With Heineken as a trusted partner, Hey Neighbour will be a festival that the African continent can experience, own, and be proud of. The intent is to be at the same magnitude as the likes of iconic international festivals like Coachella and SA Hip Hop will be represented well! Here are 10 SA Hip Hop Artists You Should Expect To See At Hey Neighbour Festival.
A-Reece, Real Name Lehlogonolo Ronald Mataboge, South African Rapper And Songwriter Born And Bred In The Capital City, Pretoria. His Musical Journey Began When His Older Brother Would Play Underground And Commercial Hip Hop Around Him Almost Everyday. Although Hip Hop Was Not The Only Genre Of Music That Was Played In His Household, Hip Hop Appealed To Him The Most From A Very Young Age. So Much So That By The Time He Was 10 Years Old, A- Reece Had Already Started Writing His Own Music. A-Reece Released His First Mixtape ‘forever King’ In 2013 which Caught The South African Hip-Hop Industry’s Attention In 2014.In 2015 He Released His 2nd Ep ‘best Things In Life Are Free’ Which Got Him Signed To Ambitiouz Entertainment. A-Reece Released His Debut Album Paradise, Which Shot Straight To Number 1 On Apple And Itunes And Won Him The Best Lyricists Award At The South African Hip Hop Awards In 2016.
Blxckie, also known as Sihle Sithole, is a South African rapper, songwriter, and producer. He’s a part of Clout Internet Boyz, a Durban-based hip-hop collective known for their melodic trap style. Blxckie gained massive popularity during the 2020 lockdown, starting his music journey as a young boy and officially entering the mainstream in 2020. Apple Music recognized him as an Up Next Artist and New Africa Rising Artist in March 2020. He topped MTV Base: SA’s Hottest MCs list in December 2021 and is known for his platinum-certified status.
With 30 mixtapes, 6 EP’s, 2 collaboration albums, one solo album and numerous accolades under his belt which include the “Lyricist Of The Year” (2017), Best Video and Album Of The Year (2019) from the South African Hip Hop Awards. Youngsta CPT (Riyadh Roberts) is regarded as one of the most important hip hop artists of his generation. The 30 year old rapper has been described as ‘the voice of the people’ with his lyrical brilliance acting as a verbal tour guide to life in the notorious Cape Town flats. Raised in the heart of Wittebome/Wynberg in the southern suburbs of the Western Cape. Youngsta CPT’s aspirations were ignited at the age of 12, where he wrote and recorded his first track in the same year. Youngsta CPT is a story-teller who brings his view of his beloved hometown to the surface.
Anathi Bhongo Mnyango, known as Anatii, is a South African singer, songwriter, and record producer. Born in Bisho, Eastern Cape, he started his musical career professionally at 16 with a major placement as a producer for L-Tido’s “When It Rains.” His debut album, “Artiifact,” was released in 2016, featuring collaborations with notable South African and international artists like AKA, Cassper Nyovest, Nasty C, Tiwa Savage, Faarrow, and Omarion. Anatii’s influence extends beyond music; he was recognized as an influencer by The Young Independents in 2017 and earned a spot on GQ South Africa’s best-dressed men list. He also supported the LuQuLuQu project by the United Nations High Commission for Refugees and was featured on Forbes Africa’s 30 under 30 creatives list in 2018.
Nasty C is a very talented rapper in the country and beyond. His fame came when he released the single titled “Way It Go,” which he released in collaboration with Tumi and Youngsta. His music prowess saw him receive the award for the youngest 2015 South African Hip Hop Award, where he was gifted the Best Freshman Award. Three years later in 2018, the rapper released an album titled Strings & Bling, making TINA Magazine rank him as the best African Rapper of 2018.
HEY NEIGHBOUR INFO
DATE: 8-10 December 2023
VENUE: Legends Adventure Farm, Pretoria
TIMES: Gates open at noon, and close at midnight
TICKETS: Phase 3 Tickets available now! (Only for the 18 and above crew)