HE’S BUSY hard at work to fillUpFNB on December 2 2017!
But firstly, the challenge is brewing with the annual RedSquare DJ Knockout Challenge set for December 16, as Cassper Nyovest faces his nemesis AKA, who is part of a supa mega line-up at Dickinson Park in the Vaal region.
With a set-up of two stages, one for live band performance, the two are presented a platform to perhaps also set another new record straight on who is the master of live performance and entertainment between them?
Debate has been ongoing about who’s got more swag along with tighter beats, verses and or punch-lines between the two rappers, with A.K.A and Cassper tacitly and at times openly weighing-in on the question themselves.
Both Nyovest and A.K.A are very proud artists thanks to their great talent, well-supported music, ego, competitiveness and achievements.
Nyovest holds the bragging rights for being the first local hip hop, or solo artist in general to fill up the 20 000 capacity Ticketpro Dome.
On the other hand A.K.A once said on MTV base: “When it comes to Cassper, maybe I’ve become a bit of a victim of my own success, but at the same when it’s time to go head-to-head, I don’t back down. I don’t back down from a challenge. I don’t view it as a distraction. I view it as ‘it is what it is’.”
Commenting on the setup of the stage, RedSquare Marketing Manager Victor Selaelo says:” So, far the feed-back we have been getting from people who have already bought tickets and those intending to do so is they mostly rate Casper and A.K.A highly.
The anticipation is great that they will showcase their versatility, somehow prove who is the most dope live performer in them and has the best ability to improvise, pleasantly surprise or WoW a live audience.
That’s why we, for the first time, have ensured there’s provision for a complete live performance with a band.”
The two will certainly set the place ablaze, depending on which side of the fans you’re seated….
Apart from their beef, they will share the stage with South Africa’s top selling stars notably Amanda Black, Lady Zama, Sjava ka Jama, OkMaulkoolkat, Dj Shimza, 016 Banger Boys, Da Kruk, Dj Sabby, Lebza Da Villian and Ankletap, among others.
The knockout challenge-initiated in 2007- seeks to unearth another gem in a form of a DJ who will convince the judges what he/she made of.
Over twenty thousand entries have been clogged nationally -as expected -and only three will be recognized on the evening.
The winner pockets a whopping R120 000 in cash for first prize. Second place will be rewarded with R10 000 and third R5 000, respectively.
Tickets available from R150 to R180 at the gates. VIP goes for R600 available at Ticketpros, Jet, CNA and Edgars.