[LISTEN] Nasty C's "I Need You" from the Netflix original series Blood & Water
On the heartfelt "I Need You," hip hop superstar Nasty C pairs his wistful rhymes with frequent collaborator Rowlene's touching vocals. Written for Netfilx’s original teen drama Blood & Water, the south African rapper is able to convey the lead character’s hopes, fears and insecurities over subdued piano chords and emotive violins.
The song is a testament to Nasty C’s deft songwriting ability as he is able to rap from the perspective of the opposite sex.
I’m young & misguided, these things are bruising me I lose against life so much it feel like it’s losing me I’m confused by puberty, and these dudes is using me People always say they loyal, but that’s not what they prove to be “I Need You” is a moving composition that reflects the crises that teens and young adults may face today trying to fit it and belong.
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"It's a song about pushing through the hard times - like now" - Matthew Mole