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Watch YoungstaCPT’s Music Video For ‘The Cape of Good Hope’

Watch YoungstaCPT's latest visuals from his debut solo album '3T.'

In his latest music video, YoungstaCPT showcases different parts of Cape Town. While most of his videos are shot solely in the hood, "Cape of Good Hope," shows a few of the city's touristy places such as Clifton Beach, alongside middle- and working-class areas like Wynberg.


"'The Cape of Good Hope' has a similar feel to 'Wes-Kaap' in terms of the landscape, but also it should feel like a promotional video for Cape Town tourism. You should feel welcomed but also informed as to where I'm from in Cape Town but also intrigued to visit different parts of the city," says YoungstaCPT.

"Cape of Good Hope" is one of the strongest cuts on YoungstaCPT's latest release, his debut solo album 3T. And 3T has plenty of heaters.

"Cape of Good Hope," which is produced by Egypt, is catchy, with a chant hook that is sure to stick to your head. In the song, the rapper explores the state of affairs in Cape Town—tracing the city's history from colonialism to the people of Cape Town trying to rebuild themselves, having been destroyed by colonialism and apartheid.

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

He raps about young people pushing drugs, makes reference to some Coloured historical figures like anti-apartheid activist Ashley Kriel, comedian Marc Lottering and musician Taliep Petersen. He cleverly weaves some of the city's hoods in his raps:

"Welcome to the Cape of Good Hope, call it Skolliewood/ Riyadh Roberts robbing from the rich, call him Robin Hood/ Colonialism shook us, we got off to a rocky start/ Now we building empires, and calling it Grassy Park/ I've never seen democracy, Skaap Kraal to Ottery"

Watch the music video below and stream 3T underneath.

YoungstaCPT - The Cape Of Good Hope www.youtube.com



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The 20 Essential Olamide Songs

We dive into the Nigreian star's discography to bring you the 20 Essential Olamide Songs.

Let's get something clear: no Afropop act outdid Olamide in the 2010s, and even fewer can claim to match the sheer weight of his cultural influence. By all metrics, the 31-year-old musician reigned supreme over the sonic zeitgeist of the last decade, musically encapsulating, more than anyone, Nigerian music's trudge from fascination with Western-tinged music to the mass appeal of afrobeats.

Rising from Bariga, Baddo first punctured mainstream consciousness with his belligerent bars that positioned him as an upstart with a point to prove before going on to hold the gaze of a generation with anthemic offerings that distilled conceptual narratives on hedonism, life in Lagos, and forces that moved culture into multiple hits singles.

All this was done while maintaining a level of output that is unprecedented in Nigerian pop. From 2011 to 2017, Olamide put out at least one project every year while guesting on an uncountable number of songs that lasered his identity on contemporary Nigerian popular culture and ensured his music was always on rotation.

Carpe Diem, his 2020 album, marked the next step in the evolutionary arc of Olamide's career, easing him into elder statesman territory musically – and providing further proof of what a gifted musician Olamide is.

In honor of Olamide's career, we delved into his discography to bring you The 20 Essential Olamide Songs.

This list is in no particular order.

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