to work with the Yanos producers such as Mas Musiq, DJ Maphorisa, Kabza De Small, and She Sha. At the same time, the natural sense he infused on the song “Mthande” was a good indication of what Riky Rick is capable of doing.
Focalistic has showed his craft of blending hip hop and Amapiano making him another hip hop artist who has joined the Yano Movement. He has made an exceptional impression mostly considering the genre that have artists who have been topping the charts ever since the Yano movement started.
Cassper Nyovest is one artist that has built a very strong reputation in the hip hop culture. Cassper has amassed a substantial record of entire collections of music centered on Hip Hop, House, and Piano fusions. And his move to join the Yanos wave did not come as a surprise to many. His song “Siyathandana” has garnered massive impression in the Yano space and its clear that Nyovest has showed a good impact in the Amapiano genre.