@Skwattakamp Was The First SA Hip-Hop Group To Be Awarded A Gold Plaque In 2004

By @Nokulunga_Maqubela on 05/07/2019 in News

What are the most memorable firsts? The first person to land on the moon, or the first person to discover mathematics? It could also be your first kiss, or maybe the first qualification you obtained. Firsts differ and we all receive and celebrate them in our own way. We all have our firsts, but for Skwatta Kamp, their first was for the entire hip hop movement in South Africa, which then set the pace for those that followed.

They are way too young for you if they can't rap along to "Umoya" line-by-line. It was in 2003 when the legendary hip hop group released their sophomore album Mkhukhu Funkshen, which received love and wide success. The album went on to sell 25 000 copies, this further gained them a gold plaque status awarded by Gallo Records in just a year of the release of the album. Skwatta Kamp was the first South African hip hop group to achieve this milestone. It's 15 years later, and the South African hip hop industry enjoys major growth of the culture and prevails in selling multitudes of records. As Skwatta makes a comeback, we remember where they started.




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