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Richest Rapper In South Africa: Top 10 Richest Rappers in South Africa 2019

Rapping 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. African Music and Entertainment industry is moving on steadily presenting young and talented stars every year. All of them are great singers, songwriters, and hard-working musicians but there is a richest South African rapper 2019 regardless. In previous times, some people regarded rappers as trivial artistes who had no reasonable messages other than spitting jargon. But today, everyone can attest the fact that rappers constitute the richest sets of entertainers both within and beyond Africa and that’s why we have provided a list of the top 10 richest rappers in South Africa 2019. Only their hard work and music devotion make them earn their fortune.

Who Is The Richest Rapper In South Africa 2019?

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. This list of best and richest rappers in South Africa 2019 was compiled according to the latest African Forbes 2018 data as well. South Africa Hip Hop was a genre that was ridiculed by other artists and members of the public about a decade ago because it wasn’t making as much money as it does today. The genre has since grown to be the most prominent and most lucrative genre in South Africa. A lot of rappers have been rolling in cash so we decided to compile a list of Hip Hops top earners.

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Below is a list of the top ten richest rappers in South Africa.

10. Tumi Molekane

Tumi Molekane is among the Richest Rappers in South Africa 2019. He is a well respected South African rapper whose popularity rose to the peak in the early 2000s and he has since been the game. Tumi has released several albums which have made him to tour the world. Regardless of the success of his music the rapper owns Motif Records which has had artists like Riky Rick and Reason under it. He is also into other businesses apart from rapping. Apart from being a rapper, Tumi is also a poet that expresses his feelings with his pen.

9. Jack Parow

His full name is Zander Tyler and he has released lots of album including Jack Parow in 2009, Eksie Ou in 2011 and many others. Jack Parrow is one of the most stand out rappers we have in the music industry and has since grown to have a huge following overseas that has enabled him to have several sold out tours in Europe. He has produced many works with other artists including Die Antwoord, Francois Van Coke and Die Heuweis Fantasties. Jack Parow has taken the advantage of his rap skills to tour across Europe. In view of this, he has established a massive international audience. 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.

8. Da L.E.S

Da LES went into the limelight when he released the single work titled “Heaven” featuring other fellow South African Hip Hop recording artists, AKA and Maggz. Da LES has been in the game since the mid 2000’s with Jozi. The rapper also got R1000000 rands when he won the Tropica Island a couple years ago and has been touring and releasing music consistently since then. 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.

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7. K.O

Mr Cashtime also known as K.O is another rapper that came into the game about a decade ago. He is best known for Teargas and has managed to start a successful solo career plus is also part owner of the Cashtime Life label which has artists like Nomoozie, KiD X and more. His presence on the music scene has obviously yielded a fortune. He is currently the co-owner of a popular South African record label called Cashtime Life.

6. HHP

The King Of Maftown as he is popularly called has been in the game for a long time now and was the most prominent rapstar in the country for a several of seasons straight. Although his fame is not as surging as it was some time ago, HHP manages to remain one of the richest rappers in the country. His fame classifies him as one of the leading rappers in the country.

5. JR

JR has been making hits since he got onto the scene around the late 2000’s and also won R1000000 when he won the Tropica Island. He joined the music industry in the late 2000’s. He makes money through shows and mega endorsement deals. The rapper also has ventured into successful business’s outside of the music industry and thus deserves to be on the list of the richest South African rappers 2019.

4. Khuli Chana

Khuli Chana has been in the industry for over 10 years. He was once involved in an incident with the police when he was confused for someone else and they opened fire on the rapper, the rapper is said to have been released with a R2.5 million settlement. Khuli Chana engages in a number of prominent businesses outside of the music industry to double up his wealth.

3. AKA

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. He only started making real money off his music when he became AKA which was in 2011 after he released his debut album Alter Ego, although he has been in the game since he was a teenager. The rapper has had a number of endorsement deals and is said to be worth 4.8 Million rands.

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2. Cassper Nyovest

Cassper Nyovest whose birth name is Khulane Morule is a rapper and also a songwriter. He came into the music industry and made a huge impact in such a short period of time. Cassper signed with MTN in 2015. The rapper is an artist who has toured the continent and had shows in England. He is actually a multilingual as he can rap in different languages. Cassper has made a fortune off endorsement deals as he is said to be have a net worth 3.2 Million rands and earns most of his wealth are from endorsement deals.

1. Die Antwoord

The group which topped the list as the best rapper in South Africa 2019 has been releasing music since 2009 which has enabled them to headline a lot of international tours in Europe and on different parts of the world. The members of the group are Ninja and Yolandi Visser and they have actually revolved the music industry of South Africa. The group is said to have a net worth of R56 million and a yearly revenue of 8 Million.


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