Nasty C is a talented South African artiste whose real name is Nsikayesizwe David Junior Ngcobo. He was born in Diepkloof, a borough of Soweto, Johannesburg, on February 11, 1997. He moved to Durban, Kwa-Zulu Natal, when his mother died in an accident. Also, he has an elder brother, Siyabonga Ngcobo, who influenced him to rap by teaching him the foundations of music production when he was nine years old. Ngcobo completed his secondary education at Strelitzia Secondary School in Lotus Park, Durban.
Diepkloof is a big part of the township of Soweto in South Africa’s Gauteng region. People brought up this town in 1959 to house refugees who were moving from Alexandra. Diepmeadow Township includes Diepkloof, and the Diepkloof Extensions were developed in the early 1980s during apartheid.
He went to Strelitzia Secondary School before moving on to Durban High School. He was shuffling his education and his music career at the time. Also, he admitted to MTV Base Africa during one of his interviews that managing education and music was difficult for him. However, he helped him flourish in music, but he got poor grades in Grade 12.
Nasty C rose to prominence after releasing the tune “Way It Go,” which he co-wrote with Tumi and Youngsta. His first mixtape, One Kid, a Thousand Coffins, came out on May 14, 2012, when he was 14 years old. His first EP came out on April 4, 2014.
Then, on February 10 of the next year, he released his second mixtape, Price City, which had the hit song “Juice Back.” This song helped him become famous. They sang another remix on November 20, 2015, with singer Davido and rapper Cassper Nyovest.
At the 2015 South African Hip Hop Awards, he was the youngest winner; he was the Best Newcomer. Strings & Bling came out three years later, in 2018, and it earned him the title of best African rapper of 2018.
His 2018 Achievements
Universal Music South Africa signed a deal with Ngcobo on February 16. He also signed a distribution deal with UMG South Africa. On June 1, he signed a distribution deal with Universal Music Group Nigeria.
This came before the pre-release of his singles “Jungle” and “King,” which featured American rapper A$AP Ferg, from his second album, strings, and Bling. Strings and Bling came out in both digital and physical form on July 6, 2018. TimesLIVE named it one of the best hip-hop albums in South Africa.
He started Tall Racks Records on August 20, 2018. Rowlene, who has worked with him for a long time, was the first to sign to the label. At Melrose Arch in Johannesburg on October 6, 2018, Ngcobo began the Ivyson Tour.
His 2019 to 2020 Achievements
Nasty C’s third concert tour, the Ivyson Tour, started on September 20, 2019, in Cape Town, South Africa. It was the first stop on the Ivyson Tour. Also, he released the first single from his new album, Zulu Man with Some Power, on September 27, 2019.
Nasty C signed a joint venture deal with Def Jam Records in March 2020. The track “There They Go” was his first song for the label.
Also, on May 20, 2020, Nasty C made his acting debut. He played Zhero in a cameo role in the six-part Netflix African original young adult show Blood and Water. Nazzy C signed with Universal Music Group’s “Def Jam Africa” in 2020.
Nasty C took to social media on August 6, 2020, to announce his long-awaited album Zulu Man. Lil Keed, Ari Lennox, Lil Gotit, T.I, Tellaman, and Rowlene were on this album. There were also foreign and South African artists on the list.