YoungstaCPT opens up about his love for the sneakers in his latest visuals that prove that he’s the number 1 sneakerhead mainstream rapper today, and that’s a fact.
He originally wrote the song ‘New Takkies’ back in 2016 but shot the music video for the same only recently.
In the ‘New Takkies’ song, the Award-winning rapper clarifies that there’s more to life than sneakers after all.
Growing up in Cape Town, YoungstaCPT whose real name is Riyadh Roberts disclosed that it wasn’t easy at all as people could get into trouble just because of the shoes they chose to wear. In Cape Town, nobody wears fake/bootleg/knockoff sneakers, they all wore original and authentic takkies.
YoungstaCPT took to social media to explain in depth the inspiration behind the hit record ‘New Takkies’.
The face of Cape Town music wrote;
“My song ‘Takkies’ which was originally released in 2016 told a story of what rare sneakers mean to the lower-income community of Cape Town.
It also detailed the dangers of having these sneakers on in certain parts of Town as well as my personal accounts of buying, selling, swapping, losing, and fighting for my shoes.
In this installment of the song, ‘New Takkies’ explores the growth of a person who has realized life is worth more than a pair of shoes.
This is like the rebirth of what it feels like to have your shoes stolen or robbed and then be reimbursed with a new pair. It’s a moment that doesn’t often occur but when it does it’s sweet.
‘New Takkies’ is produced by Kay Faith and has an almost haunting backdrop quite similar to the 2016 instrumental produced by Loopsta from Hillbrow.
‘New Takkies’ explores our need to look fresh despite the circumstances & situations we come from, and to always rise to the occasion no matter how many times our Takkies get taken.”
In case you missed it, watch the official music video for ‘New Takkies’ as written and performed by YoungstaCPT. Stream the same record underneath as well: