Nasty C’s album is definitely one of the most anticipated hip-hop projects of 2018. Since his last body of work, “Bad Hair” which was released in 2016; he has been consistent, dropping hit singles and doing a a number of collaborations, both on the local and international level.
He’s managed to penetrate deep into huge markets like the Nigerian music industry with collabos. H’s no doubt one of the hottest rappers in Africa. This explains why M.I listed him as one of his favorites at the moment.
Meanwhile, he’s previously released a couple of critically acclaimed projects. They include 2013’s “One Kid a Thousand Coffins” 2014’s “CL.A.M EP”, 2015’s “Price City” and 2016’s “Bad Hair”. Basically he’s been active since 2013.
2017 was the only year where he didn’t drop a body of work. He however announced his new deal with Universal Music Group, and followed up with the announcement of a new album. And we’ve been waiting since then.
“Strings & Blings” captures so many aspects of Nasty’s knowledge and understanding of the craft. Say artistry? being the creative type, he rapped and also spiced the album up with some melody. At some point, he brings on that braggadocio. And later, he just drops it down a bit, to do something conscious, or let’s say personal.
On this album, he only featured three artists, including Rowlene, who had previously appeared on “SMA” a track from “Bad Har” and American rapper, A$AP Ferg, who featured on the pre-released “King”.
The album contains about 18 tracks, and even though some pop elements were exploited in the album, this passes as a hip hop album. The 21-year-old’s game doesn’t seem to be sleeping at all.
“Strings & Blings” is now available for sale and streaming on digital stores.
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Quasar Miami formerly known as Tylz, 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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