Tune into MTV Base (DStv channel 322) on Friday, November 13 at 5 pm CAT to watch Behind The Story – Cassper Nyovest. Sizwe Dhlomo sits down with the most talked-about man in South African hip hop, Cassper Nyovest, who shares his struggles and triumphs with the veteran MTV Base DJ.
Born Refiloe Maele Phoolo, Cassper Nyovest is a multiple -winning hip hop artist from Mafikeng, and the man behind monster hit tracks Doc Shebeleza and Gusheshe – not to mention the controversial Dust To Dust, the diss track aimed squarely at rival AKA.
Known for his sharp business and marketing acumen and fierce independence, Cassper is increasingly attracting international acclaim. His two platinum selling albums, Tsholofelo and Refiloe, include collaborations with International heavyweights, Talib Kweli, DJ Drama and The Game.
Opening up to Sizwe, Cassper speaks openly about his relationship with his mother, dropping out of school, his biggest hit Doc Shebeleza, his meeting with Jabba, dating high profile girls, and feeling betrayed by the game.
He also opens up about his tainted relationship with his homeboy Khuli Chana who is good friends with his rival, AKA. He also shares previously unspoken about details surrounding the experience of putting together a 20,000-seater, sold-out show at The Dome and his ambitious new goal – to fill up the Orlando Stadium. Cassper closes off the interview with his thoughts on the MTV Base Hottest MCs 2015.
No stranger to awards ceremonies, 2015 has seen Cassper winning the coveted Best Hip Hop award at MAMA 2015, while taking home five trophies at the Metro FM awards including Best Hip Hop Album.
Earlier this year, the star was in the running for the wildcard nomination for Best Africa Act at the MTV EMAs, and also received a nomination for Best International Act: Africa at the BET Awards 2015.