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Listen to YoungstaCPT’s New Album ‘3T’

YoungstaCPT's album 3T is finally here.

One of the most anticipated South African hip-hop albums of 2019, 3T by YoungstaCPT, is a 20-track long journey into the lives of Cape Coloured people in The Mother City.

Just as the album's three singles, "YVR," "YAATIE" and "V.O.C" pointed, 3T is the story of Cape Town heard straight from the horse's mouth.



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YoungstaCPT celebrates his identity, and interrogates where Coloured people fit in in post-apartheid South Africa. Most songs are written from the point of a young man who's trying to make sense of his surroundings—he raps about colonialism, gangsterism, drug abuse and Coloured people's willingness and efforts to elevate themselves in a country that seems to forget them.

In between the songs, YoungstaCPT is having a conversation with his grandfather, who details the history of Cape Coloured people, and gives his take on apartheid, the current government's corruption, among other pressing issues. The juxtaposition of their views paints an intriguing picture about the past and future of South Africa.

YoungstaCPT has one of the most solid deliveries in the game, and knows how to tell a story in an engaging manner. 3T is an album you need to devote time to listening to attentively if you are to enjoy it for what it is.

3T is YoungstaCPT's first solo album, as the previous albums he has released were collaborations with producers—DNA (with Arsenic) and YungLoon Taliboom (with Maloon TheBoom). The man has more than seven EPs and 30 mixtapes under his belt. 3T is where the journey was leading all these years. The MC started playing with the concept of time in his 2013 mixtape Fr3eze Time, which had a song titled "3T"in it.

Download 3T here, and stream it underneath.



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Bobi Wine's Release Detailed in Latest Episode of 'The Messenger'

Trauma is the topic on the podcast's latest episode: "The Ballot or The Bullet."

The latest episode of The Messenger is something to behold.

Created by Sudanese-American rapper Bas, The Messenger throws the spotlight on the thunderous circumstances many African countries face, with a close focus on Ugandan politician Bobi Wine.

In his most recent traumatic experience, Wine and his wife Barbara Itungo Kyagulanyi were released from a nearly two-week military house arrest following the ruling of a Ugandan court. Keeping up with current events and circumstances that Wine finds himself in, the latest episode of the podcast recounts the traumatic events that led to Wine's very public abuse and eventual house arrest.

Upon his release, Wine spoke with The Messenger and had this to say, "I want to remind the world that we went in this election knowing how corrupt the staff of the electoral commission is. We saw this through the campaign and the world saw how much was oppressed, how biased and one sided the electoral commission was, and how much it was in the full grip of General Museveni. And therefore we are going to test every legal test, we shall take every legal test. We shall take every legal step. And indeed we shall take every moral and morally proactive, nonviolent, but legal and peaceful step to see that we liberate ourselves. The struggle has not ended. It is just beginning."

Listen to Episode 7 of The Messenger here.

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