YoungstaCPT is steady becoming our fave because everything he drops is not only quality checked but it’s so damn authentic; super genuine, in fact. The rapper has dropped a two in one film clip from his Kaapstad’s Revenge mixtape produced by J-Beatz.
Youngsta has never been ashamed to show us where he comes from and sharing his upbringing and the things which have influenced the type of music he makes. On tracks such as Wes-Kaap, Yasis and Salutas we really see what type of artist Youngsta is. On his 2017 single, Kaapstad’s Revenge, we see how the same trend continues.
“Kaapstad’s Revenge opens with an insert of the Hard Livings Gang founder, Rashied Staggie taken from the 1993 documentary “Cape of Fear” where he mentions the Dutch’s colonisation of Cape Town in 1652, stating that because of these actions that have taken place in the past there will never be peace amongst our poor people,” he writes.
We then get a shot of present day Kaapstad and how the “marginalised” coloured people of the Cape are still suffering and living under inhumane conditions. This reality is jarring but the people still celebrate and Youngsta writes: “Kaapstad’s Revenge is the path to victory for the excluded members of society. It is a message from the slave to the slave master and anyone else who doubts the power of the oppressed.”
The video then completely shifts and leads us to the second part which is more celebratory and brighter. We Go Bos is “an ode to the Coloured party lifestyle”. He writes: “‘Bos’ is Cape slang for crazy, so it brings the enjoyment of the hood to life but in a polished way.”
“The transition from Kaapstad’s Revenge to We Go Bos shows that even within the darkness and pain we know how to celebrate the success we do achieve. In order to get there you sometimes have to pass through the tunnel but We Go Bos is like the light at the end of it.”
The mixtape is available for purchase now on iTunes. Cop it.
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Una Rams Wavy Baby EP is finally OUT
Una Rams Wavy Baby EP is finally available on digital platforms
Soulistic Music and Airborne Records’ first joint-venture project is an EP from a young talent Una Rams. The six tracked EP titled Wavy Baby is the first commercially released project from the 22-year-old Una Rams who is a producer, singer, songwriter and rapper.
The EP includes features with the songstresses Thabsie, Shayee-Shay from Nigeria, Poet Misa Narrates and co-producer C-Tea. The first single “Joy” was released 8th June 2018 and like the title it’s a joyful, upbeat tempo love song that had the crowd singing along despite hearing it for the first at the EP launch the night before its release in Braamfontein.
Una Rams is a shortened version of both his first and last name Unarine Rambani. He was born and raised in Venda in Northern Limpopo to a Christian family of six children. As a child Una grew up in a church founded by his parents and as part of the worship team where he learned how to produce music, play the drums and a piano and later became a musician. His sound is a mesh of different genres of music coupled with his lyrics that evoke emotions to the listener. When asked to describe the EP he said;
Wavy Baby is a love story about a boy and a mermaid. And I know it’s the craziest thing to say to anyone but it’s because a lot of people get into relationships when they are both from two different worlds, things fall through the cracks because you don’t understand each well enough, so this EP takes you through the different stages of the relationship and unfortunately it’s not a happy ending