Cassper Nyovest seems to have finally seen the light. The rapper, who was planning to boycott the South African Music Awards, has changed his mind. This comes after industry legend, Oskido gave the hip hop some star some words of wisdom. Cassper started ranting on Twitter after his Doc Shebeleza track was snubbed in the Record of the Year category.
His fans watched as the rapper voiced his frustrations on the social networking site. Instead of sitting back and watching like the rest of the Twittersphere did, Oskido decided to give some valuable advice to the rapper.
Oskido wrote on Twitter: "@casspernyovest as long as you are an independent record label forget @thesamas. What's important is to keep standing like @KalawaJazmee #21years in the music industry but still rocking."
One big thing that he emphasized was that the music industry is not about the awards. "Your fans are your awards," he added. The successful musician revealed that he won his first SAMA after 19 years in the game. He then told Cassper not to boycott the show and to focus on having fun at the event. "If you don't win life goes on. What's important is the street cred in order for you to last in this industry. #Ibelieve."
Oskido's advice was reasonable and practical, and on top of all that, it's clearly worked because Cassper has changed his mind. He took to Twitter and wrote: "@OskidoIBelieve thank you for the advice grootman. I was planning on boycotting the event but I will take your advice and go and have fun."
Isn't it great to have people like Oskido in the industry? It's nice to see musicians looking out for each other and furthermore, it's great to see the older musicians guiding the youngsters of today. The Kalawa Jazmee star was pleased by Cassper's response.
He revealed that the record company boycotted the SAMAs five years ago and added: "But for the sake of growing the brand equity we decided to use the SAMAs platform to market our brand. With your 5 nominations, go and have fun and also promote DocDocShebeleza even more..."
Thank goodness for Oskido, because let's be honest, Cassper was being a little unnecessary.