South African hip-hop heavyweight, Nasty C has released two new singles titled “King” and “Jungle” ahead of his highly anticipated sophomore album “Strings and Bling.”
This is a follow up to his smash debut album “Bad Hair” and its deluxe version, ‘Bad Hair Extensions’, which hit the shelves in 2016.
“Jungle,” a trap-themed cut, was produced by American record producer, Cody Rhones. It resonates the rapper’s experience in Johannesburg, South Africa.
“The jungle is our community where anything and everything happens,” Nasty C said of the song.
“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,” he added.
“King”, featuring American rapper A$AP Ferg, was produced by South African producer, Tweezy, a song which swipes at misguided youths who refer to themselves as “Young Kings.”
“It’s not like I’m calling myself king,” he explained in the statement. “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.”
Real name Nsikayesizwe David Junior Ngcobo, the critically acclaimed lyricist talks about trips to Nigeria, Ghana and Kenya and waxes lyrical about feeding women with jollof rice.
He was signed to Universal Music Group Africa in 2018 and his soon to be released album would be his first under the imprint.
The 21-year-old broke into the Nigerian market after a pan-African collaboration with Davido titled “Coolest Kid in Africa.”
His fame in the Nigerian music space escalated when he teamed up with Nigerian singer, Runtown, to share their collaborative hit single ‘Said,’ and also for his opening verse on the Major Lazer’s dance hit ‘Particula’ featuring Jidenna, Ice Prince and Patoranking.