KA$H CPT:

South Africa is brewing some serious hidden talent in the music industry. With many young artists relying on social media platforms to build their following and using Soundcloud as record labels, it is so vital to support local talent and performers like KA$HCPT make this easy. Keep an eye open while scrolling through your feeds for budding artists, you might be shocked at what you find. When we support local talent we inspire more local talent, you create a pool of opportunity and who wouldn’t want to be a part of that. We’ve decided to put the spotlight on KA$H but there are so many young
artists like him just waiting to be discovered! Through a Questionnaire conducted on Instagram, we found KA$H and managed to ask him a few questions. This is what transpired.

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THE INTERVIEW:

Q: How would you describe the start of your music career?

A: “I practiced Rapping initially and the first song I recorded was titled suddenly. It was recorded on a type beat at ASON’S crib in Sea Point. I was still trying to figure out my sound and at the time school work took priority so it was really just something I was doing for fun. It was only this year I really started making music. Since January I’ve been working with Johannesburg artists and producers along with Sixiazi (another artist from Tableview) and we’ve been getting loads of recognition ever since.”

Q: Who do you listen to for inspiration?

A: “I’d say, Travis Scott, mainly because I dig the way he manipulates his voice to make crazy sounds. Tory Lanez as well as nasty C.”

Q: What are your 3 biggest goals as an aspiring artist?

A: “Do it for the culture – I want to make music with a message. I want to represent Cape Town – we have real talent and I’m not going to let that get slept on. Thirdly I want to give back everything my mother invested into getting me to where I am. She sacrificed a lot and it’s only right that I do the same.”

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Q: Your all-time favourite song lyrics?

A: “Anfa rose – Absurd. It’s a love song but these lyrics carry so much meaning. Not only relatable but it sets my mood.”

Q: Your most memorable performance yet?

A: “Night Show opening performance at the beginning on the year. Things were crazy, The Baker and I had the whole crowd jumping. One for the books.”

Q: With your new song out “Sucker for love” how would you describe your love life?

A: “It’s complicated. Sometimes, I question if I’m meant for this stuff. I have the tendencies to distance myself when I get bored of my partner and that’s not fair. Another thing is, I don’t want to be making someone else happy if I’m not happy. Love is beautiful, but it’s easily mistaken with infatuation.”

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Q: Where do you find inspiration for your lyrics?

A: “The environment and people I surround myself with. Inspiration can come from anywhere at any time. It’s always good to keep a notepad and capture any ideas I get just to use as concepts or as the foundation to any song I work on.”

Q: Who are your favourite local artists?

A: “Lynch Party, KC The Plug, Sap Sinatra”

Q: Do you have any upcoming projects or songs?

A: “I’m working on my ep at the moment which will drop after the next few singles I release on Spotify, Apple music and Soundcloud. I can only hint as to what the tape will sound like but I assure it’s going to blow your mind away.”

Q: Your most memorable achievement yet?

A: “Finding myself and knowing myself. Not a lot of people can say that they have done that.”

Q: If you could open for any artist who would it be and why?

A: “Travis Scott. I want to hype the hell out of one of his crowds. I’d be opening up for someone who inspired my sound.”

Q: Who would you thank at your AMA speech?

A: “The Baker (Junaid Baker) my producer. The ones that had my back from the get go (3 people) and my mom. She birthed a king. I act accordingly.”

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Q: Where does the name KA$HCPT come from?

A: “Originally I wanted to call myself Johnny Cash. I ended up just using ‘kash’ and I added ‘cpt’ to let people know where I come from.”

Q: Your Favourite song at the moment?

A: Gros mo – Desole

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Q: Do you have any advice for any young local artists in the start of their music careers?

A: “In any circumstances, you’re placed in. And any knowledge provided unto you. Figure out how you can use what you’ve learned in the environment you’re in, to make your money. Chase your goals and have a backup plan but never lose focus on your dreams. Life is short. Live the life that you want to live.”

Have you heard any of Ka$h CPT music? Who is your favourite local artist? Let us know in the comments below!

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