South African hip-hop artists have been putting in the work despite the uncertainty brought on by the year 2020. Briefly.co.za lists some of the incredible milestones achieved by our musicians so far.
1. Nasty C collaborates with childhood idol T.I
Nasty C and TI released a dope track together titled They Don't. T.I said he heard Nasty C's music while he was here in Mzansi to shoot a movie and that Nasty reminded him of himself.
T.I explained on his show named ExpediTIously how he came to know the There They Go hitmaker and how they eventually ended up doing a track together. The track has become a global hit.
2. Cassper Nyovest becomes a dad
Cassper Nyovest took to reveal that he is going to be a father. The rapper even revealed the gender of his baby. Cass said he is excited about being a father to "a beautiful baby boy".
The star also announced that he will be dropping a new album on 11 September. The album cover is an actual scan of his son in his mother's womb, said Cassper.
3. Sho Madjozi signs with Epic Records
Sho Madjozi has done Mzansi proud, once again, by signing to Epic Records. The star has been declared "a new kind of global star" by The New York Times. Sho joins Epic's roster as the only South African act in North America. The label boasts other big names like Future, Travis Scott and even had Michael Jackson.
4. AKA establishes his own show
AKA recently launched an online show. The rapper understands the financial pressure many have as a result of the coronavirus and so he has decided to be a little generous. Lockdown has left many without an income and some even without jobs.
In the process of launching the channel's new upgrade, AKA decided to offer it to his fans for free as he understands that R49 is a lot of money to people who have none.
Briefly.co.za previously reported that AKA has responded to critics of his hit song Fela In Versace. One troll said the hit song is not a rap song while another dissed some of the song's lyrics. The rapper is used to criticism and always responds when tweeps get out of line.
He said that the song is a classic therefore he doesn't care what music genre it falls under. The song was released in 2018 and was featured in the rapper's third studio album Touch My Blood. It features Nigerian crooner and producer Kiddominant.
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