Refiloe MaelePhoolo AKA Cassper Nyovest has reeked havoc on the industry when he unleashed the beast of a single ‘Gusheshe which recently earned him multiple nominations at the SA Hip Hop Awards’. Now bear in mind that he still hasn’t dropped his album yet, but is so topical in every rap discussion.
Hailing from the Mahikeng village called Montshiwa, Cassper has always loved to perform from an early age so it was not surprise when he landed a record deal with Impact Sounds at age 17. Starting his own label two years later, the rest is history…
Having received his big break on HHP’s album Dumela on the track ‘WamtsebaMtho’, he fast gained notoriety in the game as the new Motswako heavyweight on the block. Having lit up stages from SA to the UK, he gets set to ‘f*ck sh*t up’ as he suggests at this years annual instalment of Maftown Heights.
What are you looking forward to the most about performing at Maftown Heights this year?
I wanna f*ck sh*t up!
What do you think is the relevance of indigenous language in giving African Hip Hop a unique, exportable identity?
I don’t know how to answer this question… I’m also caught in between the western influence and the urge to discover an African sound.
Why should people come see you at Maftown Heights this year? What can they expect?
Because my mom is gonna be there and I wouldn’t want her to see an empty show… She would be on some “You’re good nana marabathobakaekante” [laughs] Well man.. They should expect to see the rise of a living legend..[laughs]..Yo man.. Just come to the show, it’s gonna be dope!!