Get ready for the most thrilling countdown in South African Hip-Hop as MTV Base proudly brings back “Hottest MC’s” in 2023. This year’s two-part 24-minute special is set to be a dynamic showcase of the most influential and exceptional artists in the genre, as decided by an esteemed panel of judges. The episodes will respectively air on 30 November and 1 December on MTV Base, channel 322 at 17:00.
“Hottest MC’s is more than just a countdown or a ranking list, it’s a celebration of the incredible talent that South African Hip-Hop has to offer. As the leading youth and pop culture brand in Africa, MTV Base takes pride in acknowledging artists who have not only made a significant impact locally but are also influencing the global stage,” says Monde Twala, Senior Vice President & GM Paramount Africa & Lead BET International.
The show’s unique format divides the excitement into two captivating episodes. The first episode unveils the bottom half of the top 10 names that have rocked the South African Hip-Hop scene in 2023. The suspense builds, leading to the second episode where the countdown concludes and the coveted number one spot is revealed.
The heart of “Hottest MC’s” lies in the diverse and influential panel of judges. These industry experts will take on the formidable task of ranking the artists from 1 to 10. Their mission is to find a consensus and determine the hottest MCs of 2023. The confirmed panel of judges includes:
- DJ Switch
- DJ ZanD
- Fred Kayembe
Leading the show and ensuring that the deliberations are both lively and fair is the charismatic, SAFTA award winning host, Tshego Koke. The most popular TV presenter in South Africa will drive the conversation, mediating between the panel of judges and providing insight into the music that’s been making waves throughout the year.
“South African Hip-Hop continues to be a national phenomenon, continually evolving and innovating to create new art forms that resonate with both the new generation and long-standing fans. This year’s show is quite special because the world is celebrating 50 years of Hip Hop. It’s through platforms like Hottest MC’s that we aim to not only celebrate the incredible impact made by South African Hip-Hop artists in 2023 but also recognise talent that represents the genre on an international level,” says Koke.
Hottest MC’s 2023 is a testament to the resilience, innovation, and influence of South African Hip-Hop. Don’t miss out on the excitement and drama as the panel works tirelessly to crown this year’s hottest MC.
Stay tuned to MTV Base for the thrilling two-part special!!