- Born Refiloe Maele Phoolo on 16 December 1990 in a Mafikeng village called Montshiwa, CassperNyovest love for performing before crowds developed at an early age in primary school where he’d always fight to be on every single play and show.
Inspired by his late brother “Khotso Motebang Phoolo” who was a rapper but sadly passed on in 2003, Cassper decided to take on the music world and hasn’t looked back since.
He went from being a member of CHG (Childhood Gangsters) in 2004, but broke away as ideas matured in different directions. Later on in the same year joined another group “Slow Motion” which had 8 members including producer Ganja Beatz of “Feel D” Dream Entertainment.
In 2008 at age 17 Cassper got a record deal with “Impact Sounds”, arguably the strongest Motswako label at the time with artists like Tuks Senganga & Morafe. After committing 2 full years of his career without signs of his album dropping he decided to part ways with the label to start his own label “Press Play Music”. This came as a major setback and forced him to move back home to his grandmother’s place in Potchefstroom.
Few months down the line he wrote a song “Holla at a Pantsula” to a beat by producer ‘DJ Hypnosis’ which samples the ‘Grove Washington ft Bill Withers song Just the 2 of Us’. The song blew up in his neighbourhood and he decided on an unofficial video which now has 8000+ views on Youtube.
Labels started noticing and calling for work, but amongst these was an artist Cassper grew up looking up to, from the same streets of Montshiwa, HipHop Pantsula.
HipHop Pantsula featured Cassper on his album Dumela joint ‘Wam tseba Mtho’, heavily contributing to his respect by the game as a Motswako artist. HHP’s “Wam Tseba Mtour” put him at stages across South Africa. Working with Jabba has boosted Cassper’s young music career to amazing levels, performing all over South Africa multiple times, and crossing over to international shows in Botswana, Ghana, Lesotho, Namibia, and Mozambique. He also toured with HHP and Tuks to UK last December 2011 performing in Camden, London and Milton Keyes.
Cassper also features on HHP’s hit singles ‘Past Time’ and ‘Padapa’.
His single “Wahala” ft Young Slugz from his debut album, I Love You/Tsholofelo recently dropped, debuting on Vuzu TV’s V-Entertainment and had an incredible response.
Singed to no major, just a kid from Montshiwa with a Godly vision and nothing but an international dream… A fool’s hope.
Quote from HYPE Magazine “Cassper is the number 1 unsigned Artist is South Africa”