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Cassper Nyovest’s Verse on Frank Casino’s ‘Sudden’ Is Pure Heat

Well done, Nyovest!

Frank Casino's new EP, Heroes of Tomorrow, came out today. The four-track project sees the East Rand MC doing what he does best, and that's drippin' that sauce with his commanding voice over growling 808s.

Frank is potent throughout, but the highlight of the project is Cassper Nyovest's guest verse on the closing song "Sudden," which also features Major League.


Every now and then, Nyovest reminds heads that he is indeed a skilled rapper (think the last verse of "Ngiyekeleni" and the songs "I Hope You Bought It" and "Tsibip," among others).

Frank Casino feat Cassper Nyovest -Sudden (Official Audio) www.youtube.com

This new verse is one of those instances. The man drops fact after fact with an unmatched flair, rhyming syllables and hitting mid and end rhymes like it's not a thing. He sounds comfortable and raps with a charisma that matches his stature.

He reminds us of his accolades, which make him years ahead of everyone. He raps, "Niggas is up in their feelings/ I can't relate, boy, I'm chillin'/ Stadium status, status/ I'm 'bout to fill up Mabhida/ Counting my racks with my feet up," and "They used to sleep on my rhymes, now I'm sleeping on silk/ I'm getting better with time, y'all niggas aging like milk."

He also responds to those who feel he's not hip-hop enough because of his preference to rap over kwaito beats on songs like "Getsa Getsa 2.0" and "Hase Mo States." Emtee will feel that shit. Cass raps:

"Boardrooms with my pants down/ Niggas know I'm the benchmark/ All my albums went platinum/ Own' em all 'cause I'm damn smart/ Niggas saying I'm a dancer/ Benylin ya le tsentša."

Listen to the whole thing (sorry, couldn't help it) below and/or download it here.

Purchase a ticket to Cassper Nyovest's Fill Up Moses Mabhida Stadium, taking place in Durban on the 1st of December, here.

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Casanova, Davido & Tory Lanez' '2AM' Will Soundtrack Your Weekend

Flatbush meets Lagos and Toronto in this addictive new single.

Brooklyn rapper Casanova rolls through with an energetic new collaboration with Davido and Tory Lanez.

"2AM" sees the rapper going in over highly-infectious afrobeats-meets-pop beat work, in the same vein as we've heard from massive hits like "Unforgettable." The song was produced by 30 Roc.

The single features the star power of Davido and Tory Lanez which gives "2AM" the increased potential to be one of those huge new jams that'll be getting constant spins this year on both sides of the Atlantic (it's already got the top slot in Spotify's African Heat playlist).

The music video kicks off in Atlanta but eventually follows Casanova to Lagos, where he connects with Davido in Shitta. The clip was directed by Nigeria's Meji Alabi, the creative force behind many of your favorite afrobeats videos.

"2AM" is the lead single from Casanova's upcoming EP, Free At Last, which is due from Roc Nation/Def Jam Recordings on February 15.

We talked to Casanova below to learn a little more about this new collaboration and sound for him.

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Dive Into TOBi's New Music Video For 'City Blues'

The Nigerian-Canadian rapper delivers a solid jam.

TOBi is a Nigerian-born, Toronto-based rapper making music inspired by his early life move to Canada and the experiences around immigration and culture shock.

You might have previously heard his track, "Hidden Fences," closing out the finale of Insecure or gotten into his 2016 debut EP, FYi.

TOBi is now sharing the new single and music for "City Blues," which sees the rapper taking cues from Marvin Gaye's "Inner City Blues" over a beat produced by Free n Losh. It's the first taste we're hearing from his upcoming debut album due later this year.

"[City Blues is] written from one perspective within the African diaspora, pertaining to being caught between two worlds and reclaiming my ethnic identity," TOBi tells OkayAfrica. "Embracing my name has been a crucial part of my personal growth."

"I drew inspiration from the Shakespeare quote: 'All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances, and one man in his time plays many parts.' City Blues speaks about the many roles that a human takes on at once but from my perspective," he adds.

Get into it below.

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Issa Rae to Star In Murder Mystery Rom-Com, 'The Lovebirds,' With Kumail Nanjiani

Issa Rae isn't playing with us in 2019!

Issa Rae has added yet another exciting project to her growing list for 2019, and we're totally here for it.

The actress and Insecure showrunner is set to star alongside comedian and Silicon Valley star Kumail Nanjiani in the upcoming romantic comedy The Lovebirds, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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