The 20 Best South African Hip-Hop Songs of The 2010s, According to AI

By @SeptemberEleven on 04/24/2023 in Article

We asked popular AI chatbot to list the 20 best South African Hip-Hop songs of the 2010s. 

NB: ChatGPT’s knowledge cutoff is September 2021, so we stuck to the 2010s era.

Below is the answer it gave (copied and pasted, with no editing):

“Here are twenty of the best South African hip-hop songs of the 2010s, in no particular order: 

1. AKA - ‘Jealousy’

2. Cassper Nyovest - ‘Doc Shebeleza’

3. Kwesta ft. Wale - ‘Spirit’

4. ProKid - ‘Uthini Ngo Pro’

5. Nasty C - ‘Juice Back’

6. HHP ft. Cassper Nyovest - ‘Past Time’

7. Tumi Molekane - ‘Asinamali’*

8. Okmalumkoolkat - ‘Mswenkofontein’**

9. Zakwe ft. Zuluboy - ‘Izinsizwa’***

10. A-Reece - ‘Paradise’

11. Shane Eagle ft. Big Star Johnson - ‘Top Floor’

12. YoungstaCPT - ‘Wes-Kaap’

13. Moozlie - ‘Vatel’

14. Kid X ft. Kwesta - ‘Ipati’

15. Blaklez ft. Reason - ‘DMX Prayer’

16. Reason - ‘Azania’

17. Stogie T - ‘By Any Means’

18. K.O. ft. Nandi Madida - ‘Skhanda Love’

19. Emtee - ‘Roll Up’

20. Khuli Chana ft. Notshi - ‘Tswa Daar’ 

These songs represent some of the most iconic and groundbreaking moments in South African hip-hop over the past decade, and each track has made an impact on the genre in its own unique way.”

*'Asinamali' is a song by Tumi & The Volume 

**'Mswenkofontein' is a BoyznBucks song performed by Okmalumkoolkat, Stilo Magolide and Usanele

***’Izinsizwa’ by Zakwe features Mzulu (not Zuluboy)





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