Top 10 Zambian HipHop songs of 2019

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HipHop is a very competitive sport and this makes Zambian HipHop spectrum non exceptional to the competition. 2019 gave us a number of great HipHop moments as Zambian Emcees delivered to say the least. Below are the Top 10 HipHop songs as reviewed by our editorial staff in order.

  1. Power by Stevo & Chef 187

The song is both a political and street masterpiece as it addresses a number of issues affecting the Zambian Society. Back by excellent delivery, Lyricism and powerful combination by the Rap Guru and Numero Uno, Power went on to achieve commercial success and top radio charts nationwide. DOWNLOAD MP3

  1. Sensei by Chef 187

Chef 187 had a good run last year especially with the release of his 4th Studio album “Bon Appetit” which had a huge commercial success. “Sensei” is taken off the Same album and the song went on to be “People’s Favorite” just after it leaked online before the album was officially released. DOWNLOAD MP3

  1. Keep Forgetting by Koby Ft Yellow Man, Tommy D & Slapdee

Keep Forgetting was timely released and become the topic of discussion due to Tommy D’s controversial verse. The reflective song went on to achieve a huge commercial milestone by topping radio charts and accumulating numerous YouTube views. DOWNLOAD MP3

  1. New Day by Slapdee

Released early 2019, New Day is a conscious awakening masterpiece by the HipHop mogul whose lyrical pen digs deeper into his world and the type of legacy he might leave. DOWNLOAD MP3

  1. Final Form by Sampa The Great

After penetrating the Zambian audience with her music, Zambian born & Australian based female emcee “Sampa The Great had a great run both locally and abroad. Final Form was released as a lead single off her debut album “The Return“. With a music video which was shot in Zambia and celebrates Zambian culture, Final Form was positively received locally. DOWNLOAD MP3

  1. Money Gang by Chanda Mbao ft Gemini Major

On his way to international stardom, Chanda Mbao hooked up with rapper and producer “Gemini Major” on this trap/HipHop banger called “Money Gang”. The video reached a milestone on Trace TV and the audio topped charts in South Africa as well as back home. DOWNLOAD MP3

  1. Bacheende by King Ilest Ft Macky 2 & Nash

The song becomes the first full force collaboration by King Illest and Macky 2 and both rappers brought their A-game. The song also has a catchy hook laid out by singer “Nash” which also attributed to its commercial success. Bacheende topped Hot FM for several weeks making it King Illest’s highest charting single yet. DOWNLOAD MP3

8. Nyimbo by Mag44 x Pompi

The song was released as second single off their first ever collaborative album called “Bwana” and had both rappers spazzing on the beat. DOWNLOAD MP3

9. Jungle by Fly Jay Ft Daev

BlackBillionare Records’ teenager rapper “Fly Jay” linked up with singer and vocalist “Daev” on this hustle inspired and relatable song. The song has a great message and all thanks to Daev for delivering an amazing hook. DOWNLOAD MP3

10. . My Diary Part 7 by KB Ft Willz, Jay Rox, J.O.B & F-Jay

The list would be incomplete without this 7th Installment of LB’s “My Diary” sequel. The song struck out buzz due lyrics by Willz and Jay Rox. J.O.B also went all out to address Bobby East on the song. DOWNLOAD MP3

Honorable Mentions

  1. Indoor by Slapdee ft Bobby East

The song had a timely release as King Dizzo deiced to shake the industry once more with some jabs mainly directed at singer/producer Kekero who later retaliated with a diss song. Bobby East also added substance with his explicit lyrics. DOWNLOAD MP3

2. Too Much by Chanda Mbao ft Slapdee

Chanda Mbao links up with Slapdee for the first ever and they both brought magic. King Dizzo delivers his lyrics in more than 3 languages as “The Don Dada” spazzes on the beat as well. The song went on to chart high on radio charts locally. DOWNLOAD MP3