Nasty C is making big international moves. Earlier this year, the South African rapper signed a venture deal with the prestigious hip-hop label, Def Jam, ahead of his recently released, brilliant third studio album, ‘Zulu Man With Some Power’. The deal clearly aligns with Nasty C’s global aspiration, as he’s gone on to release the ‘Zulu’ mixtape hosted by DJ Whoo Kid, appeared on American late night TV, while ‘ZMWSP’ contains cross-Atlantic features from Ari Lennox, Lil Keed and Lil Gotit.
All of these moves indicate that Nasty C is serious about his role as the foremost ambassador of rap music coming out, and he isn’t just focused on North America. Last year, he spent some time in Japan, during which he soaked in parts of the local culture, collaborated with several of the hottest artists out there, and got to experience the East Asian country’s vibrant creative arts and rap scene. To immortalise the trip, the rapper has shared the documentary, “Zulu Man in Japan”, a 48-minute visual experience of Nasty C’s journey and artistic exploration of Japanese culture.
Officially announced with an official trailer last week, “Zulu Man in Japan” was created in partnership with Red Bull Africa and is now available for on-demand viewing on Netflix. Going by its trailer, the documentary sees the rapper living carefree, exploring the country at night time, indulging in local fashion and high art, recording music, attending high octane concerts and much more, sharing all these insightful experiences with a cohort that includes Nigerian-American designer Ugo Mozie and manager Colin Gayle.
“I’ve always had this feeling that I was meant to visit Japan”, Nasty C says of the seemingly eye-opening and thoroughly entertaining trip. “I could never really explain it. Perhaps it’s because I’m not just a rapper, I’m an artist and I feel like Japan is the hub of art. Shout out to Red Bull for giving me the opportunity to expand my knowledge and creativity as far as art, fashion and music go”.
“Zulu Man in Japan” is available to stream on Neflix. You can watch the trailer here.
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