Kamo Mphela Dubbed An Influential Female Rapper

Is Kamo a rapper now?

By  | Dec 01, 2020, 10:11 AM  | Kamo Mphela  | Drama

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The MTV Base SA Hottest MCs in 2020 once again trends for all the wrong reasons. Year in, year out there are new panelists who debate about who is the best rapper in South Africa, and they also try to figure out the state of SA hip/hop. Of course not everyone has the same views as the panelists hence the uproar on social media

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Controversial music figure Nota Baloyi, who is also married to the sensational  Berita Soul, has caught some heat, like he always does for the bombs he drops now and then. Nota is also famously known for being Kwesta's ex-manager and also for having a no filter approach to certain celebrities.

A clip has been circulating all over social media where a snippet from this year's #BaseHottestMCs countdown show sees Kamo Mphela being called a rapper. Just to give a little bit more context, Kamo Mphela is a dancer and Amapiano vocalist, as well as a performing artist.

Kamo broke into the entertainment scene as a dancer who used to bring heat to the club dancefloors, before deciding to use her voice as a musician. She is definitely not a rapper. At least until she decides otherwise, but for now, she is one of the hottest Amapiano break out stars this year.

When Nota declared her to be more influential than Costa Titch, who is also one of the hottest break out rappers this year, social media went berserk. The South African Hip Hop Awards nominee recently released his debut album Made In Africa, which is doing great but the rapper got slammed for cultural appropriation. His style of rapping is largely influenced by vernac which does not sit well with other people because of the fact that he is white.

During the conversation which was headed by popular female DJ Ms Cosmo, the panelists get into a very heated debate when trying to compile a list of the top hip hop artists in the country for this year. Nota downplayed Costa's influence by saying Kamo Mphela was more influential than he was in the hip hop industry.

 "I don't think Costa Titch has had more impact than Kamo Mphela," said Nota as the whole panel laugh at him. Cosmo then asks him just for clarification whether Kamo is a rapper, Nota replied by saying, "yes, she's a rapper."

Judging by the clip shared, the panel does not seem to be on the same boat as there are a lot of disagreements. At some point, Cosmo wants Nota off the stage.

Another startling revelation that people picked up is Nota claiming to have started South African Hip Hop.
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