South African rappers are not left out when the best African rappers are mentioned. This stems from the immense talent and the craftmanship they possess.
As any other rapper will do, S.A rappers like to live a lavish lifestyle, displaying their wealth in their music videos and on social media. However, how rich are these rappers?
Here are the Top 10 Richest Rappers in South Africa.
Die Antwoord – $12 Million
Die Antwoord is a South African hip hop group formed in Cape Town in 2008. The group is composed of rappers Watkin Tudor “Ninja” Jones and Anri “Yolandi Visser” du Toit, a male/female duo, and producers HITEK5000 and Lil2Hood.
AKA – $11 Million
Kiernan Jarryd Forbes, known professionally as AKA, is a South African rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer and entrepreneur. Born and raised in Cape Town, Western Cape, Forbes gained significance after releasing his single “Victory Lap” which was released from his debut album, Altar Ego.
Cassper Nyovest – $4 Million
Refiloe Maele Phoolo, professionally known as Cassper Nyovest, is a South African rapper, songwriter, entrepreneur and record producer. Born and raised in Mahikeng, North West, he is regarded as one of the most successful artist in South Africa. In 2014, he established his own record label, Family Tree Records.
Nasty C – $2Million
Nsikayesizwe David Junior Ngcobo known professionally as Nasty C, is a South African rapper, songwriter and record producer.
He was the youngest recipient of an award at the 2015 South African Hip Hop Awards, namely the Best Freshman Award.
Da L.E.S – $2 Million
Leslie Jonathan Mampe, Jr., better known by his stage name Da L.E.S, is a South African and American hip hop recording artist and record producer.
Khuli Chana – $1 Million
Morule was born in the Mmabatho, North West Province and started rapping at a young age. He was a member of a rap group called Morafe. He then proceeded to go solo, after the rap group took a break from releasing music as a unit.
Khuli Chana rose to fame after releasing his major successful album Motswakoriginator, which infuses both the Setswana and English languages.
Ntokozo Mdluli is a South African hip hop artist, rapper, songwriter and businessman from Soweto, Johannesburg. He was a member of Teargas, a hip hop group which released its debut album titled K’shubile K’bovu in 2006, followed by Wafa Wafa in 2008, Dark or Blue in 2009 and Num8er Num8er in 2012
Jabulani Tsambo, better known by his stage name Hip Hop Pantsula, later shortened to HHP, was a South African Motswako rapper who performed in several languages, mostly in Setswana. He was prominent in bringing South African hiphop and motswako rap to the mainstream world
Jack Parow – $200k
Zander Tyler, better known under his stage name Jack Parow, is a South African rapper. Collaborations with other South African artists include Die Heuwels Fantasties, Die Antwoord and Francois Van Coke.
Tabure Thabo Bogopa Junior, professionally known as JR, is a South African musician. He frequently performs Motswako rap, in both Setswana and English. He has had two Number 1 Hip Hop songs, as well as two Number 1 Pop songs on the South African Charts.