Cassper Nyovest releases anticipated Kwaito inspired album ahead of #FillUpMosesMabhidaStadium
Casseper Nyovest and December are a natural pair and this is because of his now annual, #FillUp concerts which take place at the first weekend of December. Just a day shy of the popular concert, the Gets Getsa 2.0 hitmaker has unveiled his fourth studio album, Sweet N Short.
Cassper Nyovest has never been shy to show who and what his influences are in especially when it comes to music. With Sweet N Short, he pays homage to Kwaito music as a whole and how it has influenced him growing up.
The 9 track album features little features and is mostly just Nyovest doing what he does best, make songs that people can relate to. DJ Sumbody, Frank Casino, Shwi Nomtekhala and Boskasie make an appearance in the album.
The album samples TKZee and carries influences from the likes of celebrated veteran rappers, Amu and Skwatta Kamp. Kwaito royalty, Booga Love and Mapaputsi are also some of the influences we hear. Cassper Nyovest is effortless on some tracks and it is easy to see why he is at the top of his game, 5 years later.
Joints like Ayoba, Remote Control and Who Got The Block Hot are clear favourites because of the unapologetic street vibe and nostalgia. And the production and entertainment value of this album is incredibly crisp!
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Sponono Sam’ was the third song off the album and it was loved by fans because of the message it carried. It’s a proven fact, people love rappers who can show off their soft side! And well, you know how well Gets Getsa 2.0 and Hase Mo States are doing on the charts so lets not even go there.
It looks like we are a day away until this album goes platinum! Will you be there to witness history?
Sweet N Shot is available for purchase on all major digital stores.
NEW MUSIC: Vitu Takes Us Into His Thoughts In Narcolepsy Part ii
Cape Town based Hip Hop artist, Vitu, drops new song titled Narcolepsy Part ii
It’s been a minute since we featured new music from the gents from Arcade Music. One third of the funky Hip Hop collective, Vitu, recently dropped new music. Titled Narcolepsy Part ii, the new single gives us a little glimpse into Vitu’s state of mind.
He states that he thinks this is right time to share this song. With the end of the year approaching, self reflection is key before we begin a new chapter.
“I thought it was the right time of year to put it out as its quite a introspective look into my thoughts on how the year has been ‘til this point and there’s no better time to reflect on it as opposed to now.”
Vitu is not a stranger to this platform as we have featured him a couple of times. And all of the projects that he has released to date have done more than impress us. Among the songs we loved from him were This Time Next Week, Tape Deck Side A and Papers.
All of these songs were not only well written and highly descriptive but they are have a factor that only Vitu provides in his music. And that is he is able to create a safe space in his music, so intimate and a little consuming.
This is the type of music that’s suitable for long drives to nowhere for no particular reason at all except to just be away. Narcolepsy Part II carries this exact same vibe.
He raps about wanting to find a balance in his life. The duality of dreaming of a life that is ideal but also battling his demons and navigating his way out of his misery. But his hunger and drive for this life he dreams about is what keeps him pushing and this is the sense of hope we get from the song. One day it will all make sense.
Listen to Narcolepsy Part II below!