I came across this song, Mama I made it, by South African rapper, Cassper Nyovest and I totally loved it. This single, from his second album, Refileo, expresses the African culture of gratitude; here, of attributing a child’s successes to the person who influenced him the most, his mother. In a society where children can’t wait to get off their parents’ roof to pursue success, Cassper ‘makes it’and deems it fit to thank his mother who was a major influence in his success. The rap has lyrical depth and also a depth of feeling as Cassper rolls those lines off his tongue to the rhythmic beat of the song. The video is also simply packaged without the distracting drama of half-clad ladies swinging to the beat. It focuses on expressing the meaning of the song rather than deviating attention to other distractions.
About the Rapper:
Born 16th December, 1990, in Mafikeng, Cassper Nyovest, is a rapper from South Africa who also doubles as a record producer. Tsholofelo, his debut album which was released on 18 July 2014 was number 1 on the iTunes South African albums chart for 2 consecutive months and the second album, Refiloe, garnered a lot of activity on social media. Cassper’s music has received recognition and as such he has been nominated for and has received several awards – the most recent being ‘Song of the Year’ for Metro FM 2015 Awards for his song “Doc Shebeleza”and ‘Best Hip Hop Album’and ‘Best Male Album’ for Tsholofelo. He is currently signed to his own independent label and media company, Family Tree.
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