Following through with his mission to unite both Johannnesburg and Cape Town through Hip Hop, The Cape Crusader has released a solid body of work with powerhouse producers, Ganja Beatz in the form of “The Cape and Good Dope” mixtape which is sure to unite both cities and hopefully the world.
The formidable trio, Ganja Beatz have a very decorated resume and have worked with the biggest names in the South African Hip Hop industry. Known for their diverse sound they won producers of the year at the 2014 SA Hip Hop Awards and once again have many nominated songs in various categories for their 2016 productions.
Aashish “the Monster” Gangaram is the core foundation of the crew, he is the main producer and beat maker within the group and has used his unique outlook on music production and beat making to produce cutting-edge tracks for various artists within the industry. His brother Heemal G aka Ganjaz along with Matthew Bowen met whilst studying and both graduated at AFDA with a Degree in Motion Pictures and Majored in Sound Design. Over the years they have learnt how to listen to each instrument in an intricate and critical manner, which has contributed to a deeper understanding and outlook on music production. Over the past three years they have created melodies, beats and rhymes for numerous local and international artists and projects making them a force to be reckoned with.
“The Cape and Good Dope” project began in mid 2015 after creating one track, which then organically lead to three tracks and then the decision to create a mixtape consisting of twelve tracks in his new home of Johannesburg. YoungstaCPT has definitely brought the Cape flavour and Ganja Beatz have provided the “Good Dope” whilst playing on the alias of Cape Town, known as the Cape of Good Hope.
“We didn’t wanna rush the process but we also had to draw the line on when to stop recording…” – YoungstaCPT
With this particular project YoungstaCPT only wrote and recorded one song in studio where as the rest of the tracks he took the beats home and returned with complete songs, which has culminated in the form of “The Cape and Good Dope” mixtape.
“I prefer sitting with the beats in my own space and going over them in my head for a few days before I put anything down on paper. Once I have an idea that sticks I transfer my thoughts to ink.”
It been a long time coming but “The Cape and Good Dope” is was worth the wait or in the words of YoungstaCPT “we just had to make sure the product was ready to be cultivated for human consumption…”