Cassper Nyovest: I own all my masters
Cassper Nyovest has taken a swipe at what fans are saying is targeted at Soundcity MVP Prince Kaybee in an interview about musicians owning their masters.
DJ Maphorisa had several musicians deep in their feels earlier this week when he took to Twitter to claim that Prince Kaybee, Lady Zamar and Mafikizolo don’t own the masters to their music.
Kaybee hit back, starting a twar that has raged for much of the week. At one point even Cassper was brought into the fray, with Kaybee sending shade his way.
Speaking to TshisaLIVE at the premiere of Netflix’s first African original series Queen Sono on Thursday night, Cassper explained that he didn’t get involved in the debate until he was fetched, because he had nothing to prove.
“I have owned my own masters since my first album. It is important because it is like intellectual property. We spend so much time making music and creating these products. Artists didn’t know and big record companies would own their masters. Michael Jackson and them had to buy their masters back.
“Only now in SA people are starting to wake up to that conversation. Fortunately we did our research before and I own all my own music, unlike some people.”
Cassper said he was not surprised that Kaybee had name dropped him.