Coke Studio brings together Buffalo Souljah, Nasty C
ZIMBABWEAN music veteran Buffalo Souljah recently got a chance to mix his aggressive dancehall chants with the lyricism of teenage South African wordsmith Nasty C as part of the second season of the music reality show, Coke Studio South Africa.
The two were paired up in the new season of the show which will see 50 artistes from different genres in South Africa come together to showcase their diverse talents. The second season of the exciting music-based reality show will begin broadcasting on Saturday at 6:05PM on e.tv .
Artistes who are set to work together in the multi genre cocktail include Cassper Nyovest and Diamond Platinumz, the man who Zimbabwe’s Jah Prayzah just scored a viral collaboration video with. Other artistes that will feature and work together in the coming season include AKA and Patronaking, Fifi Cooper and Ryki. The hosts of the show will be Trevor ‘Trey’ Sineke and Nandi Mngoma while season one graduates, Riky Rick and Jimmy Nevis, return as mentors.
Last year’s edition saw the combination of Zimbabwean superstar Oliver Mtukudzi and South African vocalist Busiswa for a song titled Gidah. The mesh up between Buffs, as Buffalo Souljah is known in music circles, and Nasty C will be of particular interest as the two not only belong to different schools of music, but they also have a 17- year age gap between them. While Buffs is known for his dancehall chants, the 19-year-old carved out a niche as the go to rapper for top notch lyricism in the South African rap game after stealing the spotlight when pitted against superstars Cassper Nyovest and Davido in the remix of his runaway hit song, Juice Back.
Other hits like Hell Naw and Switched Up have increased his stock in the run to his release of his album titled Bad Hair. With his highly anticipated album looming, Nasty C reportedly turned down a potential offer from Jay-Z’s Roc Nation to sign with Mabala Noise, a label owned by ANC Youth League Treasury General Reginald Nkabinde who is alleged to have dangled a five million rand carrot in front of him.
In an interview, Buffs said it had been a pleasant experience working with the young musician on the song titled, Nothing Here, as he had shown experience and maturity beyond his years.
“He’s young in terms of age, but he’s quite mature and very creative. To me it felt like I was working with an artist similar in age and experience to me,” said Buffalo.
Buffs added that the song, which was produced by Malawian born Gemini Major, who is signed to Nyovest’s Family Tree imprint, would give fans an adequate taste of both their talents.
“I bring a lot to the table and so does Nasty C, so I have no doubt that fans of both our music will get a feast for the ears,” he said.