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Davido & Cassper Nyovest Remix 18-Year-Old Rapper Nasty C’s ‘Juice Back’

Nasty C drops a bombshell by enlisting Davido and Cassper Nyovest, two of the biggest names in African music, for his "Juice Back" remix.

Nasty C is a young, Durban-based rapper who's been buzzing from the release of his Price City mixtape. The 18-year-old South African MC cites the likes of AKA, Reason, and Khuli Chana, as well as Drake, T.I. and Lil Wayne as influences on his rhymes.


“Juice Back," which dropped earlier this year, deals with the daily stress of trying to make it in the music industry. For the remix, Nasty C drops a bombshell by enlisting two of the biggest names in African music right now, Nigeria's Davido and fellow South African, Cassper Nyovest.

Davido lays down some of his signature smooth melodies over the thundering Gemini Major-produced beat. Cassper Nyovest takes a more hawkish approach, flipping H.O.V.A. lines to call out his haters and brag about his MTN deal. Nasty C isn't outshined by the heavyweights though. The young MC showcases his own impressive flow in a new verse at the end of the track.

Watch Nasty C's “Juice Back (Remix)" featuring Davido and Cassper Nyovest below.

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Interview: How Stogie T’s ‘Freestyle Friday’ Became a TV Show

Freestyle Friday started as lockdown content but is now a fully-fledged TV show on Channel O. In this interview, Stogie T breaks down why the show is revolutionary and talks about venturing into media.

When South Africa was put under a hard lockdown in 2020, Stogie T started Freestyle Friday to "make SA rap again." Freestyle Friday, hosted on Instagram, saw a different cohort of rappers each rap over the same beat picked by the veteran rapper. From niche and emerging rappers to some of the most notable names in South African hip-hop—the likes of AKA, Focalistic, Ginger Trill and several others all participated.

In the last few weeks, however, Freestyle Friday has found its way to cable TV. The show airs every Friday on Channel O, one of the continent's longest-running music TV channels. Freestyle Friday as a TV programme isn't just about freestyles, it's about the art of rapping and the music business, particularly SA hip-hop. Guests range from lyricists to record executives and other personalities aligned with the scene—Ninel Musson and Ms Cosmo for instance.

But Freestyle Friday is only the first media product Stogie T is working on as he is in the process of starting a podcast network, a venture in which he is collaborating with Culture Capital. In the Q&A below, Stogie T breaks down the relationship with Culture Capital, how the show moved from the internet to TV, why it's a revolutionary idea, touches on his venture into media and his future plans.

This interview has been edited for clarity and length.

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