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Listen to YoungstaCPT’s New Song ‘Own 2019’

YoungstaCPT releases highly anticipated "Own 2019."

Every year, since 2015, South African lyricist YoungstaCPT releases a song as part of his "Own..." series. The latest, titled "Own 2019," sees the MC reflect on 2018, from the death of HHP, Pro and Ben Sharpa, his travels ("I performed in Dubai and shook hands with Nas"), and projects that impressed him last year. And, of course, he promises to own this year.


"Own 2019" was produced by Psyko Beats, who has produced all the previous "Own…" songs. In the song, YoungstaCPT is in his element, telling his story using accessible metaphors, similes and punchlines.

YoungstaCPT is releasing an album later this year, titled 3T. Be on the lookout.

Download "Own 2019" here and stream it below:

YoungstaCpt - Own 2019 www.youtube.com


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Jabulani Tsambo, popularly known by his alias HHP, was a pivotal part of South African hip-hop. Renowned for trailblazing the motswako sub-genre in the early 2000s, the rapper sadly passed away on October 24th, 2018 after a long and much publicised bout with depression.

During his active years, which span two decades (from 1997 to 2018), he was instrumental in breaking barriers and bridging the gap between kwaito and hip-hop in SA, from the late 90s to early 2000s.

He became a household name in the 2000s as he spearheaded the motswako movement, propelling it to the mainstream and solidifying his legendary status in the process.

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