Ever since the song “Renegade” by Jay-Z featuring Eminem and the eternal “Ether” by Nas to Jay-Z hip hop coined the phrase “Murdered on your own shit”. Some MCs just come in YOUR song and take all the shine. Some of the songs below are not saying the other artists are weak rather the murderer just had deadlier artillery. Internationally songs have been compiled and now I bring you the SA version.
Ladies and fellas, here is my top 15 murderers.
Special Mention : Tuks feat Notshi - Game Over part 2
Killer : Notshi
On this Lemonka mixtapee exclusive, Tuks brings fire with the opening two verses and Notshi seeing this, the kid brought brim stones! Notshi is an artist to look out for in 2012 and his feature on Tswa Daar going viral this pint sized spitter will be a problem
Number 15 : JR feat Towdeemac - Gata le Nna
Killer : Towdeemac
Easily one of JR’s biggest songs in his career to date, he has two verses in the song but Short Madala floors it with a killer Motswako flow on the third. Towdeemac literally stepped up and stomped the beat to rubble.
Number 14 : Teargas feat HHP & Pro - Goodfellas
Killer : Pro
Coupled with a Mafia inspired music video, Teargas enlist HHP and PRO not knowing the number 1 Soweto boy will turn Scarface on the track and body the song!
Number 13 : Kwesta feat Proverb, Flabba, N’veigh and Red Button - Sharp Fede Remix
Killer : N’veigh
Firstly all verses were on point, Flabba being his comical self but 7:30 takes this one but the string of punchlines he laced on the joint. Who can forget, “You rap at the back of the car, your sound is exhausted”
Number 12 : Freestyle on Hip Hop Powernights Reason and Nick Explicit
Killer : Nick Explicit
What you get when you put a legendary DJ, two freestyle champs on one of the biggest hip hop shows? Killer freestyles all night! The line that caused homicide was “I’m like Proverb behind the wheel, I won’t stop til I get a hit” just after the accident the Verb was involved in.
Number 11 : Selwyn feat Amu & Proverb - Attention
Killer : Proverb
I personally believe it’s dangerous to have a prolific spitter of Proverb’s calibre take the first verse, not only did he murk it but cremated the song!
Number 10 : Ras feat Flex Boogie -The Get Up
Killer : Flex Boogie
Mr Anderson holds down the first verse magnificently. A dope song all round but Flex was just too supreme. “Live by two phrases, F*ck you pay me*
Number 9 : Tumi feat Reason - Another Summer without Sun
Killer : Reason
Some might say not quite but Reason’s verse is outstanding. One of the best I’ve ever had him spit and one of thee most realest verses. Ousting Tumi is a great feat and with the lines “I wanna be the first real emcee to have an M3” and “Be on some Idi Amin sh!t killing cats for thinking I’m weak” just oust Tumi’s killer verse.
Number 8 : Shuga Smackz feat Slikour & Tido - Never baimele
Killer : Slikour
The beat, LAWWWD! Fantum Slikour gets the first and honestly set the bar out of the world. Flow, vernacular punches he just went crazy with this one
Number 7 : Selwyn feat MB and Teepee - We Hot You Not
Killer : MB
Mr Lacoste on his “Formula” album recruits East Rand spitter MB. MB goes in crazy like an escaped lunatic and only word fit for his spotlight stealing verse is AWE!
Number 6 : HHP feat Slikour & Selwyn - On our own (Remix)
Killer : Selwyn
This was really a veterans track. I chose the remix because it had more people. Slikour’s verse is heartfelt but Selwyn had a verse that made you stand up and listen carefully to Mr Ngwenya. The whole industry heard this
Number 5 : Octave Couplet feat Slikour, JR & Maggz - You Can (Remix)
Killer : Maggz
JR intros the murderer Maggz perfectly with the line “Magazine wa moshini!” Maggz verse is smooth, sublime, relaxed, flow so exquisite, pumchlines dangerous, Mr Magubane took over the whole song with his monster of a verse in second
Number 4 : HHP feat Khuli Chana - Danger
Killer : Khuli Chana
"Sweeter than juice tsa morobele" Khuli starts off this song and as much as the message is filled throughout the song he just flaunts it on the first verse.
*Other cases are Bang featured by AKA*
Number 3 : N’veigh feat AKA,Shuga Smacks, Blaklez, Flex Boogie and Sizwe Dhlomo
Killer : Sizwe Dhlomo
You saying isn’t he the MTV VJ, YFM DJ and business man? Yes he is, on this remix he revived his former rap persona Scatterbrain and murks it dead dead dead!
Number 2 : Zubz feat Tumi, Mawe-2, Proverb, Golden Shovel, H2O and Kaydo - Heavy 8
Killer : Golden Shovel
"I’m known to overheat any area my palms can reach" DONE! Golden Shovel, a prolific rhyme spitter from the oh-so-sick clique Optical Ill delivers one of thee most dopest 8 bars ever put on wax. Everyone brought their A game, mesmerizing and eternally memorable quotes but Shovel though…
Poll track : pH introduces Reason, Ill Skills, Hyphen, Mothipa, and AKA - F.U.1.2 (Coz we want to)
Killer : ?????
And the number 1 is…AKA feat Tumi, Amu & HHP - Victory Lap (Remix)
Killer : Tumi
LAWWWD! Tumi’s verse is intangible perfection! Tumi bossed the flow, rhyme pattern and scheme, punchlines absolutely magnificent! T from the V papa!
*other cases are are Success featured by L-Tido*
Hip hop is growing, features are becoming imminent more than necessary thus everyone is bringing their A game for every 16 which in turn is a positive upward spike for the culture. If we all go in to murder the verse, the quality rises.