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11 Sep, 2015

The Funky Five

Let's face it… South African rappers are serious trendsetters. If you're into early De La Soul fashion sensibilities, 90s hip hop and African prints then these five funky Mzansi rappers will inspire you to keep it fresh!

Here's why…

Jonny Joburg takes the old school rap look and switches it up with crazy local flavour as well as elements of rock 'n roll and grunge. His flat peak is always accompanied by denim and leather, and those genius traditional earrings set him apart from the rest.

Spoek Mathambo takes kasi style, a psychedelic colour pallet and a dash of vintage to create his own, unique twist.

Okmalumkoolkat is just the coolest cat. No one else could pull off the crazy 80s wind-surfer sunglasses, bomber jacket and bucket hat combinations like he does. He even brought camo back to the future!

iFani had to be on the list because his style is so individual. He somehow manages to make suspenders, waistcoats and afros look dope, in a geeky kinda way.

Die Antwoord are better known for zef than swag, but their status as trendsetters was set in stone when they collaborated with fashion icon, Alexander Wang, on his spring 2012 campaign. Their style is inspired by gang graffiti, esoteric symbols and baggy gangster gear.

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