SA Friends Of Amapiano We Adore
SA Friends Of Amapiano We Adore. While amapiano is huge in South Africa, it’s also transcended borders. On TikTok, the #amapiano hashtag stands at more than 570 million views. Even during the pandemic, amapiano, a bright, jazzy dance music culled from local house flavors and global R&B, has persisted as the country’s top genre. Artists from around the continent have shown the genre love and support.
Check out the SA friends of amapiano we adore:
Riky Rick has always managed to incorporate South African genres in his music, especially kwaito and house. Amapiano is the reigning strand of South African house, and several hip-hop artists have incorporated it in their music, Ricky included. The Amapiano songs he featured in demonstrate the versatility of both amapiano and Riky Rick. “UNGAZINCISHI”, the lead single, and is built over the customary pummeling amapiano bassline painted by synth swatches and pronounced by a catchy rhythm. The song is slower than the average amapiano song, and Riky tiptoes over the beat alongside Tyler ICU and Focalistic, the face of the hip-hop-amapiano hybrid sound. Ricky has shown amapiano a huge interest and support since it became the biggest genre in South Africa.
Cassper Nyovest has made it clear that he sees himself as a trailblazer and in his latest flex he reminded South Africans that he made it cool for rappers to jump onto the amapiano genre. The rapper believes that if SA fans are at the point where they accept that rappers can dabble in other genres like amapiano, then he ought to get his due credit. He is also one of the first rappers to jump on amapiano. Right after dropping his own amapiano album, Cass took to Twitter to ask tweeps to put some respect on his name.“I made it OK for rappers to jump on Amapiano. I was the first one, I had the first hit with amapiano as a rapper. They dissed me at first but now that everyone is doing it, nobody wants to talk about that. I’ll never let them forget how they was mocking me! I’m the pulse Boyz!!”
One thing Gen-Zs are known for is the hustle — and maximising their use of social media in ways that have proved lucrative. Kabelo Vincent Ndlovu is a 19 year-old MTV Base VJ and social media sensation people can’t get enough of. From his signature dance moves to amapiano songs, that immediately go viral and are copied by other performers; featuring on music videos of artists like Riky Rick and Major League DJs, he has charted his own way in the entertainment industry.