2020 was a particularly tough year, with many entertainers unable to perform at concerts or get into recording studios, but Nasty C managed to accumulate some wins and make the most of the difficult times.
Nasty C managed to garner some wins despite going through a year that was filled with challenges and difficulties.
Despite the global Covid-19 crisis, the talented artist added a Netflix documentary to his name, made headlines with potential collabs, got compared to a legend and bagged a place on one of Spotify’s top ten lists.
Briefly.co.za took a look at Nasty’s top moments from the year 2020.
Planned a collab with Big Sean
In a Twitter exchange that had music fans excited, Nasty C and Big Sean confirmed that they had been working on a collaborative single together.
Nasty C’s album Zulu Man With Some Power was released in 2020 and was a successful drop with fans getting it to be the biggest album of August. Big Sean and Nasty C had both released music but had not featured on each other’s albums.
Fans of Big Sean wrote that they were disappointed that he hadn’t appeared on Nasty C’s latest album after Big Sean had dropped his project, Detroit 2, in September.
The two then began chatting publicly on social media and had fans buzzing about a collaboration between the artists and what the potential track would sound like.
That’s my dawg! We need to finish something 💪🏾 https://t.co/rtx120tvi5
— Sean Don (@BigSean) September 5, 2020
💯 🤝 !!.. … that D2 is something special big homie https://t.co/OMSWuhS08U
— #ZMWSP (@Nasty_CSA) September 6, 2020
Got compared to Pro Kid
Nasty had AKA take to social media to compare him to the late Mzansi rap legend ProKid.
Supa Mega decided to take to Twitter in November and shared his opinion that the There They Go hitmaker is on the same level as the Sekele hitmaker.
AKA got to rub shoulders with Pro when he was still alive as Mega was already on the come-up during Pro’s prime. The Fela in Versace hitmaker had also previously shared the same studio with Nasty C.
AKA knowing both artists gave his opinion weight and fans thought that him knowing both the artists on a musical and personal level was a great indication of Nasty’s talent.
If you think about it … isn’t Nasty C the 2020 Pro Kid?
— AKA (@akaworldwide) November 19, 2020
Released a Netflix documentary
Nasty C’s docuseries made its debut and took over Netflix. Fans absolutely loved being able to watch their fave and got the documentary to trend online.
Zulu Man In Japan dropped in September 2020 and was just another thing that Nasty managed to turn into a success.
The documentary followed Nasty C living his best life and performing in Japan. The project landed well with viewers as it was evident that the young Mzansi rapper had done the most to build his career.
The 48-minute visual experience was stunningly shot and gave fans insight into Nasty’s life and also some escapism from SA Lockdown. The documentary showed some of the most memorable moments, such as Nasty C’s time working with Japanese artists such as JP The Wavey, Ricky and Yoshi and others.
— #ZMWSP (@Nasty_CSA) September 25, 2020
Got named one of Spotify’s most-streamed SA artists
Spotify posted its yearly wrap and, as usual, provided statistics from its streaming service that showed what fans loved and had been listening to throughout the tough year of 2020.
Nasty C dropped his album, Zulu Man With Some Power and music fans clearly could not stop listening as it managed to catapult Nasty onto Spotify’s top ten most-streamed list.
The body of work by the rapper included songs like as Bookoo Bucks, There They Go and Palm Trees. The rapper also dropped a surprise mixtape titled Zulu with DJ Whoo Kid, who is a US DJ.
Nasty continuously made Mzansi proud and deserved all the success he achieved in 2020.