Watch YoungstaCPT’s Music Video for ‘To Live and Die in CA’

YoungstaCPT shares new visuals for 'To Live and Die in CA.'

YoungstaCPT's influences are varied, and they always show in his work. His latest single "To Live and Die in CA" was inspired by 2pac's "To Live and Die in LA." The song is littered with West Coast references like "I grew up around 2pac's they were all on death row" and "It's nothing but a g thang, and I'm the new Snoop Dogg." He further raps, "It's like Cape Town and Compton are step bros"


In the song, YoungstaCPT paints the picture of life in Cape Town's Coloured neighborhoods. He touches on the Western Cape province's gangsterism crisis, which he likens to LA's. He raps:

"No East side boys here bra the Western Cape is very colourful/ Wittebome and Wynberg I'm throwing up the Ws/ Home of the brave, living space of the innocent/ Gangs in LA and CA that's no coincidence/ Stray bullets flying but the others are deliberate/ Tourists going home wishing that they never visited"

The story is also depicted in the visuals through a reenactment of a shootout between two groups of young people. The video is directed by Blake Steenkamp.

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

"To Live and Fie in CA" is a single from YoungstaCPT's debut album, 3T, which was released earlier this year. The album's main theme is Coloured identity and life in Cape Town. Previous singles from 3T include "YVR," "YAATIE" and "Old Kaapie."

Watch the music video for 'To Live and Die in CA' below:

YoungstaCPT - To Live And Die In CA www.youtube.com

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Wizkid, Tems, Black Coffee & More Nominated For 2022 Grammy Awards

See the full list of African artists honored during Tuesday's nomination ceremony.

Next year's Grammy nominations are in and Africa showed up and out!

The 64th annual Grammy music awards are on the horizon, and Tuesday's nomination ceremony covered a lot of ground within the music industry. Not surprisingly, Wizkid's Made In Lagos (Deluxe) received a nod for Best Global Music album, with the stellar and globally adorned track "Essence" featuring Nigeria's Tems being nominated for Best Global Music Performance. Nigerian favorites Femi and Made Kuti's joint project Legacy+ received a nomination under the Best Global Music Album category.

Other notable nods include; Beninese singer-songwriter Angélique Kidjo's collaboration with Nigerian powerhouse Burna Boy, as well her performance with American cellist Yo-Yo Ma received under the Global Music Performance category. South Africa's Black Coffee's album Subconsciously made its mark within the Best Dance/Electronic Music Album category with his own nomination, and Ghanaian artist Rocky Dawuni under Best Global Music Album.

The music ceremony will be hosted in Los Angeles, US on January 31 2022 and we're excited to see who snags the highly coveted awards during next year's ceremony. In the meantime, let us know on Twitter who you're excited to see perform.

Keep scrolling to see the full list of African artists nominated for next year's Grammy award ceremony.

Check out the full list of nominees here.

Best Global Music Performance

"Mohabbat," Arooj Aftab

"Do Yourself," Angelique Kidjo and Burna Boy

"Pà Pá Pà," Femi Kuti

"Blewu," Yo-Yo Ma and Angelique Kidjo

"Essence," Wizkid featuring Tems

Best Global Music Album

"Voice Of Bunbon, Vol. 1," Rocky Dawuni

"East West Players Presents: Daniel Ho and Friends Live in Concert," Daniel Ho and Friends

"Mother Nature," Angelique Kidjo

"Legacy +," Femi Kuti and Made Kuti

"Made In Lagos: Deluxe Edition," Wizkid

Best Dance/Electronic Music Album

"Subconsciously," Black Coffee

"Fallen Embers," Illenium

"Music Is the Weapon (Reloaded)," Major Lazer

"Shockwave," Marshmello

"Free Love," Sylvan Esso

"Judgement," Ten City

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