Refiloe is the second studio album by South African hip hop recording artist Cassper Nyovest, released initially on 31 October 2015 at his Fill Up The Dome concert at the Ticket Pro Dome in Johannesburg.
Refiloe, which means “we have been given”, is Nyovest’s real first name and is a unisex name in Setswana.
Background and recording
Guest appearances on this album include fellow South African recording artists Anatii, Riky Rick, Carpo and Doc Shebeleza, as well as international recording artists Stonebwoy and American hip hop recording artists DJ Drama, Casey Veggies and The Game.
The first single off the album, titled “Mama I Made It” was released on 14 August 2015, followed by the promotional singles “Bheki’ndaba Zakho” released on 25 October 2015 and “No Worries” released on 30 October 2015. The album’s second single “Le Mpitse” was serviced to urban contemporary radio stations on 3 December 2015. The music video which was direceted by Kyle White and produced by Visual Content Gang, was released on Nyovest’s YouTube account on 17 December 2015.
On 20 January 2016 Nyovest released an extended version of “Malome” as the album’s third single.
The album was first released on 31 October 2015 at Nyovest’s show at the Ticket Pro Dome in Johannesburg, whereby the purchase of each ticket by each concert goer, resulted in each one of them receiving an accompanying copy of his second studio album. This resulted in sales of over 20,000 copies of the album in a few hours of its first day.
Refiloe debuted a few days later on 6 November 2015 on iTunes. Within 30 minutes of being made available for download, the album peaked at top of the South African iTunes chart across all genres.
As of 13 January 2016, Refiloe was certified Platinum for shipments in excess of 40,000 copies domestically.
You can view the tracklist for Cassper‘s Refiloe album below. Be sure to click on each track title to be directed to a page that lets you read the lyrics for each song. Click here to purchase the project from iTunes!
1. “Pelo Yaka (Skit)”
5. “Malome (Interlude)” (featuring Mahotella Queens)
7. “War Ready”
8. “AJah in Motion”
9. “Find My Way” (with Black Motion)
10. “Mama I Made It”
11. “Bheki’ndaba Zakho”
12. “Upper” (featuring Carpo)
13. “428 to L.A” (featuring Casey Veggies)
14. “Le Mpitse” (featuring Riky Rick)
15. “Tse Tswembu Tse Blind” (featuring DJ Drama)
16. “Monate So” (featuring Doc Shebeleza)
17. “Cooking In Da Kitchen” (featuring The Game)
18. “Fever” (featuring Stonebwoy)
19. “A Lot To Live For” (featuring Tshego & Alie Keyz)