If you are looking for a song that is fiery hot….dope….epic… monstrous, then the volcanic combination of South African Hip Hop music group Driemanskap and SA rapper and emcee Riyadh Roberts, popularly known by his stage name, YoungstaCPT has led to the release of a musical inferno and banging street anthem titled “Give a What”.
Having started 2018 with hit banger “Champion Cypher” featuring Chase, “Give a What” by Driemanskap and produced by King Kosh is a salute to the musical prowess possessed by the Driemanskap boys comprising of Elnino (Elethu Mpengesi), Dla (Dlambulo Macunga), Ma-B (Sonwabo Kambi), and Redondo (Bukhulubakhe Nompetsheni).
The collaboration with “Wes-Kaap” rapper YoungstaCPT further lends credence to the song. With 29 mixed tapes and several EPs and accolades under his belt, YoungstaCPT’s lyrical prowess is lekker kwaii (have you seen him create a rhyme on shoelaces on the spot?).
According to the group, the song means “whatever the obstacles or challenges standing in our way, we don’t “Give A What,” we’ll fight our way through, regardless”. “We’re hoping this collaboration will revive and unite the Cape Town hip hop scene and also break the barriers between the black and coloured people”, expresses Driemanskap.
Driemanskap represents a new generation of SA hip hop artists who understand that Hip Hop, exudes value not only lies in its musical form, but can also be used a s medium to address important issues and proudly representing where you are from. Their rhyme style combines their native tongue, isiXhosa, with English and Cape Flats slang.
“Give A What” is the second official single off Driemanskap’s upcoming sophomore yet highly anticipated album Hlala Nam. Stream, download, then share your thoughts.