For several months, fans anticipated the new Cassper Nyovest Hip Hop album “Solomon”. The rapper and business mogul previously thrilled fans with the Amapiano-inspired project, “Sweet & Short 2.0,” which was well-received by fans.

Cassper Nyovest is well known for his ability to dabble between several different genres and just make music the way he knows how to. This has seen him make do Hiphop, Gqom, and a little bit of house and when Amapiano came calling, Cassper was one of the first rappers to jump on the sound. While this genre-hopping might have rubbed off wrongly on some people, others identify it as freedom which is really what music is all about. 

The last time Nyovest released  a full-length Hip Hop album was in September 2020 when he dropped “Any Minute Now.” The album housed 21 tracks and featured contributions from Zola 7, WESTSIDE BOOGIE, Samthing Soweto, Langa Mavuso, Anthony Hamilton, Busiswa, Nadia Nakai, and more. The album earned praise from fans and also gained acclaim from critics. It was widely accepted to be one of the best albums of that year.

Cassper Nyovest is also renowned for making hit projects. His “Thuto” album received unanimous praise from fans and critics alike. It has been called one of the best SA Hip Hop albums of all time. The general belief was that “Solomon” would see Cassper continue his dominance.

The album “Solomon” was expected to be released in August but was pushed back to September. Cass revealed that the album was named after King Solomon in the bible. He also embarked on the African Throne Tour with Nasty C. During an Instagram Live feed, the two rappers confirmed that their albums “Solomon” and “I Love It Here” would be released on the same day, September 15. The albums are out now. Here’s our review of “Solomon.”

Title & Cover Art

According to Nyovest, the album title was inspired by King Solomon in the Bible, who is generally regarded to be the wisest man to walk the earth.

The cover art shows Cassper dressed up in white as though he is about to attend church on Sunday. The inscription “Jesus Rules” is painted on the wall behind him.

Popular Tracks

Cassper Nyovest’s last Hip Hop album, “Any Minute Now,” was preceded by a few popular singles, including “Good For That” and “Amademoni” with Tweezy. This new album was only preceded by one single, “018.” The song features contributions from Maglera Doe Boy and is inspired by UK Drill. Cass and Maglera Doe Boy had previously performed the song on stage before officially releasing it.

A music video was filmed for the song to promote the album. The video takes place in a religious setting, in line with the theme of the album. Hours after the it dropped, fans listed “Balmain,” “Bashimane,” “After 10,” “Ever Changing Times,” and “Candlelight” as their favorite tracks. No doubt, they will do well on the charts.

Tracklist & Features

Cassper’s 2020 album “Any Minute Now” was packed full of tracks. The project housed 21 tracks and featured contributions from several hitmakers, including Zola 7, WESTSIDE BOOGIE, Samthing Soweto, Langa Mavuso, Anthony Hamilton, Busiswa, Nadia Nakai, and more.

In the new “Solomon” album, Cass decided to embrace the term “Less Is More,” opting for more quality than quantity. The album houses just eleven tracks and features contributions from Nobantu Vilakazi, Windows 2000, Alie Keys, and Maglera Doe Boy. The album itself is almost entirely done by Cassper himself, with features on just two of the eleven songs on the tracklist.


1. Cassper Nyovest – Bashimane

2. Cassper Nyovest – Who Jah Bless

3. Cassper Nyovest – Balmain

4. Cassper Nyovest – Ever Changing Times

5. Cassper Nyovest – Candlelight

6. Cassper Nyovest - Chomie Lover Friend ft. Alie Keys, Nobantu Vilakazi & Windows 2000

7. Cassper Nyovest – Beautiful Mind

8. Cassper Nyovest – After 10

9. Cassper Nyovest – 018 ft. Maglera Doe Boy

10. Cassper Nyovest – It's Not The Same

11. Cassper Nyovest – Blow Your Lungs


Fans believe that “Solomon” might just be Cassper Nyovest’s best album yet, rivaling his work on “Thuto.”

Cass is SA Hip Hop, and his albums celebrate the genre in the best ways.