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Who is Nasty C? The South African rapper ready to take over the game

I became a fan of Nasty C in 2016 after I heard the banger “Juice Back.” Although the 2015 mixtape Price City was his first body of work, “Juice Back” truly put him on the map.

Then he came out after with the remix with some fire features from South Africa’s  Cassper Nyovest and Nigeria’s very own Davido.

It wasn’t surprising that this track blew up within South Africa and beyond. Nasty C became the youngest emcee to win hardware at the prestigious South Africa Hip Hop Awards with his mixtape Price City helping him earn the “Best Freshman” award.

Nsikayesizwe David Jr Ngcobo, aka Nasty C, is a 21-year-old from Durban, South Africa. If you follow him on his Instagram and Snapchat, you’ll see that he doesn’t take himself too seriously.

But don’t go sleep on him because of that. You’ve got to pay attention to his witty wordplay and bars. Don’t let them go over your head.

Nasty doesn’t hold back and can definitely hold his own against most rappers. He is hugely popular in South Africa and throughout the continent. Nasty C is definitely an inspiration to the youth that follows him and he’s always taking note of that. 

In September 2016, C released his debut album Bad Hair as a free project because of some clearance issues. Then he released Bad Hair Extension a couple of months later.

“25” and “I Lie,” which featured other hot young South African artists, were my favorites. But “Hell Naw” was the biggest hit off the album. In addition to some of South Africa’s hottest artists, French Montana was also featured on the album. 

What’s interesting about Nasty C is that he collaborates with a lot of other young artists and rappers. His collaborations with Tellaman are some of his best.

Tellaman is a young singer-songwriter and producer also from Durban.

These two definitely don’t play around in the studio. There’s a new joint from Tellaman which features Nasty C and another South African rapper, Da Les. Nasty C recently dropped a new track “Dance” and of course, it features Tellaman. 

Since 2016, Nasty C has been creating a lot of heat in the growing South African hip-hop scene and one thing is clear — he’s going to be a problem.

That boy doesn’t plan on being slept on this year. In 2016, he was featured on Davido’s “Coolest Kid in Africa”, which became a massive hit.

He was nominated last year for a BET Award alongside some of Africa’s best for Best International Act in Africa.

He was the next South African rapper to appear on Sway In The Morning after three of South African biggest rap stars: AKA, Cassper Nyovest, and Kwesta. He definitely didn’t hold back in his freestyle.

He was then featured on Major Lazer’s Know No Better EP with the track “Particula,” with an All-Star cast of African artists DJ Maphorisa, Ice Prince, Patoranking, and Jidenna.

He’s recently went on his “Ivyson Tour” around Africa. Peep some of his hottest features below.

Emtee – Winning (ft. Nasty C)

Davido – Coolest Kid in Africa (ft. Nasty C)

Major Lazer & Dj Maphorisa – Particula (ft. Nasty C, Ice Prince, Patoranking & Jidenna)