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No Nasty C, no eMtee, but the SAHHA nominations are here

Mcebo Mpungose

It’s almost inevitable now that whenever the SA Hip Hop Awards are around the corner they are mired by controversy of some sort. SAHHA 2017 has seen no different.

After what many would call a solid past two years in the industry for Nasty C, the rapper decided  to snub the awards this year, citing reasons of ‘feeling unappreciated’.  Nasty’s boycott follows in the footsteps of another respected rapper in SA, K.O, who decided he won’t be a part of them three years ago.

Speaking to TshisaLIVE, Mabala Noise spokesperson Sikhulile Nzuza explained that after  meeting with the rapper, they decided to not submit his music for consideration at this year’s awards.

“We spoke with Nasty C to ask him which of the categories he would feel comfortable submitting in and he told us that he would not like to participate in the awards at all. He felt that he had a massive year last year but he was not recognized for his achievements by the awards and he does not want that again. It was a peak year for him and for him to not be recognized concerned him,”  Sikhulile said.

Still on the side of controversy, if someone could please hit us up and explain how Gqi by Okmalumkoolkat (Ft. Amadando) is nominated for Song of the Year. The song is a banger, but SA Hip Hop Awards?

Other acts nominated on Monday for the 6th edition of the award show include Cassper Nyovest, Kwesta and Shane Eagle.

Cassper Nyovest leads the pack with the most nominations. He has been nominated in categories such as Best Album, Best Male and MVP. The Tito Mboweni hitmaker will also be honored with the Milestone award this year.

The award ceremony will take place in Johannesburg on Wednesday 13 December at Gold Reef City’s Lyric Theatre, with the theme this year being “Hip Hop Politics.”

Some notable nominations:

Song of the Year

  • Frank Casino ft Riky Rick – Whole Thing (Remix)
  • Cassper Nyovest – Tito Mboweni
  • Kwesta ft Thabsie – Ngiyazfela Ngawe
  • Da L.E.S ft Gemini Major – Lifestyle
  • OkMalumKoolKat – Gqi
  • Stoogie ft Emtee & Yanga – By Any means
  • Aka & Anatii -10 Fingers
  • AKA & Anatii – Don’t forget to Pray
  • Junior Fe Rocka ft Maraza & Golden Black – Been thinking
  • AKA – The World is Yours

Best Album

  • Cassper Nyovest – Thuto
  • Stoogie T – Stoogie T
  • Shane Eagle – Yellow
  • AKA & Anatii – Be careful what you wish for
  • OkMalumKoolKat – Mlazi Milano

Mixtape of the Year

  • BigStar – TellAscope
  • Zoocci Coke Dope – Morning Star
  • Youngsta & Ganja Beatz – The Cape & Good Dope
  • Sliqe – Injayam Vol .1
  • J Molley – Dreams Money can buy

Best Male

  • Cassper Nyovest – Thuto
  • Stoogie T – Stoogie T
  • Shane Eagle – Yellow
  • OkmalumKooLkat – Mlazi Milano
  • Da L.E.S – Diamonds in Africa

Best Female

  • Nelz – I am
  • Lee STK – Beautiful black Girl
  • Patty Monroe – Malatjie
  • Rouge – The New Era sessions
  • Megmafia – Barkston Drive

Lyricist of the Year

  •  Shane Eagle
  • Stoogie T
  • Blaklez
  • Ginger Breadman
  • Youngsta




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