Checkout the full nomination list for the #SAHHA2017 from the following http://www.sahiphopawards.com/ The most interesting thing is to see, is the event’s growth from strength to strength. This year’s awards will be screened live by SABC, which is a milestone achievement by RMG because this means that they will be able to reach out to more people.
It looks like our real hiphop heads haven’t been submitting, judging by the influx of bubble gum rappers all over the list. This should send a message to the so-called underground rappers because the organizers of this prestigious event have always stressed the importance of submissions and cultural participation but our underground heads from Djs to emcees seem to have thrown the towel.
THe organizers came up with a very interesting theme “hiphop politics” for this year’s event and with so much going on with South African hiphop, the record industry and the state of South Africa hiphop, one wonders how we got here.
A big shout out goes to all ambassadors of true school and boombap rap nominated and to Ritual Media Group for the staging of such event by hip-hop itself!!!!!!