CATEGORIES


ALBUM OF THE YEAR
* Originality, popularity, quality, visibility, sales, impact, melody and composition.

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
* Number of singles, quality, quantity, arrangement, innovation, impact.

HUSTLER OF THE YEAR
* Endorsements or any other achievements acquired through Hip Hop.

BEST HIP HOP RADIO SHOW
* This award will go to the nominee that gets most votes from the public. The voting will be conducted in various mediums of communications.

KING OF THE PROVINCE
* This is for anyone making major moves that benefit the Hip Hop movement in the province. 9 awards, 1 for each province.

KING OF EASTERN CAPE
KING OF WESTERN CAPE
KNG OF MPUMALANGA
KING OF NORTHERN CAPE
KING OF NORTH WEST
KING OF FREE STATE
KING OF KWAZULU-NATAL
KING OF LIMPOPO
KING OF GAUTENG

BEST INTERNATIONAL BRAND
* This is for an international corporate brand that is playing a role in the development of SA Hip Hop.

BEST LOCAL BRAND
* This is for a South African clothing brand that is strictly Hip Hop.

SONG OF THE YEAR
Airplay, popularity, quality, relevance, originality.

BEST DANCE CREW AWARD
* The Hip Hop dance crew that achieved the most in the past year.

HONORARY AWARDS
* This is a lifetime achievement award for those who contributed in the development of SA Hip Hop and are still active.

BEST COLLABO SONG
* The most popular rap song collaborated by 2 or more artists

DJ OF THE YEAR
* This is for the DJ who contributed immensely to SA Hip Hop in the past 12 months, be it on radio, clubs or sessions.

BEST FRESHMAN (NEW COMER)
* this is for a rapper who emerged and blew up the scene in the past 12 months.

MIX-TAPE OF THE YEAR
* popularity, quality, visibility, impact.

MOST VALUABLE PLAYER (MVP)
* this is for the most bankable artist in monetary terms through achievements.

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
* Quality, storyline, relevance, airplay, YouTube hits.

BEST GRAFFITI ARTIST
* Pieces done in the past 12 months, originality, creativity and message relevance.

BEST MALE
* Male rapper consistent in the past 12 months with radio singles, videos, performances and a solid album.

BEST FEMALE
* Female rapper consistent in the past 12 months with radio singles, videos, performances and a solid album.

LYRICIST OF THE YEAR
* Consistent lyricism throughout the past 12 months, solid lyrical album.

PROMOTER OF THE YEAR
* Consistent promoter with most impactful Hip Hop events in the past 12 months.

MILESTONE AWARD 
* This is an achievement award for those who accomplish remarkable things within SA Hip Hop ( 12 month period)

BEST DIGITAL SALES
*This award goes to the best selling digital release.

BEST REMIX
*Airplay, popularity, quality, relevance, originality

WHO DOES THE JUDGING?
Preliminary judges come from a pool of local music industry professionals including musicians, songwriters, producers, recording engineers, music publishers, booking agents, program and music directors, talent coordinators and music marketing professionals. Final judging is done by music industry professionals who are not related nor connected to the nominees or their record labels.

These awards are not for the underground or commercial but for South African Hip Hop.

NOMINEES TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON.