YoungstaCPT On Why He Knows His Debut Album ‘3T’ Is A Classic. YoungstaCPT is one of South Africa’s best storytellers. The award winning rapper has made his mark on the SA Hip Hop landscape and continues to elevate the industry with each one of his releases and features.
The Cape of Good Hope rapper recently released his music video for his single Kleurling from his debut album 3T. He took to twitter to speak about why he feels his album is a classic. He mentioned that he released the album 2 years ago and hasn’t released anything since and is still releasing music videos with messages that are still relevant.
“Released this album 2 years ago and haven’t released anything since…I’m still pushing videos for it and the messages are still relevant. That’s how I know it’s classic…It’s a testament THINGS TAK3 TIME” He wrote.
Youngsta’s 3T earned him the 2019 SA Hip Hop award for Album Of The Year and mentioned that he thought Nadia Nakai would win the award over him. Youngsta became the third person from Cape Town to win a SAHHA after DJ Ready D and EmileYX. The rapper has released multiple music videos from the album. The songs he has turned into visuals include To Live and Die in CA, For Coloured Girls, Just Be Lekker, Old Kaapie, YAATIE and a few others.
After the release of Kleurling, Youngsta explained the meaning behind the music video. He mentioned that he wrote he song in 2018 because he felt that the authentic coloured narrative had not been properly decoded. He went on to say that coloured people have an individual history as indigenous people of South Africa and were given the name coloured and stripped of their tribal titles.
The music video for the song was shot in two locations in Cape Town and Johannesburg because he wanted to show the similarity between the two places even though they are separated.