Hip hop in South Africa

Hip hop music is very popular in South Africa, especially in cities like Cape Town and Johannesburg.  This has been true ever since the late 1980s and early 1990s.

An example genre would be Kwaito which comes from South Africa and is influenced by american style instrumental beats (such as dance) and are often mixed with unique local sounds & rhythms.

Then there are dance beats that are very heavy with the percussion and have very simple house/trance type melodies.

Here is an example beat: