Even though South African rapper, Cassper Nyovest, experienced a productive 2019, he wants 2020 to be better. His wish for the new year is for the music industry to have the spirit of unity and teamwork.
His aim is for South African musicians to put their egos away and work as a team. He believes that if rappers work as one, it will get “fans excited again” and fans will listen to more hip hop, which he believes to have lost popularity following the rise of amapiano in 2019.
He had engaged in some banters with his fellow musicians, but it seems Cassper is willing to put an end to it.
Cassper said on Twitter:
I pray and wish every collabo we do this year connects with the people. We need more teamwork and less egos. Get the fans excited again.
Last week, the rapper had to defend his verse on the famous track, ‘Phoyisa’’, which addressed gender-based violence. Cassper Nyovest’s verse spoke against rape and abuse.
However, some fans have criticised him for sounding vulgar as they could not listen to the verse when they are amidst their family members and children.
After ‘Phoyisa’ made it to the trends list, Cassper remarked that the song was indeed vulgar and would need to be edited. He also stressed the fact it was not meant to be listened to in the presence of the family.
Cassper Nyovest had asked a fan on Twitter:
I get that my part is vulgar, even though the content is about being against rape, but were you planning to play the song with your family with the song going vula ftsek heyi?
Some of his fans were thrilled to see Cassper speak against gender-based violence.