Y?GEN presents #VisualVrydag
“The plan is to drop videos every Friday for a while until we say STOP!”
For those who have been down with the Y?GEN since day 1 you may recall back in 2012 we ran a video campaign called ‘Visual Vrydag’ where we shot viral videos & released it every Friday for a month. Recently I’ve had problems with TV networks trying to sideline my SALUTAS video, our plan this year is for national airplay since the internet has been our main form of exposure but these suits are making it increasingly harder for any new guys to enter their lil friend circle. On that note we’ve decided to go back to our gully roots & bring back ‘Visual Vrydag’ for 2015!
For the first installment of YoungstaCpt’s video campaign called ‘Visual Vrydag’ he drops a simple yet effective video, black backdrop creating the floating head and hands look with no body. In the end its’ straight ignorant flossing paying homage to his so called ‘Young Thug impression’. Could he OWN 2015 with this viral video approach??? Only time will tell.
The TV has finally latched on and premiered Youngsta’s SALUTAS music video via their networks, 19 July 2015 saw the Y?GEN dropping the long awaited official music video for SALUTAS. With notable cameos from some of Cape Town’s finest, a close attention-to-detail focus on the visuals, it promises to raise the standard of what we’ve come to expect from YoungstaCpt, Y?GEN & Cape Town Hip Hop.
SA HIP HOP INDUSTRY
“If you’ve payed any attention to the SA music industry you’ll notice some artists have taken it upon themselves to write open letters to the game (Kwesta, TUMI etc.), I’ve seen that this can be beneficial in getting a certain message across that cannot be expressed in the music being that it’s more personal. What I’ve decided to do is put my open letter in music video form & release it. Coming off the SALUTAS video hype, today’s #VisualVrydag is very different. I’ve released a video & a song you’ve NEVER heard before. I’ll address the SA Hip Hop industry from a young colored Cape Townian rappers’ point of view. WARNING, this will offend the squeamish but it’s 2015, not 1993! It’s bout time to wake that ass up!”
Check out a feature SlikourOnLife did after we dropped this video. Click here.
Pulse Radio dropped an article “Y? you shouldn’t sleep on Cape Town’s Youngsta”. Check it out here.
A COLOURED BRA RAPPING
NO HIP HOP INDUSTRY
NO OWNING 2015
LET ME BE GREAT
“Tumi said we were almost great, yet many mortals are claiming to be Gods. Instead of labeling ourselves with such a title lets aim for greatness instead, lets be the best versions of our human selves that we could possibly be. This song is about us striving for excellence in the face of adversity, so let me be great. Let us be great.”
SON DON’T SET
Youngsta & Tommy ills (Produced by Arsenic-The Maniac Metalloid)
BUMP THE CHEESE UP (KAAPSTAD REMIX)
Aside from the Visual Vrydag releases, YoungstaCPT has managed to record some new material in the process and one such example is #BTCU KAAPSTAD remix. While performing @ a KOL gig in JHB Youngsta was asked by Reason to drop an unreleased verse he had written for the song in 2013. The crowd was instantly captivated and so it was suggested that an official solo remix be made. Few days later Youngsta met up with Instro at the Kool Out Studios and the rest is history as they say.
A DAY IN THE LIFE OF YOUNGSTACPT IN JHB
Y?GEN x MZANSI RAP
PRAY TO THE LORD
Taken off my 25th mixtape ‘FRE3ZE TIME’ in 2013, the Y?Kidz video was shot in late 2012 & facing technical difficulties the video became unreleased. #VlashbackVisualVrydag sees this archive footage re-released for your viewing pleasure.
#VlashbackVisualVrydag Presents “Mothercity”
Taken off the earliest mixtapes of Youngsta, “MotherCity” is one of the most well known tracks and one of the first tracks Mr Kaapstad made paying tribute to the Cape of Good Hope.
YoungstaCPT recently moved to JHB for industry business ventures and collaborations. One such collab came with OG producer Nyambz for this track entitled ‘Blame God’ dropping tomorrow on the #VisualVrydag campaign.
MUSIC 1st – YOUNGSTA KAAPSTAD X MALOON THEBOON (SWITZERLAND)
First track of an upcoming collab album with Maloon TheBoom called Yungloon TaliBoom being released on Boyoom Connective.
Music 2nd – YOUNGSTA KAAPSTAD X MALOON TheBoom (SWITZERLAND)
Second teaser track of an upcoming collab album with Maloon TheBoom called Yungloon TaliBoom being released on Boyoom Connective.
PUMA JHB 1st THURSDAY PERFORMANCE
#VisualVrydag PRESENTS a visual to Youngsta’s first solo performance in JHB courtesy of PUMA at the monthly First Thursdays’
A DAY IN THE $LiFE #Hope4Kids
Youngsta and Steady Life Enterprises PRESENTS “A Day In The $LiFE #Hope4Kids” as part of the weekly Y?GENeral’s #VisualVrydag campaign.
The visual is basically a teaser of what’s to come from the $LiFE team.
FROM THE GUTTER
YoungstaCPT x Khanyo
‘From the Gutter’
Youngsta Kaapstad X Maloon TheBoom (Switzerland) – SELF MAKING
A track off an upcoming collab album with Maloon TheBoom called Yungloon Taliboom being released on Boyoom Collective.
RAW AND UNCUT
“No hype is needed as Youngsta’s music speaks for itself. He chose this path. He doesn’t know where it will take him, but wherever he chooses to tread, the music is sure to follow.” – HAZEtv
RELEASE THE AGGRESSION (UNofficial Visual)
DIY (Do It Youngsta) – Stanley John Version
The alternate version of the ‘DIY’ video shot in 2010/2011 taken off the 21st mixtape by Youngsta called ‘Absolute Brilliance’
DJ SWITCH presents WAY IT GO Feat. Tumi (JHB) x Youngsta Kaapstad x Nasty C (DBN)
YoungstaCPT X Y?GEN meets Loopsta
YoungstaCPT sits down with Hillbrow producer Loopsta whom he’s been collaborating with since his stay in JHB. We chat to the young producer about his grind and his future plans with the Y?GEN.
YoungstaCPT – Hella