Nyovest nyovest nyovest! There's no secret right now that Cassper is one of Mzansi’s most popular artists having made an impact this year with smash hits such as Gusheshe and Doc Shebeleza. Cassper also recently released another new single which is sure to be a hit Phumakim' . The new single reached an impressive 150,000 downloads within nine hours and even until today (Nearly three weeks after the release) everyone is still talking about his hot track.
However, not everybody is as thrilled about Cassper's new track as we are. A furious, unknown rapper named Sipho Moratiwa who hails from Ga-Rankuwa, Tshwane claims that Cassper Nyovest stole his song. Sipho released a track with a same title as Cassper's new single Phumakim.
Sipho said: “When I finished recording my extended play I sent the song Phumakim, my first single, to radio stations and prominent artists, asking for their opinions. Cassper was one of them. He never responded but I continued to market the song.”
Moratiwa claims that: “Cassper just paraphrased my words and upped the tempo, otherwise it’s my song.”
However Cassper denies everything that has been said by Sipho, Cassper said his song was produced and by Zimbabwean-born producer Brian Soko.
“I don’t know this guy.” Responded “I’ve never heard his song. This is ridiculous!”
Cassper added after hearing Sipho's song “I don’t hear any similarities, except the lyrics.”
South African Music Rights Organisation worker confirmed that Sipho registered a song titled Phumakim On the 22nd of October, 2013.
A Producer/DJ named Lemonka, who has worked with the likes of HHP, listened to both songs and shared his opinion on the matter: “It might be a matter of great minds thinking alike but the composition and melodies of the two songs are different. Cassper used autotune and Sipho didn’t.
“There are some similarities here and there, like the phrasing. I can’t say if one person stole another person’s song because no one owns the dictionary.”
Listen to Cassper's Phumakim and Sipho's Phumakim below and let us know what you think.
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