Afrikaans rapper Biggy has joined the ranks of international hitmakers Post Malone, Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith to claim a spot on Spotify’s flagship playlist Top Hits South Africa (which highlights South Africa’s top 50 hits of the moment) with his single, Dames.
The Port Elizabeth-born and bred rapper is the latest hip hop sensation to come out of South Africa. Dames is the first single off of his debut album Big Bigger Biggy, which was released in May. The track recently started gaining more recognition when it went viral, with social media users creating memes and videos based on the catchy beat and popular lyrics, specifically the chorus – Dames, sê my wat jou naam is, my name is Adriaanus! (Ladies tell me what your name is, my name is Adriaanus).
It’s thrilling news for an up and coming artist to feature on a key Spotify playlist. Promoting fresh new talent is exciting for Spotify and with 232 million active monthly users, local artists now have access to a global stage and the opportunity to reach a wider audience via the platform.
With his unconventional style and fusion of hip hop and electronic dance combined with his storytelling and lyrical approach, Biggy’s accelerated rise to fame will see him start to make appearances at some of the country’s biggest festivals and one to watch for fans of the genre.
Listen to the latest and most popular Afrikaans tracks, head over to Spotify’s Afrikaanse Pop Hits playlist.
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