Costa Titch’s new kid in hip-hop block landed in hot water after being accused of cultural appropriation.
Costa, which recently released its debut album “Made In Africa,” is a hot topic in the hip-hop community and has acquired the features of Cassper Nyovest, AKA, Riky Rick and Youngsta CPT.
His star seems to be rising as DJ Speedsta praises his debut album as the best hip-hop of the year. However, many have been cautious of his persona and asked if he is a cultural vulture.
When the first concerns surfaced, Stogie T and Cassper defended him in a “By Any Means” post. “I’m not a fan of Costa Titch, but I trust me. No one would say he stole the culture. You mahfahkahs jack the actual song from the artist without telling people shit Let you get angry with the young boy to live his dream. No! I’m not for that! “
I’m not a fan of Costa Titch, but believe me. No one would say he is stealing culture. You mahfahkahs let people jack the actual song from the artist without shit, and you got angry with the young boy to live his dream. Disagreeable! I’m not for that!
— STOGIE T (@TumiMolekane) October 13, 2020
And the “Friday Night” rapper says: As long as conversation is important, I don’t think Costa should be the face of cultural appropriation.
“He is a young child who loves our culture and enjoys it. Politics kills things before things start. Make a young man shine.”
We can guarantee that Costa is genuine. As long as conversation is important, I don’t think Costa should be the face of cultural appropriation. He is a young child who loves our culture and enjoys it. Politics kills things before they start. Let the young man shine. https://t.co/fXY1zOhvCZ
— RM Phoolo (@casspernyovest) October 13, 2020
A video emerged where Costa talks about his music and why he uses Vernac in his writing process.
He says he gave his friends lyrics to translate for him. When his friend was having a conversation in front of him in Zulu, he understood what he was saying, but he didn’t study the language or grow up with him.
He also admitted that he wrote the song using Google Translate.
Costa said he was confused by local artists who did not use Vernac in their music.
“There are a lot of African artists I’m friends with who can speak Zulu, Swazi, all of these fluently, but they rap in English,” he said.
He pointed out that in order to succeed in South Africa, we must appeal to the masses.
Costa Titch talks about his boy translating lyrics for him and sometimes uses Google Translate because he can’t blow up locally without a burnnack bar: https: // t. co / TjueWgEaYo pic.twitter.com/43LAbckBYP
— Uncle Su²☀️ (@Sungizzle) October 14, 2020
Tweepe did not kindly respond to his comments and used this interview as evidence that he was a cultural vulture.
It’s a Costa that comes out as a cultural appropriation for me 😂😂😭😭 https: //t.co/4D3oi57YOn
— Petty La Belle (@Zipho_Kunene) October 14, 2020
confusion. A man who openly admitted cultural appropriation https://t.co/40wkZjatCh
— 🐺 LoboSolitario 🐺 (@NAKEDI_NKD) October 14, 2020
This is really embarrassing, so I hope everything we defend him is embarrassing https://t.co/olxdOJlw6n
— Makeup Shape Shifter (@SlimGirlSupreme) October 14, 2020
Where is the big English girly who grew up in a black community and said he wasn’t “ignorant” and therefore not appropriate? Lmfao 🙃 https: //t.co/EdqfbvB2yZ
— Hoeverbs 31 Female (@namhlablack) October 14, 2020
Ya nvm, niggas lay here. This is 100% cultural appropriation https://t.co/fmJ3I6atAk
— Bra Q (@Qaks_Mehlwana) October 14, 2020
This guy made a Vernac song using Google Translate 😂😭😭😭 What kind of diversion is this https://t.co/gipfwbpvX4
— Benjamin 🇿🇼 (@TaniBenjamin) October 14, 2020
“When I do Vernac’s lyrics, it sounds believable,” he admits to clearly deceiving us. https://t.co/lfjuhnClKn
— Slow pork (@Cyber Guarana) October 15, 2020
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