2017: The Year Of Cultivating Bromances

In the famous words of Big Sean, Mzansi wordsmiths are chanting “ain’t nobody fresher than my clique”.

In the turn of the new year, the hip hop fraternity rid itself of negative energies and ushered in positive vibes. The newfound embrace was truly embodied by Cassper Nyovest and AKA’s truce, with a subsequent ripple effect evident in other related beefs being squashed. The general positivity perceived throughout the industry meant that no alliances to a certain faction prevented anyone from making music with an opposite side. Nevertheless, certain bromances have emerged while some others have gone from strength to strength. We take a look at the bromances that gave squad goal for the past three months.

AKA & Anatii

After last years fallout, AKA and Anatii have since sorted out their issues and the duo is back to making chart toppers in the process. During an interview on Channel O’s hip hop program Turn Up last month, AKA revealed that he will be dropping a joint album with Anatii as well as his own album in 2017. The first single 10 Fingers, from their much anticipated album titled Becareful What You Wish For, has enjoyed life at the apex of the iTunes charts, fueling the fomo for the full body of work.

Da L.E.S & Gemini Major

The duo started working together since last year, however they took their bromance to another level with a joint album. The Fresh 2 Def : Hall of Fame joint project is the true reflection of Da L.E.S and Gemini Major’s trust towards one another’s talents. Both were in group/ label and have since gone to open their own with Da L.E.S’ label  Fresh 2 Def and newly formed Rudebuoy Major and Young Legend Music.


Kwesta & Kid X

Skhanda music champion Kid X and Kwesta have cultivated their bromance to new heights. The due started a record label called Rap Lyf and despite its infancy, there’s a lot to come out of it. Kid X’s album is set to drop this year and it will serve as a platform which they showcase their new talent under the label as well as their chemistry on a few songs.

Cassper & Riky Rick

This is a bromance to rival all other bromances. Cassper and Riky Rick’s affections date back to the days of the come-up, when both did not possess anything the other can leverage. A testament of true friendship, when the battle lines are drawn and alliances are formed, you catch beef by association and you play your part. There’s no questioning of loyalty.

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