Cassper Nyovest Announces New Album 'Any Minute Now'

Cassper Nyovest is releasing a new album in September.

This morning, South African hip-hop superstar Cassper Nyovest shared the artwork for his upcoming album titled Any Minute Now. The project's cover is an ultrasound scan of his baby.

The rapper shared that he is about to be a father "any minute now" hence the title.


The album will be the rapper's first in two years since his 2018 effort Sweet and Short.

Any Minute Now will be Cassper Nyovest's fifth album. His catalog to date consists of Tsholofelo (2015), Refiloe (2016), Thuto (2017) and Sweet and Short (2018).

No singles have been announced for Any Minute Now, but in 2020, Nyovest released the singles "Good for That" and "Amademoni." It's not clear if they will make the album or not.

Any Minute Now will come out on the 11th of September and already has fans excited for new music from the country's biggest rapper.

Cassper Nyovest - Good For That (Official Video) www.youtube.com

Any Minute Now will be the second release from Cassper Nyovest since his affiliation (usually referred to as "a partnership") with Universal Music Group. For most of his career, the emcee wasn't affiliated with any major label but his own imprint Family Tree.

Cassper Nyovest is an innovative entrepreneur and hopefully he will set a great example for fellow musicians on how to release an album in the middle of a pandemic. One never knows.

Read all our coverage of Cassper Nyovest here.

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Interview: Oumou Sangaré Proves Why She's the Songbird of Wassoulou

We caught up with the Malian singer to talk about her new Acoustic album, longevity as an artist, and growing up in Mali.

When Oumou Sangaré tells me freedom is at her core, I am not surprised. If you listen to her discography, you'll be hard-pressed to find a song that doesn't center or in some way touch on women's rights or child abuse. The Grammy award-winning Malian singer has spent a significant part of her career using her voice to fight for the rights of women across Africa and the world, a testimony to this is her naming her debut studio album Moussolou, meaning Woman. The album, a pure masterpiece that solidified Oumou's place amongst the greats and earned her the name 'Songbird of Wassoulou,' was a commercial success selling over 250,000 records in Africa and would in turn go on to inspire other singers across the world.

On her latest body of work Acoustic, a reworking of her critically acclaimed 2017 album Mogoya, Oumou Sangaré proves how and why she earned her accolades. The entirety of the 11-track album was recorded within two days in the Midi Live studio in Villetaneuse in 'live' conditions—with no amplification, no retakes or overdubs, no headphones. Throughout the album, using her powerful and raw voice that has come to define feminism in Africa and shaped opinions across the continent, Oumou boldly addresses themes like loss, polygamy and female circumcision.

We caught up with the Malian singer at the studio she is staying while in quarantine to talk about her new album, longevity as an artist, and growing up in Mali.

This interview has been edited and condensed for clarity.

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