Yanga Chief is arguably having one of the best years of his career having collected several plaques and awards at this year’s SAMAs. His debut EP, BAPS, was an incredible offering and if anything, displayed Yanga Chief’s range as both an artist and a producer. Yanga Chief recently announced that he will be releasing his debut album, POPSTAR in November and has already released the first single from the project titled BBAF.
BBAF (Boity Bad As F***) is a nod to rapper, Boity and how hot she is. Yanga Chief explains that he is not shooting his shot at Boity, instead he wanted a hook that stated an undeniable fact. He further explains that the song was inspired by the late Flabba, former member of Hip Hop group, Skwatta Kamp.
“The single, BBAF was inspired by Flabba. I think it’s his take on SA Hip Hop; It’s his style of music- even Isbamu somdoko. Those are like conversations and content that are really just light hearted but for the game and he versatility it provides was just crazy. And also the fact that me and him were born on the same day… there’s a destiny tied into that,”he explains.
He also explains that he is not shooting his shot at Boity, so that’s worth knowing.
On his upcoming album, POPSTAR, Yanga Chief mentions that his aim is to examine the current condition of the black person in society. “My perspective on this album is based on where black people stand in society and how they view themselves and the things they aspire for, over and above white approval,” he concludes.
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