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South African rapper Nasty C Drops New Single and Video for 'Eazy'

Nasty C Drops New Single and Video For ‘Eazy’

The new Def Jam signee is right where he should be.

South African star rapper Nasty C has just released a new single and accompanying visuals for his latest track "Eazy."

Fresh off his recent signing with Island Def Jam records, the rapper's newest single release comes off of his highly anticipated third album, ZULU MAN WITH SOME POWER.

Nasty C certainly shows off his power with this release. The visuals enhance the song's message of him reaping the rewards of hard work and believing in the vision. It features alluring scenes and graphics to fully emerge the listeners into the tune—and fans certainly agreed.

This release comes hot off of the heels of his recent collaboration with T.I. on "They Don't." That track speaks to the recent uprising and protests against police brutality, and the international unrest over racial injustices.

We don't know when his next album is set to come out, but we're preparing ourselves for nothing short of greatness.

Check out the music video for "Eazy" and some Twitter fan reactions below.


NASTY C - Eazy [Official Music Video] [Explicit] www.youtube.com







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