An image of the panel with Slikour, Ayanda MVP, DJ Speedsta

MTV is back with it's much debated Hottest MCs list. Watch to see who will take it this year.

Last year #Abutifillup Cassper Nyovest took the title. He was followed by Mtee, Nasty C, Kwesta and more in the top ten.

Watch Hottest MC's 2017 part 1 on Thursday 30 November at 18:00 on MTV Base and part 2 on Friday at the same time.

There were two females who made it Fifi Cooper and Gigi Lamayne

How does it work?

There are some things to consider when compiling the list. Like sales (obviously), the buzz, style, lyrics and impact. Did it move people and influence a trend? Every year there are panels which media personalities sit on. 

This year it's iFani, Thabiso Khati, DJ Speedsta, Slikour, Fred Kayembe and Caron Williams. Ayanda MVP will be the 'host'. 

Here are some hot songs that moved people this year in no particular order.

Tito Mboweni 
We can’t deny Cassper’s evolution. He lost the ponytail but not his flare. He had people flashing cash like “sha sha”. He also gave us an amazing video for Destiny featuring Goapele and airwaves are flowing with his Baby Girl hit. 

Kwesta features Wale in this track where he talks about chilling in the township and spending time with his peeps. 

Dumi Hi Phone

Hold up! Sho Madjozi and PS DJs are in the building.

Sho Madjozi Dumi Hi Phone

Breathing a fresh Xitsonga air. It’s so beautiful to hear Sho Madjozi rapping in Tsonga and her unique style also adds to her presence. 

Nasty C talks about being from Durban and how he's representing. Other noticeable tracks from him this year include The Verge ft.TellaMan  and Allow ft French Montana.

Tshego who is part of Cassper’s Family Tree label released his track which talks about getting high and it’s one that has people singing along. 


Okmalumkoolkat came back with a bang with this hit which talks about being short on lobola money for his girl. 

Don't Forget To Pray 

AKA & Anatii's track has a mean beat which you can't help but move to. 

Naa Meaaan 
Nadia Nakai features her boss Cassper Nyovest on this one. 

Nadia nakai

It's basically a flossing track and talks about being on magazine's and driving an Audi, drinking champagne and having money to blow. 

In the Mood 
Priddy Ugly gets us in the mood with this nice and easy slow jam. 

DJ Zan D features Reason in this hot track. The video for this track was shot in Brazil and it’s just a feel good, dance floor track. 

Remember these are just some of the many hot tracks there are right now. Watch MTV Hottest MC's to see if you agree or not on Thursday 30 November at 18:00 on MTV Base. Also available on DStv Now. 


By Siphilile Shelembe