South African rapper and record producer Cassper Nyovest is one of the most successful artists in South Africa right now. With a string of hit albums under his belt, he shows no signs of slowing down. But how much do you really know about him?
In this blog post, we will take a look at 6 things that you may not have known about Cassper Nyovest.
He’s a Part-Time Boxer
Cassper Nyovest is no stranger to the boxing ring. In fact, he’s even fought in a couple of matches. He often posts videos and pictures of himself training in the gym.
He’s said in the past that boxing helps him to stay fit and keep his energy levels up. His official boxing record is 2 fights, with 1 win and 1 loss, which isn’t bad going for a busy recording artist!
He’s Friends with Schoolboy Q
Cassper Nyovest and Schoolboy Q are good friends. In fact, they have even collaborated on a track together.
In an interview, Cassper Nyovest revealed that he met Schoolboy Q when he was on tour in the United States. They immediately hit it off and have been tight-knit ever since.
He’s a Vegetarian
Vegetarianism isn’t something that you would usually associate with the rap industry, but Cassper has been one for over two years now.
He has spoken out about this previously, and he decided to become a vegetarian after watching the documentary ‘Earthlings‘.
He said that the film made him realize how cruel the meat industry is and he didn’t want to be a part of it anymore.
He’s Big on Family
Cassper Nyovest’s first two albums are titled ‘Tsholofelo’ and ‘Refiloe’, which are named after his sister and himself respectively.
His third album ‘Thuto’ is named after his other sister. He also has a song called ‘Mama I Made It’, which is dedicated to his mother and all the sacrifices that she made for him.
In fact, his record label, where he is still CEO is called ‘Family Tree Records’, which shows the importance he places on family.
He Started Rapping at 12 Years Old
Cassper Nyovest has been rapping since he was 12 years old. He would often battle other rappers, which helped to hone his skills. He even won a competition called ‘Rap Activity Jam’, which led to him being signed by a record label.
At 13 he started a group with his friends called ‘Childhood Gangsta’ and would spend all of his time coming up with new bars, leading him to make the decision to drop out of school before he was 16 to pursue his dreams.
He Has His Own Sneaker Company
Cassper Nyovest is the owner of his own sneaker company called Root of Fame which he launched in 2021. The line includes a range of different sneakers, all of which have been designed by Cassper himself.
So there you have it, these are just some of the things that you may not have known about Cassper Nyovest. As you can see, Cassper Nyovest is not only a rap artist but he’s also a talented fashion designer and has a wide range of unique interests.
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