#Fotos | Moments From The South African Hip Hop Awards

The sixth South African Hip Hop Awards took place at the Lyric Theatre in Johannesburg early in December. It was, for the most part, a night  of reflection which filled attendees with joy and wonder, especially the staunch adeherents who were around when the scene was small and filled with more detractors than believers.

It was a night when Cassper Nyovest came full circle; he’d won in the multiple categories in 2013 when he first got nominated. He went on to become a mega-star, and had now returned home to celebrate. Cassper got onto the stage 5 times in total to receive among others, the Best Male and Album of the Year awards.

There were other noteworthy achievements as well from the likes of YoungstaCPT (Best Lyricist) and Rouge (Best Female), with DJ Bionic’s reception speech for his Honorary Award — he shared it with DJ Blaise, who wasn’t in attendance — a particularly raw moment where the length and breadth of the personal sacrifices people have had to make in order to build this scene seemed to be laid out and drawn in detail. This, as opposed to that bullshit tiff between Cassper Nyovest and Stogie T — a moment I left before witnessing — was the highlight for me.

Rouge (whom we really should be treasuring more)
But Patty Monroe’s a star shem. Gawdly!
It was a full house on the night
Frank Casino won Best Remix for “Whole Thing” with Riky Rick
K.O. boycotted the awards throughout his Cashtime Life years. It was dope to see him on stage
Kwesta & Thabsie performing Song of the Year “Ngiyazfela Ngawe”. He also won the Best Digital Sales award
People (pt. 1)
People (pt. 2)
Patty Monroe, seeing double
Da Les doing gawdly North side things
The people (pt. 3)
Gemini Major won Producer of the Year
Cassper Nyovest gave props to OGs like this one. Respek to Thasman, producer extraordinaire
The people (pt. 4)
Out to Cassper Nyovest, BRRRAP!
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