Nasty C is a talented young rapper, songwriter and music producer born in Durban. His latest mixtape, Price City is gaining popularity with fresh sound and a style all his own.
Briefly.co.za takes a look at 10 facts you probably didn’t know about the young artist.
1. His full name
His entire name is Nsikayesizwe David Junior Ngcobo. His stage name was given to him by the first producer he ever worked with.
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2. Who influenced him?
He was influenced by his older brother, a music producer and started rapping at the age of nine.
3. First mixtape
His first mixtape was released in 2013, when he was just 16. It was titled One Kid a Thousand Coffins.
4. A man of many awards
He has won five music awards since 2015, four of them at the 16th Metro FM Music Awards in 2017. They include Best Hip Hop Album and Song of the Year, which was awarded to Hell Naw.
5. Meeting his idol
He met one of his greatest influences, AKA, in 2013 when he got the opportunity to open for him in Durban. He describes it as one of the best experiences of his life.
6. Album released for free
The album Bad Hair was made available for free on Audiomack due to a sample on one track which couldn’t be cleared before the release.
7. Officially official
The official music video for the remix to the single Juice Back was released on 17 January 2016. The song deals with the daily stress of trying to make it in the music industry.
8. A-list stars collaborate with him
His mixtape, Price City features artists like Breeze, Blacksun, Erick Rush, J-Arrow, SMM, Dynasty and Tantrik. It had 21 tracks.
9. Young talent
He was the youngest recipient for an award at the 2015 South African Hip Hop Awards, namely the Best Freshman Award.
10. Local is lekker
Local rappers, Khuli Chana and Reason, are great influences who he says still inspire him because of their work ethic.
Watch Nasty C and Runtown deliver a fusion of Afro, dance and island tunes in Coke Studio’s new video, Said:
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Source: Briefly News