- Riky Rick has revealed that he was once accused of sounding like American rapper Nas
- The Sidlukotini hitmaker said he was in LA when the "heartbreaking" incident took place
- The rapper said the people who criticised him were basically telling him that he was a fake because they expected him to give them something unique as he came from Mzansi
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Riky Rick has opened up about the criticism he once got when he performed one of his songs in the US. The rapper said he was told that he was trying to sound like Nas.
Nas is a legendary US rapper who has been in the game since 1994. Nas dropped his debut album Illmatic in 1994. It received universal acclaim from both critics and the hip hop community. It is frequently ranked as one of the greatest hip hop albums of all time.
Riky said the criticism he received when he was in Los Angeles (LA) was a life-changing one. He explained on his Lab Live YouTube channel that he performed one of his songs when he was accused of sounding like the legend.
According to SAHipHopMag, the rapper said he was invited by one of his friends in LA when the incident happened.
"I was invited to LA by one of my homies. They said to me: ‘Yo! I thought you are from South Africa. Why does it sound like you are trying to sound like Nas?’ I was heartbroken because this is the music I have been working on my whole life, and they were saying I was trying to sound like I’m from LA or New York."
The star said that was the most disappointing, heartbreaking feedback he had ever received.
"Basically they told me in the nicest way possible that I’m fake."
Since then Riky has dropped music that sounds local as possible and it is working for him. He has dropped slapping tracks such as Amantombazane, Boss Zonke and Sidlukotini.
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In other news, Briefly.co.za reported that Master KG has took to social media to praise songstress Nomcebo Zikode's new song titled Xola Moya Wam'. The song is taken off her recently released album Xola Moya Wami.
The world-renowned musician described Nomcebo's song as "a beautiful record". The song features Master KG himself. It was released a few days ago but has already garnered more than 600 000 listens on YouTube.
Mzansi social media users have also expressed that the song is a banger. Master KG, who has been keeping Mzansi and the world dancing the Covid-19 blues away, tweeted:
"But @Nomcebozikode Xola Moya Wami guy. This is a beautiful record."
The humbled singer showed her appreciation to Master KG's shout-out. She replied to him with a sweet post. Nomcebo wrote: "Thank you Master, you are just an angel sent by God."
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