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YoungstaCPT Shares New Visuals for ‘Just Be Lekker’

Watch YoungstaCPT's music video for 'Just Be Lekker.'

YoungstaCPT just released a new music video for his song "Just Be Lekker." The visuals show the South African rapper mingling with everyday people of his side of Cape Town, his hometown.


A humorous story is nested inside the visuals. YoungstaCPT and his friends (addressed as 'The Kaapstad Naaiers') save a friend of theirs who lives in the opulent side of town. They are called in to "make it lekker," which they do by throwing a mean party.

The music video was directed by Stanley Johns Films.

The upbeat song was produced by Egypt and is the perfect song to kick the year off with. A few days into 2020, a lot has happened already, and it sure will be a long one.

"Just Be Lekker" is one of the few light-hearted songs on 3T, the rapper's debut album which was released in 2019. Most of 3T was songs that takes the listener on a trip into the Cape Town not advertised on tourism brochures.

The 20-track album scooped the Best Album trophy at the South African Hip Hop Awards in December of 2019. 3T was one of the most highly anticipated albums of the year and arguably the decade. After releasing several collaborative mixtapes, albums and EPs and countless mixtapes, fans had waited years for the rapper's debut solo album.

Watch the video for "Just Be Lekker" below and stream 3T underneath:

YoungstaCPT - Just Be Lekker youtu.be



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New Fela Kuti Reissues & Box Set Are Coming This Year

Partisan Records has shared initial news of upcoming Fela 50th anniversary reissues and a new box set on the way.

Fela Kuti fans have a lot to look forward to this year as Partisan Records (home to Fela's catalog) has announced plans to release special reissues of two 1971 albums: London Scene and Live! With Ginger Baker, the classic album in which Fela and his band Africa '70 where joined by the Cream drummer.

The label has also said they plan to release the fifth installment in their ongoing Fela vinyl reissue box set series, which are handpicked by notable names in the music world. Previous volumes have been curated by Erykah Badu, Questlove, and Brian Eno.

Partisan has also shared that they will also be launching a scholarship program at Fela's alma mater, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, in London this year. The label will be sharing more information on all of that exciting Fela Kuti 2021 news soon, so keep and eye out.

In the meantime, Fela Kuti is currently leading the fan vote for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. You can head here to cast a daily ballot for the afrobeat legend. Voting is capped at one ballot per day.

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