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The 10 Best PRO(Kid) Songs Ranked

South African hip-hop producer and township rap enthusiast SPeeka ranks his favourite PRO songs of all time.

Editor's note: August 8 marks the day PRO (known as ProKid earlier in his rap career) made a quiet exit from this earth. The legendary South African lyricist is credited with being the father of kasi rap — a subgenre of South African hip-hop characterised by a heavy use of punchlines and storytelling mostly in isiZulu and tsotsitaal (Gauteng township slang).

PRO inspired a generation of kasi rappers — his impact and influence are still felt to this day. The prolific rapper's catalogue consists of two classics, namely Heads & Tales and Dankie San which sit comfortably alongside his other notable releases.

We reached out to South African hip-hop producer and kasi rap aficionado SPeeka to help us rank PRO's best 10 songs from great to simply awesome.

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