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Youth Movements and Hip Hop in Africa: Politics and Protest

A presentation exploring the different ways in which hip hop and youth movements intersect and bring their influence in the political sphere in Africa today.
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Transcript of Youth Movements and Hip Hop in Africa: Politics and Protest

Youth Movements and Hip Hop in Africa:
Politics and Protest
by Parker Mah
for the IDEA YouthExchange
Budapest, April 2010
LINKS

http://www.africanhiphop.com/

http://www.kingsize.sn/
(Senegalese hip hop, in french)

http://aurahiphop.com/
(Artistes Unis pour le Rap Africain)

http://nomadicwax.com/
("Democracy in Dakar")

http://www.african-rap.com/

http://www.museke.com/
Cont
CONTACT

AFRICAN HIP HOP INDEX:
(Source: Subzzee at http://www.discogs.com/lists/African-Hip-Hop-Index/10627)



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2face Idibia
Nigerian rapper from Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria, formerly of the Plantashun Boyz, rapping in English.
2.
2
2 Shotz
Nigerian rapper from Surulere, Lagos State, Nigeria, based in Lagos, and rapping in English.
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3
3WR
South African crew from Johannesburg, Gauteng, 3WR (3rd World Riders) consists of Major Cone, Maradona and Blasphemy, rhyming in English.
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4
4Fifth
Egyptian MC from Cairo, Egypt, now based in Fresno, California, United States, rapping in English.
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5
5th Floor
South African crew from Cape Town, with Camo, Tebz, Korianda, Fungus, Pronouns, Sniper, Kilogram, Pablo, Royal Son, So Swell and Son Of Soil.
6.
6
9ice
Nigerian rapper from Bariga, Lagos, Nigeria, born in Ogbomoso, Oyo State, rapping in English and Yoruba.
7.
7
25toLyf
Zimbabwean/Zambian crew from Harare, Zimbabwe and Lusaka, Zambia, with members SubZero, Snypa Kidd and DJ Peewee, rhyming in English.
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8
37mph
South African DJ and producer from East London, Eastern Cape, based in Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa.
9.
9
419 Squad
Nigerian crew, based in London, England, consisting of JJC, S.O.Simple, Smokey and Masta Plan, rhyming in English and Yoruba.
10.
10
985
South African crew from Diepkloof, Soweto, Gauteng, consisting of Drew, Gimboss and Junya Skillz, rapping in English and Vernacular.
11.
11
A.K.A (4)
South African rapper from Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa, and member of Entity, and I.V League, rhyming in English.
12.
12
A.T. (2)
Nigerian rapper from Lagos, Nigeria, who rhymes in English.
13.
13
A-Rush
Egyptian MC from Cairo, Egypt, a member of Arabian Knightz, rhyming in English and Arabic.
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14
A Peace Of Ebony
Zimbabwean crew from Harare, Zimbabwe, with members Qwela tha Brainchild, Tony Chihota, Keith and Chiwoniso, rapping in Shona and English.
15.
15
Abass Abass
Senegalese MC from Dakar, Senegal, now based in Sarcelles, Paris, France, rapping in French and Wolof.
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16
Abdus
South African MC from Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, rapping in Zulu.
17.
17
Abiku (2)
South African producer from Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
18.
18
Afande Sele
Tanzanian rapper from Morogoro, Tanzania, a bongo flava artist, rhyming in Swahili.
19.
19
Akim
Zimbabwean MC from Harare, Zimbabwe, Akim the Funk Buddha is a member of Zimbabwe Legit, rapping in English and Shona.
20.
20
Akon
Senegalese/American rapper and singer, born in St. Louis, Missouri, and raised between Dakar, Senegal and Jersey City, New Jersey, performing in English.
21.
21
Al Kani
Zambian rapper from the east side of Lusaka, Zambia, rhyming in English.
22.
22
Aladjiman
Senegalese MC from Dakar, Senegal, and member of Daara J, rapping in French, English and Wolof.
23.
23
Ali Jezz
Togolese rapper from Lomé, Maritime Region, Togo, rhyming in Ewe and French.
24.
24
Alligatah MC
South African MC from Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, one half of the crew Liquid KZN, rhyming in English and Zulu.
25.
25
Ameen
South African DJ, producer and musician from Wynberg, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.
26.
26
Amkoullel
Malian rapper from Bamako, Mali, rhyming in French and Bambara.
27.
27
Amu
South African MC from Soweto, Johannesburg, Gauteng, Amu AKA Amunishn, is a member of Township Frekwentsi, and he raps in English
28.
28
Angel ICE (3)
Cape Verdean MC from Coculi, Ribeira Grande, St. Antao, Cape Verde, based in Rotterdam, Netherlands, member of Cabo Funk Alliance, raps in Kriolu and Dutch.
29.
29
aNon (16)
South African MC from Queenstown, Eastern Cape, a member of Kuti Kult, and based in Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa, rhyming in English.
30.
30
Anvils, The
South African duo from Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa, MC's N'Veigh and Blaklez, rhyming in English.
31.
31
Apollo Diablo
Batswana MC from Francistown, North East, moved to Jwaneng, South Central, Botswana, of 5th Generation and Uncanny Sessmen, raps in English and Kalanga.
32.
32
AQ & Thir[13]teen
South African duo from Pretoria, Gauteng, of Abdul Qadir (of BA4ZA) and Thir[13]teen, both producers rapping in English.
33.
33
Arabian Knightz
Egyptian crew from Cairo, Egypt, consisting of A-Rush, Hossam el Hossainy, E Money and Sphinx, rapping in English and Arabic.
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34
Archetypes
South African crew from Gugulethu, Cape Town, Western Cape, with members Hyphen, Otis Larynx and TOP, rhyming in Xhosa and English.
35.
35
Archrival (2)
South African MC and producer from Kempton Park, Gauteng, an East Rand township of Johannesburg, member of Sake Of Skill, rapping in English.
36.
36
Arsenic (5)
South African producer from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa, member of Writers Block, and part of the production crew Maniac Metalloids, The.
37.
37
Art Melody
Burkinabé MC from Ouagadougou, Kadiogo, Burkina Faso, rapping in French and Dioula.
38.
38
Artquake (2)
Nigerian duo from Ilorin, Kwara State and Akure, Ondo State, South Western part of Nigeria, consisting of ADX and Ice-K, rapping in English and Yoruba.
39.
39
Audio Visual
South African crew from Johannesburg, Gauteng, consisting of Ben Sharpa, Snazz D and Krook'd tha War Monga, rhyming in English.
40.
40
Avénon
Togolese MC from Lomé, Maritime Region, Togo, from the crew Jonkey Zoo, formerly with the Beninois crew Tatu Clan, rapping in French.
41.
41
AY (2)
Tanzanian MC from Mtwara, Tanzania, formerly of the S.O.G. crew, rapping in Swahili.
42.
42
B.O.U.Q.U.I.
Nigerian female MC from Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria, rhyming in both English and Yoruba.
43.
43
BA4ZA
South African crew from Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa, consisting of Maliq, Hakeem, AQ and Killa M, rapping in English.
44.
44
Bajah
Sierra Leonean MC from Freetown, Sierra Leone and leader of the Dry Eye Crew, rapping and singing in English.
45.
45
Bajah + The Dry Eye Crew
Sierra Leonean crew from Freetown, Sierra Leone, headed by Bajah, and including AKlazz and Dovy, performing in English.
46.
46
Ball 2 Rymes
Togolese crew from Lomé, Maritime Region, Togo, consisting of Horus, Bestiol and Kabral, rapping in Ewe and French.
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47
Bantu
Nigerian duo from Lagos, Nigeria, based in Cologne, Germany, with brothers Don Abi, and Duke T., rapping in English and Yoruba.
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Battle Kat
South African producer and MC from the Vaal, Southern Gauteng, South Africa, and member of the group Optical Illusion.
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49
Baye Souley
Senegalese MC from Dakar, Senegal, and member of pioneering Positive Black Soul, rapping in French and Wolof.
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50
Beatbangaz
South African DJ crew from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa, consisting of DJ's Ready D, Shamiel X, DJ Azuhl and E-20.
51.
51
Beatmaker (2)
South African producer from Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa.
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52
BeatOven, The
South African DJ and producer from Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa.
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53
Ben Sharpa
South African MC / producer from Soweto, Johannesburg, Gauteng, and founding member of Audio Visual and Groundworks. Rhymes in English.
54.
54
Bhubesii
South African MC, poet from Soweto, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa, rhyming in Zulu and English.
55.
55
Bideew Bou Bess
Senegalese crew from Dakar, Senegal, consisting of three brothers Moctar, Beydi and Ibrahim, rhyming in French and Wolof.
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Big Dre (2)
South African DJ / producer from Cape Town, Western Cape, member of Writers Block, and the production crew Maniac Metalloids, The.
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57
Bisso Na Bisso
Congolese crew from Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo, based in France, Ben-J, Lino, Calbo, Doc TMC, G. Kill, Mystik, Mpassi and Passi, rapping in Lingala.
58.
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Blackface (2)
Nigerian rapper from Lagos, Nigeria, formerly of the group Plantashun Boyz, rapping in English.
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59
Black G
Senegalese MC from Dakar, Senegal, member of the Rak Tak Squad, rhyming in French and Wolof.
60.
60
Black Intellect
Sierra Leonean MC from Freetown, Sierra Leone, based in Gaborone, Botswana, and a member of Cashless Society., rhyming in English.
61.
61
Black Monkz
Ghanaian crew from Accra, Ghana, members: St. Quran, Maisofa, Moz Kla, Ilashaz, Eye Eye, 2RAS, Apocalypse, Czfire, Bennefactor, and many many more.
62.
62
Black Moss (2)
South African MC from Kwamashu, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, rhyming in Zulu and English.
63.
63
Black Noise (2)
South African B-Boy crew from Cape Town, Western Cape, members: Emile YX?, Angelo, Denis, Dee 1, Afri-Can 1, Ray, Skillz, Gerome, Eazee, Gavin, TMD.
64.
64
Blaklez
South African MC from Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa, a member of Anvils, The, rhyming in English.
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65
Blakrok
South African female MC from Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, now living in Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa. She rhymes in English.
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66
Blaqphamas
South African MC from East London, Eastern Cape, rapping in English.
67.
67
Blindfold (6)
South African MC and poet from Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa, rhyming in English.
68.
68
Blitz The Ambassador
Ghanaian MC from Accra, Ghana, based in Brooklyn, New York, United States, rhyming in English.
69.
69
Boere
South African rapper from Bellville, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa, a member of Kallitz, rapping in Afrikaans.
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70
Boitumelo
South African producer from Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa, and member of Nu Legendz.
71.
71
Bongz
South African DJ and producer from Johannesburg, Gauteng, son of the late Brenda Fassie, and member of Jozi.
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Bosco (9)
Ghanaian rapper and producer from Accra, Ghana, who rhymes in Twi, English and Pidgen.
73.
73
Bozza
South African rapper from Soweto, Johannesburg, South Africa, and member of Skwatta Kamp, rapping in English and Vernacular.
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74
Brasse Vannie Kaap
South African crew from Cape Town, Western Cape, consisting of the late Mr. Fat, Garlic Brown, Ready D and DJ Azuhl, rapping in Afrikaans.
75.
75
Brown (10)
South Africa based American MC and producer from Cookeville, Tennessee, United States, based in Cape Town, Western Cape, rhyming in English.
76.
76
Bruinstormers
South African duo from Kuilsrivier, Cape Town, Western Cape, consisting of Cream and Bitter, rapping in Afrikaans.
77.
77
Bugz Bunny
Senegalese MC from Capsi-Guediawaye, Dakar, Senegal, rhyming in French and Wolof.
78.
78
Buk Bak
Ghanaian crew from Accra, Ghana, consisting of Bright Bling Sparkles and Ronnie Coches, rapping in Ga, Twi and Pidgin.
79.
79
C.R.I.S.I.S. (2)
Zambian MC from Lusaka, Zambia, rhyming in English.
80.
80
C-Live (2)
South African DJ / B-Boy from Johannesburg, Gauteng, born and raised in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
81.
81
Ca$hino
Nigerian rapper from Lagos, based in London, England. Founding member of NDT (Nigerian Dreem Team), rhyming in English.
82.
82
Camo (2)
South African MC from Cape Town, Western Cape, and member of Fifth Floor, rhyming in English.
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Cash (8)
South African rapper from Mthatha, Eastern Cape, South Africa, formerly of the Crack Boys, and Monopoly, The, rhyming in English.
84.
84
Cashless Society
South African crew from Johannesburg, Gauteng, with members Snazz D, X-Amount, Black Intellect, Slim, Draztik, Gemini, Criminal and Tizeye.
85.
85
Chidi Benz
Tanzanian MC from Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, Chidi Benzino, also known as King Kong, is a member of La Familia, and raps in Swahili.
86.
86
Cloud Tissa
Rwandan rapper from Kigali, Rwanda, grew up in Mombasa, Kenya, and based in Vienna, Austria. Rapping in English, Kinyarwanda and Swahili.
87.
87
Conductor
Angolan producer from Luanda, Angola, and a member of Buraka Som Sistema and Ngonguenha.
88.
88
Constructus Corporation, The
South African crew, based in Cape Town, Western Cape, consisting of Waddy Jones, Felix Laband, Markus Wormstorm and Sibot.
89.
89
Crazy Lu
South African rapper from Johannesburg, Gauteng, formerly of Jozi, now a solo artist, rhyming in English.
90.
90
Cream (8)
South African MC from Kuils River, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa, a member of Bruinstormers, rhyming in English and Afrikaans.
91.
91
Criminal (5)
South Africa based Malawian MC from Lilongwe, Malawi, based in Johannesburg, South Africa, member of Cashless Society, rhyming in English.
92.
92
Cutt, The
South African DJ / Turntablist from Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa, member of the Spindle Crew, and official DJ for Nick Explicit.
93.
93
Cy Lover
Ghanaian rapper from Accra, Ghana, who lived in Jamaica, Queens, New York, rapping in Twi, Pidgin and English.
94.
94
Da Brains
Senegalese crew from Dakar, Senegal, consisting of Djibi, Bakhaw and Dioum B, rapping in French and Wolof.
95.
95
Da Fugitivz
Gambian crew from Serekunda, Banjul, Gambia, with members Tazman, Mo-Hawk, Seabreeze and DJ Graduate, rhyming in English and Wolof.
96.
96
Da L.E.S.
South African rapper from Johannesburg, Gauteng, born in Washington, D.C., and raised in Houston, Texas, United States, currently with Jozi, raps in English.
97.
97
Daara J
Senegalese crew from Dakar, Senegal, consisting of Aladjiman, Faada Freddy and N'Dongo D, performing in French, English and Wolof.
98.
98
Daddy Bibson
Senegalese MC from Dakar, Senegal, rapping in French and Wolof.
99.
99
Damola
South Africa based Nigerian MC, from Lagos, Nigeria, based in Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa, rhyming in English.
100.
100
Das Primeiro
Angolan rapper from Luanda, Angola, one of the pioneers, rapping in Portuguese.
101.
101
Daz Baba
Tanzanian MC from Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, and member of the bongo flava crew Daz Nundaz, rapping in Swahili.
102.
102
Daz Nundaz
Tanzanian bongo flava crew from Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, with members: Ferooz, Daz Baba, Critic, La Rumba, and Sajo, rhyming in Swahili.
103.
103
Dblack
Ghanaian MC and producer from Accra, Ghana, living in London, England, and rhyming in English.
104.
104
Deeb (2)
Egyptian MC from Cairo, Egypt, member of both Wighit Nazar and Asfalt, rapping in Arabic.
105.
105
DenéXL
Angolan MC from Luanda, Angola, and one half of group Hemoglobina, based in Moscow, Russia, rhyming in Portuguese.
106.
106
Deth Kowd
South African MC from Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa, rhyming in English.
107.
107
Devious D (3)
South African MC from Soweto, Johannesburg, Gauteng, and member of Dungeon Shack, rhyming in English.
108.
108
Didier Awadi
Senegalese MC from Dakar, Senegal, and member of pioneering group Positive Black Soul, rapping in Wolof and French.
109.
109
Die Antwoord
South African rap-rave outfit from Cape Town, Western Cape, consisting of Ninja, Yolandi Visser and DJ Hi-Tek, rapping in English and Afrikaans.
110.
110
Divided Kingdom Republic
Zimbabwean duo from Harare, Zimbabwe, based in London, England, consisting of Munyaradzi and Kudakwashe, rapping in Shona and English.
111.
111
DJ Azuhl
South African DJ/Turntablist from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa, member of the DJ crew Beat Bangaz, and Brasse Vannie Kaap.
112.
112
DJ Bionic (2)
South African DJ/Turntablist and producer from Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa.
113.
113
DJ Black (7)
Ghanaian DJ and radio personality from Nima, Accra, Ghana, formerly of the group Prime Cut.
114.
114
DJ Calculus
South African DJ/Turntablist, producer from Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa, and member of the Spindle crew.
115.
115
DJ Cavera C
Angolan DJ and producer from Luanda, Angola, and member of pioneering Tribo Sul, rapping as well, based in Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.
116.
116
DJ Dona
Kenyan DJ from Nairobi, Kenya, currently based in Kansas City, Missouri, United States.
117.
117
DJ Dope
South African DJ from Cape Town, Western Cape, who spins hip-hop, dub and drum&bass.
118.
118
DJ Hamma
South African DJ/Turntablist, producer from Mitchell's Plain, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa, and member of the Spindle crew.
119.
119
DJ Kenzhero
South African DJ, producer and remixer from Rockville, Soweto, outside of Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa.
120.
120
DJ Niffty
South African DJ / Turntablist from Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa, member of the DJ crew Idol Hands, and DJ for Surreallist'z, The.
121.
121
Djoloff
Senegalese crew from Dakar, Senegal, consisting of Pape Dieye, Yacouba Cissoko and Wasis Diop, rapping in Wolof.
122.
122
DJ Papercutt
South African DJ from Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa, and official DJ for Tumi.
123.
123
DJ Peewee
Zambian DJ / producer from Lusaka, Zambia, having lived in Zimbabwe and Botswana, a member of the group 25toLyf.
124.
124
DJ Juls
Ghanaian DJ and producer from Accra, Ghana, currently based in South East London, UK.
125.
125
DJ Rade
Batswana DJ, producer, remixer and radio personality from Gaborone, South East, Botswana.
126.
126
DJ Redwood
South African DJ/Turntablist, producer from Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa, a member of the DJ crew Idol Hands, and DJ for crossover band Pestroy.
127.
127
DJ Soosh
South African DJ/Turntablist from Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa, and member of Koldproduk.
128.
128
DJ Zakes
South African DJ from Soweto, Johannesburg, Gauteng, based in Walkerville, Gauteng, South Africa.
129.
129
DJ Zeez
Nigerian DJ turned rapper/singer from Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria, rapping and singing in English and Igbo.
130.
130
Dla Dalastborn
South African MC from Gugulethu, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa, a member of Driemanskap, rapping in Xhosa.
131.
131
Dokte
South African producer from Belleville, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa, and member of Kallitz.
132.
132
Dope G
Zambian rapper from Lusaka, Zambia, the G stands for Ghetto, and he rhymes in English.
133.
133
Dplanet
South Africa based British producer from Cape Town, Western Cape, born in Oxford, and grew up in London, England.
134.
134
Draztik
Batswana producer from Francistown, North East, Botswana, based in Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa, and member of Cashless Society.
135.
135
Driemanskap
South African crew from Gugulethu, Cape Town, Western Cape, members are El Nino, Ma-B, Redondo and Dla Dalastborn, rapping in English and Xhosa.
136.
136
Dumi Right
Zimbabwean MC and producer from Harare, Zimbabwe, member of pioneering Zimbabwe Legit, and Of Unknown Origin, rhyming in English and Shona.
137.
137
E.J. Von Lyrik
South African female MC from Mitchell's Plain, Cape Town, Western Cape, formerly of Neophytes, and member of Godessa, rhyming in English and Afrikaans.
138.
138
E-20
South African DJ/Turntablist from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa, and member of the DJ crew Beatbangaz.
139.
139
Eavesdrop
South African female MC from Parkwood, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa, rhyming in English.
140.
140
EeS
Namibian rapper from Windhoek, Namibia, based in Cologne, Germany, a Kwaito artist rapping in Südwester Deutsch (a Namibian German dialect).
141.
141
Eklin
Togolese rapper from Lomé, Maritime Region, Togo, a member of Tribu des Asrafo, rhyming in French.
142.
142
EL (9)
Ghanaian rapper from Accra, Ghana, and a member of the Skillions, rapping in English.
143.
143
Eldee The Don
Nigerian rapper from Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria, formerly of Trybesmen, now based in Atlanta, Georgia, United States, rhyming in English.
144.
144
El Nino (8)
South African MC / producer from Gugulethu, Cape Town, Western Cape, a member of Driemanskap, rapping in English and Xhosa.
145.
145
Elom20ce
Togolese MC from Lomé, Maritime Region, Togo, and member of Tribu des Asrafo, rapping in French.
146.
146
Emile YX?
South African MC, B-Boy from Grassy Park, Cape Town, Western Cape, founding member of Pop Glide Crew and Black Noise, rapping in English and Afrikaans.
147.
147
Emmanuel Jal
Sudanese rapper and former child soldier from Tonj, Warab, Sudan, based in London, England, rapping in Arabic, English, Kiswahili, Dinka and Nuer.
148.
148
E Money
Egyptian MC from Cairo, Egypt, born in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and a member of Arabian Knightz, rhyming in Arabic.
149.
149
Endz the Otherness
South African female MC from eMlazi, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, raised in Mandeni and Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal. Rhyming in English.
150.
150
Entity (18)
South African crew from Johannesburg, Gauteng, Entity consists of A.K.A, Vice Versa and Greyhound, rapping in English.
151.
151
Eraze
Namibian MC and producer from Windhoek, Namibia, based in Lusaka, Zambia, rhyming in English.
152.
152
Etc.
South African crew from Cape Town, Western Cape, consisting of Logical, Johnny Filter, DJ White Nite and Bonsai Bush. performing in English.
153.
153
Eureka The Coverboy
Batswana MC from Francistown, North East, Botswana, rapping in English.
154.
154
Ewok (4)
South African MC from Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, and member of Illuminating Shadows, rhyming in English.
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Explicit (5)
South Africa based Ukrainian rapper from Odessa, Ukraine, living in Johannesburg, Gauteng, rhyming in English.
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156
F-Eezy
South African rapper from Dobsenville, Soweto, Johannesburg, Gauteng, rapping in English and Vernacular.
157.
157
Faada Freddy
Senegalese MC from Dakar, Senegal, and member of Daara J, rapping in French, English and Wolof.
158.
158
Fame Nickles
Zimbabwean MC from Harare, Zimbabwe, based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, rhyming in English.
159.
159
Fat Free
Batswana MC from Gaborone, Botswana, who grew up in Queens, New York, formerly of Organik Interfaze, and member of Cashless Society.
160.
160
Faze (3)
Nigerian rapper from Asaba, Delta State, Nigeria, formerly of the Plantashun Boyz, rapping in English and Igbo.
161.
161
Fecko
Nigerian MC from Onitsha, Anambra State, Nigeria, also going by the name of Raplogic, and rhyming in English.
162.
162
Federation, The (4)
South African duo from Soweto, Johannesburg, Gauteng, consisting of Mr. C, and Neon, rhyming in English.
163.
163
Fid Q
Tanzanian rapper from Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, a bongo flava artist, rhyming in Swahili.
164.
164
Flabba
South African rapper from Orlando West, Soweto, Gauteng, formerly of Exersizm, and a member of Skwatta Kamp.
165.
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Forekast (2)
South African MC from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa, also known as Breeze, and member of Groundworks, rhyming in English.
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Fortune (4)
South African rapper from Johannesburg, Gauteng, and brother of MC Ramesh, rhyming in Afrikaans and English.
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Gad (8)
Egyptian MC from Cairo, Egypt, and member of Asfalt, rapping in Arabic.
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Gangwe Mobb
Tanzanian crew from Temeke, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, It has two members: Inspector Harun and Luteni Kalama, rhyming in Swahili.
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Gazza
Namibian rapper from Oshakati, Windhoek, Khomas, Namibia, rapping in English and Oshiwambo.
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Gee Bayss
Senegalese DJ from Niayes Thioker, Dakar, Senegal, and member of the group Pee Froiss.
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Gemini (20)
South African MC / producer from Gugulethu, Cape Town, Western Cape, member of Groundworks and Cashless Society, rhyming in English.
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Genda
Liberian MC from Monrovia, Montserrado County, Liberia, based in Bonn, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, and rhyming in English.
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Gibril Da African
Ghanaian MC from Accra, Ghana, based in Jersey City, New Jersey, United States, and member of the Rapskallyonz, rapping in English.
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Gini Grindith
South Africa based Namibian MC from Windhoek, Namibia, based out of Johannesburg, Gauteng, member of Abnormal Detail, rhyming in English.
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Glitterati
South African crew from Soweto, Johannesburg, Gauteng, consisting of Sean Pages, Maggz, Morale, and L-Tido, rhyming in English.
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Godessa
South African female crew from Cape Town, Western Cape, consisting of E.J. Von Lyrik, Burni Aman and Shameema, rapping in English.
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Gokh-Bi System
Senegalese crew from Pikine Guinaw Rails, Dakar, Senegal, with members Mamadou Ndiaye, Diasse Pouye and Pape Bathie Pouye, rapping in Wolof.
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Golden Shovel
South African MC from the Vaal, Southern Gauteng, South Africa and member of Optical Illusion, rhyming in English.
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Grafik (2)
Ghanaian MC from Accra, Ghana, and member of the Skillions, rapping in English.
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Gringo (13)
Mozambican producer from Maputo, Mozambique, making instrumental music.
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Groundworks
South African crew from Jo'burg and Cape Town, with members: Kaptin, Krook'd, Snazz D, Gemini, Hueman, Forekast, Non-Depiction, Bonafide. and S.E.L.F.
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H-Kayne
Moroccan crew from Meknes, Morocco, with members: Sif L'San, Ter Hor, Othman, HB2 and DJ Khalid, rapping in Arabic.
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H2O (16)
South African duo from Meadowlands, Soweto, Gauteng, with members Menze Dludla and Siphiwe Norten, rapping in Zulu.
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Hakeem (2)
South African MC from Pretoria, Gauteng, and member of the four piece crew BA4ZA. Rhyming in English.
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Hard Blasters
Tanzanian crew from Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, a pioneering group, with members Nigga J, Crazy One and Fanani, rapping in Swahili.
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Hidden Force
South African crew from Thokoza, Johannesburg, Gauteng, with members Gaoza, Lebza, Hoodlum, Bon Bhutiza and Supremo, rapping in English and Xhosa.
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Hillz
South African MC from Carltonville, Johannesburg, Gauteng, rhyming in English.
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Hip Hop Pantsula
South African rapper from Mmabatho, North West, South Africa, H.H.P., also known as Jabba, is a Motswako artist, rhyming in Setswana.
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Hipe
South African producer from Ravensmead, Cape Town, Western Cape, formerly of Cell Block, now with Ancient Men.
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Holstar
Zambian MC / producer from Lusaka, Zambia, and one half of the duo Holstar And Pope, raps in English.
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Hoodlum
South African MC / producer from Thokoza, an East Rand township of Johannesburg, Gauteng, member of Hidden Force, rhyming in English.
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Hossam el Hossainy
Egyptian rapper from Cairo, Egypt, formerly of the Getto Pharaos, and member of Arabian Knightz, Hoss or Hosstyl, rhymes in English and Arabic.
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Howza
South African rapper from Diepkloof, Soweto, Gauteng, rhyming in English and Vernacular.
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Hyphen (4)
South African MC from Gugulethu, Cape Town, Western Cape, and member of the Archetypes, rhyming in Xhosa and English.
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I.V League
South African production team from Johannesburg, Gauteng, consisting of A.K.A, Buks and Kamza.
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Idol Hands
South African DJ/turntablist crew from Johannesburg, Gauteng, consisting of DJ Redwood and DJ Niffty.
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Ikonoklasta
Angolan MC from Luanda, Angola, rapping in Portuguese.
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Ill-Literate Skill
South African crew from Gugulethu, Cape Town, South Africa, consisting of Uno, Jimmy Flexx and DJ Nick Knuckles, Macho, a former member left the group.
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Illuminating Shadows
South African duo from Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, consisting of Ewok and KingB, rhyming in English.
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Illushen
Batswana MC from Gaborone, South East, Botswana, rhyming in Tswana and English.

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Imbube
South African duo from the south of Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa, consisting of MC's Berute and Khanya, rapping in Zulu.
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Infa
South African rapper from Johannesburg, Gauteng, and member of Skwatta Kamp, rhyming in English and Vernacular.
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Innovators, The
South African duo from Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, consisting of TNG from Harare, Zimbabwe, and Second Son from Lusaka, Zambia, rhyming in English.
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Inspector Harun
Tanzanian MC from Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, rhyming in Swahili.
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Instro
South African producer from Sebokeng, Gauteng, South Africa, near the Vanderbijlpark.
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Intelektu
Angolan MC from Luanda, Angola, also known as Mutu Moxy, based in Cape Town, South Africa, by way of Johannesburg, rhyming in Portuguese.
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Intik
Algerian crew from Algiers, Algeria with members Youss, Reda, Samir, and Nabil, pioneers in Algeria, rapping in Algerian Arabic and French.
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Isaac Mutant
South African MC from Mitchell's Plain, Cape Town, Western Cape, formerly of Parliament and Plain Madnizz, and currently with K.A.K., rapping in Afrikaans.
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Ishmael Morabe
South African rapper/singer from Klerksdorp, North West, formerly of Prophets Of da City, and Skeem, and currently with Jozi, performing in English.
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J. Vox
Nigerian rapper from Lagos, Nigeria, and member of Crunks, The, rhyming in English.
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J-Bux
South African MC from Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa, rapping in English.
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J-Rox
Zambian rapper from Lusaka, Zambia, rhyming in English.
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Jaak (2)
South African MC from Paarl, Western Cape, formerly of Funk-Shen 3 and half of JaaPee, rapping in English and Afrikaans.
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Jack Parow
South African rapper from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa, who rhymes in Afrikaans.
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Jamayka Poston
Angolan MC, singer from Malange, before moving to Luanda, Angola and then Cape Town, South Africa, member of Conquering Lions, sings in Portuguese.
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Jay B (4)
Cape Verdean producer from Coculi, Ribeira Grande, St. Antao, Cape Verde, based in Rotterdam, Netherlands, and part of Cabo Funk Alliance.
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Jayso
Ghanaian rapper and producer from Accra, Ghana, a member of the Skillions, rapping in English.
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Jimwat
Kenyan rapper from Kabete, Central Province, right outside Nairobi, Kenya, rapping in Swahili.
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Jitsvinger
South African MC from Cape Town, Western Cape, and member of the Khoi Khollective, rapping in Afrikaans.
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JJC
Nigerian rapper from Kano, Nigeria, based in London, England, JJC (Johnny Just Come) or Skillz is a part of Big Brovaz, and leads the 419 Squad. Raps in English.
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Jozi
South African crew from Johannesburg, Gauteng, consisting of Bongz, Ish and Da L.E.S.. Crazy Lu a former fourth member left, they perform in English.
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J Town
Ghanaian MC from Jamestown, Accra, Ghana, and member of the Skillions, rhyming in English.
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Juma Nature
Tanzanian MC from Temeke, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, and founder of the TMK Wanaume Family, a bongo flava artist, rhyming in Swahili.
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K'naan
Somalian MC, singer, poet from Mogadishu, Benadir, Somalia, based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, rhyming in English and Somali.
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K-Melia
Congolese crew from Kinshasa, D. R. C. members: Pharaon Kastro, Jazz Pam DreamCha, Roméo, Ahmed SLM, Na Solo, Saint Cleer, Aspirine, Yembe.
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K-Nel
Kenyan DJ / MC from Nairobi, Kenya, based in Cologne, Germany, rhyming in both English and Swahili.
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K9 Tha Pedigree
South Africa based Congolese MC from Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, based in Randburg, formerly of Crack Boys, raps in English and French.
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Kabomo
South African MC from Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa, rapping in English and Zulu.
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Kalamashaka
Kenyan crew from Dandora, Nairobi, Kenya, members are Oteraw, Kama and Johny. K-Shaka are a pioneering crew from Kenya, rhyming in Swahili.
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Kallitz
South African crew from Bellville, Cape Town, Western Cape, Kallitz (pronounced "Coloureds") are Dokte, Boere and Skeem, rapping in Afrikaans.
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Kanife
South African MC / producer from Johannesburg, Gauteng, Kanife or Kanif the JhatMaster is a member of Witchcraft, and rhymes in English.
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Kantiolis
Senegalese crew from Dakar, Senegal, with members, Hot Nix, Ibrahim, Bap’S and GeSer, rapping in both French and Wolof.
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Kataklizim
Zimbabwean duo from Harare, Zimbabwe, amalgamating out of A Peace of Ebony, and consisting of MC's Metaphysics and Akibuhlan, rhyming in English.
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Kaydo (2)
South African rapper from the Vaal, Southern Gauteng, South Africa, rapping in both English and Vernacular.
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Kevin Beats
Ghanaian rapper and producer from Accra, Ghana, a member of the Skillions, rapping in English.
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Khwezi
Batswana MC and producer from Gaborone, Botswana, rapping in both Tswana and English.
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Killmatic
Ghanaian rapper and producer from Accra, Ghana, a member of the Skillions, rapping in English.
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Kimba Anderson
Malawian MC from Lilongwe, Central Region, Malawi, and member of the Real Elements crew, rhyming in English and Chichewa.
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KingB
South African MC, producer and DJ from Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, and member of the Illuminating Shadows, rhyming in English.
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King Daniel
South African MC from East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa, rhyming in English.
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Kingpinn
Zimbabwean MC from Harare, Zimbabwe, born in Leicester, East Midlands, England, rapping in English, passed away in 2003.
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Koldproduk
South African crew from Johannesburg, Gauteng, consisting of Michel Mann, Moki Sage and DJ Soosh, rapping in English.
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Koli
South African rapper from Mthatha, Eastern Cape, South Africa, Koli the Kid is a member of Monopoly, The, formerly of the Crack Boys, rapping in English.
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KONFAB
Mosotho MC from Maseru, Lesotho, based is Cape Town, Western Cape via Johannesburg, member of Writers Block, rhyming in English and Sesotho,
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Korianda
South African MC and poet from Gugulethu, Cape Town, Western Cape, and member of the crew Fifth Floor, rhyming in English.
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Kraft (2)
Nigerian producer from Lagos Nigeria, and half of the group Nigel Benn's Kraftwork.
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Kritsi Ye'Spaza
South African rapper from Gugulethu, Cape Town, Western Cape, and member of UNIC, rapping in isiXhosa.
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Krook'd
South African MC from Soweto, Johannesburg, Gauteng, Krook'd tha War Monga is also a member of both Audio Visual, and Groundworks, rhyming in English.
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Krukid
Ugandan MC from Kampala, Uganda, relocated to Champaign, Illinois, before settling in Las Vegas, Nevada, rhymes in English.
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Kursa
Ghanaian rapper from Accra, Ghana,
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Kwabulawayo Kraal
South African duo from Soweto, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa, with members Madala and Khoi, rapping in Zulu.
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Kwaku-T
Ghanaian rapper from Accra, Ghana, a hip-life artist, performing in Twi, Pidgen and English.
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Kwesta
South African MC from the East Rand of Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa, rapping in English and Vernacular.
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Lah-Zee
South African MC from Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa, who is rhyming in English.
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Landmarq (2)
South African producer from Tembisa, Gauteng, South Africa, and member of the Last Days Fam.
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Landmynz
South African crew from Soweto, Johannesburg, Gauteng, with members DeePea and Neon remaining a duo, after Mr. C left the group, they rhyme in English.
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Last Days Fam
South African crew from Tembisa, Gauteng, members are Kitron, Landmarq, Ark-Kid, Kleezyasteez, Baggz and Braintrain, rapping in English.
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Laygwan Sharkie
Zimbabwean MC from Harare, Zimbabwe, based in Bielefeld, Germany, formerly of A Peace of Ebony, and member of Migrant Souls and True Khoisan.
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Lebo Mashile
South African female MC/poet from Johannesburg, Gauteng, born and raised in exile, in the United States, performing in English.
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Leonardo Wawuti
Angolan MC / producer from Luanda, Angola, rhyming in Portuguese.
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Les Escrocs (2)
Malian duo from Bamako, Mali, consisting of Salim Diallo and Mamadou Tounkara, both Mandinka Griots, rapping in Bambara and French.
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Lil' Shaker
Ghanaian rapper and producer from Accra, Ghana, a founding member of the Skillions, rapping in English.
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Liquid KZN
South African duo from Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, consisting of Alligatah MC and Yzmen Temple, rhyming in English and Zulu.
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Loose Cannon (2)
South African duo from Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa, consisting of Midas Touch and XO Star Baby, and they rhyme in English.
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Lopango Ya Banka
Congolese crew from Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Buza, Mangenge, Mudjacka, Nkoy, Nkozi, Chimauzo, rap in Lingala, Tshiluba, Kikongo.
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M.anifest
Ghanaian MC from Accra, Ghana, currently based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and rhyming in English.
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M3NSA
Ghanaian MC from Accra, Ghana, by way of North London, England, rhyming in English.
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Ma-B
South African MC from Gugulethu, Cape Town, Western Cape, a member of Driemanskap, rapping in a mix of Xhosa, English and Afrikaans.
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Macho (5)
South African rapper from Gugulethu, Cape Town, Western Cape, and former member of Ill-Literate Skill, rapping in Xhosa and English.
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Maggz
South African rapper from Pimville, Soweto, outside of Johannesburg, Gauteng, formerly of Saudi Western, and member of Glitterati, raps in English.
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Major Cone
Ghanaian MC from Nima, Accra, Ghana, and member of Johannesburg, South Africa based 3WR (3rd World Riders), rhyming in English.
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Maliq (2)
South African MC from Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa, member of BA4ZA, and older brother of Killa M. Rapping in English.
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Mandoza
South African rapper from Zola, Soweto, Gauteng, mostly a kwaito performer and one third of Chiskop, rapping in English, Zulu and Afrikaans.
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Mapaputsi
South African rapper from Zola, Soweto, Johannesburg, Gauteng, a kwaito artist, rapping in Zulu.
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Maradona (2)
South African MC from Johannesburg, South Africa, Maradona or Mara D is a member of 3WR (3rd World Riders), and rhymes in English.
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Marvel (10)
Malawian MC from Lilongwe, Central Region, Malawi, member of the Real Elements crew, rhyming in English.
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Matador (2)
Senegalese MC from Thiaroye, Dakar, Senegal, and member of the crew Wa BMG 44, rapping in French and Wolof.
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Mawe-2
South African MC from Sasolburg, Free State, based in Johannesburg, Gauteng, rhyming in English.
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Max Normal
South African band from Johannesburg, Gauteng, consisted of Waddy Jones, Mark Buchanan, Sean Ou Tim and Sibot. Disbanded.
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MBS (2)
Algerian crew from Algiers, Algeria, members: Donquishoot, Deymed, Algira, RedOne (left in 2004), Diktat-sy (left in 2001), rapping in French and Arabic.
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MC.Amin
Egyptian MC from El Mansoura, Dakahlia, Egypt, rhyming in Arabic.
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MC Chita
Zimbabwean rapper from Harare, Zimbabwe, born in Moscow, Russia, son of a Zimbabwean Ambassador to New York, rapping in English.
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Mefe
Equatoguinean female MC from Bata, Litoral, Equatorial Guinea, based in Madrid, Spain and member of VKR, rhyming in Spanish.
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Melanin
South African MC from Polokwane, Limpopo, based in Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa, rhyming in English.
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Metabolism (2)
South African MC from Khayelitsha, Cape Town, Western Cape, born in Dimbaza, Eastern Cape, member of Writers Block, rhyming in English.
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Metaphysics
Zimbabwean MC from Mbare, Harare, Zimbabwe, based in Wuppertal, Germany, formerly of A Peace of Ebony and Kataklizim, rhyming in English and Shona.
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Midas Touch (2)
South African MC and producer from Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa, one half of the crew Loose Cannon, rhyming in English.
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Middle Finga
South African MC from Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, also known as Rhamncwa, based in Cape Town, Western Cape, rhyming in Xhosa and English.
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Miss Raw
Egyptian female MC from Cairo, Egypt, formerly of RnS-Complex and based in Hovedstaden, Denmark, rapping in English and Arabic.
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Mizchif
South Africa based MC from Highfields, Harare, Zimbabwe, raised in Syracuse, New York, based in Johannesburg, Gauteng, and rapping in English.
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Mizi
South African producer from Pretoria, Gauteng, and CEO of the bi-monthly publication Hype Magazine.
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Modenine
Nigerian MC from Lagos, Nigeria, born in London, England, formerly of SWATROOT and rhyming in English.
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Molemi
South African rapper from Ramatlabama, Mafikeng, North West, South Africa, rapping in English and Tswana.
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Moodphase5ive
South African based crew from Cape Town, Western Cape, members: D.Form, Farmer Brian, Ernie Deane, Bood Carver and Drugless Lovestrong.
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Morafe
South African crew from Soweto, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa, consists of Khuli, Towdee and Kay-G, rapping in English and Setswana.
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Morale
South African rapper from Meadowlands (Soweto), Johannesburg, Gauteng, formerly of Saudi Western, and member of Glitterati, rhyming in English.
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Mothipa
South African MC from Sebokeng, south of Johannesburg, Gauteng. Member of the group 6 Feet, and rhyming in English.
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Mr. Baron
Nigerian rapper from Jos, Plateau State, Nigerian, formerly of I.C. (Ill Conspiracy) and SWATROOT, rhyming in English.
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Mr. C (4)
South African MC / producer from Ndofaya in Soweto, Johannesburg, Gauteng. Formerly of Landmynz, and currently with Federation, The, rhymes in English.
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Mr. Devious
South African MC from Bonteheuwel, Cape Town, Western Cape, who grew up in Mitchell’s Plain, rhymed in English and Afrikaans, passed away in 2004.

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Mr. EBBO
Tanzanian rapper from Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, a Maasai warrior / bongo flava artist, who rhymes in Swahili.
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Mr. Fat (3)
South African MC from Bonteheuwel, Cape Town, Western Cape, and member of pioneering group Brasse Vannie Kaap, rhymed in Afrikaans, passed away in 2007.
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Mr. Selwyn
South African rapper from Soweto, Johannesburg, Gauteng, and member of Township Frekwentsi, rapping in a mix of Vernacular and English.
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Mr Zux
Tanzanian MC and producer from Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, based in Sydney, Australia, and rhyming in Swahili and English.
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MTM
Egyptian crew from Alexandria, Egypt, MTM stands for the initials of the first names of MC's Mikey, Taki, and Mahmoud, rapping in Arabic.
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Mwafrika
Kenyan MC, producer, journalist and social activist from Nairobi, Kenya, rhyming in Swahili.
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Mwana Fa
Tanzanian rapper from Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, Mwana Fa AKA MwanaFalsafa raps in Swahili.
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N'Dongo D
Senegalese MC from Dakar, Senegal, and member of Daara J. rapping and singing in French, English and Wolof.
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N'Veigh
South African rapper from Pretoria, Gauteng, and member of Anvils, The, rhymes in English.
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N-Dex
Ghanaian rapper and hip-life artists, born in Dallas, Texas, and raised between Dallas, Chicago, Illinois and Accra, Ghana, rapping in Ga and English.
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Nako 2 Nako
Tanzanian crew from Kaloleni, Arusha, Tanzania, consisting of Dar Hustla, Lord Izzi, G-Nako and Bou-Nako, rhyming in Swahili.
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Nastie Ed
South African DJ, turntablist and producer from Cape Town, Western Cape. and member of 3 Must Get Funked.
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Natives From The Sun
South African duo from Alexandra, Johannesburg, Gauteng, consisting of Ngwenya and First Born, rhyming in Zulu and English.
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Nazizi
Kenyan female MC from Nairobi, Kenya, and member of Necessary Noize, Kenya's proclaimed "first lady of rap", rhyming in Swahili
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Necessary Noize
Kenyan duo from Nairobi, Kenya, performing in Swahili, comprised of female MC Nazizi, and singer Kevin Wyre. Bamzigi, a former member, left the group.
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Nemza
South African rapper from Johannesburg, Gauteng, and member of Skwatta Kamp. Rapping in English and Zulu.
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Neon Don
South African rapper from Cape Town, Western Cape, also known as D-Form, member of Moodphase5ive, and Tykoon Suit, rhyming in English.
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Nfeeltraita
Nigerian MC from Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria, Nfeetraita is also a medical doctor in his home town, who raps in English.
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Ngwenya
South African MC from Alexandra, Johannesburg, South Africa, a member of Natives From The Sun, rhyming in Zulu and English.
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Nix (2)
Senegalese MC from Dakar, Senegal, Nix AKA Hot Nix is a member of Kantiolis, and raps in French and Wolof.
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Nomadic (4)
Batswana MC from Francistown, North East, Botswana, rapping in Tswana and English.
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Nonini
Kenyan MC from Nairobi, Kenya, and founder of the Genge crew P-Unit (Pro-habo Unit), rapping in Swahili.
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Nthabi
South African female MC from Johannesburg, Gauteng, one half of Him&Her, with MC Reason, rhyming in English.
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Nu Legendz
South African crew from Pretoria, Gauteng, members include Armchat, Nasty Joe and Boitumelo, rhyming in English.
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Nyambz
South African DJ / producer from Pretoria, Gauteng. Born in Lusaka, Zambia.
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brafo
Ghanaian rapper from Kwawu, Eastern Region, Ghana. brafo ("Executioner" in Akan), is considered Ghana's rap sofour (priest), rapping in Akan and Twi.
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O.D. (7)
Nigerian rapper from Kaduna, Nigeria, O.D. stands for Overdose, and he rhymes in English.
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O.U.O
Zimbabwean duo from Harare, Zimbabwe, based in the United States, Of Unknown Origin, consists of cousins Dumi RIght and Pep. Rapping in English.
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Omen (12)
South African producer from Soweto, Johannesburg, South Africa, formerly of the group Saudi Western.
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Omzo
Senegalese MC from Medina, Dakar, Senegal, rapping in Wolof.
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Ondaground
South African MC from Pretoria, Gauteng, rhyming in English.
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Ootz
South African MC and producer from Johannesburg, Gauteng, one half of XO (Nauts & Crosses), performing in English and Pedi.
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Optical Illusion (2)
South African crew from the Vaal, Southern Gauteng, with members Golden Shovel, Logic, Genocide and Battle Kat, rapping in English.
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Oracle Flo
South African MC from Cape Town, Western Cape, a member of the group Kuti Kult, rhyming in English and Xhosa.
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Orcyno
Togolese rapper from Lomé, Maritime Region, Togo, and former member of 3'F. Rapping in Ewe and French.
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336
Osmic
South African MC and producer from Newtown, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa, rapping in English.
337.
337
Otis Larynx
South African MC from Gugulethu, Cape Town, Western Cape, member of the Archetypes, rhyming Xhosa and English.
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338
P-Kuttah
South African DJ/Turntablist from Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
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339
P-Unit
Kenyan crew from Nairobi, Kenya, Pro-habo Unit members are Bonnie, Frasha, Gabu and Nonini, rapping in Swahili.
340.
340
Pacotille
Senegalese MC from Dakar, Senegal, rapping in both French and Wolof.
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Paragon (14)
South African rapper from Johannesburg, Gauteng, rapping in English and Vernacular.
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342
Pee Froiss
Senegalese group from Dakar, Senegal, with MC's Cool Kocc 6, Gunman Xuman and DJ Gee Bayss. Rapping in Wolof, French and English.
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343
PH (5)
South African producer and rapper from Johannesburg, Gauteng, rhyming in English.
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344
Phay Grand
Angolan MC from Luanda, Angola, rhyming in Portuguese.
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345
Piet Potent
South African MC from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa, rapping in Afrikaans.
346.
346
Pitch Black Afro
South African rapper from Orlando East, Soweto, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa, rapping in English and Vernacular.
347.
347
Playdoe
South African crew from Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa, comprised of Spoek Mathambo and Sibot, performing in English.
348.
348
Positive Black Soul
Senegalese crew from Dakar, Senegal, consisting of Didier Awadi and Baye Souley, pioneers in Senegal, rapping in Wolof and French.
349.
349
Pro Kid
South African rapper from Soweto, Johannesburg, Gauteng, former leader of the Saudi Western, rapping in a mix of Vernacular and English.
350.
350
Professor Jay
Tanzanian MC from Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, pioneer of bongo flava, and member of the Hard Blasters crew, rapping in Swahili.
351.
351
Project Monkz
Ghaianan trio from Accra, Ghana, members of the Black Monkz, consisting of Ramzee da divine Emcee, Sun Rays and Issa da Habinjah, rhyming in English.
352.
352
Projektah
South African MC / poet from Vosloorus, Gauteng, South Africa, a township on Johannesburg's East Rand, rhyming in English.
353.
353
Prophets Of Da City
South African crew from Cape Town, Western Cape, pioneering crew consisting of Shaheen, Ishmael and Ready D, performing in English and Afrikaans.
354.
354
Proverb
South African MC from Kimberley, Northern Cape, South Africa. Based out of Johannesburg, Gauteng, and rhyming in English.
355.
355
Psyfo
South African rapper from Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa, rhyming in English.
356.
356
QBA (4)
South African female MC from Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa, Qba (also spelled Cuba) rhymes in English.
357.
357
R-Cube
Nigerian MC / producer from Lagos, Nigeria, and a member of Str8 Buttah crew, rhyming in English.
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358
R-Senic
South African rapper from Tembisa, Gauteng, a township on Johannesburg's East Rand, rapping in English.
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Rage (8)
Tanzanian MC from Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, born in Tottenham, North London, England, rapping in Swahili and English.
360.
360
Raiko
South African DJ / producer from Cape Town, Western Cape, living in Johannesburg, Gauteng, and a member of Abnormal Detail.
361.
361
Ramesh (2)
South African MC from Johannesburg, Gauteng, and brother of Fortune, raps in English.
362.
362
Rami G
Egyptian MC from Cairo, Egypt, and member of the Young Pharoz, rhyming in English and Arabic.
363.
363
Ras (8)
Nigerian MC based in Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa, member of Pressure Point, rhyming in English.
364.
364
Rato
South African MC from Cape Town, Western Cape, performing in isiXhosa and English.
365.
365
Rattex
South African MC from Khayelitsha, Cape Town, Western Cape, formerly of Maniak Squad, and rhyming in isiXhosa, English and Cape Flats slang.
366.
366
Ready D
South African DJ and producer from District Six, Cape Town, Western Cape, member of pioneering crews Prophets Of da City and Brasse Vannie Kaap.
367.
367
Real Elements
Malawian crew from Lilongwe, Central Region, Malawi, consisting of Q., Marvel, Stix & Plan B, rapping in English and Chichewa.
368.
368
Reason (5)
South African MC from Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa, rhyming in English, one half of the group Him&Her, with Nthabi.
369.
369
Reezon
Ghanaian MC from Accra, Ghana, who rhymes in both English and Twi.
370.
370
Reggie Rockstone
Ghanaian MC from Accra, Ghana, born in England, and raised in Ghana, pioneer of the hip-life movement, rapping in Twi and English.
371.
371
Richard The 3rd
South African DJ / producer from Johannesburg, Gauteng, Richard tha IIIrd is also known as Indelible Inc.
372.
372
Robo (10)
South African MC from Soweto, Johannesburg, Gauteng, Robo AKA Robo the Technician, rhymes in English.
373.
373
Rob One (2)
South African Journalist/MC, producer from Johannesburg, Gauteng, based in London, England, and rhyming in English.
374.
374
Rooftop MC's
Nigerian duo from Lagos, Nigeria, consisting of MC's: Soulsnatcha and Sokleva, rapping in English.
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375
Ruggedman
Nigerian rapper from Ehem, Abia State, Nigeria, based in Lagos, rhyming in English.
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376
Ruleclean
Nigerian rapper from Lagos, Nigeria, based in Munich, Bavaria, Germany, rhyming in English.
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377
Sake Of Skill
South African crew from Kempton Park, Gauteng, on Johannesburg's East Rand, consisting of I Amaze, Blknghte, Archrival and The Saint U Know.
378.
378
Sarkodie
Ghanaian MC from Accra, Ghana, and freestyle battle champ, Sarkodie aka Obidibi rhymes in English, Pidgen and Twi.
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379
Saturn (5)
South African producer from Cape Town, Western Cape, and a member of both Maniac Metalloids, The and Writers Block.
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380
Saudi Western
South African rap crew from Soweto, Johannesburg, Gauteng, consisting of Pro Kid, Maggz, Omen, Sean Pages, Morale, L-Tido and Zee. Disbanded.
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381
Sean Pages
South African MC / producer from Soweto, Johannesburg, Gauteng, member of Glitterati, formerly of Saudi Western. Rhyming in English.
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382
Seida Crook
South African rapper from Gugulethu, Cape Town, Western Cape, who lived in London, England, rhyming in English.
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383
Sen Kumpe
Senegalese crew from Medina, Dakar, Senegal, originally Bourba Djoloff and Baay Sén, and currently Bourba Djoloff and Books, rapping in Wolof and French.
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384
Shaheen Ariefdien
South African MC from Elsies River, Cape Town, Western Cape, and member of the legendary Prophets Of da City, who rhymes in English and Afrikaans.
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385
Shamiel X
South African MC/DJ/Turmtablist from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa, and a member of the Beatbangaz DJ crew.
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Shorty Skills
South African MC from Yeoville and Orlando West, Johannesburg, Gauteng, formerly of Shorty & Loko, and member of the crew Witchcraft. Rhyming in English.
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Shugasmakx
South African rapper from Leondale, East of Johannesburg, Gauteng, born in Soweto, formerly of Exersizm, a member of Skwatta Kamp, rhyming in English.
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Sibot
South African DJ and producer from Johannesburg, Gauteng, member of Real Estate Agents, The, Constructus, Playdoe, and Fucknrad as DJ Fuck.
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Sifiso Sudan
South African MC from Johannesburg, Gauteng, rhyming in English.
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390
SIH
Togolese crew from Lomé, Maritime Region, Togo. Son Injecté Hardcore, consists of Bricce, Xplicit, LK, SLK and Helbehel, rhyming in French.
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Sista P.
Tanzanian female MC from Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, rapping in Swahili.
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Six Foot Plus
Nigerian MC from Kaduna and Zaria, Nigeria in the north, former member of SWATROOT, rapping in English and Yoruba.
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Skillions
Ghanaian rap crew from Accra, Ghana, consisting of EL, J-Town, Jinx Therapy, Ball J, Midknight, Sandyswiz, Noble, Rumor and Kevinbeats, rapping in English.
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Skwatta Kamp
South African rap crew from Johannesburg, Gauteng, with members Infa, Flabba, Nemza, Bozza, Slikour, Nish and Shugasmakx.
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395
Slikour
South African rapper from Leondale, East of Johannesburg, Gauteng, member of Skwatta Kamp, and formerly of Exersizm, rhyming in English.
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396
Smerf Illes'
South African MC from Johannesburg, Gauteng, born in Mthatha, Eastern Cape, Skateboards and rhymes in English.
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397
$nass
Batswana rapper from Gaborone, Botswana, rapping in English
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398
Snazz D
South African MC from Johannesburg, Gauteng, born in Cape Town, Western Cape. Member of Audio Visual, Cashless Society and Groundworks.
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399
Snazzy (2)
Namibian female MC from Windhoek, Namibia, rapping in English
400.
400
Snypa Kidd
Zimbabwean MC from Mutare, Zimbabwe and member of 25toLyf, rapping in English and Shona.
401.
401
Solo Dee
Nigerian Rapper from Kano, Nigeria, and member of SWATROOT, rhyming in English.
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402
Solo Thang
Tanzanian MC, Solo Thang AKA Ulamaa, hailing from M'nyamala, Ilala, to Mbagala, all suburbs of Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, rhyming in Swahili.
403.
403
Spaceman (9)
South African MC from Protea North, Soweto, Johannesburg, born in Zebediela, a village in Limpopo, South Africa.
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404
Spex (6)
South African MC from Diepkloof, Soweto, Gauteng, formerly of Metamo Forces, rhymes in English.
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405
Sphinx (15)
Egyptian MC from Cairo, Egypt, raised in Los Angeles, California, member of the Arabian Knightz based in Cairo, rhyming in English and Arabic.
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Spoek Mathambo
South African MC from Johannesburg, Gauteng, Spoek AKA MC Einaar, is a member of Sweat.X, Playdoe, and Moleke Mbembe. Rhymes in English.
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407
St. Quran
Ghanaian MC and producer from Accra, Ghana, also known as Killah Snuup or Alpha Tamim, a member of the Black Monkz. Rapping in English.
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408
Stagga (2)
Batswana MC from Gaborone, Botswana, rhyming in both English and Tswana.
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409
Steve Nice (3)
South African MC / producer from Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa, rhyming in English.
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Str8 Buttah
Nigerian crew from Lagos, Nigeria, with members Mr. Rae, Teckzilla, Enigma, R-Cube, XYZ and Deck The Nexus, rhyming in English.
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411
SubZero (12)
Zimbabwean MC / producer from Mutare, Zimbabwe, and member of 25toLyf. Rapping in English and Shona.
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412
T'do
South African rapper, born in Orlando East, Soweto, Gauteng, and member of the Zulu Mobb, rapping in English, Zulu and Sotho.
413.
413
Tata Pound
Malian crew from Bamako, Mali, consisting of rappers: Djo Dama, Ramses and Dixon, rapping in French and Bambara.
414.
414
Tbo Touch
South African DJ, TV and radio host, from Tokoza, Gauteng, a southern township of Johannesburg.
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415
Teargas
South African crew from Piet Retief, Mpumalanga and Soweto, Gauteng, South Africa, consisting of K.O., Ma-E and Ntukza, performing in English and Zulu.
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Teba
South African MC from Gugulethu, Cape Town, Western Cape, formerly of the kwaito group Skeem, performing in Xhosa and English.
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417
Teckzilla
Nigerian MC / producer from Lagos, Nigeria, a member of the Str8 Buttah crew, rapping in English.
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418
Terror MC
South African MC from Kraaifontein, Cape Town, Western Cape. Raps in Afrikaans.
419.
419
Terry tha Rapman
Nigerian rapper from Ugwan-Dosa, Kaduna, Nigeria, born in Kano State, and rhyming in English.
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420
Tha Hymphatic Thabs
Mosotho MC from Maseru, Lesotho, based in Johannesburg, South Africa, and member of Abnormal Detail, rhymes in English.
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421
Thir[13]teen
South African producer from Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa. and one half of the duo AQ & Thir[13}teen.
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422
Tic Tac (2)
Ghanaian hip-life artist, from Accra, Ghana. Former member of Natty Strangers. Rapping in Twi.
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423
Tigrim Bi
Senegalese crew from Pikine, Dakar, Senegal, consisting of Lah Game, Fa J and Blow, rapping in French and Wolof.
424.
424
TMK Wanaume Family
Tanzanian crew from Dar Es Salaam. MC's: Juma, BK, Bob Q, A Man, Luteni kalama, D-Chief, Richie One, Dollo, Kakaman, D Style, Eddo, Maripo, Mzimu.
425.
425
TOP (2)
South African MC from Gugulethu, Cape Town, Western Cape, member of the Archetypes, rhyming in Xhosa and in English.
426.
426
Trompie
South African producer and mixing engineer from Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa.
427.
427
Tuks Senganga
South African rapper from Mafikeng, North West, South Africa, rapping in Tswana.
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428
Tumi
South African MC from Johannesburg, Gauteng. Born in Tanzania, and a member of P.E.R.M and the head of Tumi & The Volume, rhyming in English.
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Tumi & The Volume
South African band from Johannesburg, Gauteng. Members: Tumi (mc), Tiago (guitar), Paulo (drums), Dave (bass) and Kyle (violin).
430.
430
Tribo Sul
Angolan trio from Luanda, Angola, exiled in Cape Town, South Africa, MC's L.K. Checcovara, First Page and DJ Cavera C, rapping in Portuguese and English.
431.
431
Trusenz
South African MC from Claremont, Durban, KZN, and Jamaica Plain, Boston, MA, living in East London, and rhyming in English.
432.
432
Tykoon Suit
South African group from Cape Town, Western Cape, with members Digger Barnes aka Neon Don, Bang Bang and DJ Benny Wong, rhyming in English.
433.
433
Uno (11)
South African MC from Gugulethu, Cape Town, Western Cape, and a member of Ill-Literare Skill, rhyming in Xhosa and English.
434.
434
V.I.P. (8)
Ghanaian hip-life crew from Nima, Accra, Ghana. Vision In Progress, consists of Lazzy, Promzy and Prodigal, rapping in English, Pidgin and Twi.
435.
435
Vernon Viscus
South African MC from Cape Town, Western Cape, and member of the Writers Block crew, rhyming in English.
436.
436
Wa Bmg 44
Senegalese crew from Thiaroye, near Dakar, Senegal. Members are Matador, Nigga Ceddo and Fatim, rapping in Wolof and French.
437.
437
Wagosi Wa Kaya
Tanzanian bongo flava duo, consisting of rappers Mkoloni and Dr. John, from Tanga, Tanzania. Rapping in Sambaa and Swahili.
438.
438
Wale Oyejide
Nigerian producer from Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria. Also known as Science Fiction, based in Philadelphia, PA / U.S.A.
439.
439
Wanlov
Ghanaian MC, born in Romania, and raised in Cape Coast and Sekondi-Takoradi, Ghana. Rapping in Twi, English and Pidgen.
440.
440
Watkin Tudor Jones
South African MC from Johannesburg, Gauteng. Waddy Jones AKA Yang Weapon, Max Normal or Totally Rad, rhymes in English and Afrikaans.
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441
Wawesh
Kenyan MC and producer from Nairobi, Kenya, based in Gothenburg, Sweden. Rhyming in both English and Swahili.
442.
442
Wax Lyrical
South African producer from Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, based in Pretoria, Gauteng.
443.
443
Weird MC
Nigerian female MC/producer from Lagos, born in England, a native of Ogun State, and rhymes in English and Yoruba.
444.
444
Wrecked Cru
South African crew from Galeshewe, Kimberley, Northern Cape, comprised of Bafsy, Impo'S and Proph, rhyming in Afrikaans, English and Setswana.
445.
445
Writers Block
South African crew from Cape Town, Western Cape. Members: KONFAB, X-24th Letter, Metabolism, Vernon Viscus, Big Dre, Arsenic, Saturn and Coco.
446.
446
X-24th Letter
South African MC/producer from Cape Town, Western Cape, member of Writers Block and Metaphyzical Misfits. Rhymes in English.
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447
X-Amount
South African MC from Johannesburg, Gauteng. Raised in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and member of the crew Cashless Society. Rhymes in English.
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448
X Plastaz
Tanzanian hip-hop crew from Arusha, Tanzania, consisting of Faza Nelly, Gsan, Ziggy-Lah, Maasai singer Merege, Diney and Steve, Rapping in Swahili.
449.
449
Xuman
Senegalese MC from Dakar, Senegal. Xuman AKA Gunman Xuman is a member of Pee Froiss, and rhymes in Wolof & French.
450.
450
Ya Kid K
Congolese-Belgian female MC from Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, based out of Belgium, a member of Technotronic, and rapping in English.
451.
451
Yasser
Egyptian MC from Cairo, Egypt, Yasser AKA Afret El Kalam, is a member of Wighit Nazar and Asfalt, and he rhymes in Arabic.
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452
Yat Fu
Senegalese crew of MC's: Jojo, Gofu and Deno, from the SICAP and Dieppel suburbs of Dakar, Senegal. Rapping in Wolof and French.
453.
453
Yolandi Visser
South African female MC, from Cape Town, Western Cape. Rapping in English and Afrikaans.
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Young Nations
South African MC from Durban, KwaZulu-Natal. Born in London, England, and raised in Los Angeles, California. Rapping in English and Zulu.
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Yung D
Angolan rapper from Luanda, Angola, who rhymes in both English and Portuguese.
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Yzmen Temple
South African MC from Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, and member of Liquid KZN, rapping in English and Zulu.
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457
Zeus (9)
Batswana MC from Gaborone, South East, Botswana. Rhyming in both Tswana and English.
458.
458
Zimbabwe Legit
Zimbabwean duo, consisting of MC's Akim and Dumi Right from Harare, Zimbabwe. Now based in the United States, rhyming in English and Shona.
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459
Zola (3)
South African rapper from Zola, Soweto, Johannesburg, Gauteng, mostly a kwaito performer, rapping in Vernacular.
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Zubz
South Africa based MC and member of Originz, The, born in Kasama, Zambia and raised in Harare, Zimbabwe. Based in Johannesburg, rhyming in English.
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Zulu Mobb
South African duo, consisting of rappers T'do and Dez, hailing from Orlando East, Soweto, Gauteng, rapping in English, Zulu and Sotho.
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Zuluboy
South African MC from Durban, KwaZulu-Natal. Rapping in Zulu.
The 5 Elements of Hip Hop:
MCing
DJing
Breakdancing
Graffiti Writing

and...
"Knowledge"
(-Afrika Bambaataa)
Themes

Corruption
African Unity
the Democratic Process & Political Change
Political History
Economic Conditions
Women/Gender Relations
Loss of Traditions/Cultures
Religion
the "Emigration" Dream
Education
HIV/AIDS and the medical system
Western aid money
Living Conditions - "life in the ghetto"
Social Critique
Self-Reflexions
Love/Sex
Drugs
SOCIAL CHANGE
COMMUNITY
ACTIVISM

African Youth Movements
African Hip Hop
Emblematic (musical) leaders
Adaptation and/or distillation of global culture to local issues and languages
Dissemination of music & message to public sphere via easily accessible oral forms
Voice of marginalized communities (esp. young, urban, male) deprived of power, rights, resources
Culturally innovative
Network of organisations showing a collective identity mobilizing to create social change
Adaptation and/or distillation of global movements to local issues and languages
Dissemination of message to public sphere via volunteerism, youth participation and self-empowerment
Voice of marginalized communities deprived of power, rights, resources
Socially innovative
RESULTS:
Helps cope with problems of modernization and globalization
Provides means of political transformation
Creation and strengthening of community-based networks
Raises awareness and promotes self-knowledge
Shapes the identity of the new generation
Promotes healthy articulation of protest and counter-concepts in the public sphere
KENYA
Kenyan General Elections:
December 27, 2002

National Rainbow Coaltion of Kenya (NARC)
Candidate: Mwai Kibaki

Kenyan National African Union (KANU)
Candidate: Uhuru Kenyatta
"Unbwogable" by Gidi Gidi Maji Maji
SENEGAL
"Bul Faale" by Positive Black Soul
SOUTH AFRICA
"Neva Again" by Prophets of da City
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