- YoungstaCPT has compared his album 3T to those of rap legends such as Nas, 2Pac and The Notorious BIG
- The rapper's album was nominated in this year's SAMAs Best Hip Hop Album category but lost to Yanga Chief's Becoming a Pop Star album
- Youngsta has expressed that he is proud of his project regardless of last week's loss
YoungstaCPT has likened himself to hip-hop legends such as 2Pac, Nas and The Notorious BIG following his recent loss in this year's SAMAs. The rapper was nominated in the Best Hip Hop Album category for his album titled 3T.
The star has expressed that regardless of the loss, he is still proud of his album. He said he was thankful for the recognition that his album got from the SAMAs.
The hotly-contested category saw some of Mzansi's finest rappers complain about their albums being snubbed during the nomination process.
Briefly.co.za reported that rapper Nadia Nakai took to social media to let it be known that she was not happy that her album Nadia Naked did not get nominated.
According to SAHipHopMag Yangsta said:
" 'Illmatic' never won awards, 'Ready to Die' never won awards, 'Me Against the World' never won anything… I think my album is capable of winning but if it gets overlooked Alhamdulilah I still made a masterpiece that will stand the test of time. 3T is a testament."
The three albums that the rapper mentioned belong to Nas, The Notorious BIG and 2Pac respectively.
Youngsta also took to Twitter to ask why Pac and Nas never won a Grammy. Some of his fans said their music was against the system and not mainstream, hence they were overlooked when it came to awards.
In other news, Briefly.co.za reported that Yanga Chief took to social media to share his excitement after he scooped the Best Hip Hop Album award with his album titled Becoming a Pop Star last Wednesday, 5 August.
The rapper's album consisted of the hit songs titled Utatakho and Utatakho Remix, which featured Boity, Riky Rick and Dee Koala. Yanga beat big names such as K.O, DJ Slique, Big Zulu and YoungstaCPT.
The award-winning star said he is forever indebted to South African hip-hop. He tweeted:
"I just want to take this moment to let everyone know that I believe in GOD!! My story is too long to tweet, I’m forever indebted to SA HIP HOP. To the moon we go. Just became a POPSTAR!!! Baby! Thank You South Ah!! #BestHipHop #SAMA26."
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