Watch A Documentary About YoungstaCPT’s Most Popular Song ‘Yasis’

This is how YoungstaCPT's biggest hit was made.

Towards the end of last year, the South African rapper YoungstaCPT released the single "Yasis," which would go on to be his biggest song to date. "Yasis" has more than 600k views on YouTube, and has topped the 5FM Hip Hop Charts, which is a big deal for an artist like YoungstaCPT who is independent and not based in Joburg.


Out of YoungstaCPT's songs, "Yasis" is rivaled by "WES-KAAP," which is currently sitting on 526k views on YouTube. "Salutas," is currently sitting on 470k views.

To highlight the success of the song and his contribution, Psykobeats, the producer behind "Yasis," just released a documentary on how the song came together. Kay Faith, who engineered the song, also makes an appearance alongside YoungstaCPT and Psykobeats to discuss the song's inspiration, production process and its impact.

Read: Meet The Woman Engineering Your Favorite South African Hip-Hop Releases

The mini documentary was directed by Motion Billy and Psykobeats himself.

Watch the documentary below.

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Photo: Courtesy of Saphir Niakadie

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These young and emerging female photographers from Côte d'Ivoire are shaking up Abidjan's art scene.

There's been a tremendous amount of awe-inspiring art coming from the African continent lately. Photography is no exception. It is one of the most powerful tools used in changing the way in which the West perceives Africa and its diaspora and perhaps the reason why contemporary photography is thriving.

The female gaze is paramount to the way in which the aforementioned visual stories are told and the female photographers here are using their camera lenses to give us glimpses of lands, peoples, histories, and futures unknown. Their individual experiences and perspectives are widening the scope of what is believed to be Côte d'Ivoire. Within the country's capital, Abidjan, there's a creative scene that seems to have sprawled up out of nowhere yet is so rich in its offerings.

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