Kwesta A South African rapper was crowned MTV Base Hottest MC 2018 during an hour-long panel discussion show
His victory is seen as a nod to the country’s burgeoning hip hop industry. Hosted by MTV Base VJ Sandile GQ, the fifth instalment of the show was packed with drama and heated debate, all in the name of celebrating South Africa’s hip hop culture.
“Kwesta won the hearts and views of the panel made up of MsCosmo, Spoken Priestess, Zai Maya, DJ Capital, Kyeezi, and Scoop Makhathini, who revised the list based on criteria that analysed the musicians’ bars and lyrics, impact, sales, buzz and intangibles,” reads a media release.
“This year’s list saw an inclusion of three leading female MCs making the cut including Rouge, Moozlie and Nadia Nakai. Rappers AKA and Nasty C took the second and third spots respectively while the list also featured musical acts such as Anatii, Cassper Nyovest, Shane Eagle and Riky Rick.”
The MTV Base Hottest MC 2018 top-10 list is as follows:
- Nasty C
- Cassper Nyovest
- Shane Eagle
- Riky Rick
- Nadia Nakai