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At long last, we are ready to announce that the SA Hip Hop Awards 2014, will be taking place on the 17th of December at The Lyric Theatre, Gold Reef City, Johannesburg.

The theme this year is 20yrs of Freedom. Great achievements within the local hip hop culture will be celebrated by focusing on how the past has shaped this phenomenon called “SA Hip Hop”. Accolades will be given to active members within the industry. Winners receive a statue that is called a Pyramid. The show will boast a number of appearances, live performances and tributes by today’s leading
musicians. This will be prerecorded for ETV broadcasting purposes.

Contenders are judged on performances and achievements made between 15th September 2013 and 15th September 2014. The nominations are as follows:

Album of the Year
• Kwesta – Dakar
• Duncan- Street Government
• AKA- Levels
• Da L.E.S - Mandela Money
• Cassper Nyovest- Tsholofelo

Producer of the Year
• Kay Masta
• Tweezy
• Ganja Beats
• Psyfo

Hustler of the Year
• Ifani
• Cassper Nyovest
• Monde Dube
• DJ Naves

Best International Brand
• Sprite
• Miller
• Castle Lite
• Red Bull
• Hunter’s Extreme

Best Local Brand
• Butan
• Head Honcho
• Bambata

Song of the Year
• Cassper Nyovest - Doc Shebeleza
• Da L.E.S - Fire
• AKA – Congratulate
• Riky Rick ft. DJ Dimplez, Kid X, Kwesta, Maggz, Ginger
Breadman, Nadia Nakai and Okmalumkoolkat -
Amantombazane Remix
• Duncan – Tsiki Tsiki
• AKA ft. K.O – Run Jozi
• DJ Dimplez ft. Dreamteam and Anatii – Yaya

Best Dance Crew
•Supreme I Crew
• Freeze Frame
• Ace Crew
• Vintage
• Creed Crew

Honorary Award
• Emile XY

Best Collaboration
• Riky Rick ft. DJ Dimplez, Kid X, Kwesta, Maggz, Ginger
Breadman, Nadia Nakai and Okmalumkoolkat -
Amantombazane Remix
• Khuli Chana ft. Da L.E.S & Magesh – Hape Le Hape Pt 2.1
• L-Tido ft. Ice Prince – Fresh and Clean
• DJ Capital ft. Kid X and Psyfo – Imma Tell Her
• AKA ft. K.O – Run Jozi
• Major League DJz ft. Riky Rick, Cassper Nyovest and Siya
Shezi – The Bizness
• Psyfo ft. Ifani – Umtu Wam’
• DJ Dimplez ft. Dreamteam and Anatii – Yaya

DJ of the Year
• DJ Speedsta
• DJ Naves
• DJ Dimplez
• DJ Switch
• Major League DJz
• DJ Capital

Best Newcomer (Freshman)
• Yugen Blakrok
• Duncan
• Blayze
• Maraza
• Solo

Mixtape of the Year
• DJ Switch – The Switch Up
• Lwansta – Normal
• Fratpack – Famlove
• Gigi Lamayne - Colour of Reign
• E-Jay – The Best of E-Jay

Most Valuable Artist
• Cassper Nyovest
• DJ Dimplez
• Reason
• Khuli Chana

Video of the Year
• AKA – Congratulate
• Cassper Nyovest – Doc Shebeleza
• L-Tido ft. Ice Prince – Fresh and Clean
• Kwesta – Keep Walking
• Riky Rick – Nafukwa
• Khuli Chana ft Hash One, Kt and Towdee Mac - Wannabeez

Best Graffiti Artist
• Mars
• Sure
• Riot
• Link1
• Bias

Best Male
• Da L.E.S
• Cassper Nyovest
• Kwesta
• Duncan

Best Female
• Yugen Blakrok
• Gigi Lamayne
• Missy RBK
• MegaMafia
• Chazz Le Hippie

Lyricist of the Year
• Duncan
• Mo’Molemi
• Yugen Blakrok
• Kwesta
• Solo

Promoter of the Year
• Head Honcho
• Maftown Heights
• Authentic Sundays
• HomeComing Picnic
• Good Sundae
• Pop Bottles
• WeHeartBeat
• Scrambles 4 Money
• 4Play Fest

Best Hip Hop Radio Show
• The Mixtape – Alex FM
• The Stir Up – 5FM
• Rap Activity Jam – Metro FM
• Number Number – Ukhozi FM
• The Ready D Show – Good Hope FM
• Hip Hop Music Sessions – Gagasi FM
• 16 Bars Reloaded – UJFM

Milestone Award
• Khuli Chana

Best Digital Sales
• Da L.E.S – Dice
• AKA ft. K.O – Run Jozi
• Duncan – Tsiki Tsiki
• Riky Rick ft. DJ Dimplez, Kid X, Kwesta, Maggz, Ginger
Breadman, Nadia Nakai and Okmalumkoolkat -
Amantombazane Remix
• DJ Dimplez ft. Dreamteam and Anatii – Yaya
• Zakwe – Usenzani
• AKA – Levels
• Duncan – Street Government
• Cassper Nyovest - Tsholofelo
• Da L.E.S – Mandela Money
• Kwesta – Dakar

King of Gauteng
• DJ Dimplez
• Authentic Sundays
• Refiloe Ramogase

King of Mpumalanga
• Mfundo Nyambi
• Ecks Exodus Nkosingiphile
• Thabs The Acid

King of Western Cape
• Rattex
• Rozzano Davids
• Uno July

King of Northern Cape
• Vuyo “DJ Peedy” Tongela
• Kgomotso Modiragale
• Lebogang “The Verdict” Magagane

King of KwaZulu-Natal
• Lindo “Prow-jekt” Thwala
• Brian Khoza
• Bon Hussla
King of Eastern Cape
• Yahkeem Ben Israel
• Buck Matyila
• Tsviel The Prince

King of Free State
• Uncle Spank
• Professor Dalton
• Thabo Tsasane

King of Limpopo
• DJ Chocos
• Nema Wama- Hunguni
• Richard "Cul" Hlungwane

King of North West
• DJ Lemonka
• Godfrey “Soxmatics” Seribe
• Ofentse Tapile

Starts: 14th November
Ends: 7th December
Voting is based 100% on judge’s scores for the following categories: Album of the Year, Best Dance Crew, Best DJ, Best Freshman, Best Graffiti Artist, Best International Brand, Best Local Brand,
Hustler of the Year, Lyricist of the Year, Mixtape of the Year, Most Valuable, Producer of the year, Promoter of the Year and all the King of “…”

Voting is based on the judges’ scores and public votes (60% judges and 40% public) for the Top 5 categories: Best Collaboration, Best Female, Best Male, Video of the Year and Song of the Year.

Voting is based on 100% on public votes for the following category:
Best Hip Hop Radio Show.

Public Voting Methods
Public votes are only open to the Top 6 categories: Best Collaboration,
Best Female, Best Male, Video of the Year, Best Hip Hop Radio Show
and Song of the Year.

There are two methods for the public to register their votes:
1. Text – public can text their votes as many times as possible,please view below for codes:
1.BEST MALE    BM 33110 33110+sahhas+bm+NOMINEE
2.BEST FEMALE       BF 33110 33110+sahhas+bf+ NOMINEE
3.BEST VIDEO    BV 33110 33110+sahhas+bv+ NOMINEE
   SY 33110 33110+sahhas+sy+ NOMINEE
5.BEST COLLABO    BC 33110 33110+sahhas+bc+ NOMINEE
6.BEST RADIO     SHOW    BR 33110 33110+sahhas+br+ NOMINEE
SMS costs R1.50 (free SMS’s do not apply)

2. Online – public can register at One vote per IP address. Online and text voting will be open from 24h00, 14th November 2014
and close 13h00, 7th December 2014.

Judges’ Scores
Preliminary judges come from a pool of local music industry professionals, including musicians, songwriters, producers, recording engineers, music publishers, booking agents, program and music directors, talent coordinators and music marketing professionals. Final judging is done by music industry professionals who are not related or connected to the nominees or their record labels. Judging criteria for each criteria is available via

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