NASTY C Takes Europe With ‘I Love It Here’ Tour

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Nasty C has had an extremely dominant career spanning close to a decade. He has achieved so much and continues to do so whilst representing South Africa and Africa at large. He is the epitome of South African Hip-Hop and the Hip-Hop culture through his success and passion for music. His ability to explore and explore his range of versatility is incredible to witness. 

On 3 July 2024, Nasty C took to his X (formerly known as Twitter) account to announce that he will start off his ‘I Love It Here’ Tour in Europe and the United Kingdom (UK) in October, and will be touring the major cities in Europe and the UK. He further engaged with his audiences to let it be known that he would love to tour other countries in the world aside from those already set. 

Nsikayesizwe David Junior Ngcobo (professionally known as Nasty C) is a South African rapper and record producer from South Africa. He was born in Diepkloof, Soweto Johannesburg, but relocated to Durban with his father after the passing of his mother. He has two siblings and his older brother influenced his decision to become a rapper, after he learnt the basics of music production from him at the tender age of nine.

At age 14, he released his debut mixtape titled ‘One Kid, A Thousand Coffins’ in 2012. Two years later , he released his debut EP ‘L.A.M.E/Levitating Above My Enemies. In 2015, his sophomore mixtape titled ‘Price City’ was released which produced his hit single Juice Back which was his rise to fame. The single’s remix, ‘Juice Back (Remix), featured Nigerian singer Davido, South African rapper Cassper Nyovest and was produced by Malawian-South African producer Gemini Major

Following the success of ‘Juice Back’, Nasty C released the single ‘Hell Naw’ in 2016 as the lead single to his debut album , Bad Hair. The album reached ultimate success as it reached #1 on the iTunes local charts and became the most streamed album in South Africa within its first 24 hours. He further released a 15-minute short film directed by South African video director Kyle Lewis featuring the singles Don’t Do It , ‘Good Girls and Snapchat H*es and ‘Phases’. The film reached commercial status, featuring in several countries including the United Kingdom, United States and Germany which was rare and exceptional for an African music video at the time. 

Bad Hair’ featured collaborations from South African artists such as Cassper Nyovest, Rowlene, Tshego and Tellaman. The deluxe album, ‘Bad Hair Extensions was released, included four new songs and a feature from American rapper French Montana for the single ‘Allow. He received multiple awards that year in South Africa including “Best Freshman”, “Best Male Artist”, “Song of the Year” and “Best Hip Hop Album” and he earned an international nomination for the 2017 BET Awards for “Best International Act: Africa”. 

Nasty C further his career by signing a distribution deal with Universal Music Africa and Universal Music Group Nigeria in 2018. He released two singles titled ‘Jungle’ and ‘King’ featuring American rapper A$AP Ferg as the lead singles for his second album Strings and Bling’ released in July 2018. His sophomore album was named as one of South Africa’s best hip hop albums by TimesLIVE. Nasty C dabbled in other ventures and projects included the establishment of his own record label, his Ivyson Tour and ambassadorship deals with Axe South Africa. He continued to win more awards namely two AFRIMA Awards for “Best African Rapper/Lyricist” and “Best African Collaboration”. 

He released his third studio album, ‘A Zulu Man With Some Power’ in 2020 featuring his long-time collaborators Tellaman and Rowlene and international features including American rappers T.I, Lil Keed and singer Ari Lennox. He further on signed a joint venture agreement with American record label Def Jam Records and released the EP ‘Lost Files’ which included singles that did not make it onto his already released albums and projects. He won the Best Male Rap Act Award at the 2020 African Muzik Magazine Awards. In 2023, he released his fourth album ‘I Love It Here’ which debuted at number 1 and announced the dates for his joint  African Throne World Tour with Cassper Nyovest. His tour for ‘I Love It Here’ is set to begin in Europe with further venues and dates to be revealed.

Nasty C continues to grace the world with his talents and music. Internationally, he has learnt to embrace his audiences in various parts of the world and continues to navigate the industry and the world of music through the love for his fans. The ticket sales went live on 5 July and his Europe stops include Paris, London, Berlin, Amsterdam and Cologne. His tour will commence on 18 October 2024 until 25 October 2024, and tickets can be purchased from his official