We are joined this Friday by one most influential rappers of this generation YoungtsaCPT. The Cape Town lyricist has cemented his place in hip hop, starting from the underground all the way to the mainstream scene. At the age of 27 he has released 30 mixtapes, 2 collaboration albums, and 6 EP’s, and has collected a number of accolades, all before he has even released his debut album, which is set to be released on 29 March 2019, with the title of “3T(Things Take Time)”.
Youngsta is known as the voice of the people, as his lyrics always describe, uplift, and take you on a tour of the life in the Cape Flats. His ever-present use of Cape Slang truly submerses you into his songs and the life that he is trying to describe. Through his music, he has helped to shape the landscape of the Cape Town hip hop scene, as one of the few true storytellers left. He has described his sound as ‘Kaapstad’ which when translated means Cape Town.
“If you have ever been to Cape Town you can listen to any of my music and you will understand me and the place I grew up in…I am like your unofficial tour guide. I am not going to take you to Table Mountain with a cable car, but I will take you via another angle… aside that you have never been to before.”