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5 South African Rappers Make SAMAS 22′ General Category Nominations List

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Following his claims that he is the best rapper in Africa, A-Reece seems to be on an all-out mission of proving to the world that he is the best. He has been nominated for Artist of the year at the 28th South African Music Awards. Keep reading to find out the other four SA rappers who made the prestigious nominees list.

1. A-Reece

A-Reece SAMA nominations

The ‘Meanwhile in Honeydew’ rapper from Pretoria West bagged a nomination for SAMPRA Artist of the Year, a great feat for an Independent rapper who barely works on collaborations with the biggest artists from other more pop appealing genres like Amapiano, Gqom, Kwaito, House, etc.

This is coming right after Reece was nominated for Artist of the decade at the last South African Hip Hop Awards. Cassper Nyovest took home the Artist of the Decade plaque at the SAHHAS, while South African Afro-pop duo Blaq Diamond won the Artist of the Year award at the 2021 SAMAs.

2. Big Zulu

Off the success of his third studio album ‘Ichwane Lenyoka‘ (2021), which spawned three chart-topping singles “Mali Eningi”, “Inhlupheko” and “Umuzi eSandton”. Big Zulu scooped 7 awards at the SA Hip Hop Awards, and now the rapper has bagged a SAMAs nomination for the Best Music Video Award for ‘Umuzi eSandton’ featuring Lwah Ndlunkulu.

3. Emtee

Things have been looking up for Emtee after his label debacle with his former label, Ambitiouz Entertainment. Since dropping his long-anticipated third studio album Logan, in 2021.

The SA king of hooks will go against former record label colleague, A-Reece, for the SAMAs Artist Of The Year category.

4. Nasty C

Arguably the most successful song off his ‘Zulu Man with Some Power’ album, the International collab with Dreamville songbird Ari Lennox, ‘Black and White,’ has been nominated for Record of the Year at the 28th SAMAS.

What better way to celebrate the coming of his ‘Ivyson Army Tape’ than to scoop his third SAMA.

5. Intaba Yase Dubai

Two things are constant in the SA music industry; any artist signed to Ambitiouz Entertainment is bound to be screwed over, but they will always churn out some of the dopest talents and the biggest hits in Mzansi.

Less popular than the rest of the emcees on this list the rapper will face off against Big Zulu for the Video Of The Year for his song S’bali. The rapper has accused Big Zulu of robbing him of his royalties for their  KFC deal and Imali Eningi.

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