Yanga Chief released his new single Manelo off his upcoming Pop Star album but prior to that he celebrated being authentically African and culturally rich as Xhosa royalty through his collaboration with praised South African designer Laduma Ngxokolo of Maxhosa on the masklava piece for the cover of Pop Star.
After announcing the new single Yanga Chief revealed an iconic cover for his eagerly awaited album Known for celebrating his Xhosa royalty, Yanga Chief collaborated with praised South African designer, Laduma Ngxokolo, of MXHOSA on a ‘masklava’ (a combination of a mask and a balaclava) piece for the cover of Pop Star.
Watch here as Yanga Chief and Laduma detail the idea behind creating the masklava.
Pop Star comes a year after he released his award-winning project BAPS. An album which critics claim to be his greatest work yet.
At the start of the month, the uTatakho rapper had a heartfelt interview with Riky Rick on his podcast, LAB LIVE, that brought both the rappers and fans to tears with the star later tweeting that, the making of this album saved his life.
Yanga Chief finally releases the full album project that he titled Pop Star.
Check out the tracklist below:
1. Yanga Chief – Fifa ft Langa Mavuso
2. Yanga Chief – Ndiyabanika
3. Yanga Chief – Touch the Sky
4. Yanga Chief – Khulula
5. Yanga Chief – ATC
6. Yanga Chief – BBAF
7. Yanga Chief – Fort Hare ft Maglera Doe Boy
8. Yanga Chief – Suicide Doors ft Frank Casino
9. Yanga Chief – Note to Self
10. Yanga Chief – Manelo
11. Yanga Chief – Austin Powers ft SaveMilli
12. Yanga Chief – Bazenzile
13. Yanga Chief – Delela
14. Yanga Chief – Ngubani Lo ft. Thabsie
15. Yanga Chief – Mkhwenyana