Johannesburg - Durban-born music star Yung Nasa has finally released his long-awaited single Down featuring Cape Town rapper Kash CPT. The duo bring something fresh and a distinct sound to what is out there.
Born Jamie Ollerhead, Yung Nasa’s story is an extraordinary one, of triumph, of perseverance and testament to reaching one’s destiny against all odds. In his teenage years, he suffered from a bad motocross race accident which led to various health complications that led to him leaving racing for a while.
Jamie finished high school in Utah, in the US. In his first year of college, he fell ill from past brain trauma caused by his motocross accident, that’s when he returned to South Africa. His return home introduced him to his now close friend and music making partner J Molley, whom he cites as an inspiration.
“Working with Kash on this single has been an incredible experience. I fell in love with his music, style and delivery from the first time I met him. I was sold and I knew from then that I wanted to work a lot more with him. My first music I did with the Never Broke team was with Kash, he brings a lot of great energy in the studio. The single is produced by Baker Got The Keys, another Cape Town talent in our team,” said Nasa.
He said South Africa was filled with so many talented people.
“Most of my stuff comes from the people around me. Whether you are on my team, my inspiration comes from everyone around me – my family, my friends.”
The title of his upcoming mixtape Box of Chocolates comes from the phrase in the famous movie Forrest Gump.
“With this tape, I was experimenting with a whole bunch of sounds and I hope there is a piece of chocolate for everyone in there.”
His music videos for the songs provide a visual story for the viewers.
“We see so many videos with cars, money and girls, I just wanted to do something a little bit more refreshing. Show what people can really look forward to about South Africa with various locations.”
Down by Yung Nasa featuring Kash CPT is available on all music streaming platforms.