Focalistic responds to Cassper Nyovest

Focalistic responds to Cassper Nyovest's recent verse on ohh ahh 'inspiration doesn't come with an invoice.'

Cassper Nyovest has been quiet in the Hip-Hop streets ever since releasing his last and arguably disappointing album, AMN. Therefore, fans were expectedly happy when Mufasa returned on an Ambitiouz Entertainment single by Fakaloice titled Ohh Ahh, featuring himself and the late Riky Rick. Even more comfortable when he seemed to deliver bars on the track. But it then turned a bit awkward when Cassper tried to come for Focalistic, suggesting that the musician copied his style… So let us discuss this for five marks.

Cassper and Focalistic

It is 2019, and the emerging sound in the country is the then aggressive sound of the Amapiano. A house sub-genre which is not respected by mainstream artists because, at the time, Hip-Hop cats were rolling in the cash as the creme-dela-creme of the local music industry. Major League was one of the first mainstream commercial artists to jump on the Amapiano train and introduced us to the then-unknown Pitori rapper, Focalistic. 

Together they create an EP which would not only propel Focalistic into the mainstream but have the musician work with rapper Cassper Nyovest. Together, Focalistic, Cassper Nyovest and Major League DJz released a song titled Skhfatin. A hit that Cassper received backlash for as it was the Yanos and not Hip-Hop. But Nyovest was elated as, at the time, Hip-Hop was already fading into the Amapiano background. 

Cassper comes for Focalistic unprovoked.

On Friday, 1 July 2022, Ambitioz took to the socials to confirm the release of Fakaloice's new single, which finally saw the reunion between Cassper and late Hip-Hop artist RIky Rick. Ohh Ahh is a hard-hitting Hip-Hop banger which was received well. More so, as Tsipibians, Cassper's fan base, finally had a track to affirm that Mufasa does know how to write bars, which has been put into question with enough videos showing that sometimes he had "bad days." 

But it is when Cassper rapped, "Inspired everyone of you nigg*s, including Foca," it got tense… Many found it laughable, considering that we are all aware that the likelihood of Cassper inspiring Focalistic is a reach when looking at their past collaborations.