Top 10 Iconic Fashion Moments in SA Hip-Hop

South African hip-hop has been a melting pot of creativity and expression, not only through music but also through fashion. From bold accessories to groundbreaking ensembles, SA hip-hop artists have left an indelible mark on the fashion world. Here, we highlight 10 iconic fashion moments that have shaped the landscape of hip-hop style in SA.

Hip-Hop and grillz go hand in hand. Like Bonnie and Clyde. However Blxckie’s choice of green grillz added a distinct touch to his persona, solidifying his presence in the local hip-hop scene.

Riky Rick made waves by sporting a designer Maxhosa balaclava, during his runway walk for the brand in 2020 for New York Fashion Week. The star showcased his penchant for high-fashion streetwear.

In her hit music video “Naaa Mean,” Nadia Nakai captivated audiences with a vibrant rainbow wig, setting a new standard for boldness in hair fashion.

Cassper Nyovest’s braided ponytail wig, though controversial, became a notable fashion statement, pushing boundaries within the industry.

Boyznbucks’ collection of racer club merchandise sparked a cultural phenomenon, influencing a youth generation at the time to embrace their unique style.

Costa Titch’s adoption of a wig cap as a signature accessory showcased his knack for blending functionality with fashion flair.

Sho Madjozi’s colourful mermaid braids not only defined her image but also inspired a new wave of hair trends among her young fan base.

Okmalumekoolkat’s preference for Spovagang streetwear solidified its place as a staple in the wardrobes of hip-hop enthusiasts.

AKA’s all-white ensemble and gold chains in the “Heaven” music video sparked a fashion craze embraced by fans and peers alike.

The Jozi trio’s endorsement of Ama Kip Kip in the early 2000s elevated the heritage brand to iconic status within the hip-hop community.

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