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Hip-hop artist Nasty C from South Africa explains why he believes Afrobeats and Amapiano are superior to hip-hop.

Nasty C has shared his thoughts on the relative popularity of afrobeats and hip-hop compared to hip-hop. In his Twitch Ivyson Gaming Sessions, he stated,

“In my opinion, Afrobeat and Amapiano are superior to hip-hop. Alright, allow me to clarify. Not every Amapiano song is the same as every Afrobeats song. However, I’m speaking generally when I mention the stuff that goes viral.


Nasty gave Nigerians credit for producing excellent music videos for their hits.

“Live instrument, original melodies n**gas who can actually sing, that’s music dawg. Also if you look at the music video, these n**gas are creative as f*ck and let’s not lie to each other Nigeria has been leading when it comes to music videos for a very long time,”

He continued, “If you look at hip hop, we sample a lot, so that means we don’t have a lot of new original melodies, we’re taking melodies from Jazz, slow jam, Jamaican music, music from here, music from there, Indian music. We’re taking it, we’re flipping it, we’re morphing it,”

He still reiterated his place in Hip Hop, “I’m not hating on it, I’m not being ungrateful to hip hop, I love these beats, I love hip hop, I am hip hop to the core, I’m hip hop till I die. But the truth is the truth, Afrobeats and Amapiano are better than Hip hop.”

“Music-wise, these songs, are songs, hip hop we’re here playing this weird game where it’s like everyone is fake rich, everyone is fake balling and fake player, everyone is fake gangster. All these hip-hop songs are in disgrace, let’s just be honest,”

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