Top 10 Best Zambian HipHop Songs of 2018



2018 has been another exciting year for Zambian Music and especially the HipHop community. Despite many rappers becoming disloyal to the genre by fusing dancehall, afro pop and above all club vibes into their music, a handful pure HipHop songs managed to come out this year. Below are the Top 10 Best HipHop songs of 2018 in a particular order;

10. Trina South– “Elevate

Elevate” is a breakout song for “Trina South” who decided to throw jabs at fellow female rap acts in the game.  Mixed with both powerful deliver, aggressive style and catchy lines, Trina South managed to set her name on the list of top female rappers in Zambia after the release of this songDOWNLOAD MP3

9. King Illest– “Bakalala

King Illest continues to bring the vibe and the swag to Zambian HipHop circle. “Bakalala” is a Tonga Term which simply means “They are angry or Upset” and apparently it’s the King of the South sending word to his haters.

8. Alpha Romeo– “Sitimasovela Nevebe

Alpha Romeo has been lowkey delivering dope rap songs despite not releasing a radio Charting song this year. The rapper dropped “Sitimasovela Nabeve” and allegedly sent shots at his former Friend and now turned rival “Tiye-P” on the record.  DOWNLOAD MP3

7. Chef 187– “Pre Season Freestyle

The Numero Uno decided to drop a “Pre-Season Freestyle” ahead of his participation at Coke Studio 2019. As usual Chef 187 brought his A-game on the Tonny Breezy Produced song as he delivered some powerful Bemba bars mainly dedicated goes for his Haters and critics alike. 

6. Jemax ft Stevo-No Laka Sana

Alpha Entertainments rap act “Jemax” teamed up with “Stevo” for an epic Rap joint called “No Laka Laka Sana”. Both rappers delivers powerful lyrics and go bar for bar on this Hustle Inspired song. DOWNLOAD MP3

5. Jay Rox x J.O.B–  “Blessings”

Early this year Jay Rox and J.O.B decided to link up for Trap/HipHop collaboration which caught many people’ attention. The song is called “Blessings” and has both artists display their rapping side as “Cashroll Beatz” handles the production. DOWNLOAD MP3

4. Slapdee-Jump Off VII

Slapdee early this year also linked up with “Tonny Breezy” for his jump off Sequel on which he mesmerized the beat. The rap mogul left many listeners in amusement when he rapped in four languages on the song and once again proving why he is called “King Dizzo”. DOWNLOAD MP3

3. Tiye-P –“Tiye-P vs Everybody

“Mwana Wa Nyirenda” has been unshakable loyalty to the rap game and despite been slept on my many fans, the rapper has dominated this year’s Zed HipHop Music. “Tiye-P vs Everybody” is a creative rap record whose concept, content and execution is sky level. DOWNLOAD MP3

2. KB ft Various- My Diary Part 6

Veteran Music producer and Label Executive “Killer Beats” (KB) delivered this amazing HipHop joint as promo off his new album “Thankful”. The joint is full of surprises as Singer and Songwriter “Izrael” drops an iconic Rap Verse. The song also features other highly rated rappers such as “Five Four”, “Stevo” and Chanda Mbao. DOWNLOAD MP3

1. Chef 187 & Tiye-P– “Chinja Ensaka

This project is by far the Hottest HipHop collaboration of the year done by 2 rap heavyweights. Despite having collaborated previously on “Virus” and “Punchline Factory” the duo return to re-write the History books off course in a different space and time.  The “Raydo” engineered record sets the bar high for HipHop as a competitive sport as both Chef 187 and Tiye-P showcase their lyrical strength. DOWNLOAD MP3

TOP EXTRA: Mzenga Man ft Various- “2018 End Of Year Cypher”

Due to the fact that its a Cypher, We have decided to put it as an extra. The song features Slapdee, Cleo Ice, Fly Jay, Jae Cash, King Illest, K.R.Y.T.I.C, Stevo, Chisenga (Fka Crisis), Nez Long, King Illest & Tiye-P. Teenager rapper “Fly Jay” brought everyone to a standstill on the song and managed to steal the moment with his Clever and catchy bars.  DOWNLOAD MP3