[Music] Nasty C ft ASAP Ferg – King
Nasty C, fondly known as the Coolest Kid in Africa releases two new singles: ‘King’ and ‘Jungle’ ahead of his highly
anticipated second album, Strings and Bling.
Produced by American beatsmith, Cody Rhones , ‘ Jungle ‘ is a trap-happy song and a meditation on Nasty C’s experience of the
concrete jungle that is Johannesburg.
“The jungle is our community where anything and everything happens,” said Nasty C. “It’s where people live recklessly. There
are no rules because you can do whatever you want. The jungle is also Jo’burg. A lot more stuff happens there than what
happened when I used to be in Durban. Those two meanings are intertwined.”
While ‘Jungle’ sees a more aggressive Nasty C re-enter the music scene, it’s the “fake-woke” who are skating on thin ice on
‘King.’ The song, produced by South Africa’s Tweezy, is a tongue-in-cheek look at misguided youth who refer to themselves as
King features American rapper, A$AP Ferg, who recorded his verse during a visit to South Africa. “It’s not like I’m calling myself
king,” explained Nasty C. “It’s about these kids who talk too much and I’m mocking the term ‘king’ because of how those guys
call each other that.” On ‘King,’ Nasty C raps about visiting places like Kenya, Nigeria and Ghana and waxes lyrical about
feeding women jollof rice. Travelling has given the 21-year-old a wealth of experience to pour into his new music and he is
thrilled to share it all in Strings And Bling.
Strings And Bling is Nasty C’s first release through Universal Music Group Africa and the team in Nigeria shared their
excitement about the opportunities for this talented artist within the market.
The General Manager, Universal Music Group Nigeria, Mr. Ezegozie Eze, said: “Nasty C is one of Africa’s finest musical exports
and his latest album is a testament to the skill, craft and passion that he brings to his game every single time. Each song on the
album tells a story and connects with listeners in different ways, and we are thrilled to bring this excellent body of work to the
Born Nsikayesizwe David Junior Ngcobo, Nasty C signed wita Universal Music Group Africa in 2018 and has made a name for
himself as the voice of his generation. Following a chart-topping single, ‘Juice Back’, which spawned an international remix
featuring Davido and Cassper Nyovest, the 21-year-old SAMA and SAHHA-winning rapper released his stellar debut album, ‘Bad
Hair’, as well as its deluxe re-release, ‘Bad Hair Extensions’, in 2016. Nasty C is also renowned for the hit single ‘Said’ with
Nigerian singer Runtown, and for featuring on the Major Lazer dance hit ‘Particula’.