Two mainstays of the new hip-hop wave in South Africa, 21-year-old Blxckie, and 24-year-old Nasty C have joined forces to put out a new single that solidifies Durban on the map.
The track, Ye X 4, which gets its title from Blxckie’s signature ad-lib that we hear in all his songs, is the latest offering to hit our ears, leading up to his much-anticipated debut album B4 Now.
The pair spoke on Instagram Live ahead of their collaboration being released to talk about how they met, and how the song came about:
“Do you remember your most recent Ivyson tour in Durban?” Blxckie asked. “Yeah, and that group that pulled up to your rehearsal? I really was hoping for a handshake or something, but I saw you were in game mode. [But] after that I was like ‘nah, I’m gonna have to work towards it’. And it’s just crazy for us to be talking like this now.”
Nasty C responded, “Yeah. When the universe does its thing, nothing can stop it.”
Nasty’s response speaks volumes when you think about their careers so far, and the trajectory that lies ahead of them.