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Interview: Captain_FS Pays Respect to Hip-Hop and Keeps His Lineage Alive in His Debut Album ‘The Ape Tape’

South African lyricist Captain_FS speaks about his debut album 'The Ape Tape,' signing to PRO's label and serving his niche fanbase.

Captain_FS wants to make a meaningful contribution to hip-hop with his debut album, The Ape Tape. The project is a culmination of years of building that required patience and painstaking work, resulting in a body of work that's characteristic of most complexities of the human spirit—a composite of self-discovery, companionship, legacy, grief, overcoming, triumph and tenacity.

While he is by no means a newcomer (with more than 10 years in the game), The Ape Tape is the Free State-born and Pretoria-based emcee's first solo album. It is much needed and anticipated proof that he can step out on his own, since he was under the tutelage of one of the greatest and most celebrated South African emcees, the late PRO(Kid), for most of his career. He is also mostly known for being part of two hip-hop entities, The Skool of Hip Hop collective and the group The Assembly, which he has done extensive work with.

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Listen to a New Verse from Pro on Captain’s Album ‘The Ape Tape’

Captain's debut album 'The Ape Tape' features a verse from the late rapper Pro.