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Saturday, 10 December 2016

Manguzi's Hottest MC List 2016

Every year underground artists from a small  disadvantaged rural area put it alli on the line on their pursuit for stardom. This year we count down the top 10 MC that made undeniable moves and showed they are not that far off fro their dreams.

This list is based on overall  musical success, level of hustle, tangible and intangible achievements, milestones, buzz, features, manguzi rap innovation, impact, influence and power moves.



10. Kay C

Kay C didn't drop any noticeable single in 2016 but he won Chippa's Da Number One Competition with his crew Gcwala and that enough to put him on da list. He was crowned number one out of more than 30 rap acts. These generated buzz and income for him. 





9. Mono

Mono had a great 2016. He dropped his first single Early this year and had luke warm success. But tha was just the beginning cos he later signed a record deal with Genius Muzik and was featured twice on Umswenko Wodwa by Mad L. Mono later formed a formidable group with Mad L & Sam C, known as Skeemy. The group later dropped a single and a mixtape. Skeemy was number 2 in da Number 1 Competition. Mono has received credit for being the  first rapper to use English, Zulu and english in Manguzi.





8. Sando

Sando is da current CEO of Clean n Shit Records. Home to more than 5 Manguzi prominent rappers. Even though Sando didn't release a single in 2016, he appeared in all 3 mixtapes released by clean n shit artists. Using his likeliness to stamp the young talent in da game. However the thing that places Sando in this list is his animation. He is da leader, da first and da best animator in Mhlabuyalinga/Manguzi. He introduced a new way of marketing using animations to promote singles and tell rap related stories. 


7. Candy Man

Candy Man is a true MGZ hustler. Candy dropped two singles followed by two well produced videos. Candy had an interview in 1KZN TV and one of his videos had been play listed. He also released a CD and DVD. 




6. A P Venom

Most talked about MC in Manguzi. Started the tear by appearing on Young Liz's single 'Wait On It'. He then made Manguzi history by dropping a 8 minute long fire track with no hook. He didn’t stop there he then made a power move when he signed to Genius Muzik. He then defeated Dr Dreams in a rap battle, 3-0. He then appeared on Now or Never remix and most believe he had the top 3 best verse out of 11 verses by prominent Manguzi rappers. AP Venom was able to maintain His buzz level trough out the year and stay relevant flexing his lyrically ability.






 5. Da MC Tee

Da MC had a great year. He reinvented his sound and dropped a couple if tracks that gave him enough buzz to drop a full mixtape. He's mix tape was a success, definitely one of the top 3 tapes to drop this year.  He also was featured many tines and was the key in launching Major and Lil Drop. 




4. Njini

 Njini dropped a a great 2016. Ama Blesser was trending and  was the most successful single of 2016. He then dropped his Diesel Mixtape which also was well received by the public. Njini single success earns him a spot in this list. 






3. Zip

Zip is a certified problem. The Unzipped captain drop his single Grinda of which he produced himself and had huge success with it. He was then tied with Skeemy in The Number One Competition at position 2. His guest verses were highly acclaimed on hustler, polo,panda, till da end and many more. Instead of dropping a second for his Upcoming Unzipped 2 mixtape he dropped an entire 15 track mixtape(94 Problemz) just to warm up his fans for his Unzipped tape. Zip is the most demanded artist in Manguzi and his likeliness seems to grow everyday and has he has an ability to start trends. 


2. Mad Lopher

Mad Lopher reinvented his sound and place him self as a hook  god. His efficient, innovative and creative use of autotune influenced local rappers like Zip and Da Mc Tee. After appearing in a bunch of features Mad L dropped his debut mixtape Umswenko Wodwa and had so much success with it even though it was only released on CDs at that time. He then co founded the Skeemy group with Mono and Sam C of which they released singles and a very successful mixtape. ,Mad L provided beat and also produced for his tape and the Skeemy tape. He is one of the most featured artist in Manguzi in 2016 and he and has produced Zip's 94 Problemz pretape. He is definitely one of the rapper/producer you should watch out for.


1. MGZEE
There is no success in 2016 by a Manguzi artist that can match MGZEE's success. 1st he delivered a memorable performance in the Number 1 Competition. The KCP mc made it to da top 5 of da Jagmister 'Back The Artist' he's Letter To Mom single was approved by Reason HD him self. This was a biggest milestone by an Manguzi so far and he has definitely inspired a lot of local artists to chase their dreams. 



See you next Year!!!


This list excluded Oryan  Winters/Cebo G on the grounds that he is the major contributor to the compilation of this list, however he’s hustle does not go unnoticed. 


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