His debut album “Tsholofelo” might have come six years after M.I’s ground breaker. But Cassper Nyovest is no small boy in the game. He’s got thart-topping albums, singles, high profile collaborations, sold out concerts and award nominations. And the “Tito Mboweni” rapper is the hottest in Africa.
On Tuesday evening, Cassper took to his Twitter to serve some real career advice to emerging artiste out there.
As an artist you must never be scared of losing fans,money,popularity,friends or anything gained along the way while making art from your eye because then you’re not living your full truth. If you changed to be loved then you love to be changed. Do you my nigg!! It’s your pen!
— R.M Phoolo (@CassperNyovest) March 13, 2018
Sooo many rappers and artist’s downfall is fear. Some of them try new things when it’s far too late then it looks weird cause we already put you in a box. Rather set the tone by trying things from the beginning of your career. #JustAlilAdvice
— R.M Phoolo (@CassperNyovest) March 14, 2018
“If you changed to be loved then you love to be changed. Do you my nigg!! It’s your pen!”
And doesn’t this make sense? In an Africa where artists who started off initially as rappers, are now looking for greener pastures in other more-commercial genres, claiming they’re doing what the fans
want. Don’t do that, nigg. Cassper wants you to do you. Even if it means losing money, fame or fans. Do you!
In related news, Cassper Nyovest’s latest song with Afrobeats star, Davido recently hit 700K Views on Youtube. And also, Ycee is working in the studio alongside the SA rapper. New music. Skrrr.
About the author
Tylz Ceazar Yo is a young rap artiste and an outspoken music industry commentator. He writes in a very controversial manner and is known to “never let the sleeping dogs lie”. In October 2017, he was inducted into HipHopHead as a contributor.
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