Cassper, K.O, Duncan & AKA Dominate Nominations For Metro FM Awards

Considering how the SAMAs snubbed as as an entire culture last year by not giving of the Best Hip Hop award on television, and the previous year when they tried to merge the Bes House/Kwaito award with the hip hop one because apparently our music “appeals to the same market”, local rap music hasn’t exactly had the best luck with mutli-genre awards committees in the past few years.

But given the all the nods KO, Cassper Nyovest, Duncan and AKA collectively received last night at the Metro FM Awards ’14 nomination party, things might just be turning around for us.

What was particularly dope was not so much who was nominated but more the fact that there are hip hop songs nominated in every category that is not genre specific. This is testament that as a genre, the music that is being released locally is competing with genres like House and Kwaito which have always been considered to be on a much higher level because of the numbers they do on digital/album/singles sales and also the widespread commercial appeal.

Check out some of the categories:

Best Music Video

AKA – Congratulate

Cassper Nyovest – Doc Shebeleza

Afrotraction – Angeke

DJ Fisherman – Callout

K.O – Caracara


Best Male Album

AKA – Levels

Cassper Nyovest – Tsholofelo

K.O – Skhanda Republic

Donald – Black & White

Afrotraction – For the Lovers


Best Hip Hop Album

AKA – Congratulate

Cassper Nyovest – Tsholofelo

K.O – Skhanda Republic

Duncan – Street Government

DJ Dimplez – Zeal


Best Hit Single

Cassper Nyovest – Doc Shebeleza

K.O – Caracara

DJ Clock – Pluto

Beatenberg – Rafael

DJ Watermelon – Koze Kose


Song of the Year

AKA – Congratulate

Cassper Nyovest – Doc Shebeleza

Cassper Nyovest – Phumakim

Euphonik – Bus

The Soil – Susan

Beatenberg – Rafael

DJ Fisherman – Call out

DJ Dimplez – Yaya

Black Motion – Rainbow

Kelly Khumalo – Asine


Of course an undertone of the competitive rivalry between AKA and Cassper was present on Twitter when both boasted about their accolades.

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