Nasty C, the 21-year-old The Coolest Kid in Africa today released his highly anticipated sophomore effort, Strings And Bling.
The seventeen track project,features the production of American producers, Blu Magiq and Cxdy as well as Africa’s own Gemini Major, Tweezy, Gobbla, and up-and-coming trailblazer, Nani. Guest appearances include A$AP Ferg, Ivyson Entertainment recording artist Rowlene and Kaien Cruz.
Standout tracks on the album include Blisters, where Nasty C incorporates pockets of Zulu to compliment a compelling narrative that includes a conversation with God. On ‘SMA (Send Me Away),’ Rowlene, makes an appearance in an intense ditty about infidelity. Here, Nasty C reverses roles and lays bare the vulnerability of young love.
Speaking on the album title and the themes explored “Strings refers to the string instruments on the album but it also refers to the idea of a string of connections. There’s a connection to the first person I call when I get into trouble. A connection to the person I speak to when I’m low, the spirit – that’s my mother. There’s a connection to friends.”
“Bling is meant in the literal sense. But it also means to shine and be out there. It’s about being confident like how I say: ‘I was talking to God like I was talking to my bro/He said I gave you what you need to release your inner glow.’”