He has RISEN!!! If AKA is the prince of SA hip hop then I guess Cassper Nyovest is the Jesus of Local hip hop. With more than one hit single already, his official first album was released this past week and slayed the other players in the game and that not being the only eventful thing to happen this past week as reports flooded social media that the talented rapper and producer was found dead in a Cape Town hotel room, but we are more than happy to know that those reports were extremely fake. So SA Hip hop step aside because Cassper Nyovest is definitely taking over, and he's busting out BIG!!!
Q - So tell us what inspired or drove you towards the Hip hop scene?
A - I am actually a Motswako artist like HHP and Khuli Chana. We are just
considered hip hop cause we rap. We take elements from other genres and
styles of music and fuse it, hip hip is one of them. Hip hop is a place of
expression and that's what drove me towards the culture. I have a lot of
stories to tell.
Q - On your track DocShebeleza you mention coming into some negativity when
starting your career, was all the hardships you've faced getting here
A - Yeah. It was a long and hard journey that happened to be fruitful at the
end. I wouldn't change a thing.
Q - Looking back at career decisions you've made and some that you've
passed up, is there anything about your journey that you would change or
A - Nope. I'm good
Q - Growing up who/what was your biggest music influence?
A - Kanye West Pharrel and HHP.
Q - You're releasing your hard copy album (Tsholofelo) today,
how long did it take you to work on it?
A - 10 years man.. 10 years.
Q - What is the main inspiration behind the album?
A - Hope. I wanna give kids hope and make them dance and laugh and be happy.
Q - Which do you regard as the best track on the album?
A - Commercially , travel the world, lyricall, alive.
Q - Which artists did you work with?
A - I worked with a lot of guys. Uhuru, HHP, Ifani, Bucie and Pro just to name
Q - So you KO'd one of Mzansi's biggest stars on iTunes this past weekend,
what other achievements are you looking forward to in your career?
A - Hahaha.. I wanna win like 7 Samoans next year and 4 metros.
Q - Message to your fans?
A - I love you.
Catch Cassper tonight(31-07-2013) at Taboo for the Official Album Release Party!!
By : Gugu / @gusquared