Out Of Africa: Five Hip Hop Songs You Must Download Today

Tight beats, sharp punchlines and memorable hooks.

Blazing up and comers, mainstream heavy hitters and the ones pacing restlessly in-between. We’ve rounded up five tracks featuring some of Africa’s hottest rappers right now. You need these sounds in your life.

1. Timmy Tim — Pray (Feat. Uneek) [EXPLICIT]

Barely 20, Kenyan rapper Timmy Tim already owns the hip hop game in East Africa. On Pray, Tim quick-steps his way lyrically across a trap-influenced beat and Uneek—another Kenyan spitter to watch—keeps the tempo up with a verse of his own. Dope.


2. Mojeed — Road To The Riches

Aristokrat Records has a number of good artistes on its roster, but none excites like Mojeed right now. The climbing rapper preps his next EP with the super-chilled Road To The Riches.


3. Cassper Nyovest — Beef [EXPLICIT]

South African dynamite Cassper Nyovest has had a big year, achieving chart dominance with his massive hit, Doc Shebeleza, and picking up three awards at last month’s Channel O Music Video Awards. Along the way, Nyovest has milked his highly publicised grudge with fellow South African heavyweight AKA. Beef keeps the bad blood between the pair fresh.


4. Niyola — Love To Love You (Remix) [Feat. Phyno, Poe, Sarkodie & Lynxxx]

Empire Mates Entertainment singer Niyola brings out a posse of rappers including Phyno and Ghanaian motormouth Sarkodie for a wordy remix of her sweet love ballad. Lynxxx should have sat this one out.


5. Kwesta — King Speech [EXPLICIT]

Six minutes of real, irreverent lyricism, Kwesta’s King Speech is what happens when a very talented rapper becomes self-aware on a phenomenal level. This South African rapper knows who he’s royalty, we do as well. Hail.


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