Cassper: 'I am still 100% independent'

07 May 2020 - 06:00
By Masego Seemela
Rapper Cassper Nyovest reveals he's not signed by any music record label.
Image: Instagram/Cassper Nyovest Rapper Cassper Nyovest reveals he's not signed by any music record label.

Amid the continuous debate over whether artists should own their craft, rapper Cassper Nyovest has revealed that he is still 100% independent and self-funded.

The rapper set the record straight after a follower thought his album Thuto was such a “masterpiece” because Cass was a free agent and not owned by any music record label.

Cassper responded by saying he owned and directed 100% of his craft, but wouldn't spill all the tea because his industry mates “would be mad” at him.  

“I'm still indi bro. In a joint venture partnership with UMD. Still own and direct 100%. Would break it down but half of the game would be mad. I am still signed understand myself and I still fund myself. Every cent Universal uses gets paid back by me, not by taking ownership of anything.”

Though many of his stans called on him to make a thread to teach other artists how they too can become a success in the music game, Cassper rubbished the idea saying “Twitter was not a place of teaching but for fun and games”. 

“I would love to but Twitter is not the place for teaching. Here it's all fun and games. They just wanna laugh and make fun of successful people. I was actually planning a music workshop before lockdown where I can filter the idiots and engage with people who wanna learn from me.”

Two months ago, Maphorisa got the block hot after he made an example about owning the masters to his music, alleging that Prince Kaybee, Lady Zamar and Mafikizolo didn't. 

Not one to take things lying down, Kaybee hit back at Maphorisa with a list of businesses that he owned and suggested that Maphorisa could've made his point without dropping any names.

However, after a weeklong twar with Lawd Porry, Kaybee revealed to TshisaLIVE that he held no grudge against Maphorisa.