The South African award-winning rapper, singer-songwriter, and record producer Yanga Chief come through as the leader of new-school Xhosa rap.
Yanga Chief, who began his career as a film director in the late 2000s, incorporates his inspirations into a distinctive style of pop-rap and Afropop earworms and demonstrates his refusal to be constrained by the boundaries of genre. “Pop Star,” his debut studio album, was made available in South Africa on November 27, 2020. Critics of music gave the project favourable reviews. On the song “Ntoni Na,” he collaborated with Blxckie and 25K.
Yanga Chief, whose composition has influenced hits by other South African singers, draws inspiration from the music he listened to growing up, including kwaito, Afropop, and R&B as well as Xhosa traditional songs from the Eastern Cape, where he was born and bred.
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