Yanga Chief Hints At Follow Up Album To His Successful Debut ‘Pop Star’. Award winning rapper Yanga Chief has always been known for his amazing lyricism and charm. Apart from being extremely successful in his own music, the rapper has also contributed to plenty of SA hip-hop hits including AKA’s Baddest, Jika and Kwesta’s Ngiyaz’fela Ngawe.
The successful rapper recently appeared on hip-hop magazine Hype Magazine as the cover star for the month. Yanga spoke on a number of topics relating to his success in music and his influences for his debut album Pop Star. The rapper got to talking about his future plans for his music.
Yanga Chief told the popular magazine that he is working on a follow up album to Pop Star, titled Pop Star 2. He mentioned that Pop Star 2 will sound like what people would’ve expected Pop Star to sound like.
Yanga said, “I’m trying to do a back-to-back drop. Pop Star 2 is more, I guess, what people would have expected Pop Star to be in terms of just sound. Yeah, it’s more in your face, more aggressive and more owning the moment, you know?“
He specifically used the word ‘trilology’ when speaking about the new album. Yanga’s EP Becoming a Pop Star won the Best Hip Hop Album Award at the SAMA’s in 2020. The album features some of Yanga’s most popular tracks, including Utatakho Remix featuring Boity, Dee Koala and Riky Rick and 200.
His full length project Pop Star was loved by many Yanga Chief fans. In his interview he mentioned that the album taught him to channel some of his weaknesses into strengths. In creating Pop Star Yanga also mentioned that he had to go back to his family roots and learn more about his grandfather and his father’s stories to build the base for the album.