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Watch YoungstaCPT’s Music Video for ‘Old Kaapie’

YoungstaCPT shares a new video to a single from his album.

YoungstaCPT has just released yet another single off of his debut album 3T. "Old Kaapie," produced by the super producer trio Ganja Beats, has just been treated to visuals to highlight it.


"Old Kaapie" sends a message of encouragement to Coloured people to shed off the stereotypes placed on them by society, and take over the world. As YoungstaCPT raps on the first verse:

"This is something that you need to hear aloud/ Brown mense, the world is ours/ But those in power never will allow"

The song's title is symbolic— "Old Kaapie" is a homonym of "Okapi," a knife brand that's prevalent in the streets of South Africa. Coloured people are usually stereotyped to be gangsters. The emcee flips the concept around, and says that his race are fighters for survival and are sharp (like an Okapi)—he continues with the symbolism when he raps, "Every word I say is like Minora blades."

Read: YoungstaCPT Unpacks the Past, Present and Hopeful Future of Cape Town In His Stellar Album '3T'

In the video, the emcee rocks the infamous orange overall worn in South African prisons while holding an Okapi in his hand. The backdrop is, of course, his people and a depiction of life in the hood—this time around Eldorado Park.

You'll spot accomplished dancer Taryn Alberts, whose moves are aggressive—in line with the song's mood and message of reclaiming one's strength and identity in a world that refuses to give anyone what they deserve and fought for.

With every video YoungstaCPT releases from 3T, meanings behind some songs get clarified. After all, it's a densely layered album that will take time to digest. Why not get guided by the storyteller himself.

Watch the video for "Old Kaapie" below and stream 3T underneath.

YoungstaCPT - Old Kaapie www.youtube.com



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Reekado Banks Recalls The Carnage of The #EndSARS Protests In Single 'Ozumba Mbadiwe'

The Nigerian singer pays his respects to those lost during last year's #EndSARS protests.

Nigerian singer and songwriter Reekado Banks is back with a track that is as socially important as it is a banger. It seems fitting for the singer's first solo release of the year to be a tribute to his fellow countrypeople fighting for a country that they all wish to live in. The 27-year-old Afrobeats crooner has returned with endearing track 'Ozumba Mbadiwe', honoring the one-year anniversary of the #EndSARS protests that saw the Nigerian government authorize an onslaught of attacks on Nigerian citizens for their anti-government demonstrations.

The protests took the world by storm, additionally because the Nigerian government insists that none of the police brutality happened. In an attempt to gaslight the globe, Nigerian officials have come out to hoards to deny any and all accusations of unlawfully killing peaceful protesters. Banks mentions the absurd denials in the track, singing "October 20, 2020 something happened with the government, they think say we forget," in the second verse. Reekado's reflective lyrics blend smoothly and are supported by the upbeat, effortless Afrobeat rhythm.

In another reflective shoutout to his home, 'Ozumba Mbadiwe' is named after a popular expressway on Lagos Island that leads to the infamous Lekki Toll Gate where protesters were shot at, traumatized, and murdered. Although packed with conscious references, the P.Priime produced track is a perfect amalgamation of the talents that Reekado Banks has to offer; a wispy opening verse, a hook to kill, and an ethereal aura to mark this as a song as a hit. On "Ozumba Mbadiwe," all the elements align for Reekado's signature unsinkable sound to take flight.

Check out Reekado Bank's lyric video for his single 'Ozumba Mbadiwe'

Reekado Banks - Ozumba Mbadiwe (Lyric Video) www.youtube.com

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