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Cassper Nyovest Announces New Album and Shares Single ‘Gets Getsa 2.0’

Listen to the South African rapper's new age kwaito banger.

Cassper Nyovest's latest single sees him return to what made him a household name—mixing hip-hop and kwaito on songs such as "Gusheshe" and "Doc Shebeleza." New age kwaito is the 21st century version of kwaito, which was popularized by South African rappers such as HHP, K.O., Spoek Mathambo, Blaklez and more.


While in the past few years, the rapper has been dishing out a lot of trap singes ("Tito Mboweni," "Ksazoba Lit" etc.), on "Gets Getsa 2.0," he rides a bass-laden kwaito beat and takes it "back to kasi."

The South African rapper has also announced that a new album is on the way. "Gets Getsa 2.0" is the first single from that upcoming fourth studio album, which is currently untitled, and has no release date.

His last new age kwaito gem "Nyuku" was a fan-favorite, but he didn't highlight it as a single. "Gets Getsa 2.0" takes on the same form as "Nyuku." The hook features uncredited female vocalists, and is reminiscent of old school kwaito songs by the likes of Doc Shebeleza and Arthur Mafokate and artists that were signed to his 999 Records stable.

Just like on most of his songs, the rapper makes a lot of South African references like to this hilarious video of an Orlando Pirates fan, Good Enough Sithole. He also raps, "You can clearly see that I'm African like squad sa France."

"Gets Getsa 2.0" is Nyovest on his element, and as we say good-bye to the winter, it could be one of the biggest songs this summer.

Listen to "Gets Getsa 2.0" below:


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