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Oh No He Didn’t! Nasty C Drops Bad Hair Free! Review & Download

Just hours after announcing that he will no longer be releasing his debut album due to sampling clearance issues, Nasty took fans by surprise when he suddenly made Bad Hair available for free! Here’s what to expect in the highly anticipated debut studio album.

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Everyone loves freebies, but just after one listen to Nasty C’s debut studio album Bad Hair – one can’t help but wish it had not been released for free. Surely he deserves a fat pay cheque for all of that?

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Still, after an inevitable second listen, all you can think about is how the Hell Naw hitmaker is possibly the best rapper the country currently has to offer. And after a long wait, the product is in. Goodness! it’s good. It’s really good.

Bad Hair is Nasty C’s first full body of work amid his quick ascension to being touted as new King of South African Hip Hop. For many, Nasty C is the undisputed new King of SA Hip Hop. But for others, he is a kid with solid potential to gain sustainable cultural significance. On Bad Hair, Nasty paces beyond all those expectations to declare his own league in the game. In this league, lyricism and mainstream palatability find a comfortable intersection.

That’s not the only noteworthy element that sets Bad Hair apart. At a time when his peers have opted to incorporate African influences in their sound to move away from a Hip Hop that is heavily influenced by American rap, Nasty’s debut is a full English rap record.

Bad Hair has an attitude.

The track Please has ‘Man, fuck you’ echoing halfway into the interlude in a synthesized voice. “Everyday, they try to tell me what I can and cannot do”, he laments. The narrative of breaking free from attempts to control him when really he just wants to rap is a common thread tying the songs in the album seamlessly to create a coherent story.

“I’m here to stay’ is another theme that underlies that story, a befitting message in a debut album from an artist with much promise. Yet, so young.

Doing what he wants does not stray from how Nasty has presented himself in the business. At one point he vowed to never sign to a record label despite multiple lucrative offers flying in. Next thing, he releases the one album people are thirsting for the most, completely free.

Laced with double meanings, bold statements, memorable hooks, nuanced tempos and catchy choruses, the 16 track album consistently showcases Nasty C’s outstanding grasp of a bigger picture that is yet to unravel for many of us who thought we’ve figured out his sound. Many references made about women throughout the album would make a feminist shudder (‘God bless the women of today and how they dress’ but he would tell his bae to cover her breasts), but at no point are we left in doubt about what he is about.

The bold statements are a constant throughout the album. Many references could be interpreted as confrontational challenges to some of the biggest rappers in the country, even though no one lands the proverbial bullet.

On Check, a track in which he enlists the help of former The Hustle contestant Erick Rush, he says “I heard so and so just made it into One Hit Wonder-ville.” Many other such utterances tackling unnamed big names and their thrones are available verse in and verse out.

Nasty C is aware of this stream of consciousness about his role in the game, hence opening the album with an interlude featuring an interview between Slikour and Cassper Nyovest, in which Nyovest refers to Nasty C as “a special breed of an artist.”Other features in the album include Omari Hardwick, Riky Rick and Tshego.

There’s some refreshing sampling and a bit of singing. That’s certainly a case on A Star Is Born, one of our personal favourites from this album. On this one, Nasty gets autobiographical, unleashing a personal dialogue with his father. He should be proud of him. Riky Rick joins him here, as does Omari Hardwick (who was really not needed). Riky also opens up about the death of his father.

The album is packed with jams that revealing themselves to be gems. Depending on the listener, you can either start enjoying it fully the first time you listen to it, or really start getting it as you take one more spin. Either way, there’s no shred to of doubt that many Hip Hop lovers will find pure joy in Bad Hair.

BAD HAIR TRACKLIST

  1. Inspiration
  2. Please (Interlude)
  3. Check (ft Erick Rush)
  4. I Lie (ft Tshego)
  5. Don’t Do It (ft. Tellaman)
  6. Squad Goals
  7. Overload (ft Tellaman)
  8. Pressure
  9. A Star Is Born (ft. Omari & Riky Rick)
  10. Good Girls
  11. Hell Naw
  12. Forget (ft Erick Rush)
  13. 25
  14. Vent
  15. Phases

 

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Black Panther: Wakanda Forever to land on Disney+ in February

Welcome to Wakanda!

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Fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe are in for a treat. Disney+ has announced that 1 February marks the arrival of Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.” The blockbuster will be joining 16 other on the streaming platform.

ABOUT THE MOVIE

Queen Ramonda (Angela Bassett), Shuri (Letitia Wright), M’Baku (Winston Duke), Okoye (Danai Gurira) and the Dora Milaje (including Florence Kasumba) fight to protect their nation from intervening world powers in the wake of King T’Challa’s death.

As the Wakandans strive to embrace their next chapter, the heroes must band together with the help of War Dog Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o) and Everett Ross (Martin Freeman) and forge a new path for the kingdom of Wakanda. Introducing Tenoch Huerta Mejía as Namor, ruler of a hidden undersea nation, the film also stars Dominique Thorne, Michaela Coel, Mabel Cadena and Alex Livinalli.

“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” directed by Ryan Coogler and produced by Kevin Feige and Nate Moore, is now playing in theaters. 

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The Shocking Fallout of Black Motion

Tensions have reportedly escalated.

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They are one of South Africa’s most revered music duos.

Their discography packs both blockbuster club bangers and lush delights for lovers of House with a transcendental African sonic flair. And the explosive fallout of Black Motion, which has been splashed across the internet long before reaching the courts, has shocked many.

Loved for their electrifying live performances and awe-inspiring chemistry, Mörda and Smol have always seemed like musical soulmates. But that relationship seems to have reached a bitter end.

In 2022, rumours of their reported split triggered a frenzy on the internet. Following the uproar, the group’s members Bongani Mohosana, who now goes as Mörda, and Smol (real name Roy Thabo Mabogwane), jointly calmed fears that they had fallen out.

It had been said the break would be temporary, as Mörda moved to focus on the release of his solo studio album.

Far from it, it now seems. The parties have escalated things to court.

According to reports, Black Motions have confirmed that they had pressed charges against Mörda for alleged housebreaking and theft.

A court order by the High Court in Gauteng posted on social media has ordered Morda to “restore possession of a recording studio apparatus” to the group by 13 January, at 5pm. 

Black Motion shared snaps of the alleged damage caused by Morda – a broken door and stolen equipment.

 

It looks like we won’t be getting a new Black Motion album with Mörda anytime soon.

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Inside the Big Brother Titans Premiere!

South Africa and Nigeria unite under Biggie’s roof.

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Sunday, 15 February 2023, marks the roaring arrival of BBTitans.

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW.

The highly anticipated social experiment brings under Biggie’s roof housemates from both South Africa and Nigeria. And for 72 days, we will be splashed with the finest in South African and Nigerian swag, banter, romance and all the trappings of a fun-filled, dramatic and – we’d hope – an entertaining show.

A first of its kind, the social experiment assembles the most colourful personalities from the two nations to outwit, outplay and outsmart each other in a bid to get their hands on a massive bag, life-changing bag!

In addition to a number of lofty prizes that will likely be on the line throughout the season, the winner of the show will also be walking away, a whopping grand prize of US $100 000 (over R1,7 million) is up for grabs for the one who trounces his Housemates to charm audiences across the continent.

That’s not all; the amount of social capital, celebrity and opportunities for lucrative brand deals after the show, all form part of the career-launching lift-off that comes with being on the popular franchise.

Both Big Brother Mzansi host Lawrence Maleka and Big Brother Naija’s Ebuka Obi-Uchendu will co-host this debut season.

Fans of Big Brother Mzansi and Big Brother Naija in the diaspora are not left out as Showmax will stream the show in the United Kingdom, New Zealand, and about 50 other countries.

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