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Cassper Nyovest's 'Amademoni' and 'Good For That' Certified Gold and Platinum Respectively.

Cassper Nyovest Celebrates 'Amademoni' and 'Good For That' Certifications

Cassper Nyovest's two singles 'Amademoni' and 'Good For That' have been certified gold and platinum respectively just three weeks after his fifth studio album 'A.M.N (Any Minute Now)' was released.

Cassper Nyovest's "Good for That" and "Amademoni" have reportedly reached platinum and gold status respectively. The two singles feature on the South African rapper's 5th studio album A.M.N (Any Minute Now) which has been in circulation for only three weeks now and is currently sitting at the number one spot on all music streaming platforms in South Africa. The new father recently shared the good news on social media.


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Tweezy, the famed hip-hop producer of Cassper's "Amademoni" also joined in on the celebration of the news.

A.M.N (Any Minute Now) was undeniably the much-anticipated album from "Mr Fill Up" with the release of "Good for That" being well-received while "Amademoni" had mixed reactions. The single is heavily influenced by UK Drill, a musical trend which hasn't caught on with the South African music market as yet. Never one to be afraid of experimentation, Cassper responded to the mixed reactions from fans saying, "Being an artist means taking risks and breaking boundaries, this single is as I wanted it to be, SA will definitely see more of Drill from me."

And now that "Amademoni" has been certified gold, fans are repenting (and hilariously so) for their initial cold shoulder to the track.





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808x, the in-house producer for South Africa's popular hip-hop collective/label Innanetwav, breaks down his working process with artists and the importance of energy.

Reflecting on the early days of Cash Money Records during a conversation with legendary New Orleans producer Mannie Fresh earlier this year, Lil Wayne said:

"When we started, record labels had one producer for the whole record label. Meaning that Mannie Fresh produced every song on every album, from the intro to the artist."

Some labels, groups and collectives still observe that tradition. It, however, takes a producer with such versatility they could be mistaken to be different personalities altogether.

Joburg-based producer 808x is a great example of that type of producer. Being the in-house producer and engineer for one of the country's most versatile collectives and contemporary hip-hop labels, Innanetwav, 808x has to craft beats that slice through the spectrum of genres with inimitable fluidity and creativity.

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