- Cassper Nyovest added his opinion in a Twitter discussion about how artists diversify and make money from multiple avenues
- The rapper's advice was aimed at artists who are up-and-coming in the hip-hop industry but also applied to anyone working in music
- Fans agreed and jumped in to show Cassper that they were heeding his advice
Cassper Nyovest responded to a tweet about artists making deals outside of hip-hop. The rapper added his take to the original advice, which was posted by @Skinnygenes_TV, and told artists that they needed to diversify if they wanted to make bank.
The artist himself just released a new studio album, Any Minute Now, but advised his tweeps to make sure to "look for new spaces all the time and explore them".
Cassper has always been one to dish out advice. As an artist who has, effectively, "made it" and commands a large platform, he always keeps it real with his followers.
The original exchange began after @Skinnygenes_TV tweeted to his just over 5 000 followers:
"As an artist make sure you take deals that are outside of hip hop ... TRUST ME."
The tweet was then quoted by Cass who seemed to be building on that original advice with his own perspective as he added:
"As an artist make sure you diversify your fan base, portfolio and income streams. Look for new spaces all the time and explore them."
A fan, @munyagwetso, clearly agreed as he responded to the exchange with:
"See. Street cred doesn't pay the bills"
In other Cassper-related news, Briefly.co.za reported on how the rapper celebrated his Motswana roots on Heritage Day.
Cassper Nyovest did his best to get in touch with his Motswana lineage for 2020's Heritage Day and shared an uncharacteristically authentic snap of himself wearing a minimal outfit that is traditional for the Tswana people.
The national holiday ensures that Heritage Day is an important one and that every South African has the opportunity to honour their culture and traditions. The diversity of backgrounds, acknowledging ancestors and respecting traditional rituals are all integral to the equal respect that beliefs are afforded under the Constitution of South Africa.
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