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Listen to Our 'South African Hip-Hop x Amapiano' Playlist

This 28-song playlist illustrates the developing relationship between South African hip-hop and amapiano, covered in our feature story 808s & Log Drums.

South African hip-hop has finally fallen in love with amapiano. In an in-depth article, OkayAfrica contributor Madzadza Miya and our South Africa Arts and Culture Editor Sabelo Mkhabela recently chronicled how the two genres entered their 'happily-ever-after' in the last few years.

There have been numerous collaborations between SA hip-hop and amapiano acts. With amapiano currently the most popular dance music genre in South Africa, the country's rappers have been tapping into and incorporating it in their music — the likes of Kwesta, Costa Titch, K.O, Khuli Chana, Zingah and many others have all released songs with the customary amapiano log drum and trumpets.

Below is a playlist of those songs which marry the two genres, 808s & Log Drums: South African Hip-Hop x Amapiano:


Read: 808s & Log Drums: How South African Hip-Hop and Amapiano Fell in Love




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