Award-winning Cape Town-born rapper AKA, whose real name is Kiernan Jordan Forbes, leads South African Hip Hop Awards with eleven nominations, ahead of his rival Cassper Nyovest – who scored 7 nominations.

Some of the notable nominations include newcomer Duncan, who earned 7 nominations, followed by Kwesta, who earned 5 nominations.

Khuli Chana will also be honoured with Milestone Award, as well as Emile X – who will receive Honorary Award.

The awards will take place on the 17th of December at The Lyric Theatre, Gold Reef City, Johannesburg.

The theme this year is 20 years of freedom. Great achievements within the local hip hop culture will be celebrated by focusing on how the past has shaped this phenomenon called “SA Hip Hop”. Accolades will be given to active members within the industry. Winners receive a statue that is called a Pyramid. The show will boast a number of appearances, live performances and tributes by today’s leading musicians. This will be pre-recorded for ETV broadcasting purposes.

Contenders are judged on performances and achievements made between 15th September 2013 and 15th September 2014.

The nominations are as follows:

Album of the Year

  • Kwesta – Dakar
  • Duncan- Street Government
  • AKA- Levels
  • Da L.E.S – Mandela Money
  • Cassper Nyovest- Tsholofelo

Producer of the Year

  • AKA
  • Kay Masta
  • Tweezy
  • Ganja Beats
  • Psyfo

Hustler of the Year

  • Ifani
  • Cassper Nyovest
  • Monde Dube
  • DJ Naves

Best International Brand

  • Sprite
  • Miller
  • Castle Lite
  • Red Bull
  • Hunter’s Extreme

Best Local Brand

  • Butan
  • Head Honcho
  • GALXBOY
  • Bambata

Song of the Year

  • Cassper Nyovest – Doc Shebeleza
  • Da L.E.S – Fire
  • AKA – Congratulate
  • Riky Rick ft. DJ Dimplez, Kid X, Kwesta, Maggz, Ginger Breadman, Nadia Nakai and Okmalumkoolkat – Amantombazane Remix
  • Duncan – Tsiki Tsiki
  • AKA ft. K.O – Run Jozi
  • DJ Dimplez ft. Dreamteam and Anatii – Yaya

Best Dance Crew

  • Supreme I Crew
  • Freeze Frame
  • Ace Crew
  • Vintage
  • Creed Crew

Honorary Award

  • Emile X

Best Collaboration

  • Riky Rick ft. DJ Dimplez, Kid X, Kwesta, Maggz, Ginger Breadman, Nadia Nakai and Okmalumkoolkat – Amantombazane Remix
  • Khuli Chana ft. Da L.E.S & Magesh – Hape Le Hape Pt 2.1
  • L-Tido ft. Ice Prince – Fresh and Clean
  • DJ Capital ft. Kid X and Psyfo – Imma Tell Her
  • AKA ft. K.O – Run Jozi
  • Major League DJz ft. Riky Rick, Cassper Nyovest and Siya
  • Shezi – The Bizness
  • Psyfo ft. Ifani – Umtu Wam’
  • DJ Dimplez ft. Dreamteam and Anatii – Yaya

DJ of the Year 

  • DJ Speedsta
  • DJ Naves
  • DJ Dimplez
  • DJ Switch
  • Major League DJz
  • DJ Capital

Best Newcomer (Freshman) 

  • Yugen Blakrok
  • Duncan
  • Blayze
  • Maraza
  • Solo

Mixtape of the Year 

  • DJ Switch – The Switch Up
  • Lwansta – Normal
  • Fratpack – Famlove
  • Gigi Lamayne – Colour of Reign
  • E-Jay – The Best of E-Jay

Most Valuable Artist 

  • AKA
  • Cassper Nyovest
  • DJ Dimplez
  • Reason
  • Khuli Chana

Video of the Year 

  • AKA – Congratulate
  • Cassper Nyovest – Doc Shebeleza
  • L-Tido ft. Ice Prince – Fresh and Clean
  • Kwesta – Keep Walking
  • Riky Rick – Nafukwa
  • Khuli Chana ft Hash One, Kt and Towdee Mac – Wannabeez

Best Graffiti Artist 

  • Mars
  • Sure
  • Riot
  • Link1
  • Bias

Best Male 

  • AKA
  • Da L.E.S
  • Cassper Nyovest
  • Kwesta
  • Duncan

Best Female 

  • Yugen Blakrok
  • Gigi Lamayne
  • Missy RBK
  • MegaMafia
  • Chazz Le Hippie

Lyricist of the Year 

  • Duncan
  • Mo’Molemi
  • Yugen Blakrok
  • Kwesta
  • Solo
  • AKA

Promoter of the Year 

  • Head Honcho
  • Maftown Heights
  • Authentic Sundays
  • HomeComing Picnic
  • Good Sundae
  • Pop Bottles
  • WeHeartBeat
  • Scrambles 4 Money
  • 4Play Fest

Best Hip Hop Radio Show 

  • The Mixtape – Alex FM
  • The Stir Up – 5FM
  • Rap Activity Jam – Metro FM
  • Number Number – Ukhozi FM
  • The Ready D Show – Good Hope FM
  • Hip Hop Music Sessions – Gagasi FM
  • 16 Bars Reloaded – UJFM

Milestone Award 

  • Khuli Chana

Best Digital Sales 

  • Da L.E.S – Dice
  • AKA ft. K.O – Run Jozi
  • Duncan – Tsiki Tsiki
  • Riky Rick ft. DJ Dimplez, Kid X, Kwesta, Maggz, Ginger Breadman, Nadia Nakai and Okmalumkoolkat – Amantombazane Remix
  • DJ Dimplez ft. Dreamteam and Anatii – Yaya
  • Zakwe – Usenzani
  • AKA – Levels
  • Duncan – Street Government
  • Cassper Nyovest – Tsholofelo
  • Da L.E.S – Mandela Money
  • Kwesta – Dakar

King of Gauteng 

  • DJ Dimplez
  • Authentic Sundays
  • Refiloe Ramogase
  • KGB

King of Mpumalanga 

  • Mfundo Nyambi
  • Ecks Exodus Nkosingiphile
  • Thabs The Acid

King of Western Cape 

  • Rattex
  • Rozzano Davids
  • Uno July

King of Northern Cape 

  • Vuyo “DJ Peedy” Tongela
  • Kgomotso Modiragale
  • Lebogang “The Verdict” Magagane

King of KwaZulu-Natal 

  • Lindo “Prow-jekt” Thwala
  • Brian Khoza
  • Bon Hussla

King of Eastern Cape 

  • Yahkeem Ben Israel
  • Buck Matyila
  • Tsviel The Prince

King of Free State 

  • Uncle Spank
  • Professor Dalton
  • Thabo Tsasane

King of Limpopo 

  • DJ Chocos
  • Nema Wama- Hunguni
  • Richard “Cul” Hlungwane

King of North West

  • DJ Lemonka
  • Godfrey “Soxmatics” Seribe
  • Ofentse Tapile

VOTING

Starts: 14th November

Ends: 7th December

Voting is based 100% on judge’s scores for the following categories: Album of the Year, Best Dance Crew, Best DJ, Best Freshman, Best Graffiti Artist, Best International Brand, Best Local Brand, Hustler of the Year, Lyricist of the Year, Mixtape of the Year, Most Valuable, Producer of the year, Promoter of the Year and all the King of “…”

Voting is based on the judges’ scores and public votes (60% judges and 40% public) for the Top 5 categories: Best Collaboration, Best Female, Best Male, Video of the Year and Song of the Year.

Voting is based on 100% on public votes for the following category: Best Hip Hop Radio Show.

 

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