Following what’s been quite a turbulent month, Nadia Nakai has finally released her debut album ‘Nadia Naked‘ and for the first time, we get the naked truth from the rapstress.
Leading up to the release, Nakai faced criticism for her ‘naked’ appearance at the recent Caste Lite Unlocks event.
The talkability she garnered from her performance, both in the display of her wardrobe choice and the delivery of her smash hits, aligned itself perfectly for her debut project.
Coincidence or not. The Hip-Hop community fixed its attention towards the Firstn Lady of Family Tree — and boy did she come all the way through.
On Naked, you will be met by a confident and brazen Nakai. Her bravado, brought forward by the feats she has achieved in the short span of her career, reverberates throughout the album, and for what feels like the first time, we see Nakai in her comfort zone.
The 17-track album, sporting 53 minutes of hard-hitting songs, officially dropped on Friday, a day after its launch party saw the A-listers of South Africa’s entertainment industry huddle around the rapstress at Sumo.
Nadia Nakai album: Nadia Naked tracklist
Nakai called on her closely-knit circle of high-calibre musicians to assist her on her first album. Still, she kept most of the time on the album to herself, with only seven of her 17 songs carrying a feature.
Her close friend and boss, Cassper Nyovest showed up twice, on Naaa Mean and Chankura, while Motswako’s very own, Khuli Chana lent the last two minutes of On The Block to complement the bars Nakai delivered.
Here is the full tracklist:
- Imma Boss
- Big Pun
- Yaas Bitch
- Naaa Mean ft Cassper Nyovest
- On The Block ft Khuli Chana
- Darkness Defined ft Lady Zamar
- Chankura ft Cassper Nyovest
- More Dogs ft Tshego
- Rap Bitches
- Kreatures ft Kwesta, Sio
- Calling, Ycee
- Outro ft Stefflon Don
Where to download Nadia Naked
The rapstress released the album on every streaming platform. Fans can download the album on apps like Spotify, Google Play, Apple Music and Tidal.
Nakai’s album is also available on YouTube, although it is not hosted by her channel. If the uploads are not authorised, they should be taken down by the platform soon. Therefore, it is rather best to get the album on the aforementioned streaming platforms.
Fan reaction to Nakai’s new album
The rapstress’ fan took to social media to share their thoughts on the debut album. These are our top picks on what the fans had to say about Nakai’s new album.
— TheEpicAfternoon_RadioShow (@afternoon_epic) June 28, 2019
— ♚ K!NG ∆RTHUR ♚ (@ArthurLebza) June 28, 2019
@Nadia_nakai your album is
One the Block
you gonna hit Gold soon
— TSITSO (@TSITSO08) June 28, 2019