Some exciting times lie ahead for South African hip-hop. More so as there seems to have been a complete shift of power in the last couple of years. This is why there could not have been a better time for Nasty C and A-Reece to put egos aside and work together, allow me to elaborate.
Nasty C recently announced A-Reece will be a part of his Ivyson Tour in SA. The rapper has done incredibly well for himself in 2018, with his work not only solidifying his place as a South African great, but also putting him on some of the biggest global platforms. If we got into Nasty’s achievements this year, we could go on all day but I think we’ve all been up to date (more or less) because his moves have been speaking volumes about his progress. There is a feeling that Nasty is on the verge of blowing up internationally and being recognized as one of the greatest hip hop artists globally.
A-Reece has managed to come back powerfully from his split with Ambitiouz Entertainment. His independent work has seen him grow astronomically over the last 18 months or so, and it’s no doubt that he’s in the discussion when the “best rapper in South Africa” topic comes up. With his American-like style but strong Pretoria influence, it’s only a matter of time before listeners in the states come across the youngster and fall in love with his music.
Should the rappers allow their paths to cross, I strongly believe they will have a major impact globally. For years the game in South Africa has been dominated by two artists who have had beef for as long as we can remember. Nasty C and A-Reece linking up will be something new for SA, making it easier for the whole nation to get behind them and not “choose sides”. Having the whole country behind them would definitely go a long way in helping the two youngsters become global icons. So we certainly are excited over the news of a collaboration.