Tshepiso Makhele
1 minute read
7 Mar 2016
1:37 pm

Is Cassper Nyovest crying for help?

Tshepiso Makhele

Cassper Nyovest's behaviour and lyrics seem to point towards an artist who is overwhelmed by his own fame.

Rapper Cassper Nyovest. File picture: Refilwe Modise

Similar to most artists, Cassper Nyovest came into the music scene as a humble Motswako musician from Mahikeng, with nothing but talent and mentor Jabulani Tsambo, known as Hip Hop Pantsula (HHP) to back him up.

Today when multitudes speak of him, they refer to him as the Maftown’s Prince and the new king of Motswako; the achiever no hip hop artist can dare outshine, but a careful listen to Cassper’s recent hit “Malome” will lead anyone with a sharp ear to hear that the artist might be trying to communicate a serious massage to his listeners and fellow Motswako musicians, and perhaps attempt to cry out for help.

In verse three, Nyovest speaks about what his success has cost him, rapping that “… my success turned the game into a cold heart. It got too personal, I can’t handle the energy. I can’t go out no more. I got too many enemies,” and touching a bit on his parents, explaining in the song that his fame has affected his relationship with his mom and dad. “Me and my dad never have one-on-ones anymore. Man, hago tshwan’ anymore. My mom is proud but she says she feel like she don’t have a son anymore. I don’t enjoy the sh#! I got anymore,” the lyrics continue to say.

While Nyovest’s fans appear to be aware of the dreadful change fame is giving their beloved artist and HHP taking to Twitter to condemn Nyovests’ behaviour, the Doc Shebeleza singer continues to create more enemies with his tweet that threw shots at Alpha and Omega (OGs) of the hip hop game, saying no one comes close to him as a musician; a tweet that rubbed HHP the wrong way.