Nasi is a young Motswakolista, born and bred in Mafikeng. Growing up in the same crib with a beat maker, music has always been an influence to me. My brother Glen, who was mad about his music, introduced me to hip-hop when he first played me tracks from Talib Kweli and those deeper than rap dudes. I was about 14 years old at the time. That was really when I started getting interested in the whole rap thing. I remember one day i walked into my brother’s room while he was making beats for some dude flipping it ka Setswana. I had never heard nothing like that before so yeah I guess I was blown away. I remember the I first time I tried to write rhymes. I had just been sent to boarding schooling and all the guys around me were “baggy clothes wearing dudes” with an insane love for hip hop. I was a young fool back then with nothing to say so I guess that’s why that ended badly. 2006 was the year I really got down with the whole scrip writing thing. After seeing bo-m’reppa around me doing their thing and some sucking big time, I took that as opportunity to bring something different to the maf-town high school rap scene. To my surprise I didn’t suck!!!
People always ask me, why the name Nasi? I grew up with that name. Nasi is Afrikaans for ‘Nation’ and I make music for the nation to feel.
Detached from the whole rap thing Nasi is better known as Allan. On the everyday grind I’m a student, currently doing my internship as a Jr Quantity surveyor. Im currently on course to complete my National Diploma in building sience. I feel that this will give me a back bone when all else fails. I believe that education is the key to success...and an educated rhymer spits rhymes with substance. That is what N.A.S.I is about!!!!