The awards which took place on Wednesday evening at Johannesburg saw RapLyf Boss, Kwesta A.K.A K1 God, was slated to have a great night. Kwestawon won six plaque at the night for the various categories he was nominated especially the biggest ones; Best Video, Hustler of the Year, and Song of the Year “Spirit” featuring Wale.
Nasty C can now add Album of the Year onto his growing list of accomplishments for 2018. His “Strings and Bling” album got him that high recognition.
Moozlie, who has faced a lot of criticism for the quality of her music, walked away with the Best Female award, beating Rouge to the podium.
See Lists Of Winners Below
Outrageous Records – this is a lifetime achievement award for those who contributed in the development of SA Hip Hop and are still active
Kwesta – this is for the most bankable artist in monetary terms through achievements.
BEST LOCAL BRAND
SGOD – this is for a South African clothing brand that is strictly Hip Hop.
BEST INTERNATIONAL BRAND
Castle Lite Unlocked – this is for an international corporate brand that is playing a role in the development of SA Hip Hop
BEST DANCE CREW
Survivor Dance Crew – the Hip Hop dance crew that achieved the most in the past year
PROMOTER OF THE YEAR
Pop Bottles – consistent promoter with most impactful and successful Hip Hop events in the past 12 months.
DJ OF THE YEAR
DJ Speedsta – this is for the DJ who contributed immensely to SA Hip Hop in the past 12 months, be it on radio, clubs or sessions
ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Nasty C – “Strings & Bling” – originality, popularity, quality, visibility, sales, impact, melody and composition
Big Zulu – this is for a rapper who emerged for the first time and blew up the scene in the past 12 months.
MIXTAPE OF THE YEAR
Stogie T – “Honey & Pain” – popularity, quality, visibility, impact
HUSTLER OF THE YEAR
Kwesta – endorsements or any other achievements acquired through Hip Hop
LYRICIST OF THE YEAR
Stogie T – “Honey & Pain” – consistent lyricism throughout the past 12months, solid lyrical repertoire
Dbongz – pieces done in the past 12 months,originality, creativity and message relevance
PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
Gemini Major – Number of singles, quality, quantity,arrangement, innovation, impact
Kwesta ft Wale – Spirit – the most popular rap song collaborated by 2 or more artists
Moozlie – female rapper consistent in the past 12 months with radio singles, videos, performances and a solid album, mixtape or EP
Nasty C – male rapper consistent in the past 12 months with radio singles, videos, performances and a solid album
BEST HIP HOP RADIO SHOW
Motsweding FM – Local content, SA Hip Hop development, listenership,relevance and quality. This is 100% judged by the public.
Kwesta ft Wale – “Spirit” – quality, storyline, relevance, airplay, YouTube hits.
SONG OF THE YEAR
Kwesta ft Wale – “Spirit” – airplay, popularity, quality, relevance, impact, originality
BEST DIGITAL SALES
Kwesta – best selling song or album on iTunes and other digital stores
Zakwe – “Sebentin Remix” – best Remixed song.
Cassper Nyovest – Fill Up FNB – a significant stage or event in the development of something.