The South African Hip-Hop scene has been ablaze with record-breaking streaming numbers, demonstrating the high level of anticipation and loyalty from fans. As of March 2023, we’ve compiled a list of the top six South African Hip-Hop albums with the biggest Spotify debut.
In recent news, AKA’s posthumous album, Mass Country, broke the record for the most streamed South African Hip-Hop album during the first week of release, surpassing Cassper Nyovest’s A.M.N – Any Minute Now after holding the title for over three years.
During its debut week, Mass Country garnered a staggering 3,156,386 streams, surpassing Any Minute Now by over 2 million streams, which received 808,000 streams during its debut week.
The South African Hip-Hop scene is booming, and fans are eagerly anticipating the next wave of groundbreaking releases. Keep an eye out for upcoming albums that could potentially break the current streaming records.
Release date: 24 February 2023
2. Cassper Nyovest – Any Minute Now
Release date: 11 September 2020
3. A-Reece – Deadlines: Free P2
Release date: 21 October 2022
4. A-Reece – Today’s Tragedy, Tomorrow’s Memory: the mixtape
Release date: 26 March 2021
Release date: 16 September 2022
Release date: 21 May 2021