Cape Town - The first song from the soundtrack of the acclaimed Cape Town-set thriller, Nommer 37 (Number 37), has just been released and it was created by two of South Africa’s most popular rapper’s Youngsta CPT and Irshaad Ally.
The song – which was released on Saturday - is a striking rap song inspired by life on the Cape Flats and is called Dala Wat Jy Moet. It’s a dark track that seems to suite the tension of the drama in the film.
Irshaad, who also plays the lead role of Randal Hendricks in Nommer 37, rose to fame as a contestant on the second season of the reality show Survivor South Africa. He is best-known as Rhafiek in kykNET soap opera, Suidooster.
Youngsta CPT is a talented rapper and lyricist from the Cape. The musician, who describes his music style as 100% Cape, has delivered numerous hits, including We Go Bos, Yasis and Salutas. He not only wrote the lyrics for and created the song on the local film’s soundtrack, but has also worked on various songs for other films.
LISTEN TO A TEASER OF THE SONG HERE:
MORE ABOUT YOUNGSTA AND IRSHAAD’S RELATIONSHIP AND THE SONG:
“I have known Youngsta for many years. He created a song for a movie I starred in called Four Corners. I played a gangster that is idolised and glamorised by youngsters, even though this character has a bad life and dies in the end. This is actually sad and was also the inspiration behind Dala Wat Jy Moet. ‘Dala’ means do and we are literally appealing to young people to do what they have to, to succeed in life and rise above their circumstances,” explains Irshaad about the new single.
WATCH A TRAILER FOR THE FILM HERE: