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Cassper Nyovest’s Thuto Turns Three

The rapper’s critically lauded album matures in the culture.

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On May 5th 2017, Cassper Nyovest delivered his more critically acclaimed work to date. Thuto, named after his sister Thuto Phoolo, also premiered on her birthday, which means every year of its celebration and maturation within the culture, also nods to her.

The 15 track project, which spawned a slew of hits including Tito Mboweni, Baby Girl, Destiny and Superman, on Tuesday marked three years since its release.

The album displays Cassper’s rapping chops and lyrical swell, which delighted his fans while defying the scepticism of his detractors.

Those who had discredited his flow, content and rhymes, were drowned by the applause that propelled Nyovest to filling up FNB Stadium, where he historically performed to a crowd of more than 60 000 fans.

While he had already done this twice before, this was the first time Nyovest came off as a man in full control of his craft.

The album was being lauded for its cohesiveness, melting all the songs into a coherent narrative that, for the first time really, revealed the man Cassper is beyond all the splashy drama that attends to his fame.

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Cassper’s third studio album followed on the successes of his previous projects Refiloe, his sophomore offering and Tsholofelo, the definitive debut album that had been, up until the landing of Thuto, Cassper’s best work.

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The release of Thuto was, in itself, a significant moment in the culture. On the day of the premiere, fans filled shopping centres, queuing outside music stores to get their hands on the album.

In a few instances, Musica stores even confirmed that the ordered copies had been sold out and had to be reordered.

The Tsibipians had filled up timelines with pictures of themselves proudly displaying their physical album copies after their purchase. The frenzy came quite as a surprise because, amongst other things, and by his own admission, his popularity had been thought to be on decline around this time.

The rapper has already fessed up to Thuto, named after his sister Thuto Phoolo, being his “best work yet”.

The album features vocal guest appearances from Tsepo Tshola, Black Thought, Nadia Nakai, Tshego, Gaopele and Riky Rick. On production, Alie Keyz, Anatii, Gobbla, DJ Abza, Fenesse, Lae and Zero all boast credits.

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Nasty C Teases ‘Black And White’ Video with Ari Lennox

He’s coming.

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Nasty C on Wednesday shared a snippet teaser for the music video of ‘Black and White’, the lush collaboration with US alternative R&B singer Arie Lennox. The song, taken from his 2020 album Zulu Man With Some Power, has been hailed as one of the best songs on the record by fans.

And now Nasty has given it a visual treatment, which will debut on Friday, February 12th. The teaser gives fans enough to spark anticipation for the video, but not enough to give much away. We don’t know if Ari will actually appear in the visual, which appears to be shot on location in Cape Town.

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Stogie T’s ‘Freestyle Friday’ to Premiere on Channel O

It’s back to basics now.

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Stogie T looks to lavish the culture with Freestyle Friday, a new music television series to air on Channel O.

The show will find the acclaimed MC hosting a bevy of rappers and other musical guests anchored by Hip Hop as they put on display not only their MCing and pure freestyling technique,  but also the fun flexibility that makes a rapper a triple threat.

In the promo shared by the music channel on the social platforms, rappers Shane Eagle and Youngsta CPT appear to set off what promises to be a line of Fridays filled with South African Hip Hop flows. QuenchSA understands that each episode after that will be bringing various rappers to splay their creative instincts in a relaxed setting.

The concept was initiated by Stogie T last year. As a means to creatively adjust to the new normal and navigate the constraints of the COVID lockdown the best way an MC can, by chilling the machinations of mainstream culture and daring rappers to return to the roots of their craft, he launched Freestyle Fridays.

At the time, it was really just a free space for local rappers to flow, bar for bar. It blew up from there, now evolving into a television series bringing SA Rap back into the forefront.

Freestyle Friday will air on Fridays at 17:00 on Channel O, DStv channel 320.

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WATCH: The Visuals for K.O’s Lucky Star Have Landed

The rapper pushes the envelope again.

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The year is drawing to a close, and the land’s top musos are unleashing their offers for the summer. K.O on Tuesday lavished her fans with visuals for her freshest single, ‘Lucky Star’.

Mr Cashtime debuted the music video at midnight and threw a watch party for an interactive experience around it. Known for maintaining a consistently conceptual style of storytelling in his videos, the Ted Magerman and Dale Fortune directed video stays on brand.

The video sees K.O being shown around the city by his lovely companion from a lovely view overlooking the city to jet skis, they end the night with a brass band performing the hit single.

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Fans will also enjoy a welcomed surprise appearance by former Teargas member, Maezeedoesit.

“Coming out of the current worldwide pandemic, we all need to do the best we can to reach for the stars by living our lives to the fullest since it is now more clear than ever that tomorrow is not promised. Pushing the envelope in every aspect of one’s life/hustle. The opening line of the hook “siyaphezulu” which simply translates as “we are going up” is an umbrella tag line that literally speaks to exactly that. This is the perfect theme song for self-starters out there whose inner voice serve as their biggest motivation and number cheerleader hence the play on sports and combat in the lyrics,”  said the rapper in a press statement.

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