In an exclusive podcast interview with Afrozons, renowned South African hip-hop artiste, Nasty C, recently opened up about the influential figures who have shaped his illustrious rap career.
The 26-year-old rapper, whose real name is Nsikayesizwe David Junior Ngcobo acknowledged a diverse group of African talents as key inspirations, highlighting the impact of Nigerian and Ghanaian rappers.
During the interview, Nasty C passionately discussed his journey in the world of hip-hop, shedding light on the pivotal role played by artists from Nigeria and Ghana in shaping his artistic vision.
He specifically credited Nigerian rappers M.I, Olamide, Phyno, and Naeto C, as well as Ghanaian prodigy Sarkodie, for their significant influence on his music.
“My pioneers for hip-hop in Africa in no order are M.I, Sakordie, Olamide, Phyno, AKA, Cassper [Nyovest], Naeto C… There’s so many.”Nasty C revealed.
This revelation underscores the profound impact of cross-cultural collaboration and musical exchange across the African continent, demonstrating the unity of African artists in shaping the future of African hip-hop.
Nasty C’s meteoric rise in the music industry has solidified his status as one of Africa’s most commercially successful rappers. His versatile style, poetic lyricism, and magnetic stage presence have garnered him a massive global following.
Notably, Nasty C has forged collaborations with some of Nigeria’s biggest musical stars, including Burna Boy, Runtown, and Davido. These partnerships have further enriched his musical repertoire and expanded his fan base across the African continent.
As Nasty C continues to break new ground in the world of hip-hop, his acknowledgment of the influence of artists from Nigeria, Ghana, and South Africa serves as a testament to the interconnectedness of African music and the power of collaboration in driving the genre forward.