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Michael Hlope

Often, we look to downplay the abilities of our local musicians. When one looks at the local Hip-Hop scene, the first thing on people’s minds is ‘BEEF’.

AKA vs Cassper, Dr. Malinga vs Nast C, A-Reece vs HHP have made more headlines than some of their best music. When I think Cassper, the last thing on my mind is ‘Dust to Dust’. I enjoyed the ‘diss’ track because it’s part of the ‘game’, but it has never defirned who Cassper is as an artist. I think more of #FillUpTheDome, #FillUpOrlando, all his albums going Platinum, sealing deals with MTN, Ciroc, Castle Lite etc.

I have personally taken the time to listen to Cassper Nyovest’s latest offering, Thuto and it is genius. It is easily on the same level as our international artists such as Kendrick Lamar and J Cole. It is now up to us to support him together with other local stars. He is a genius when it comes to his marketing stunts (who can ever forget how he spelt STADUIM??), but we must give him credit where it is due!!!

Local is lekker and imagine how boring our music would be if we only listened to and supported international acts? But then again….I consider Cassper Nyovest and Black Coffee international acts in their own right!

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Often, we look to downplay the abilities of our local musicians. When one looks at the local Hip-Hop scene, the first thing on people’s minds is ‘BEEF’.

AKA vs Cassper, Dr. Malinga vs Nast C, A-Reece vs HHP have made more headlines than some of their best music. When I think Cassper, the last thing on my mind is ‘Dust to Dust’. I enjoyed the ‘diss’ track because it’s part of the ‘game’, but it has never defirned who Cassper is as an artist. I think more of #FillUpTheDome, #FillUpOrlando, all his albums going Platinum, sealing deals with MTN, Ciroc, Castle Lite etc.

I have personally taken the time to listen to Cassper Nyovest’s latest offering, Thuto and it is genius. It is easily on the same level as our international artists such as Kendrick Lamar and J Cole. It is now up to us to support him together with other local stars. He is a genius when it comes to his marketing stunts (who can ever forget how he spelt STADUIM??), but we must give him credit where it is due!!!

Local is lekker and imagine how boring our music would be if we only listened to and supported international acts? But then again….I consider Cassper Nyovest and Black Coffee international acts in their own right!

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