Coke Stu­dio brings to­gether Buf­falo Soul­jah, Nasty C

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Entertainment - Bruce Ndlovu Show­Biz Cor­re­spon­dent

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.

Buf­falo Soul­jah

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