Listen to Nasty C’s Sophomore Album 'Strings And Bling'

'Strings And Bling' is finally here!

South African lyricist Nasty C just released his second album, Strings And Bling. The 17-track album is his first under Universal Music Group. The MC featured only three artists on the project, namely A$AP Ferg, Rowlene and Kaien Cruz.


Rowlene appears on "SMA," a song about a break-up. The singer also appeared on Nasty C's debut album Bad Hair, on the song "Phases," which was about a relationship, and was one of the strongest songs on the album. The two artists might as well drop a collaborative project.

On first listen, Strings And Bling is a convincing listen, it could have just done with brevity. Nasty C is a talented rapper, and on this project, he adds some melodies to his delivery, for diversity.

The rapper is a convincing lyricist and he just keeps getting better. On Strings And Bling, he packs both egocentric and personal raps, to give you a balanced body of work. He raps and sings over beats that straddle trap and boom bap.

Nasty C became a household name in 2015, after releasing the brilliant mixtape Price City, and appearing on DJ Switch's single "Way It Go," alongside lyricists YoungstaCPT and Stogie T. The remix to his breakout hit singe "Juice Back," featured Cassper Nyovest and Davido.

Nasty C went on to work with Major Lazer, Anatii, Ms Cosmo, Riky Rick and a whole lot more.

Strings And Bling was one of the most highly anticipated releases in South Africa, and now it's all yours to peruse, criticize and indulge.

Stream the album below:

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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'

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