Every year the SA Hip Hop Awards committee get an artist that either does not want to participate or submit and they also get artist, that question the awarding process . This year Nasty C is the artist , that has decided to not take part in the SA Hip Hop awards.
Monday the Nominees were announced with Nasty C and Emtee being the notable absentees from the list.
Sikhulile Nzuza the spokesperson for Mabala Noise explained that they decided not to submit his for this years Awards.
Sikhulile said “We meet with all our artists before we submit their music. We spoke with Nasty C to ask him which of the categories he would feel comfortable submitting in and he told us that he would not like to participate in the awards at all. He felt that he had a massive year last year but he was not recognised for his achievements by the awards and he does not want that again. It was a peak year for him and for him to not be recognised concerned him”
“Artists are not here for awards. Nasty C is doing well and doesn’t need an award to validate him. So far it is only Nasty C that has chosen not to participate from Mabala Noise but I am sure next year there will be more”.
Rashid Kay from the SA Hip Hop award committee had the following to say “It is concerning that he has chosen not to submit his music. We would love to have had him at the awards because he is exceptionally talented and feel he would have done well. We have no problems with him” . Rashid explained that Emtee had submitted but‚ with his album being released on the same day as the submissions deadline‚ it did not have enough exposure to make the top five selections in any of the categories
The SA Hip Hop awards represent the Hip Hop Culture in SA and how much the culture has grown . its an award ceremony that give the culture a chance to see all artist take part .
[info received from various online source]