Best South African Rappers – Top 5 in 2020.

Nigeria for so many years was the power house of rap music in Africa.

SEE ALSO – Best Hausa Rappers in Northern Nigeria 

However, after the influx of too many commercial artistes into the music industry.

Gradually these rappers lost their rap sublimity and these became the gradual exaltation of the death of rap in Nigeria.

MI Abaga once raised the alarm in his song “fix up your life”, where he talked about the downfall of Rap music in Nigeria.

Seeing this decline, South African rappers quickly took advantage.

They paid so much attention to Hip-Hop music with amazing talents started to emerge.

For this reason we create a list of top 5 Best South African Rappers in no particular order.

Check list below:

Best South African Rappers

Best South African Rappers

Nasty C

Nsikayesizwe David Junior Ngcobo, known professionally as Nasty C is a 22-year-old South African Rapper that has taken the rap game in Africa to another level.

He has been consistent since he was 18 and showed back then so much promises that even the established rappers in African felt threatened by his emergence.

Nasty has an awesome unmatchable freestyle skills, classy rap delivery, sleek rap bars and lines.

The boy who also is known as the Coolest Kid In Africa has modernized rap to that level.


At age 30, he is currently one of the hottest MCs in South Africa right now.

Known for his sublime lyrics, Kwesta has turned out to be one of the biggest players in African Hip-Hop.

Only a few SA  rappers would be able to challenge his rap ability.

Best South African Rappers

Cassper Nyovest

Definitely one of the transformers of South-African Hip-Hop, Cassper who took the whole continent by storm in 2016.

He bodied every other African rapper in existent during that period and till today.

Casper is still one of the mightiest you could identify with, who still plays the rap game with finesse.


A huge name in SA Hip-Hop, AKA remains one of the biggest rappers on the continent.

AKA would easily body any other slacking African rapper on a record.

Best South African Rappers

The attractive thing about AKA is not only in his physical looks but his creative rap wherewithal as well.

He is a proven successful rapper and still is.

Got a lot of ‘receipts’ to show to anyone who is in doubt of his skill.


Like Nasy C, he is 22 and he’s one that is truly adored on the streets by South-African Hip-Hop lovers.

A-Reece is popular for delivering vicious rap lines to silence anyone who attempts or in reality disses him on a track.

Tagged by some as a rapper that “aims for the jugular,”.

A-Reece is known to rip other rappers apart when he is challenged.

And many have tipped him alongside Nasty C, to be the ones to take African Hip-Hop to the world.

N.B: This is not a publication to undermine the works of Nigerian rappers or praise the SA’s.



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