ATLANTA — Atlanta rapper and mogul T.I. made an appearance at his popular Trap Music Museum earlier this week to welcome a rising hip-hop artist deemed "The Coolest Kid in Africa.”
He joined Nasty C, an upcoming South African rapper for “International Trap Night”. Nasty C is an artist we’ll be hearing a lot more about this summer, as Def Jam rolls out more music in the US from the star.
During the event powered by Media Girls Network and Route Runna Management, T.I. joined his son Domani Harris, Messiah Harris, and NBA Champion Josh Powell, Funnyman Gatlin, and popular syndicated radio personality Reec of “Reec Radio”. Other rising names across multiple industries such as DJ JahLion Sound, upcoming R&B artist XL The Scholar, and Celebrity Chef JoJo were also in attendance.
T.I. recently collaborated with Nasty C on his “Zulu Man With Power” album. They've worked on rising hits like "All in" and "They Don't" which they recently performed on Late Night with Seth Meyers.
Nasty C also released a new collaboration with Ari Lennox for his latest single "Black and White" which was featured on the Atlanta filmed "Coming 2 America" movie soundtrack.
Guests of the night were treated to a live Q&A hosted by Angelo Drummond of (@Talk2Pops) that allowed fans to get better acquainted with the artist and what he truly represents for the culture.
A spokesperson for Nasty C told A-Scene Insider LaPorsche Thomas that this was the rapper's first time in the Atlanta area.
The artist posted, "It feels good to be around all this greatness" to his 3.3 million followers on Instagram as the star stood next to Atlanta's very own Zaytoven, a widely known producer.
Guests were able to explore the entire museum, seeing past installations like the legendary pink Cadillac from 2 Chainz' Trap House.
Last year, curators at the Trap Music Museum added two exhibits honoring female rappers. It was first for the popular gallery. Krystal Garner, general manager of the Trap Music Museum, said she vowed to create a space where women in the hip hop industry can be celebrated.
Last summer, Atlanta celebs came together for an unveiling of the Trap Music Museum’s exhibit honoring the late Nipsey Hussle. T.I. wanted to honor the West Coast rapper in a big way, so he tapped Brian Kirhagis to bring the mural to life!
“It goes without saying how prolific and just how significant of a legacy, little bro left behind so we knew for us to put together a collection of art to exhibit what this artist meant to the culture there’s no way we couldn’t do it,” T.I. told The A-Scene’s Ryan Dennis.