Award-winning rapper Nasty C is making the transition from hitmaker to filmmaker with a short film based on his music and dedicated to his late mother.
Nasty C said that he had always held ambitions to be a filmmaker and decided to try his hand at the craft when he was reflecting on some of the music from his album Bad Hair Extensions.
“My music has always been more than just the sound. It paints a picture and tells a story and so I wanted to share my vision of my music with fans and let them see it the way I do,” Nasty C said.
The film is set to three singles off his latest album, namely: Don’t Do It, Good Girls and Snapchat Hoes, and Phases.
“Each one of these songs has a special meaning to me. Don’t Do It was written when I first came to Joburg from Durban. It’s about how the club life and big city can almost swallow you. Good Girls and Snapchat Hoes is my observations of a few girls who were always on my Snapchat showing off a life that I knew wasn’t real. While Phases is about the frustrations of a relationship I was once in.
“I’ve tried to weave those three themes together, using a few filler scenes to move the film ahead,” Nasty C explained.
Nasty C’s mother died when the rapper was only 11-months-old. He said that his mother’s role in his story would not be shown in the film but that the entire project was dedicated to her.
“I am so incredibly confident in the film being a success that I wanted it to be in her name, to honour her. I feel so good about it that I don’t want to give it just any title or treat it like any little thing I do. She is in everything I do,” Nasty C added.
Nasty admitted that he hopes to branch into acting in the future and would give fans a glimpse of his acting in the film.
The preview will take place on Thursday, 9 March 2017 at 8pm at Ster-Kinekor cinemas at Rosebank in Johannesburg, Gateway in Durban and Cavendish in Cape Town.
Seats to the screenings will be given free to those who show up at the cinemas with their copy of Nasty C’s Bad Hair Extensions album.