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Nasty C Says The EP He’s Working on With NO I.D. Will Sound “Close to Home”

Nasty C says the songs on the EP he's working on with No I.D. "will sound so close to home, it will feel like they should be our gospel songs."

By now you should know Nasty C is working on some music with No I.D.. Ever since images of the South African rapper and producer in studio with No I.D. and Big Sean hit the internet about a month ago, we've all been kept guessing.

However, Nasty recently shared some new details about the project. While talking to Slikour in an interview that was published on Slikour On Life, the Durban rapper shared what the response to his sophomore album Strings and Bling (2018) meant to him.


"People accepting it told me that I was right for stepping out of my little comfort zone—what they know me for; that type of trappy sound [to] being actually more instrumental and stuff, it's a good direction and good path to take," said Nasty C.

"So now the music I'm making now, it's crazy," he continued. "I was in L.A for about a month working with No I.D on a project. And the types of songs you are gonna hear on that project are crazy. It's something you'd never expect from me. It will sound so close to home, some of the songs, it will sound so close to home, it will feel like they should be our gospel songs here in South Africa."

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The MC further added that the song he's working on with one of his biggest muses T.I. will be part of the same project. The project will mostly be produced by No I.D., with just one song the Nasty had worked on earlier on his own.

While the project currently has no release date and title yet, Nasty says it should be coming out in the third quarter of the year. Nasty shared that he's also working on a documentary about himself, which also has no release date yet.

Nasty C has been making serious moves since breaking out with the single "Juice Back." He has collaborated with the likes of Davido, Cassper Nyovest, French Montana, Major Lazer, Runtown, A$AP Ferg and a lot more. In the interview, he reveals he would like to collaborate with Young Thug, one of his biggest inspirations. Nasty C was recently announced as the most streamed SA artist by South African audiences.

Watch the whole interview and Nasty C's three music videos for his and Rowlene's single "SMA" below. The first video reached a million views within five days of release.

Nasty C Teases At His EP With No I.D., A Documentary, & More www.youtube.com


Nasty C - SMA (Vol. 1) ft. Rowlene www.youtube.com


Nasty C - SMA (Vol. 2) ft. Rowlene www.youtube.com


NASTY C FT ROWLENE - SMA (TRAILER) www.youtube.com

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Reekado Banks Recalls The Carnage of The #EndSARS Protests In Single 'Ozumba Mbadiwe'

The Nigerian singer pays his respects to those lost during last year's #EndSARS protests.

Nigerian singer and songwriter Reekado Banks is back with a track that is as socially important as it is a banger. It seems fitting for the singer's first solo release of the year to be a tribute to his fellow countrypeople fighting for a country that they all wish to live in. The 27-year-old Afrobeats crooner has returned with endearing track 'Ozumba Mbadiwe', honoring the one-year anniversary of the #EndSARS protests that saw the Nigerian government authorize an onslaught of attacks on Nigerian citizens for their anti-government demonstrations.

The protests took the world by storm, additionally because the Nigerian government insists that none of the police brutality happened. In an attempt to gaslight the globe, Nigerian officials have come out to hoards to deny any and all accusations of unlawfully killing peaceful protesters. Banks mentions the absurd denials in the track, singing "October 20, 2020 something happened with the government, they think say we forget," in the second verse. Reekado's reflective lyrics blend smoothly and are supported by the upbeat, effortless Afrobeat rhythm.

In another reflective shoutout to his home, 'Ozumba Mbadiwe' is named after a popular expressway on Lagos Island that leads to the infamous Lekki Toll Gate where protesters were shot at, traumatized, and murdered. Although packed with conscious references, the P.Priime produced track is a perfect amalgamation of the talents that Reekado Banks has to offer; a wispy opening verse, a hook to kill, and an ethereal aura to mark this as a song as a hit. On "Ozumba Mbadiwe," all the elements align for Reekado's signature unsinkable sound to take flight.

Check out Reekado Bank's lyric video for his single 'Ozumba Mbadiwe'

Reekado Banks - Ozumba Mbadiwe (Lyric Video) www.youtube.com

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