Nsikayesizwe David Junior Ngcobo popularly known by his stage name Nasty C, is a South African rapper, songwriter, and record producer. The rapper is known for his talent and for achieving a lot at a very young age. Nasty C is a young man who despite all odds rises above expectations and is a worthy mentor to all young South African youths.
Nasty C Biography
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Nsikayesizwe David Junior Ngcobo was born on the 11th of February 1997 in Diepkloof, a town in Soweto, Johannesburg. The rapper lost his mother when he was just 11 months to a fatal car crash, the accident prompted his father, David Maviyo Ngcobo to relocate to Durban, Kwa-Zulu Natal with his two sons, David Jr. and Siyabonga Ngcobo. His father worked as a human resources manager. The rapper’s older brother influenced him to rap and he also learned the basics of music production from him at the young age of nine.
Ngcobo studied at Strelitzia Secondary School in Lotus Park, Durban where he finished his 12th grade.
Nasty C Career
He started his music career at a young age and when he was fourteen years old he released his debut mixtape One Kid a Thousand Coffins on the 14th of May 2012. Ngcobo later released his debut EP L.A.M.E (Levitating Above My Enemies) on the 4th of April 2014. About a year later on the 10th of February, he released another mixtape “Price City” which produced the successful single “Juice Back” which raised his fame. “Juice Back” later spawned a Gemini Major-produced remix that featured singer Davido and rapper Cassper Nyovest on the 20th of November 2015.
On 20 August 2018, he founded his record label, Tall Racks Records. His long-term associate Rowlene was the first artist he signed into his label. Rapper Nasty C started the Ivyson Tour on 6 October 2018, at the Melrose Arch in Johannesburg.
On 20 May 2020, Nasty C made his appearance in his first movie, a cameo role in the popular Netflix African original young adult series Blood & Water, playing the role of Zhero. In the same month, he signed with Universal Music Group flagship Def Jam Africa. A month later he collaborated with American rapper T.I. for the protest song “They Don’t”, the proceeds from the song were sent to non-profit organizations Until Freedom and Solidarity Fund, with lyrics referencing the murder of George Floyd.
Nasty C Songs and Albums
Listed below are the studio albums, mixtapes, and extended plays the rapper has released;
Bad Hair (2016)
Strings And Bling (2018)
Zulu Man with Some Power (2020)
One Kid a Thousand Coffins (2013)
Price City (2015)
C L.A.M.E (2014)
Lost Files (2020)
The rapper recently featured in a couple of movies
Blood & Water and Zulu Man In Japan both in 2020.
Nasty C Awards
He won his first award at the 2015 South African Hip Hop Awards for the best Best Freshman, he was also the youngest award recipient in that year.
He was again nominated at the 2016 South African Hip Hop Awards in the category of Lyricist Of The Year.
In 2017, at the 16th Metro FM Music Awards, he won four awards in the following categories; Best New Artist, Best Male Album, Best Hip Hop Album, and Song of the Year.
He was nominated at the 2017 BET Awards for Best International Act: Africa
During the 2021 SAMAs 27, he won the Best Hip Hop Album for his album Zulu Man with Some Power.
Also in 2021, he was nominated for the MTV Africa Music Awards 2021 in the category of Best Hip hop artist but the result is still pending as of when this article is being written.
Nasty C Net Worth
The South African rapper according to Forbes is currently worth 3.5 million dollars.