SA Hip-Hop Awards 2022: Full Nominee List

South Africa’s hip-hop culture has had a busy year, proving that the infamous expression of, ‘hip-hop is dead’ is far from the truth.  Hip-Hop artists AKA, Blxckie and K.O saw success with the release of their multi-platinum certified bangers this year. Many more hip-hop stars have also been active this year selling out shows, establishing record labels and chart topping with their projects.

The time has come for South African rappers to be rewarded for their hard work.

READ: Nasty C made history as the first SA Hip-hop artist to perform at the MTV EMAS

Taking to Twitter and other social media platforms, the SA Hip-Hop Awards organisers unveiled the complete list of Rappers who will be competing for the awards in different categories. Without further ado, check out the full list of nominees for the 2022 SA Hip-Hop Awards.

SONG OF THE YEAR

  • Blxckie ft A-Reece – Sneaky
  • Blxckie ft Madumane & Chang Cello – Kwenzekile
  • DJ Sliqe ft. Emtee, 25K and Flow Jones Jr – Sta soft
  • K.O ft. Young Stunna & Blxckie – Sete
  • Loki Ft Blxckie – Shoda Ngami
  • Majorsteez ft Cassper Nyovest – Asbonge
  • Mashbeatz ft Thato Saul & Maglera Doe Boy – Never ride
  • Venom x Shishiliza ft. Yumbs, Raspy, Blxckie, Riky Rick, Tshego – Sondela
  • Yanga Chief ft. Blxckie, 25K – Ntoni na
  • Roiii –  Lavida Loca

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

  • Lucasraps 031 To the World 2.0
  • Maglera Doe Boy – Diaspora
  • Thato Saul – Life is Gangsta
  • Tyson Sybaleti – Home
  • Zoocci Coke dope – Anxiety +

BEST VIDEO

  • ARMSDEAL – For Priddy Ugly 30 Minutes To Soweto
  • SHALA THE UNICORN – For Nadia Nakai ft Kwesta Kreatures
  • TED MAGERMAN – For K.O ft Blxckie and YoungStunna Sete
  • TREVOR GOLDIN – For Phantom Steeze  ft Sjava, AKA, Nadia Nakai, Robot Boii, Buzzi Lee & Mustbebudz Zonke Remix
  • ARMSDEAL – For Priddy Ugly Por Favor

MIXTAPE OF THE YEAR

  • A-Reece  – The Burning Tree
  • Heaven Can Wait – The Narrow door Vol.1 by Areece, Jay Jody & Blue Tape
  • Priddy Ugly – Mud
  • Skhandaworld Welcome to the Planet
  • Touchline – Soon2

BEST MALE

  • Lucasraps
  • Thato Saul
  • Tyson Sybateli
  • Maglera Doe Boy
  • Zoocci Coke Dope

BEST FEMALE

  • Trusted SLK
  • Gigi Lamayne
  • Money Badoo
  • Indigo Stella
  • XXC Legacy

DJ OF THE YEAR

  • Dj Switch
  • Dj Zan D
  • DJ PH
  • Dj Venom
  • Ms Cosmo

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

  • Feziekk
  • Lunatik Beatz
  • Herc Cut the Lightz
  • Zoocci Coke dope
  • Shaney Jay

BEST COLLABO

  • Blxckie ft Madumane & Chang Cello – Kwenzekile
  • K.O ft.Young Stunna & Blxckie – Sete
  • Majorsteez ft Cassper Nyovest – Asbonge
  • MashBeatz ft. Thato Saul & Maglera Doe Boy – Never Ride
  • Venom x Shishiliza ft. Yumbs, Raspy, Blxckie, Riky Rick, Tshego – Sondela

LYRICIST OF THE YEAR

  • Zulu Mecca
  • Priddy Ugly
  • A-Reece
  • Tyson Sybateli
  • PDotO

FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR

  • Lucasraps
  • Money Badoo
  • Thato Saul
  • Tyson Sybateli
  • Zulu Mecca

MVP/HUSTLER OF THE YEAR

  • AKA
  • K.O
  • Big Zulu
  • Cassper
  • Blxckie

BEST LOCAL BRAND

  • SkhandaWorld
  • Root Of Fame
  • Butanwear
  • Cotton Fest
  • Swank

BEST INTERNATIONAL BRAND

  • Power Play
  • Sportscene
  • Puma
  • Russian Bear Vodka
  • Converse

BEST REMIX

  • DJ PH ft. Makwa, Blaklez, Reason, Zakwe, Loki., Trevor, Blxckie, Cassper Nyovest, Roii, Lady Du, Saso, Stino Le Thwenny, Touchline, Kid X and 2lee Stark – Serious Remix
  • Loki ft. Blxckie and Sir Trill – Shoda Ngam Remix
  • Major Steeze Ft. Emtee, Moozlie, TOSS, Seekay, Roiii & Horid the Messiah – Asbonge Remix
  • MashBeatz ft. Sjava, 25k, Lucas Raps, Wordz, Thato Saul, Maglera Doe Boy, Saudi, Buzzi Lee, Roiii, YoungstaCPT and Anzo – Never Ride Remix
  • Phantom Steeze Ft Sjava, AKA, Nadia Nakai, Robot Boii, Buzzi Lee & Mustbedubz – Zonke Remix

HONORARY AWARD PRESENTED BY HENNESSY

  • LOXION KULCA

BEST RADIO SHOW

  • Ligwalagwala – The Hip Hop Parliament
  •  You FM – Hip Hop With Towdeemac
  • Ukhozi fm – Namba Namba 2.0
  • Good Hope Fm – the Ready D Show
  • Thobela – Hip Hop Ka Moshate
  • Tru FM  – The Urban Exchange
  • Motsweding – FM Rap Saga
  • Gagazi fm – Hip Hop Music Sessions
  • Yfm – Three Way
  • Inanda FM – The Hood Up

UBUNTU ACTIVISM AWARD

  • Khuli Chana

BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT

  • Sarkodie – (Ghana)
  • Central Cee (UK)
  • Joey Badass – (UK)
  • Kendrick Lamar (USA)
  • DAX – (Canada)
  • Ruff Kid (Zambia)
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