After hustling for about ten years in the South African hip hop game Refiloe Maele Phoolo who is better known as Cassper Nyovest finally released his debut album on the 31st of July and hosted a party at the Taboo club in Sandton. The doors opened at 22:00 and at 23:30 the hip hop floor was packed to the max, The event MCs were funny man Toll Ass MO and the extremely energetic Vuzu presenter Denise Zimba. The lineup was hot as it included deejays like Clock, Sumbody, Heavy K, Dimplez, Twins on decks, Sandiso, Major League, Ms Cosmo, Speedsta, Capital, and Switch. There were live performances by Alaska, Kwesta, L-Tido, Maggz and Chad da don. It was an extremely successful launch which trended on twitter and people are really showing Cassper some love but for me the gig felt like a party instead of an album launch, Cassper didn’t perform any new songs from his album and his time on stage was very short, The was more focus on the club turn out instead of the music which was the reason why everybody attended in the first place. “thanks for coming out tonight, you could have been anywhere in Sandton but you chose to be here with me” exclaimed Cassper before he asked DJ Dimplez to play his rival AKA’s “congratulate” song.
L-tido and Maggz performing
Ballers popping some bottles
Fred from Hype with his girlfriend
Legendary Kwaito crew Alaska
Who said white boys don’t like Kwaito?
This is what happens when the gusheshe track comes on, people pull out their beemer keys
Twins on decks
Banalwa Mneno with Keitumetse Naomi and Anatii
Cassper’s ex girlfriend Boity was there to show his some support
Ladies love Maps Maponyane
Choc from Boyz N Buckz
Chad Da Don
Toll Ass Mo with Denise
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