Mon. Dec 16th, 2019

Cassper Nyovest wants you to put some respect on South African music

cassper nyovestCassper did not really understand what Audiomarc was trying to say. But, we love a Mufasa rant anyway so here you go.

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Cassper Nyovest has been using his Twitter fingers to spark divisive conversations on social media once again.

The popular rapper, born Refiloe Phoolo, retaliated to a tweet that called out local Hip-Hop DJs who play everything else but their specialist genre for clout.

What prompted the Cassper Nyovest rant?

As reported by IOL News, @1audiomarc, a popular producer and Nasty C’s DJ, only expressed his discontent with not getting what he expected from a Hip-Hop set.

Instead of playing their specialist genre, he was upset that, for the most part of their set, these DJs played the generic crowd-pleasers like Gqom, Kwaito music or Amapiano (a new sub-genre of the latter).

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Is Cassper a Hip-Hop or Kwaito artist?

Cassper has — for a while now — been on a brand revamp. Thuto, his third studio album that dropped in 2017, was the last time we heard Cassper on a Hip-Hop record.

Since then, he has migrated towards a more urban African sound.

The release of his fourth project, Sweet and Short dropped in 2018, and marked his crossover into more classic sounds of Kwaito music.

This, however, is not a new conversation. The Hip-Hop community has not taken well to the rapper’s sonic shift.

Rappers, like A-Reece, have subliminally thrown shots at Cassper for being lauded as a Hip-Hop great with a Kwaito-esque music catalogue.

However, for the self-proclaimed Mufasa of South African entertainment, all this negative outlook on the South African sound comes from a place of hate.

These were Cassper’s thoughts on the matter:

It may be that Mufasa fully missed the point Audiomarc was trying to make or that he was just trolling. Either way, the cat’s out of the bag for the Hip-Hop DJs in question.

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