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


The 6 Songs You Need to Hear This Week

Featuring Wavy the Creator x WurlD, Epoque, Tems, Silverstone Barz, Kofi Jamar, Olamide x Jaywillz and more

Every week, we highlight the top releases through our best music of the week column.

Here's our round up of the best tracks and music videos that came across our desks, which you can also check out in our Songs You Need to Hear This Week playlists on Spotify and Apple Music.

Follow our SONGS YOU NEED TO HEAR THIS WEEK playlist on Spotify here and Apple Music here.

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