Cassper Nyovest Dives Deep Into the History of African Hip Hop, What it Means for a South African Artist to Make it in America + Freestyles Live!


It’s amazing to see how different music genre’s are carried out around the world, especially hip hop. Rising the ranks in South Africa has the highest paid hip hop artist, Cassper Nyovest joins Sway in the Morning to dive deep into the history of African hip hop.

Born in small city in South Africa, Nyovest dropped out of school at an early age to go to Johannesburg to pursue his dream of becoming a rapper. Meeting HHP who Nyovest describes as the South African Jay Z, Nyovest speaks on being mentored by the legend for two years early in his career.

With the ultimate goal being to make it in America he speaks on what it means for a South African artist to make it overseas. Making headlines back home by just being in New York he speaks on being one of the most loved artists in SA but also being the most hated due to his success. He parallels himself to Kanye West in many ways, including being so loved and hated at the same time.

Going forward he speaks on some of the biggest African artists right now including Wizkid who is featured on Drake’s single “One Dance.”

He continues on joking about loving American women and when Sway says he’s sitting in the same seat Amber Rose occupied last week he is taken back in awe.

Before leaving he steps up to the mic for a crazy freestyle, dropping his flow at one point he picks up right where he left off. Check out the full interview above and keep up with Cassper Nyovest on Twitter @CassperNyovest.


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