South Africa – Hip Hop artists

Ever wondered how South African Hip Hop music could sound like ? If you have never been to South Africa, this will give a delightful musical trip!

I have discovered some really cool hip hop artists true to their origins, who have mixed the hip hop music with more fascinating local sounds like Kwaito (variant of house music featuring the use of African sounds and samples. Typically at a slower tempo range than other styles of house music, Kwaito often contains catchy melodic and percussive loop samples, deep bass lines, and vocals) or Zulu (guitar picking folklore music style influenced by the Portuguese in the sixteenth century).

For more information on Kwaito, check out this article:

http://thisisafrica.me/lifestyle/real-roots-kwaito-south-african-house-music/

I hope you will enjoy as much I did to listen to Terror MC, Pro Kid, Mzekezeke and Zulu boy.

If you want to know a bit more about these artists, check out their biographies here and find few videos below these links:

http://www.myspace.com/theterrormc

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pro_Kid

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mzekezeke

http://wiki.ulwazi.org/index.php5?title=Zulu_boy_Hip-hop_Artist

If you know any other original South African Hip Hop artists, share their tracks with us in the comment box below!

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