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The SA Hip Hop Awards are back again this year with the 7th annual ceremony happening on Wednesday, the 19th of December at The Lyric Theatre, Gold Reef City, Johannesburg, where great achievements within the local hip hop culture will be celebrated.

The 7th annual SA Hip Hop Awards ceremony happening on the 19th of December will be celebrating the biggest achievements in the local Hip Hop scene. This awards will be taking place at The Lyric Theatre, Gold Reef City, Johannesburg

The award’s theme for this year is “where I’m from ” and will feature a special tributes to fallen Hip Hop artists like Ben Sharpa, Pro Kid and HHP.

“The idea of that theme is for us to start reflecting consciously  … it’s tricky for you to identify with your present and if you cannot identify your present it becomes harder for you to identify with your future,” said the Director Osmic Menoe at the live nomination announcement.

Fans will be able to begin voting from 14 November and voting lines close on 14 December 2018.


Leading the pack  is Nasty C with nominations for Song of the Year, Best Album, Best Male, MVP, Best Video, Lyricist of the Year and two songs featured in Best Collabo category. New comer Boity scores her first music nomination for Best Collabo for ‘Wuz Dat‘ featuring Nasty C.

Cassper Nyovest scored himself multiple nominations including Hustler of the Year and Best Local Brand. In addition he will be awarded the Milestone Award for his #FillUpFNB concert that saw over 60 000 fans in the audience. Kwesta will be walking away with the  Best Digital Artist of 2017-18 for his singleSpirit featuring Wale.

Many fans of SupaMega were surprised to not see the rapper nominated for any awards. AKA took to Twitter to explain to fans that he no longer submits music for nominations.

“Megacy. Please stop attacking the SA Hip Hop Awards. I didn’t submit. For my own personal reasons I no longer submit for award shows because I no longer believe in the concept of awards. The greatest reward or award is you rocking with me and my music. I wish them all the best ❤”

— AKA (@akaworldwide) November 5, 2018


Those who wish to attend the ceremony can purchase tickets at any Computicket.


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