Hip hop music has been popular in Africa since the early due to widespread American influence. In 1985 hip hop reached Senegal, a French- speaking Algeria · Angola · Botswana · Cameroon.
Okayafrica resident SA hip-hop wizard, Sabelo Mkhabela, breaks down his list of the top 25 best South African hip-hop songs of last year.
20 years online and counting, Africanhiphop.com is one of the original sites promoting African rap & urban culture. News, mp3 downloads, discussion & radio. Upload your music · Register · Login · Contribute. Early Namibian hip hop acts include a group called Dungeon Family, which was composed of African hip hop newly recreated group The Kalaharians and the popular girl duo Gal Level. During this period, many Senegalese rappers were copying American performers quite closely. Amira Ali spoke with festival director. In recent years groups such as Klear Kut, Milestone, Chain Thought Reaction and many more have emerged. Realising that the ghettos of New Orleans — shocking as they are — seem pretty sterile compared with the likes of Makoko in Lagos, he put out six minutes of heaving crowds, filthy streets, and powerful poverty to accompany his record about, on one interpretation, triumph over adversity.