Kaunda Selisho

By Kaunda Selisho


Meet the 2022 panellists for MTV Base’s Hottest MCs countdown

Tshego Koke will be joined by these hip-hop heads to figure out who tops the list as this year's MTV Base's Hottest MCs.

Despite the fallible argument that “hip hop is dead” in South Africa, the act of compiling the MTV Base’s Hottest MC’s list prevails and will return in 2022 to piss hip hop fans off. 

Earlier today, Paramount confirmed that the MTV Base’s Hottest MCs is returning for another hip and happening special. 

“Each year, MTV Base rates the hottest hitmakers in the rap game from number 10 to number 1. The host serves as a mediator for the panel of six hip-hop industry judges whose criteria for the Hottest MCs list includes the MC’s impact, bars and lyrics, sales, buzz, and x-factor,” explained the channel in a statement. 

The channel also maintains that MTV Base’s Hottest MCs countdown is “a must-watch for South African hip-hop heads.” 

The countdown will continue on in the tradition of airing as a two-part special exclusively on MTV Base (DStv Channel 322) on 1 and 2 December at 5:30 pm each day (CAT). .

Who is hosting MTV Base’s Hottest MC’s 2022?

This year’s host will be Tshego Koke, a member of the Paramount Culture Squad who will actually be taking the reigns as the head of the panel for the second year in a row. 

READ: Mixed reactions over MTV Base’s Hottest MC’s list

According to MTV Base, he is not a novice to the hip-hop community as over the years, his involvement in music and fashion has had a huge impact on the South African hip-hop scene. 

Who is on the MTV Base’s Hottest MC’s 2022 panel?

MTV Base further explained that Tshego will be joined by other hip-hop heads who have “extensive knowledge and experience in the field” to figure out who tops the list as this year’s MTV Base’s Hottest MCs.


French Fry

Uncle Partytime

View this post on Instagram

A post shared by Partytime (@unclepartytime_)

Misa Narrates

Marz Ambrosio 

DJ Fif Laaa

“Over the years, the list has garnered recognition and has sparked passionate discussion among fans of hip-hop about who should hold the coveted top slot. MTV Base promises that this year’s countdown will be just as exciting as last year’s. 

“Be prepared to bop your head and pick yourself up off the floor because this list not only features the established artists in the hip-hop industry, but also recognizes those who made the prestigious list.”

“Hip-hop embraces authenticity and is a way of life for many people. The impact of hip-hop culture can be seen in so many facets of modern life, from fashion and dance to language and politics. MTV Base continues to be at the forefront of youth culture and celebrates South African hip-hop. 

“Our local artists have made the country and indeed the continent proud and they have upheld the significance of preserving the South African sound. Hip-hop today sounds more like home than ever before,” commented Monde Twala, Senior Vice President and General Manager at Paramount Africa.

READ NEXT: SA hip hop at a glance: Your favourite rappers are no longer on top

Read more on these topics

hip hop MTV Base music what to watch

Access premium news and stories

Access to the top content, vouchers and other member only benefits