MTV Base’s Hottest MC’s is returning for another hip and happening special. Each year, MTV Base rates the hottest hitmakers in the rap game from number 10 to number 1. The host serves as a mediator for the panel of six hip-hop industry judges whose criteria for the Hottest MCs list include the MC’s impact, bars and lyrics, sales, buzz, and x-factor. The Hottest MC’s is a must-watch for South African hip-hop heads. This is Africa’s time! Our artists are making waves and African hip-hop talent is being recognized and celebrated globally. Make sure to tune into the 2-part special exclusively on MTV Base (DStv Channel 322) on the 01 and 02 December at 17:30 CAT.
Tshego Koke, a member of the Paramount Culture Squad, will host the Hottest MC’s for the second year in a row. He is not a novice to the hip-hop community; over the years, his involvement in music and fashion has had a huge impact on the South African hip-hop scene. In order to find the Hottest MC for 2022, Tshego will be joined by other hip-hop heads with extensive knowledge and experience in the field.
MTV Base has invited some incredible hip-hop and street culture enthusiasts to be a part of the panel and battle it out on who to crown this year’s Hottest MC. Tshego will be joined by some well-known SA hip-hop personalities to reveal the top 10 hottest MCs such as the multifaceted entertainer Kyeezi, French Fry, Uncle Partytime, Hip-hop and street culture enthusiast, and Misa Narrates, a talented artist with a background in the performing arts, Marz Ambrosio and well-known DJ Fif Laaa will also form part of the panel.
Over the years, the list has garnered recognition and has sparked passionate discussion among fans of hip-hop about who should hold the coveted top slot. MTV Base promises that this year’s countdown will be just as exciting as last year’s. Be prepared to bop your head and pick yourself up off the floor because this list not only features the best-established artists in the hip-hop industry but also recognizes those who made the prestigious list.
“Hip-hop embraces authenticity and is a way of life for many people. The impact of hip-hop culture can be seen in so many facets of modern life, from fashion and dance to language and politics. MTV Base continues to be at the forefront of youth culture and celebrates South African hip-hop. Our local artists have made the country and indeed the continent proud and they have upheld the significance of preserving the South African sound. Hip-hop today sounds more like home than ever before,” says Monde Twala, Senior Vice President and General Manager at Paramount Africa.
Mzansi hip-hop artists have contributed to changing the global music landscape, and MTV Base is happy to be the platform that consistently recognizes and features the hottest MC’s and introduces cutting-edge new musical styles to local hip-hop fans. For a countdown to the nation’s hottest MC, be sure to watch MTV Base’s Hottest MC on 01 and 02 December at 17:30 CAT.