Music

Jitsvinger on Afrikaaps and Using Music to Feed the Mind

We sit down with the Cape Town MC to talk bringing consciousness back to South African hip hop.

Jitsvinger's tall frame sits in front of me but he leans forward to make himself small. His speech is delivered in the hushed tones of his humility. Each strand of his hair is a metaphor of authentic expression. It's a lot like his music—each note a canvas, his paint of choice: Afrikaaps. His identity is audible.

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Cape Town Hip-Hop Legend Jitsvinger Drops His First Project In 10 Years

Jitsvinger's latest EP is a mixture of boom-bap, jazz and Afrikaaps lyricism.

Cape Town musician Jitsvinger last released an album, Skeletsleutel, in 2007.

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The Top 10 Best Youngsta Songs

Here's our own top ten list of Cape Town rapper Youngsta’s best songs from his already prolific discography.

The Cape Town rapper Youngsta (or YoungstaCPT) is one of the most prolific emcees in South Africa. Earlier this month he released his 26th mixtape, The Cape And Good Dope, which is produced entirely by the trio Ganja Beatz. The man has collaborated with the likes of Tumi Molekane, DJ Ready D, DJ Switch, Stilo Magolide, Arsenic and a whole lot more.

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