A true master of international flow.” – GQ South Africa
“South Africa’s best bet for a mainstream crossover” – Billboard
“Known as the most-streamed South African artist on Apple Music for four years in a row, he is effecting the crossover to the global stage and helping change stereotypes about African music.” – Forbes Africa
ZULU MAN WITH SOME POWER
New York, NY – AUGUST 28, 2020 – Today, multi-platinum rapper, Nasty C, also known as the “coolest kid in Africa,” drops his long-awaited album, ZULU MAN WITH SOME POWER via Def Jam Recordings. The album follows the long-brewing buzz on Nasty C’s major mainstream crossover with fans around the globe anticipating its release. ZULU MAN WITH SOME POWER is available on all digital platforms now.
On the album, Nasty C shared;
“It’s an exciting time and I can’t wait to hear the feedback from my fans. I offered them something a little different with this album. I have some great features from artists that I respect. Check it out. I don’t think you will be disappointed.”
To celebrate the album release, the 23-year-old Durban native releases his new hit single, “BOOKOO BUCKS”. Recorded in Atlanta during Nasty C’s time in the city, the high energy track features Atlanta’s very own, Lil Keed and Lil Gotit bringing the rappers’ worlds together for a collaboration like no other. “BOOKOO BUCKS” was produced by ATL Jacob.
Solidified by Billboard as “South Africa’s best bet for a mainstream crossover,” Nasty C has delivered hit after hit ahead of the album’s release with singles, “There They Go”, “They Don’t” featuring T.I., “Eazy”, and the latest release, “Palm Trees” cementing his spot as Africa’s next big global sensation.
In July, Nasty C teamed up with the legendary DJ Whoo Kid to release his first-ever mixtape, a musical masterpiece titled, “ZULU”. In June, Nasty C and T.I. joined Late Night with Seth Meyers for a virtual performance of “They Don’t”.
See the tracklist for ZULU MAN WITH SOME POWER below:
- Steve Biko
- That’s Hard
- Overpriced Steak
- LaVida Loca
- Zone ft. Tellaman
- How Many Times
- All-In ft. T.I.
- Lose Some Win Some
- Sad Boys
- Black and White ft. Ari Lenox
- Deep Pockets ft. Rowlene
- Bookoo Bucks ft. Lil Keed and Lil Gotit
- Palm Trees
- Zulu Man
- There They Go
Bonus: They Don’t ft. T.I.
Zulu Man With Some Power follows Nasty C’s extremely popular second studio album, 2018’s Strings And Bling. With over 120 million streams, the multi-platinum-selling album featured such hit singles as ‘Jungle’, ‘King’, and ‘Legendary’. The album was praised as one of South Africa’s greatest hip-hop albums, and won two South African Music Awards and two All African Muzik Magazine Awards.
ABOUT NASTY C:
For nearly a decade, Nasty C (Nsikayesizwe David Junior Ngcobo) has had a singular focus: to push the boundaries of his own potential. He has been pursuing his hip-hop dreams since childhood when, legend has it, he began rapping and learning to lay down tracks at age nine under the tutelage of his older brother. At just fifteen years of age, Nasty released his debut mixtape, One Kid, A Thousand Coffins (2012). He shot to stardom in 2014, with his boundary-breaking second mixtape, Price City, and “Juice Back,” a continent-wide instant classic smash. The “Juice Back” remix featured Nigerian muso, Davido and South African rapper Cassper Nyovest. This early success won Nasty C the Best Freshman prize at the highly competitive South African Hip-Hop Awards.
Nasty C’s popularity detonated with his 2016 debut album Bad Hair, which hit #1 on the iTunes local chart and was the country’s most-streamed album within 24 hours of release. Its re-release, Bad Hair Extensions featured French Montana. The seminal album earned him Nasty C four Metro FM Music Awards, a South African Music Award and a BET Awards nomination. The momentum surged with Strings And Bling in 2018, named one of South Africa’s greatest hip-hop albums by such influential local outlets as TimesLive and IOL. Nasty C was the only South African nominated for a BET Hip-Hop Award in the Best International Flow category in 2019, and was also nominated for an MTV Europe Music Award that year. Strings and Bling won him two South African Music Awards and two AFRIMMAs (All African Muzik Magazine Awards).472