Cassper Nyovest. Photo by Sabelo Mkhabela.

Listen to Cassper Nyovest’s New Album ‘Sweet And Short’

Cassper Nyovest's Sweet And Short album is here.

Cassper Nyovest's latest album is inspired by kwaito—most of the beats have that kwaito bounce and basslines. Nyovest has always shown a fondness to kwaito, so an album like Sweet And Short was bound to come sometime in his career.

The album features the likes of Frank Casino, DJ Sumbody, Boskasie and Shwi Nomntekhala. At only 11 songs long, this is the shortest Nyovest album, and the brevity was intentional hence the album's title. Just not so sure about the "sweet" part, though—after my few spins of the album, I'm not convinced. But we don't do one-listen reviews in these parts.

Sweet And Short includes the singles "Gets Getsa 2.0," "Hase Mo States" and "Sponono Sam."

Download Sweet And Short here.

‎Sweet And Short (Deluxe) by Cassper Nyovest

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Burna Boy performs at the Warner Music Group pre-Grammy party in Hollywood on January 2020. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images for Warner Music)

Burna Boy, Tinariwen, Michael Kiwanuka & More Nominated For 2021 Grammy Awards

The Nigerian star and Tuareg band are nominated in the newly named Best Global Music Album category.

The nominations for the 2021 Grammy Awards are in.

The awards show, which will be hosted by Trevor Noah, will see some of the world's biggest artists up for categories like Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Record of the Year and Best New Artist.

As we previously wrote about, the Grammys have renamed the international category of Best World Music Album to Best Global Music, in an effort to reportedly make it more modern and inclusive.

In that new Best Global Music Category, Nigerian afro-fusion star Burna Boy is nominated alongside Tuareg desert rock group Tinariwen, NYC afrobeat outfit Antibalas, Brazilian-American Bebel Gilberto and British-Indian sitar player Anoushka Shankar.

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