Nasty C (real name David Junior Ngcobo) is a rapper, producer and song writer from Durban (South Africa). He’s fast gaining waves of interest in his local music industry with his fresh sound which is setting him apart from his peers.
The eighteen year-old cool kid started rapping at the age of nine, having been influenced by his older brother who was a producer at the time. He eventually mastered the process of music production and began adding his vocals on the beats he was making, later signing to Durban based artist management company, Free World Music.
The stage name ‘Nasty C’ was given to him by the first producer he ever worked with, and from the beginning of his rap career he’s been influenced by hip hop greats such as American rappers T.I, Lil Wayne, Drake, Hopsin, Kendrick Lamar as well local rappers such as AKA, Khuli Chana and Reason, who he says still inspire him because of their work ethic.
In 2013, he got to meet and open for one of those role models, rapper AKA, at his ‘Alter-Ego’ nationwide album launch. Later that year he got to join AKA on stage during performance a performance at a Durban festival; an experience he highlights as one of the best in his entire career and life.
A single he was featured on titled ‘Keep Going’ by Junior Derocka has been featured on MTV Base’s ‘Big Base Beats’ and his latest project is titled ‘Price City’. It features the likes of Breeze, Blacksun, Erick Rush, J-Arrow, SMM, Dynasty and Tantrik – to mention a few. The mixtape has 21 tracks.
On His mixtape:
Price City” is a figurative ‘city’, where dreamers go to make their dreams come true by working hard, and it is common knowledge that success comes at a price of sacrificing a lot. It’s also a double entendre, as it can also refer to how most people have to pay their way to success, hence the phrase I use, “We in the city where everything got a price, survival of the best, you don’t cut it if you just kinda nice. Price City.”