Rapper Nasty C decided to not submit his music for consideration at this year’s SA Hip-Hop awards.
Mabala Noise spokesperson Sikhulile Nzuza said this on the matter “We meet with all our artists before we submit their music. We spoke with Nasty C to ask him which of the categories he would feel comfortable submitting in and he told us that he would not like to participate in the awards at all. He felt that he had a massive year last year but he was not recognised for his achievements by the awards and he does not want that again. It was a peak year for him and for him to not be recognised concerned him.”
SA Hip-Hop Awards organiser Rashid Kay said “It is concerning that he has chosen not to submit his music. We would love to have had him at the awards because he is exceptionally talented and feel he would have done well. We have no problems with him.”
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The awards were also boycotted by rapper K.O and CashTime in 2014. Their concerns were over a lack of transparency in the voting.
K.O has submitted his music though for the awards this year. So those concerns he had back then seem to have been addressed I suppose.
Don’t forget to let me know how you feel about Nasty C’s decision to not be considered in this year’s SA Hip-hop awards. Do you really need awards to validate your working in the music industry?