Jay-Z, J Cole Are My Only Competition In Rap: South African Nasty C

BY JO Mensah October 11, 2023 6:21 PM EDT
Nasty C on Jay-Z nd J Cole
Nasty C rates himself as highly as Jay-Z nd J Cole Photo source: Instagram/@nasty_csa

American rappers Jay-Z and J. Cole have been rated highly by South African rapper Nasty C. For him, the two are the only rappers across the world who are at his level when it comes to rap.

The Durban-born lyricist confidently claimed his ability to face off with any rap artiste in South Africa and across the African continent while also singling out the American heavyweight as peers on his level.

Nasty C, whose real name is Nsikayesizwe David Junior Ngcobo, is renowned for his impressive flow and impactful lyrics. He has gained immense success and respect within the hip-hop industry, not only in South Africa but also globally. However, he is not one to rest on his laurels and has set his sights on reaching even greater heights.

In a recent interview, Nasty C opened up about his perspective on competition in the rap scene. He made it clear that he was willing to go head-to-head with any rapper in South Africa and the larger African continent. He mentioned that his belief in his skills and abilities has propelled him to such confidence that he has no reservations about challenging anyone within these boundaries.

Nasty C added that what sets him apart from his peers is his determination to elevate South African and African hip-hop on a global scale.

Nasty C put himselfs in the league of Jay-Z and J Cole’s league

The rapper said he recognizes that his competition extends beyond national and continental borders as he has the ability to compete on that level. In this regard, he mentioned two esteemed American rappers, J. Cole and Jay-Z, as the artists he considers to be on par with him.

J. Cole and Jay-Z, both celebrated figures in the global hip-hop community, have had a significant impact on the industry and seem to have been a source of inspiration for Nasty C throughout his career. By identifying these artistes as his peers, Nasty C made clear his ambitions to compete at an international level, emphasizing his readiness to engage in the global rap arena. Nasty C went toe to toe with colleague rapper A- Reece at the Hip Hop Awards 2018 Cypher, where he gave the rapper a run for his money. 

In other news, Michael Jackson’s estate is set to benefit from this star power as one of his most famous memorabilia goes up for sale. The Thriller hitmaker’s jacket he wore for Pepsi’s iconic 1984 commercial is being auctioned.

Fans of the late megastar will have the privilege of bidding for the jacket he wore in the commercial to reimagine his hit song, Billie Jean.

The jacket is reported to form part of over original music items which are being auctioned by Propstore from November 10. Apart from the jacket itself, a photo of Jackson wearing the clothing item will also be auctioned.