Nasty C opens up on fatherhood months after the arrival of his son, Oliver.
On Tuesday at the Hip Hop Museum during the launch of the African Throne World Tour with Cassper Nyovest, the rapper revealed that he welcomed his son two months ago, with his long-term girlfriend, Sammie Heavens.
Speaking with TshishaLIVE, Nasty says fatherhood is amazing.
“It’s amazing. Very surreal. I feel like he put so many batteries in my back.”
He further spoke on how his new phase as a father benefits his musical career.
“Fatherhood has made me take my career a bit more seriously. I’ve always taken it seriously but I’ve always put fun in the forefront. I’ve always been the type of guy to say once this thing stops being fun I’m going to stop doing it. Now it’s not like that any more. I’m trying to make music that will last forever more than ever. I want to leave something behind that he’s going to be very proud of.”
Nasty C disclosed how the arrival of his bundle of joy as helped heal the relationship he has with his father.
“I’ve been taking far better care of myself. Mentally, emotionally, physically. There’s a lot of undoing just from the way I was raised, so that when he looks at me and absorbs the things I say and do, he takes all the right stuff.
“My father had a lot of stepmothers. Obviously the dynamics were kind of weird and it can affect the way you look at your father. There’s been a lot of resentment. You can hear it in my old music. I sounded like I hate my father. My relationship with him now is something I was very intentional about fixing. You’ll hear about it in the album as well. There’s forgiveness, but also understanding.”