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Watch: Yanga Chief gets emotional in Riky Rick interview [video]

Swisher Post - 09.09.2020

For Yanga Chief, the success of smash hit #Utatakho is a bittersweet irony.

Yanga Chief struggled to control his emotions as he went down memory lane to recall all the times he never spent with his father, in the latest insert of Riky Rick’s podcast Lab Live.

Episode six of the Cotton Club Records founder‘s show dropped on Tuesday and what started out as a straight-forward chat between mates turned into a tearjerking moment of nostalgia, where a reflective Yanga Chief opened up about scars left unhealed by his father.

Watch: Yanga Chief gets emotional talking about his father

The winner for this year’s SAMA Best Hip-Hop Album category for his debut album Becoming A Pop Star, remained composed for much of the 58-minute interview.

However, things turned a bit tearful when the conversation moved to the topic around the success of his leading single Utatakho.

Yanga Chief was recently awarded his first solo gold plaque for selling more than 10 000 copies of the single. For the Eastern Cape-born rapper, though, the success of the song did not collerate with the relationship he had with his dad.

Here’s Yanga Chief opening up to Riky Rick about moments of his past encounters with his father that still haunt him today:

What is Lab Live all about?

The show’s host, as it’s stated in the above caption, could not contain himself too. So, in an emasculating scene that’s most definitely needed in patriarchal South Africa, both men consoled each other in tears and kept it moving.

Lab Live is a long-form, interview-centric, podcast founded by Riky Rick. Yanga Chief, it seems, was the sixth guest on the recently launched show.

At first, new episode of the podcast were uploaded onto the ‘Cotton FEST’ YouTube page, formerly created for content that has to do with the rapper’s annual festival.

However, it seems Lab Live has found a new home on Riky’s ‘Cotton Club Records’ YouTube page. It is unclear, at this stage, when new episodes are uploaded.

You can watch the full Yanga Chief interview below: