It is official. Ntokozo Mdluli, aka K.O, is this year’s SA hip hop champs!
Adding to his record-breaking hit single Caracara, the first South African rap song to reach one million views on You Tube, and 5 Channel O Africa Music Video Awards nominations, the Mpumalanga-born rapper has been crowned SA Hottest MC of the Year by MTV Base on Thursday afternoon.
Responding to the exciting top spot news, KO (@MrCashtime) tweeted: “Totally humbled. Thank u
Here is the full list:
- Cassper Nyovest
- Khuli Chana
- Riky Rik
- Kid X
- Da L.E.S.
With the hip hop industry’s competition increasingly getting tighter, the controversy after the revelation of top ten MCs was inevitable – and hip hop war was also predicted. As anticipated, some tweeps were satisfied with the list while others, including rappers and celebrities who participated in the trending topic, questioned the list and judges’s decision.
Tweets before the top ten were revealed:
- Maps Maponyane @MapsMaponyane
A virtual hip-hop war is going to break out today. #SAHottestMCs
- AKA @akaworldwide
If myself and KO don’t occupy the top 2 spots on #SAHottestMCs …. The whole sitch loses credibility.
- Bonang B* Matheba @bonang_m
1 or 2. It’s you or K.O RT @akaworldwide: Yo Kingdom! Tweet @MTVbaseAfrica and let me know where I should be at on the list! #SAHottestMCs
- Thula Sindi @thulasindi
Fragile egos RT @MariaPodesta: oooh feeelins are gonna get hurt on @MTVbaseAfrica #SAHottestMCs already off to a controversial start…
Here are some of the tweets after the announcement:
- AKA @akaworldwide:
What we can all agree on is K.O at #1 … After roughly 10 years in the game … Now you gotta respect that.