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Cassper Nyovest Goes Acoustic In 'Hey There'

Download Mafikeng rapper Cassper Nyovest's latest #FamilyTreeFridays single "Hey There," an acoustic tune co-produced alongside Ganja Beats.


South African heavyweight Cassper Nyovest comes through with another installment of his #FamilyTreeFridays loosy singles with "Hey There." The track, a departure from the Mafikeng rapper's previous releases, sees Nyovest addressing social issues over acoustic guitar chords, thick bass and piano melodies. The single showcases Nyovest's narrative flow and tells the story of two Johannesburg characters the rapper's "seen around the big city." For more from Nyovest's camp, check out his recent feature on DJ Speedsta's "Special Somebody" alongside Boyznbucks‘s Riky Rick and Anatii, as well as previous #FamilyTreeFridays joint "Ghetto" featuring DJ Drama. Also, revisit our Okayafrica TV episode with Cassper Nyovest and Talib Kweli in Johannesburg. Stream and download "Hey There," produced by Nyovest and Ganga Beatz, below.

>>>Download: Cassper Nyovest "Hey There"

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