Okmalumkoolkat has been credited for his contribution towards establishing a hip-hop culture in South Africa, following Emtee’s tweet claiming that although the country has hip-hop artists, it lacks a distinct culture.
Emtee took to Twitter on Friday, 7 August 2020, to claim that South Africa does not have a hip-hop culture, only hip-hop artists and music. The rapper’s tweet prompted responses from users who proposed two hip-hop cultural movements spearheaded by Okmalumkoolkat.
The first reference that social media users brought up was the creation of Okmalumkoolkat’s Spova Gang. As part of the movement, the Mlazi Milano creator launched a hip-hop-inspired clothing range, amongst other things.
The second reference, Boyz N Bucks, was a collective of some of the most popular and influential voices in hip-hop today, including Okmalumkoolkat, Scoop Makhathini, Riky Rick and iBhubhesi. Following the public disbanding of the group, Spova Gang became Okmalumkoolkat’s primary focus, which is geared towards establishing a hip-hop culture in South Africa.
See the posts below.
I'm yet to learn about the culture of Hop Hop but I've always assumed Spova gang had created a mini culture. I stand to be corrected 🖐🏾
— Sbudar_Zwane (@SbusisoZwanes) August 7, 2020
Scoop Makhathini and BoysNbucks represented the hip hop culture
— Prince™ (@Phoka_SA) August 7, 2020