The 2017 South African Hip Hop Awards took place last night under the theme #HIPHOPPOLITICS and while everyone is still stuck on the, er, questionable fashion choices made by some of the country’s faves, other’s are focused on who took top honors on the evening.
Cassper Nyovest cleaned out the awards with a whopping 6 wins in categories like Most Valuable, Album of the Year, Hustler of the Year and the biggest Milestone (for #FillUpFNB).
We wonder if the win makes him forget that THIS ever happened.
It seems as though he’s in the mood of creating controversy whenever he’s at the SAHHA’s though as he did when he dropped this jab at SA Hip Hop legend, Tumi ‘Stogie T’ Molekane.
It seems as though Cassper is not the only one who feels the way he feels about Molekane as Riky Rick went on rant of his own, accusing Molekane of wanting to claim the success of the young rappers he put on.
We’ll be keeping our eyes on this one… Anyway, back to the SAHHA’s, other notable winners include the likes of Shane Eagle, Rouge, Gemini Major, AKA, Anatii and DJ Slique.
The awards ceremony has been marred with controversy since its inception as there has always been a dissenting opinion about the winners as well as criticism about the way the event is organized and the judging panel (which many feel is an echo-chamber of “yes” men).
The 2017 SA Hip Hop Awards winners are:
- HONORARY AWARD - DJ Bionic & DJ Blaze
- MOST VALUABLE - Cassper Nyovest
- BEST LOCAL BRAND - StylaGang Original Designs
- BEST INTERNATIONAL BRAND - KFC
- BEST DANCE CREW - Creed Crew
- PROMOTER OF THE YEAR - Junior Lavie
- DJ OF THE YEAR - DJ Speedsta
- ALBUM OF THE YEAR - Cassper Nyovest: Thuto
- BEST FRESHMAN/Newcomer - Shane Eagle
- MIXTAPE OF THE YEAR - Sliqe: Injayam Vol .1
- HUSTLER OF THE YEAR - Cassper Nyovest
- LYRICIST OF THE YEAR - Youngsta CPT
- BEST GRAFFITI - Psalm 1
- PRODUCER OF THE YEAR - Gemini Major
- BEST COLLABO - AKA & Anatii: 10 fingers
- BEST FEMALE - Rouge: New Era Sessions
- BEST MALE - Cassper Nyovest
- BEST HIP HOP RADIO SHOW - Motsweding FM -Motswako wa Hip Hop
- BEST VIDEO - Cassper Nyovest Feat. Goapele - Destiny Directed by Kyle White
- SONG OF THE YEAR - Kwesta ft Thabsie: Ngiyazfela Ngawe
- BEST DIGITAL SALES - Kwesta
5x Platinum - NGud (Single)
1x Platinum - Maibabo (Single)
1x Platinum - Nomayini (Single)
- BEST REMIX - Frank Casino & Riky Rick - Whole Thing (Remix)
- KING OF NORTHERN CAPE: Dj Speedy V
- KING OF EASTERN CAPE: Yahkeem
- KING OF KWAZULU NATAL: Junior Lavina
- KING OF FREE STATE: Ba2cada
- KING OF MPUMALANGA: Fortune Nthekathi
- KING OF NORTH WEST: Dj Big Boy SA
- KING OF WESTERN CAPE: Ready D
- KING OF LIMPOPO: Hip Hop Live SA
- KING OF GAUTENG: Kool Out
- MILESTONE: Cassper Nyovest - Fill Up Orlando Stadium
Main image credit: sahiphopawards.com