Here is the full list for the SA Hip Hop Awards 2017.
DJ Bionic & DJ Blaze
This is a lifetime achievement award for those who contributed in the development of SA Hip Hop and are still active.
This is for the most bankable artist in monetary terms through achievements.
BEST LOCAL BRAND
StylaGang Original Designs
This is for a South African clothing brand that is strictly Hip Hop.
BEST INTERNATIONAL BRAND
This is for an international corporate brand that is playing a role in the development of SA Hip Hop.
BEST DANCE CREW
The Hip Hop dance crew that achieved the most in the past year.
PROMOTER OF THE YEAR
Consistent promoter with most impactful and successful Hip Hop events in the past 12 months.
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.
ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Cassper Nyovest - Thuto
Originality, popularity, quality, visibility, sales, impact, melody and composition.
This is for a rapper who emerged for the first time and blew up the scene in the past 12 months.
MIXTAPE OF THE YEAR
Sliqe - Injayam Vol .1
Popularity, quality, visibility, impact.
HUSTLER OF THE YEAR
Endorsements or any other achievements acquired through Hip Hop.
LYRICIST OF THE YEAR
Consistent lyricism throughout the past 12months, solid lyrical repertoire.
Pieces done in the past 12 months,originality, creativity and message relevance.
PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
Number of singles, quality, quantity, arrangement, innovation, impact.
AKA & Anatii - 10 fingers
The most popular rap song collaborated by 2 or more artists.
Rouge - New Era Sessions
Female rapper consistent in the past 12 months with radio singles, videos, performances and a solid album, mixtape or EP
Male rapper consistent in the past 12 months with radio singles, videos, performances, and a solid album.
BEST HIP HOP RADIO SHOW
Motsweding FM -Motswako wa Hip Hop
Local content, SA Hip Hop development, listenership, relevance, and quality. This is 100% judged by the public.
Cassper Nyovest - ft Goapele - Destiny Directed by Kyle White
Quality, storyline, relevance, airplay, YouTube hits.
SONG OF THE YEAR
Kwesta ft Thabsie - Ngiyazfela Ngawe
Airplay, popularity, quality, relevance, impact, originality.
BEST DIGITAL SALES
5x Platinum - NGud (Single)
1x Platimun - Maibabo (Single)
1x Platinum - Nomayini (Single)
Best selling song or album on iTunes and other digital stores
Frank Casino & Riky Rick - Whole Thing (Remix)
* Best Remixed song.
KING OF NORTHERN CAPE: Dj Speedy V
KING OF EASTERN CAPE: Yahkeem
KING OF KWAZULU NATAL: Junior Lavina
KING OF FREE STATE: Ba2cada
KING OF MPUMALANGA: Fortune Nthekathi
KING OF NORTH WEST: Dj Big Boy SA
KING OF WESTERN CAPE: Ready D
KING OF LIMPOPO: Hip Hop Live SA
KING OF GAUTENG: Kool Out
* This is for anyone making major moves that benefit the Hip Hop movement in the province. Events organisers and promoters. 9awards, 1 for each province
Cassper Nyovest - Fill Up Orlando Stadium
A significant stage or event in the development of something.