Born Nsikayesizwe David Jr Ngcobo and popular known by his stage name Nasty C, is a South African rapper, songwriter and record producer. He is a talented rapper was born on 11th february 1997 in Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. He became famous after the release of his hit single “Way It Go” by DJ Switch featuring Tumi and Youngsta followed by other singles like “Juice Back” where he called Davido and Cassper Nyovest to the table on the song remix.
Nsikayesizwe David Jr Ngcobo better known by his stage name Nasty C is a young South African rapper born and raised in Durban by his father highhandedly. The eccentric rapper lost his beloved mother to a car accident when he was only 11 months old. He got our attention with the released of his chat-topping single titled “Way It Go” by DJ Switch featuring Tumi and Youngsta. Nasty C is the most talented young rapper in Africa not just South Africa alone and he as the youngest recipient for an award at the 2015 South African Hip Hop Awards, namely the Best Freshman Award.
Nasty C officially started spitting rap in the booth at the age of 9 years having been influenced by his older brother who was a producer at the time. After launching into music career for some years, he finally mastered the process of music production and began adding his vocals on the beats he was making. Few years later, he was signed to Free World Music- a Durban based artist management company. Perhaps, you might be wondering how his stage name Nasty C came about, in case you have ever pondered on that before the name was given to him by the first producer he ever worked with as it wasn’t his own idea that created the stage name.
Following his professional career , he released his first mix-tape One Kid a Thousand Coffins on 24 May 2013. On 4th April 2014 he released his sophomore project titled C L.A.M.E (Extended Play Version) – EP. Looking carefully into the rap game in Africa today, Nasty C is one of the biggest meat in African Entertainment scene and currently enjoying the best moment of his career. There are several rappers in Africa today, some of them are excelling as a result of fluke but this South African rapper is winning because his talent don’t lie. He has collaborated with some Nigerian musicians including Davido Adeleke on “Coolest Kid In Africa” and host of other singers.
Early Life And Career
Nsikayesizwe David Jr Ngcobo aka Nasty C originates from Durban in the Kwazulu-Natal Province. His rap career kicked off at the age of 9 having been influenced by his older brother who was a producer at the time. Few years into his music career he started music production by himself and began adding his vocals on the beats he was making, later signing to Durban-based artist management company, Free World Music.
Nasty C also looks up to local rappers such as AKA, Khuli Chana and Reason, who he says still inspire him because of their work ethic. His dream of meeting one of his major influences became a reality when he met AKA, and opened for him during the nationwide album launch for AKA’s debut studio album Altar Ego. Nasty C highlights that performing alongside AKA at a Durban festival was one of the best experiences of his life.
Music Career And Recognition
On 24 May 2013 precisely, the South Africa rapper released his first mixtape One Kid a Thousand Coffins. After that successful mixtape, his sophomore project titled C L.A.M.E (Extended Play Version) – EP was also released on 4 April 2014. L.A.M.E. is an acronym for “Levitating Above My Enemies”. On 10 February 2015 he would go on to release his highly successful mixtape, titled Price City. Off the tape was his major single “Juice Back” which later spawned a remix featuring Davido and Cassper Nyovest, produced by Gemini Major. On 9 January 2016, he was featured on a collaborative single “Jump” by Anatii and Cassper Nyovest’s . The official music video for the remix to the single “Juice Back” was released on 17 January 2016.
Bad Hair Album
The first single of his album “Bad Hair” was released in early 2016 which was titled “Hell Naw” before the album was later released. The first single occupied the number four spot on the music charts in South Africa and earned him more popularity. After getting signed to “Mabala Noise Entertainment” he finally dropped his highly anticipation album “Bad Hair” for free on Audiomack. He later explained that was due to a sample he couldn’t clear from one song in time before the release. In December 2016 he released an extended version of Bad Hair, titled Bad Hair Extensions with the smash single “Allow” featuring the American rapper, French Montana.
Nasty C stole our music – rap crew
But unknown music outfit Fresh Gods from Heidelberg, south of Joburg, claimed the song. They even said they could prove it was initially titled Juice Packed.
The group, made up of Itumeleng “Kevin” Williams (19), Nhlanhla “Swaggy” Maseko (17), Oupa “Quinton Castro” Ramokgopa (22), Themba “Chase Hefner” Sekhoto (22), Romeo Williams (20), and Collin Skaka (16), said they started work on the song two years ago.
According to them
“Nasty C came to our studio in 2013 and asked to be featured on the song Juice Packed. The original chorus of the song was ‘I ain’t got my mother f****n juice packed’ as a reference to being a school kid and not having your juice packed in your backpack or lunch box,” said Romeo.
“As we were a crew of six, Nasty C complained that he couldn’t write any lyrics because the studio was crowded. After a while, he asked us to send him the beat and the chorus concept, written by Chase.”
But when Ngcobo was asked if he needed an extended verse on the song, he allegedly came up with a different tune.
“He asked for music files from the studio computer so he could copy them onto his own studio computer to open up the Juice Packed song,” said Romeo.
“This was so he could write lyrics at home.”
When asked for comment on the allegations, Ngcobo said: “You’re in the papers, I’m in the studio. What the f***! I need no media.”
He then hung up and did not take further calls.
The rapper then later confronted Romeo about Sunday World’s enquiry through WhatsApp.
“Wataf0c bro I told you we are gonna settle this, you don’t need to go to the media. You are going to ruin my image, please don’t do this man. If Cassper finds out the remix ain’t gonna go global,” read Ngcobo’s message to Romeo.
But Romeo said his crew was angry that their “craft and hustle has been released by a traitor”.
“He stole our song and became one of Mzansi’s talented young rappers with our creativity,” said Romeo.
“We want the fans to know how fake this rapper is.”
Romeo said they would approach the Southern African Music Rights Organisation with a complaint because the beat Ngcobo allegedly stole was registered with the organisation.
Nasty C Age – Nasty C Date of Birth
He was born on 11th february 1997. Therefore he is currently 20 years old.
Nasty C Girlfriend
He is rumored to be in a serious relationship with Ntombizodwa Beatrice Sibanyoni . According to close source, she has been his girlfriend since Grade 9 at Nuz Junior High in the township of Umlazi, Durban.
Nasty C Net Worth
His Net Worth is estimated to be about $250 thousand US dollars.
- Released: 25 May 2013
- Label: Venomous Production
- Formats: Digital download
- Released: 10 February 2015
- Label: Free World Music
- Formats: Digital download
- Released: 4 April 2014
- Label: Outy Records
- Formats: Digital download
List of singles as lead artist, with selected chart positions and certifications
- “Juice Back”
- “Juice Back (remix)” (featuring Davido & Cassper Nyovest)
- “Bamm Bamm”
- “Around Here”
- “Around Here” (Remix)
- “Hell Naw”
- Don’t Do It
- “Download Me” (with Aewon Wolf)
List of singles as featured artist
- “Way It Go” (featuring. Tumi, Youngsta CPT & Nasty C) by DJ Switch
- “Jump” (featuring. Nasty C) collaborated with Anatii & Cassper Nyovest
- “The Other Side” (featuring. Nasty C) by Chad
- “Tell ‘Em Say” (featuring. Cassper Nyovest, Gemini Major & Nasty C) by Tshego
- “Ubusha Bethu” (featuring. Dreamteam, Nasty C & Mgarimbe) by DJ Wobbly
- “Day Off” (featuring. Nasty C) by DJ Wobbly
- “Day Off” (featuring. Nasty C) by Stilo Magolide
- “Bang Out” (featuring. K.O Nasty C & AKA) by DJ Vigilante
- “Noma Kanjan” (featuring. Nasty C) by Tellaman
- “Like a Bad Girl” (featuring. Nasty C) by Pappy Thrill
List of non-single guest appearances
- “I Want It All” (DJ Speedsta featuring Nasty C and Shane Eagle) The Guy: Episode 1 – Season 23
- (Emtee featuring Nasty C) Avery
Awards And Nominations
- Won Best Freshman at South African Hip Hop Awards 2015
- Was nominated for Lyricist Of The Year by South African Hip Hop Awards 2016
- Won Best New Artist, Best Male Album, Best Hip Hop Album and Song of the Year at 16th Metro FM Music
- Was nominated for Best International Act: Africa at BET Awards 2017