Is Nasty C The Most Effective Rapper In Africa?
Nasty C the 22 year old from Durban, South Africa, who was born in Johannesburg as Nsikayesizwe David Jr Ngcobo is African hip-hop stars such as Davido, Cassper Nyovest, AKA, Wizkid, Burna Boy and International acts declare him as the best rapper in Africa.
Nasty C had gained recognition after his second mixtape “Price City” in 2015, which had the lead single “Juice Back“. He came through with “Hell Naw” which he made known was going to be the lead single in his album titled “Bad Hair” in 2016. He later released an extended version of the album in December 2016, which he called “Bad Hair Extensions which had the American Rapper French Montana featuring in the single “Allow”.
Nasty C received his biggest nomination in 2017 which was for the BET Award for the BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT: AFRICA which he had lost to Nigeria’s Wizkid. He was also nominated for the 2017 MTV Europe Music Award and he was number three on the 2017 MTV Base: SA’s Hottest MCs.
What then makes Nasty C the greatest and the most effective rapper In Africa?
Nasty C is one of the most technically correct rappers/ rhymers that the world of entertainment has ever witnessed, just like Eminem, Lil’Wayne, DOOM, Stogie T, Reason, Zubz etc. The technique referred to here is syllable rhyming by piecing two or more words together to rhyme with another set of words.
Take a look from his award winning verse on Boity’s “Wuz Dat” where he rhymed “Sty”, “Hoe”, with “Light bulbs” and “Pythons” with “dice rolls”. His lines have been known to be replete with similes and metaphors thereby making the have double meanings. An example is his lines in Vent “I never became a doctor but made me some Ems and Ems”. Here he is celebrating his millions (Ems, Ems) despite not chosen the career path of becoming a doctor at the same time making reference to Dr. Dre who had brought Eminem to limelight.
Nasty C albums, mixtapes and features is mostly based on various subjects which are often true life stories, just like in Ricky Rick’s “Vapour” where he gave an insight into the state of the relationship he has with his father. There are other of his songs which goes through the motions of relationships and the glorious and the less charming part of his life.