Today, Kasitaliano hit maker, Nelz has unveiled her much anticipated single, Estyleni. This is the first single for 2021 for the rapper and features multi-award winning rap star, Nadia Nakai. We had a chat with Nelz about how Estyleni came about and why she decided to reach out to Nadia Nakai for the feature. She also touches on whether or not we will get a body of work from her this year.
Nelz is no stranger to collaborations and more especially with fellow female rappers. She has appeared on songs alongside Moozlie, Phresh Clique, Ms Supa and Gigi Lamayne to name a few. The SAHHA winning rapper goes out of her way to support fellow female rappers and this shows in the work that she continuously puts out.
“I’m a big fan of collaborations actually, The last time we were here in the studio actually I was doing a collaboration with Moozlie and Phresh Clique- all females. So I’m very big on that as well- like females need to stick together,” she exclaims. In a quest to continue with this passion she has for collaboration with fellow female rappers, she reached out to Nadia Nakai on social media and Estyleni was born.
Estyleni was inspired by a fashion documentary that she was watching while struggling to make the song after sitting on the beat for 3 months.
The last time Nelz blessed us with a project it was with her 2019 Thuggie EP. The 8 track body of work saw her venture into a sound that is both playful and contemporary. She made sure to shed the “hardcore rapper” persona and instead give us something that is both authentic to her as well as the times we’re living in. But it looks like we will not be getting a full body of work from the rapper as she’s not feeling a demand for it at the moment.
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