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YoungstaCPT shared a heartfelt tribute to fellow hip-hop colleague, Riky Rick. Images via Twitter @Mr_E_Jones @rikyrickworld

‘Dear Rikhado’: YoungstaCPT delivers heartfelt tribute to Riky Rick [watch]

‘My letter to Riky’: YoungstaCPT decided to honour his fellow hip-hop colleague, Riky Rick, in song. Have a listen here…

YoungstaCPT

YoungstaCPT shared a heartfelt tribute to fellow hip-hop colleague, Riky Rick. Images via Twitter @Mr_E_Jones @rikyrickworld

The local hip-hop community is still reeling following the untimely death of rapper Riky Rick. The Boss Zonke hitmaker passed away on Wednesday 23 February after taking his own life. Cape Town-based rapper YoungstaCPT paid tribute to Riky Rick in song. 

Taking to Twitter on Tuesday 19 April, YoungstaCPT said he never spoke about Riky Rick’s death because they shared more personal moments than musical moments. 

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YOUNGSTACPT AND RIKY RICK’S RELATIONSHIP 

YoungstaCPT and Riky Rick collaborated on Riky’s Buy It Out remix, which was released in 2017. The song formed part of Riky Rick’s Stay Shining EP. The pair also spoke deeply about YoungstaCPT’s hip-hop journey in episode 10 of Lab Live, Riky’s YouTube series. 

Taking to Twitter on 19 April, the award-winning rapper wrote: “During Ramadan, I’ve had a lot of time to process my feelings and pray on it.”

“I never spoke much about Riky’s passing because we had more personal moments than musical moments so I decided my way to honour him through music.”

‘DEAR RIKHADO, LOVE RIYADH’ LYRICS 

YoungstaCPT opens Dear Rikhado, Love Riyadh with a dialogue between him and Riky Rick.

Riky says: “In a hundred years from now we’ll all be gone. All of this, you know, it will disappear it will disintegrate, maybe it will burn down, it will freeze over.”

“This board will stop working. These mics will be useless. When that time comes, what do you want the people to remember about YoungstaCPT.” 

LISTEN TO ‘DEAR RIKHADO, LOVE RIYADH’ HERE 

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TWEEPS PRAISE YOUNGSTACPT 

Tweeps praised YoungstaCPT’s heartfelt Dear Rikhado, Love Riyadh. One tweep said: “A guy like Riky deserved an outro like this and it’s such a blessing you’re the one who delivered.”

“I’m emotional, yet again. Rest well, Riky. Brilliant tribute Riyadh,” wrote another tweep.

“What a beautiful tribute. The rhymes man, so heartfelt.”