Nasty C’s got juice

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Dur­ban has man­aged to give birth to a new force in hip-hop. I’m not sure who took Nasty C’s juice, but he def­i­nitely got it back with the remix of the smash hit Juice Back, which is as hot as the flames that fea­ture in the back­drop to this video.

The video of the mas­sive hit was re­leased this week, to the de­light of fans. Would it be bet­ter, we asked, than the Roll Up (Re-Up) video for fel­low new­comer eM­tee fea­tur­ing Wizkid and AKA?

Nasty C fea­tures Nige­ria’s Davido and Mafikeng’s very own Kanye, Cassper Ny­ovest. Nasty, Davido and Cassper spit out their raps in a rugged out­door scene with fire and bro­ken-down cars in the back­ground. The goons are also there, hyp­ing the rap­pers as they let flurry with their rhyme schemes.

Davido flows over this mon­strous beat with a touch of au­totune. Cassper fol­lows, and at least his adlibs are nice, but his verse was as for­get­table as any other Ny­ovest lines I’ve heard and since for­got­ten. Nasty C closes the track off with a verse lit­tered with quotables. The youngest guy on the track de­liv­ers the best raps. I al­most for­got Davido and Cassper were on the joint in the be­gin­ning.

The streets may be ablaze with eM­tee, but on the real this young man, Nasty C, has the po­ten­tial to carry Dur­ban on his back, as I can boldly say there aren’t many rap­pers there who can go pound for pound and bar for bar with this lyri­cal cham­pion. Just ask Cassper.

He has a cou­ple of EPs out, which I would imag­ine are worth get­ting your hands on if this track is any­thing to go by. The video isn’t any­thing ex­tra­or­di­nary, but the song is so great it’s for­giv­able. Nasty C works within this new sound­scape of con­tem­po­rary hip-hop, but his lyrics are from the old school that would sug­gest rhymes and con­tent are what mat­ter.

Keep your eye out for this kid, as he is well and truly a prob­lem on th­ese streets. – Phum­lani Langa Sithebe

TRIPLE THREAT Davido and Cassper Ny­ovest fea­ture on Nasty C’s Juice Back remix and video

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