Photo: provided by artist

YoungstaCPT on Staying True to Kaapstad and SA Hip Hop

The South African rapper is touring Australia this November.

I must admit, I only heard about YoungstaCPT a couple of years back in Cape Town. While visiting a friend in Bo Kaap, her sister was rapping along to his song "Salutas" from her bedroom upstairs. What stuck with me most was the distinct Capetonian vernacular—it wasn't another generic American copy. I could feel the Capetonian pride vibrating through the floorboards.

Keep reading... Show less

get okayafrica in your inbox