Top 10 Richest Rappers in South Africa 2018
Rapping also refers to as rhyming, emceeing, spitting, a form of music in which different techniques including rhyme, rhythmic speech and street vernacular are used for the production of a musical piece. Over the years, people usually take rapping as an insignificance art because of the way it is been composed. They attributed rapping with the word ‘Jargons’ because of the way the message of the song is passed. However, these ‘jargons preacher’ are actually making a hell lots of fortunes from the musical art that even a singer that does not rap or that does not sing ‘jargon’ cannot make. So we ask:
Who Is The Richest Rapper In South Africa 2018?
In South Africa just like in other countries, there are musical artist called rappers that are turning the music industry into a room full of fortune. If you have any passion for rapping, I would advise you on a personal note to follow your dream as it seems that there are lots of fortune attached to it so far you got what it takes to be there. Based on our ranking, we have Die Antwoord as the richest rapper in South Africa and Tomi Molekane as the last of the list. In this article, we help you to investigate and knead out the richest rappers in South Africa. Here they are
Top 10 Richest Rappers in South Africa 2018
1. Die Antwoord
- Net Worth of R56 Million
This is actually a group of rappers that come together in 2008 in Cape Town to revolve the rapping industry of South Africa with their rapping skills. The members of the group are Ninja and Yolandi Visser. And believe me, these rappers have actually revolved the music industry of South Africa. Their skills rose to popularity a year after the establishment of the group. They have also attracted international audiences, especially from European Countries through their impressive rap lyrics and talented performances. The group is expected to still be leading other rappers in terms of money because of the numerous global tours and the R8 million annual earning. Also, a group of two is expected to perform far better than a single.
- R4.8 Million
Among the prominent rappers in South Africa is Kiernan Jarryd Forbes who is also known by the stage name, AKA, is turning the music industry upside down with his rap lyrics and skilful talents. He actually got known to the population in 2011, which was as a result of the adoption of the stage name ‘AKA’. His first album titled Alter Ego was the album that actually brought the fortune we are talking about here today. It seems he was born with the gene for rapping because he was actually a talented rapper ever from his teenage life. During his teenage life, AKA has been a diehard of music and since then he has been practising so as to develop his rapping skills, which he actually did as manifested in his high performances. With his skills, he is earning a huge fortune for himself because of his high performances. On a different occasion, he has been honored with different awards of different size and worth.
3. Cassper Nyovest
- Net Worth: R3.2 Million
This is a rapper that ought to be tagged with name “lucky’ as a result of his quick success in the musical industry. Despite the high competition in the South Africa Music Industry, he entered and succeeded within the shortest time frame compare with other rappers that enter the industry together with him. Many rumors of his accelerated success were centred on the signing of his endorsement deal with the network provider, MTN. He did not limit himself to just local shows but also venture into the global premises especially in the UK as evidenced in his high international recognition. His birth name is Refiloe Maele Phoolo. Because of his high performances, he has been awarded different Medals.
4. Khuli Chana
Khuli, whose birth name is Khulane Morule is a rapper and also a songwriter. He started the mission to rap at a very young age by joining a rap group called Morafe. His name got to be known much by the populace as a result of the release of his first album titled ‘Motswakoriginator’ which infuses both the English Language and Setswana. That is, he is actually a multilingual as he can rap in different languages. Chana joined in a partnership deal with Vodka Brand Absolute as one of their ambassadors. He escaped death when he was mistaken for a criminal by the South Africa Police Force, who have been reported to shot his car eleven times. He is one of those that are making fortune out of rapping in South Africa Musical Industry.
His full name is Ntokozo Mdluli and he is a rapper, songwriter, and even a businessman. He is one of those that joined entrepreneurship with the musical artistry. He is a member of a reputable hip-hop club named Teargas that has released series of albums over the years. Through his entrepreneurial skills, he is able to gather some riches for himself and his family. With brothers from Soweto in Teargas, they were able to produce different albums of different contents with their debut album been K’Shubile K’bovu in the year, 2008. Currently, he is among the co-owner of the popular record label located in South Africa called Cashtime Life.
Here is another lucky rapper that makes lots of fortune so fast in the country’s music industry. He joined the industry in the late 2000’s. J.R, whose full name is Tabure Thabo Bogopa Junior, is an abbreviation for ‘Junior’. Most of his fortunes are derived from shows and mega endorsement deals that he stroked with organizations and/or agencies. His debut album ‘Gata Le Nna’ which was released under the Electromode Music, The Main Event, actually gave him the fame he has now. Some of his other projects are Colourful, Kool Forever etc. He has been awarded lots of awards because of his high musical performance including Best Rap in 2009, Best Hip Hop Album in 2008 and many others.
The 38-year old rapper is a multi-lingual entertainer as he uses to rap with different language in most of his project. The HHP is an abbreviation for Hip Hop Pantsula, with his real name been Jabulani Tsambo. He has released series of albums including Maf Town in 2001, O Mang? in 2003, Motswafrika in 2011 and many others. In 2008, he won the Best Video of the MTV Africa Music Awards. He has tried to unite other rappers in the industry by performing many works with most of them including Cassper Nyovest, Omar Hunter El, KayGizm, Asheru and many others.
8. Da L.E.S
The 33-year old rapper is both a South African and an American hip hop recording artist. The band ‘Jozi’ was actually the band that brought most of the fortune we are talking about. His fame increased where he released the single work titled “Heaven” featuring other fellow South African Hip Hop recording artists, AKA and Maggz. Most of his albums include Mandela Money in 2014, North God in 2015, Diamond in Africa in 2016 etc. Also, he has produced lots of singles including his recent ‘popular demand’ in 2017, Real Stuff in 2016 and many others.
9. Jack Parow
The Afrikaner rapper, from Cape Town, is well known by the populace for his great contribution to the song Die Vraagstuk in Oppikoppi Festival in 2009. He has produced many works with other artists including Die Antwoord, Francois Van Coke and Die Heuweis Fantasties. His full name is Zander Tyler and has released lots of album including Jack Parow in 2009, Eksie Ou in 2011 and many others.
10. Tomi Molekane
The last on the list is a renowned South African rapper whose fame rose to the climax in the early 2000s. He still remains the owner of the popular South African record label called Motif Record and his source of income are so diversified as he also ventures into many other businesses apart from rapping. However, despite the diversified income, the major fortune comes from the music industry. Apart from being a rapper, Tomi is also a poet that use to express his feeling with his pen. The 36-year old has performed lots of work including Hello Hello Kity’ etc. His Other names are MC Fatboy, the Poet MC, and Stogie T.
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Even though there are other more rappers in the South African Music Industry, the performance of each one of them differs from each other and this made them have money more than each other. Being rich, however, is different from being among the best or even the best. Most of the South African Rappers are rich not because they are the best because they are able to manipulate their ways in order for them to have a diversified income. As you can see that most of them venture into other things most especially business. Thus, the top 10 richest rappers in South Africa Musical Industry have been selected and ranked.
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