Submission IS NOW CLOSED
The nominated art form must be released or occur in South Africa. Any SA Hip Hop album/mixtape/video/event/song/that was released or impactful or effective during 15th September 2019 to 15th September 2020.
The artist/group must be South African, if not then they must have a South African work permit and their work must be produced and released in the Republic of South Africa.
Outlet Submissions: Only 1x correctly labelled envelope with hard copies of material will be accepted per entry. Include 2x CDs, artist profiles and press releases.
Dropbox Submissions: Only 1x correctly labelled ZIP file will be accepted per entry. Upload digital copies of material, artist profiles and press releases.
Courier Services: Only 1x correctly labelled envelope with hard copies of material will be accepted per entry. Include 2x CDs, artist profiles and press releases.
Submissions end 02 October 2020
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The Award Ceremony
Printed Africa in the middle with Two Little statue artists climbing the pyramid & reaching for the stars.
Great achievements within the local hip hop culture will be celebrated by focusing on how the past has shaped this phenomenon called “SA Hip Hop”. Accolades will be given to active members within the industry. Winners receive a statue that is called the Pyramid. The show will boast a number of appearances, live performances and tributes by today’s leading musicians
Sa hip hop awards 2019
The theme for this year is the revolution will be computerized and with the 4th industrial revolution fast approaching, we're honored to be in the forefront of it all with the Hip Hop culture, this will be visible from the stage design, the skits we're doing and the performances on the night. It is always an amazing thing seeing the Hip Hop congregation come together, which is seeing the dancers, the graffiti artists, the producers and everyone in the room being happy for each other and congratulating each other because we're all so happy that Hip Hop has come so far. We're currently shooting interviews for the South African Hip Hop Museum that we're currently building and just to hear the stories from people like Lance Stehr, Ready D, Falko who will be our Honorary Award recipient and Emile YX? who will be our recipient for the Ubuntu Activism Award on how Hip Hop in South Africa was like in 1984 is proof on how far we've come and that indeed the revolution will be computerized" said the Director Osmic Menoe.
We have had some made some major changes to the categories and aim to raise the bar even higher, the changes include merging the MVP and Hustler Of The Year Award together to become one, the Best Video award will be awarded to the directors of the respective videos instead of the artists themselves and we have also had to remove out the Kings Of The Province, Best Graffiti Artist and the Best Dance Crew categories due to a declining number of submissions over the years
Public Voting Methods.
Public votes are only open to the Top 7 categories: Best Collaboration, Best Remix , Best Female, Best Hip Hop Radio Show, Best Male, Best Video and Song of the Year.
2. Online – public can register at www.sahiphopawards.com. One vote per IP address.
ONLINE VOTING CLOSES ON THE 26TH OF NOVEMBER 2020
SMS VOTING OPENS 26 NOVEMBER AND CLOSES ON THE 3RD OF DECEMBER 2020
The South African Hip Hop Awards (SAHHA) are an annual Hip-Hop award ceremony, run by the Ritual Media Group (RMG), that will take place on 20 November 2019 at the Lyric Theatre Gold Reef City, Johannesburg. Great achievements within the local hip hop culture will be celebrated by focusing on how the past has shaped this phenomenon called “SA Hip Hop”. Accolades will be given to active members within the industry. Winners receive a statue that is called a Pyramid which symbolises Africans reaching for success. The show will feature live performances by some of the nominees and will be pre-recorded for TV broadcast purposes.
After a three-month selection process a board of four industry gurus were chosen to fill advisory positions. The role of the advisory board serves to guide the awards in terms of fairness and for the awards to go strength to strength, as these candidates have no hidden agendas in the Hip Hop industry
Prophets of the City - Never Again
The group began in late 1988 when Shaheen and Ready D experimented in a small 8-track studio (owned by Shaheen's father, Issy Ariefdien and Lance Stehr the current Ghetoruff CEO) and produced a demo that ultimately became "Our World" (1990), the first South African hip hop release
Riky Rick ft Frank Casino - Family
Riky Rick's first side of music began at a recording studio session with Bongani Fassie. It was by Bongani's side that Rick was inspired to make his own music. That is when he released his first single Barbershop featuring Da L.E.S. He then rose to fame by the release of his hit single Nafukwa.
J Molley - Hype
There has never been a better time for aspiring artists to be active than right now. There is a special and very specific type of energy floating in the music industry, especially here in South Africa. The conventional structures in the music industry are slowly going out of style, particularly with the youth. .
How did hip hop begin?
In the 1970s, an underground urban movement known as "hip hop" began to develop in the South Bronx in New York City. It focused on emceeing (or MCing) over "breakbeats", house parties and neighbourhood block party events, held outdoors.
What is rap culture?
RAP, a music, an industry, and a culture. R.Kelly. ... RAP is urban music that grew out of the hip-hop movement of the South Bronx, New York, in the 1970s. It blends rhythmic instrumental tracks created by a disc jockey, with the spoken, rhyming lyrics of an MC, (Rapper).
What is the definition of hip hop culture?
Hip-hop is a type of music. It is also a culture, or way of life. It includes many types of expression-for example, rapping, deejaying, dancing, and graffiti painting. ... Thecultural movement known as hip-hop emerged in the late 1970s in the predominantly African American South Bronx section of New York City.
Is hip hop a subculture?
Origin of the term is credited to various rappers, but DJ Afrika Bambaataa is credited as the first to describe Hip Hop as a subculture. As described in Wikipedia, DJ Afrika Bambaataa “outlined the five pillars of hip-hop culture: MCing, DJing, breaking, graffiti writing, and knowledge.
IS hip hop and rap the same thing?
Rap is poetry set to an external rhythm separate from the rhythm of the speaker, while hip-hop is a subculture that encompasses four key stylistic elements: MCing/rapping, DJing/scratching, break dancing, and graffiti writing.
Who is the father of hip hop?
DJ Kool Herc: Founding Father of Hip Hop. DJ Kool Herc, also known as Kool Herc is credited for throwing the first hip hop party in 1973 at 1520 Sedgwick Avenue in the Bronx.
What was the first hip hop song ever?
Rapper's Delight" was a 1979 single by American hip-hop trio The Sugarhill Gang. While it was not the first single to feature rapping, it is generally considered to be the song that first popularized hip-hop in the United States and around the world
What is trap rap music?
Trap Music Explained. ... The percussion samples of choice when making trap music are usually originate from the Roland TR-808 Drum Machine. When speaking of the “originators” in the trap music game, southern rappers like Waka Flocka Flame, Gucci Mane, Young Jeezy, Three 6 Mafia, and Manny Fresh come to mind.
youngsta collects 2
South African Hip Hop came together once again at the Gold Reef City Lyric Theatre on the 20th of November 2019 for the what is arguably the biggest night on the South African Hip Hop calendar, the theme was “The revolution will be computerized and this could be seen everywhere during the show from the stage.
Nadia takes the stage
We were proud to have K.O on our stage this year for the past 5 years the Skanda republic champion has boycotted the awards for 5 years. In support of hip hop & growing the culture the sahhas will always welcome artists who are not happy how the awards handled in future we will like him to participate again.
Song of the year
One of the longest running brands in South Africa Butan took the Best Local Brand after two years of them losing it and the show transcended into Emile XY and Falko being awarded one of the most important awards
and this could be seen everywhere during the show from the stage. the lighting, graphics, skits and even the trophy girls were dressed in futuristic outfits which blended well with the “strictly formal” that all patrons and nominees had to wear to witness the awarding of the pyramid to the highest achievers.
fill up gets an award
World renowned rapper Cassper Nyovest also took home Hustler Of The Year and Best Promoter for “Fill Up”, this comes after his Family Tree signee Nadia Nakai took home Best Female making it her first SAHHA trophy ne of the most contested categories is “Lyricist of the year” and after
we crown best female
of the night, the Ubuntu Activism and Honorary Award respectively for their work and contribution towards the industry. Some of the performances of the night included Gigi Lamayne with tribute to all the GBV abuse victims.
The show started with an electrifying performance from Youngsta CPT who was also one of the biggest winners of the night taking home Best Album for 3T and Best Video for YVR, alongside him was Flame who took Best Male and Best Newcomer with his debut project titled “CandyMan”
artist khuli chana
7 years of gunning for the title and a song about the category later, rapper Ginger Trill finally took this one home and fans couldn’t be happier to see this Another surprise was Beast winning Best Collabo for “Hello” featuring Sjava, which was pleasing to everyone in the auditorium.
Crazy lu Tribute
Touchline, Yanga Chief with a performance of the song that took song of the year “Utatakho”, the proceedings also had a tribute to fallen solider, rapper and TV presenter Crazy Lu who was a part of phenomenal group “Jozi”.
Photo Credits by Thabo Meko
Our official partners for this year
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we are proud to have them on board .
Gold reef city
Venue is at lyric theater in Gold reef city with all the glamour & glitz casino various shops
Every year the Mc is always the heart & soul of the event without the artists themselves non of this will be possible.