The South African Hip Hop Award nominees were released last night and well, let's just say some were elated yet others were a bit disappointed at the nomination results.
With no surprise, top of the nomination lists were the likes of AKA and Cassper Nyovest. Though their beef has turned into biltong it's interesting to see how their competitiveness has reaped them great rewards, thanks to their quality competitiveness that has given us great music and eye-catching videos from the two artists.
Whilst Cassper Nyovest sits comfortably with a total of eight nominations under his belt. Let's not also forget the man struck gold this week since the release of his debut album Tsholofelo.
Surprisingly Cashtime Family which consists of rappers K.O, Kid X and Ma E among others were not nominated as much as we thought they would. As news broke of the South African Hip Hop Award nominees for 2014, debate broke out about why Cashtime Life artists K.O and Kid X had effectively been excluded from the list. But later on it was revealed that the Cashtime Family had requested to be excluded from the nominations and the awards themselves.
Album of the Year
Kwesta – Dakar
Duncan- Street Government
Da L.E.S - Mandela Money
Cassper Nyovest- Tsholofelo
Producer of the Year
Hustler of the Year
Best International Brand
Best Local Brand
Song of the Year
Cassper Nyovest - Doc Shebeleza
Da L.E.S - Fire
AKA – Congratulate
Riky Rick ft. DJ Dimplez, Kid X, Kwesta, Maggz, Ginger
Breadman, Nadia Nakai and Okmalumkoolkat - Amantombazane Remix
Duncan – Tsiki Tsiki
AKA ft. K.O – Run Jozi
DJ Dimplez ft. Dreamteam and Anatii – Yaya
See more nominees here