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Pick SA’s Hottest Emcees From 2012

March 6, 2013
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With The Best of 2012 Lists still doing its rounds, CHEKA Digital decided to give you, our readers, a chance to vote for your favourite emcee/s from last year. Mic check 1 2 1 2. You ready? Let’s get into it.

The criteria of the Top Ten is determined by the following:


The emcee will have to have had a good run during the year (2012) whether in anticipation of an offering or their presence within media and the extended music industry. Collaborations and Feature records also form part of the ‘buzz’.

Bars and Quotables

These are imperative. Lyrics and flow form a pivotal part of any emcee’s pedigree. If you rap and no one remembers any of your bars, your impact on the music industry was more than likely forgettable.


An artist’s longevity is boosted by their art; an album, a mixtape or even a couple of songs on radio is all it takes. The essence to being recognised as an artist to produce quality material, being being heard and seen everywhere.

In voting for the artists below, the above criteria should be enforced. A minimum of two to three of the above mentioned criteria should be fulfilled to qualify for a top ten spot.

The top ten will be decided upon based on the criteria and the votes each respective artist gets.

The list for the SA Hottest Emcees From 2012 poll are:


Cassper Nyovest


Gingerbread Man



Khuli Chana

P Dot O



Towdee Mac



Hit us in the Comments section with your pick for the Hottest Emcee from last year, or tag @CHEKAdigital with the hashtag #SAHottestMCs2012 and make your vote count on Twitter.


  1. Zakwe????????????

  2. Towdee

  3. If we really now all the people in the list then, you have to agree with me…the best MC on that list is Reason and AKA you can give him second for his grand hustle

  4. Fonzo ke mang?

  5. Fonzo

  6. AS TO THE CRITERIA! RA say Khuli Chana!

  7. R E A S O N

  8. If it were based on skill alone Reason and Tumi would win this by a landslide. It were based on buzz alone within the last year Khuli, Cassper and Ifani would make up your Top 3. But yeah there’s no surprises as to who will take Number 1 based on popularity *cues Jealousy*.

  9. FONZO FONZO FONZO….*no disrespect, just tryna have some fun*

  10. Ginger Breadman and Reason held it downn.. And still are.

  11. FONZO