- Published on 27 December 2016
2016 will be remembered as the year that most of hip-hop finally made peace. But that doesn't mean that there wasn't the occasional beef.
You see, beef to hip-hop is like Kim to Kanye: it's a thing, even if we'll never understand why.
So, forget the peace.
Here's just five feuds that lit SA hip-hop in 2016
AKA vs Tweezy
AKA and his producer Tweezy worked together on the rapper's 2014 release Levels but fell out in 2016 after AKA accused Tweezy of claiming credit for his success.
Their feud played out on social media with both sides throwing major shade at each other. AKA even threatened to beat Tweezy.
"For the last time. Let it f**kin' go. Just stop claiming my shit, bro. Move the f**k on! Do that (claiming credit) again and I'm going to smack the sh*t out of you the next time I see you. I swear to God," AKA tweeted in a new round of the beef in November.
Scoop Makhathini vs Ntukza
Scoop shocked Channel O viewers in May by taking jabs at Ntukza live on-air, suggesting that the rapper go back to studio and work harder on his music.
Ntukza responded by suggesting that Scoop may have been sent by someone to sabotage him. Scoop denied the claims but Ntukza later took to Twitter to threaten to klap Scoop.
& I'm still going to smack you so hard ok! @scoopmakhathini
3:48 PM - 8 Oct 2016
139 139 Retweets 24 24 likes
The pair apparently had a rather heated run-in at Da L.E.S' All-White Party last year, where Buffalo Souljah claimed Burna Boy and his crew assaulted him.
And their beef was reignited in July, when Burna Boy took to popular UK show Tim Westwood TV to rap about about wanting to shoot up Buffalo.
Buffalo responded with an explosive diss track called Bombobwoy.
Cassper vs Chad Da Don
There was a time when Chad and Cassper were really close. When Chad was one of the first artists on Cassper’s Family Tree record label and the pair would share a stage.
Chad left the label last year but surprised fans in April, when he released a diss track entitled Chad is Better.
"I left the label and I’m moving on. I heard you got money now‚ spent about R500 K on a Bent‚ that’s okay motherf**k‚ remember the money you owe me for rent. I can’t‚ I can’t let it go that they said I’d never blow‚" Chad rapped in one of the verses.
Speaking to TshisaLIVE shortly after the incident, Cassper called the diss track “unnecessary” and "a waste of my time".
Riky Rick vs K.O
This one is a little more confusing, Riky is obviously a good friend of rapper Cassper Nyovest, who once had a feud with K.O, but no one expected him to say that he would not work with K.O
Taking part in a Twitter Q&A session in September, Riky was asked if he would ever collaborate with K.O, he simply said he doesn't think so.