Quick Hits

GBO – East African Girl

You always learn something new about artists, it comes as no exception that I think I’ve been learning something new about GBO each year. There’s a pretty good write up I found online here, that I think is worth reading to get a better understanding of who GBO is. However I think in his latest installment, there’s definitely a little more to learn about GBO’s versatility… give it a listen…

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AY – Zigo (**GetMziki Exclusive)

It’s been a while since we featured AY on the site. The last time was the collabo “Easy” he had done with Kenyan Redsan.

With Zigo, AY has scored a banger. Produced by Nahreel, the beat is insanely hot!!!!!!!!. The change ups in the beat and AY’s laid back flow blend seamlessly. Zigo is clearly meant to be a party record and it succeeds in every way.

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Bamboo – Come Again (*********Mixtape Fridays)

It’s been while since we’ve been doing the “Mixtape Fridays” series and this has become a platform for showcasing new videos, various new artists and just that straight good music that your local dj or radio station will shy away from playing as it will “not get the dance floor packed” syndrome.

Bamboo is no stranger for releasing records that are original material or remakes of various hit records. For the past month he’s been doing this series he’s dubbed “Mixtape Fridays” where he releases a new record accompanies by a video. Some pundits might say that he’s saturating his music but I bet to differ. By releasing his Friday series, Bamboo is slowly building his catalog of records that will do wonders at shows, touring and various outlets. Talk about setting bars for artists out there.

On “Come Again” which has a catchy hook and a beat that was produced by K Da Great, Bamboo flows hard on the track with some sick lines and verses. “Come Again ” is a record that has that going out Friday good energy.

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Kidis ft DNA,Wyre, Ameleena -Twajichaganya (Remix)

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It’s been a month since the new year started and by the look of things, veteran musicians and record companies have been slow in releasing records giving room for the new breed of hustlers to dominate the market. The music itself is great which speaks volumes on the direction they are going.

One of the new record labels that I endorsed earlier last year is Grand pa records. From DNA’s Maswali Ya Polisi to Chapa / Fimbo Ya Pili , the record label is on a great positive roll. They re-released this record which is from Kidis who is originally from Tanzania but moved to his base to Mombasa. Currently signed to Grandpa Records, Kamua leo was a hit in the coastal region and he rcently released the remix to the track. According to his Bio page “Kidis was born in 1980 in Tanga Tanzania, i have been doing music since 2002, so far i have recorded 2 album, 1st album Class teacher apparently am working on my 2nd album “Kamua Leo”.

The remix to “Twajichaganya/Kamua Leo” finds an all star assembly of DNA, Wyre and Ameleena. This is a record that will definitely do well. Give it a few spins and let us know what you think of the track

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Sheikha Ft Mejja – Mali Mbele (Nzo Baiby Nzo)

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From what I can gather, Sheikah is a Kenyan Artist based in Dubai and she’s been doing the music thing and recently just released her first official offering titled “Mi Mbela” featuring Mejja. On this single she decides to grab seasoned veteran producer Clemo for some hard knocking beat. Clemo this is the type of tracks that the industry as a whole need to get back to. You had a distinctive sound and you kinda lost it while trying to conform to what everyone else was doing out there.

The jury is still out on Sheikah’s ability as an artist, but if she has an A &R, they definitely did their job. Grabbing Mejja and Clemo was just superb and I don’t need to say so much on Mejjas 16’s which are always captivating and refreshing.

However, A few questions for Sheikha

1. The tracks is good but the video sucks big time. The “Intro” acting portion to the video was a 1 minute long. You could do that in the 80’s and 90’s during Snoops and Dre’s Eras, but nowadays with so many videos on deck, music shows will edit it straight to the video track. This was a definite miss.
2. Having Mejja on the video would have made it a near slum dunk a far as collabos go. I can say the A & R definitely slept on trying to make that happen.

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Sahiba Bamrah Ft. Redsan – Dance to the Music

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This is gonna be a quick post mainly for one main reason. There is not much is out there about Kenyan artist Sahiba. It’s a record that screams potential but with poor promotion and lack of knowledge of how the music industry works, “Dance to the music” is slowly heading towards archival status.

A quick Goggle of “Sahiba Bamrah” gives you her Soundcloud page where she has this record but no download link. This is fail number one. How do you expect people to gravitate to your music if they cannot get your music. Get in line with the 2013 program. Artists are giving away albums worth of material for promotion. Think about making your money through touring not album sales.

Is this is Sahiba’s first record, I’ll giver a strong B. Enlisting Redsan who killed it as always was a brilliant idea.

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Parker Ighile – So Beautiful (**GetMziki Exclusive)

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The past few years have seen various African artists signing multi-million dollar deals with various record labels across the US and Europe. The list is endless from Kanye signing D’Banji, Akon linking up with P-Square, Wiz Kid and 2face and also Xtatic from Kenya signing to Sony. This are just a few examples, but the list is endless. I don’t wanna seem like a hater but until I knew all the fine print in those contracts I thought it was always a good look to sign to a major. Now, I know better. Maybe one day I’ll talk in depth about the subject.

One of the African artists who signed to a major is Nigerian Peter Ibrahim “Parker” Ighile who’s currently signed to Nicki Minaj’s label. He’s no stranger within the London urban music circle as half of the British production duo Parker and James. His production credits include Nicki Minaj feat Parker- Hell Yeah, Rihanna- “What Now”, Jessie J- Do it Like a Dude, Angel- Wonderful, Chip- Oopsie Daisy.
You can follow him on his twitter here

I was skeptical at first but after a few listens, I can attest that hopefully Parker will rise and become one of the best in this crowded field. “So beautiful” is a catchy banger which is simple put slowly grows on ya.

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Vanessa Mdee – Closer (**GetMziki Exclusive)

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Vanessa Mdee's Closer

There are a few songs that I want to showcase as they have been sitting on the server for a few weeks now. From the looks of things, it seems that every on air personality is trying to do the music thing nowadays. Some of them are really putting some effort into it while some of them are not. Vanessa Mdee from Tanzania is definitely putting in some much deserved work.

Vanessa Hau Mdee, a.k.a. Vee, was born in Tanzania on 7 June 1988. The pint-sized urban beat connoisseur had the opportunity to travel the world at a young age, growing up in New York, Paris, Nairobi and Arusha. Vanessa quickly became familiar with many different forms of creative and performing arts. Although she studied law at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Vanessa admits it was not her smartest move. Entertainment was already in her blood… Since her VJ search win in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania in 2007, Vanessa has managed to win the hearts of many. At just 19 years of age Vanessa walked away victorious by becoming Tanzania’s first ever MTV VJ, linking up with VJs Carol and Kule to host The Coca Cola Chart Express

It’s a decent track, but it has all the elements of an “Urban” radio station feel. I can definitely see this getting a few spins on my playlist.

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Jeraw – Top Freshman 2012 (GetMziki*******)

is it Friday yet…… This week has been a grueling week as we showcased the 254 Freshman 2012 TOP 10 class list.

We’ve come to the finale of the list (In no particular order). We’ve showcased Kayvo Kforce, Xtatic, The Cool Kid Tafiie, Jay A, Kapella , Lon Jon, Cr3w-Teflon and Ohzy. Today, we share with you final 2 artists who make the list.; Khaligraph Jones and Jeraw. We’ll be featuring a compilation showcasing all the 254 Freshman 2012 TOP 10 on next week MIXTAPE FRIDAYS.

We’ve featured Jeraw before with Live it up and Tujinice and 2012 has been a great year for him. He’s put in that work to strongly deserve a spot on the roster. Here is an excerpt when Leo posted the “Live it up” track. “I’m not one to make predictions about music, but if i can be allowed i would predict jeraw is going to be the biggest music phenomenons in Kenya 2012. reason for this is because this guy is the true triple threat writer, producer and rapper. He’s flow is sick moving between english and swahili seamlessly and subject matter is tight, im not saying this guys sings some serious(boring) topics, more like he talks about daily life in a n interesting way.”

Why You Should Care: Jeraw has mastered the art of hook writing to the overall song composition and thus creating great records. In addition you can tell he’s one of the few artists has taken cue cues from the 1990s music which, was heavy on lyrics and the art of story telling . Jeraw also has that distinctive voice and coupled with his strong vocals with a nice production tip equals a future star in the making.

Notable Releases: Live it up, Tujinice, Next one, I like what I see, Shades

The video for Live it up should be up soon it’s directed by VJ One and executive produced by Nairobi’s premier creative agency Dume+Kike ltd. Shot in Jeraws neighbour-hood of Buru Buru. The video is a first in the East African region for it will be the first motion picture music soundtrack video ever! It inter cuts with scenes of the widely acclaimed motion picture Nairobi Half Life, which is Kenyan’s most successful film to date and first film ever to be submitted for oscar consideration by the Kenya film Board.
The film is produced by Ginger ink films a production company in Kenya and directed by David “Tosh” Gitonga.

Next Steps: Jeraw is already doing what needs to be done. He just needs more visibility in terms of a good PR team to promote his music across the region. His music catalog is currently enough for a EP or compilation. Songs like “I like what I see” could be definitely be good show performance records

Missing pieces to improve on: Jeraw need to make his music more accessible and embrace his writer, producer and rapper qualities. I can see him as a way one stop shop for beats, hooks, ghost writing to complete records. On the production tip, the 2012 way of marketing beats is to have hooks on them.

For more on Jeraw, Check out his , Twitter, and Soundcloud.

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Kapella – Top Freshman 2012 (GetMziki*******)

We started our 254 Freshman 2012 TOP 10 class list and so far we have 4 artists on the roster. We’ve show

cased Kayvo Kforce, Xtatic, The Cool Kid Tafiie and Jay A. Today, we share with you 2 more artists who make the list. Kapella and Lil Jon. Four more artists remaining. Will your favorite artist make the list. Check back on Thursday and Friday for the other artists.

Kapella aka Sweet Sixteen has been on the grind in 2012, which saw him grace the GetMziki pages as part of the Colla Gang group. Apart from doing the group thing, he’s also been hard at work trying to establish and push his brand. He’s definitely one of the top ten Kenyan freshmen in 2012. He’s one of the artists who been racking up numerous wins in 2012. He recently released ROSO Lifestyle Vol 1 which showcases his growth as an artist. Check out the first song “My Reason” where he summarizes who he is ” They call me Kp, sweet sixteen coz I spit crack like the 80’s. Why lie, I have “Sticks & Stones” and “Mawazo” on my playlist which to me is some tracks that showcase his versatility and ability to make great records. Kapella shows his great flow and delivery. Some worlds that describe him is sick flow with heavy lyrics. On Cha Mama Cha Baba, he tries to tackle a local Kenyan subject which falters at many angles. One, the beat was lacking and the flow deviated from Kapella’s normal golden touch.

Listen to “Stick and Stones”

Why You Should Care: Kapella has some serious bars and he can definitely make good records. In addition he’s slowly built his fan base from cyphers to show performances which shows a positive momentum without the assistance of a record label, which proves his grinding ability.

Notable Releases: Mawazo, Stick and stones, Nakulola, Geminis rule the world, Gangsta Conversation

Next Steps: Kapella needs to nail down his lane and direction for an entire project, so fans can see what he’s capable of. He should embrace more songs like Mawazo and get some features on lock with some house hold African artists. He should avoid playing the middle since that’s where he faults on his tracks.

Missing pieces to improve on : Kapella should slowly shed off the cypher/battle artist mentality. History including people, have a misconception that battle rappers cannot make great music. People need to tell the difference between Kapella the recording artist and Kapella the cypher rapper. He should also get a good A & R to guide him in the right direction in terms of what records to promote and videos to shoot. Kapella also needs that good record and video that is meant for radio (you sometimes gotta do that) with some super producer like Babz on the track. Lastly, he should also improve on his online visual in terms of great pictures and graphics.

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For more on Kapella, Check out his , Twitter, Reverbnation and Facebook.

Watch the Kapella – Best at this Art Cypher (Ft. J’Mani, DOM, Bilari & Rabsari) Video below:

 


Ali Kiba – My Everything (GetMziki Exclusive)

In the current music industry, not even the best artist stays fresh in peoples memory for long, unless they have new records out. In the ipad mini era, music enthusiasts are always updating their music collection on a weekly if not daily basis with new music and artists. One of the key things one has to do to stay relevant is constantly releasing records.

Ali Kiba knows this and he’s not slowing down but consistently releasing records This is another banger. Kiba has done it again. The hot production on the record is by super producer Lamar. Do I need to say more……

Just check out the lyrics to the catchy chorus.

Ooooobaiby u My Everything My Everything
Kila Nachofanya Kwa Ajili Yako My Everything
Hata Kama Mi Sina You My Everything My Everything
Kupendana Kwa Sana u my Everything My Everything

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Ala C ft Nonini-Walking Class (Remix)

The first time I heard I knew it had to get some shine on the site.

Here is an excerpt when I first posted the record. “Ala C definitely has potential and with his varying musical styles and persona’s he just needs the right record to make him a household name. Walking class is catchy, does not sound like everything else out there and definitely a step in the right direction for Ala C.”

Today, we find Calif Records signee adding more momentum to the track by bringing a friend along for the ride. Nonini aka Raprenuer jumps on the record with with some strong bars and adds some different flava on the official remix to the track. This is a good track for any party. Nice work. According to the duo, “when was the last time u heard Nonini on a Calif Records Track? Pokea…..”

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Angeris Feat. Bob Junior – Mapema

We’ve been receiving new music and I will be posting a few tracks as quick posts, so people out there can enjoy som

e of the great music. Angeris is a Tanzanian artist and on this new single she goes for a classic bongo feel type of song which has all the components of a club record. This is definitely a good collaboration joint.

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Camp Mulla ft Wizkid – Prices (GetMziki Exclusive***)

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With Camp Mulla officially releasing “Prices”, yesterday as an official single, we decided to bless our readers with the track. They say more money means more problems, but Camp Mulla and Wizkid aren't stressing or worrying about prices.

It's been a great one year for Camp Mulla, who last week released their debut album Funky Town. Apart from being were nominated for the 2012 BET awards, the Channel O awards, getting signed to Universal and many more, they have been the group that has been pushing the bar in terms of artistry level, production and just how to handle and manage the music business as a whole.

We had them as “Artists of the Future” way before your local blog or radio station had them in rotation, which speaks volumes on their grind, persistence hustle and ability to create good consistent records.

On this new single, the Kenyan group recruits Nigerian homie Wiz Kid for a ride while discussing everything about prices and the art of being “young cats, taking charge, working hard and balling”. Out of all the songs I heard on this album, this one is definitely a gem but not one of brightest gem. The kicks, snares, hi-hats arrangement and melodies used are very similar to “Hold it down”, but all the parties involved rode the beat well, and accompanied with their tight mix of styles and flows, works…very well…

All I'm gonna say is stay tuned for “Move On”. Go out and support the group by purchasing their album.

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Lexx – Wanjiru (GetMziki Exclusive******)

Having tasted stardom and the highs and lows of the music industry when he was a member of the group XYZee, you can probably guess how Lexx’s approaches his music writing process and making hit records. He’s recently released a few records but they never made any impact in the music scene.

Wanjiru is a single that I see moving places with the right push and promotion. This could be the ‘it” single for Lexx. We’ll just have to see how they do the marketing of the song. Lexx’s managers, booking agents and publicists should be working overtime to push the record. Those days of just releasing music and hoping the record to naturally get to the masses is long gone.

Good production by Ogopa Djs. This joint is not linked to any upcoming projects, but fans can of course, keep locked to GetMziki for all the latest. The official video should be released this week. A big thanks to our street connect for all the new music. For all those wanting the instrumental, leave a comment and we will make it happen.

Tip 3 for artists: No Knowledge of the Music Industry

The industry is changing almost everyday. Still, there are certain elements that remain the same. You need to understand this game and what drives it. It’s easy to be an outsider looking in, watching your favorite artist on media and thinking that you’ll put your video on YouTube, get a million views, start touring, and become rich. Do you know what actually happens behind closed doors for that “magic” to take place? Do you know anything about marketing and promotion? Do you know the roles managers, booking agents, publicists, accountants, and lawyers play in an artist’s life? Do you know licensing and collecting royalties for your music? Have you ever participated in a business meeting or negotiated deals with industry execs? Many of them say that the music business is 20% music, 80% business. Get educated.

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Kayvo Feat Lonski – We Here Now

We are loving the current hip hop scene in Kenya. Please don’t call it a comeback. It never left. Everything goes in circles and it’s the perfect timing for it’s upward mobility especially in the mainstream.

On ‘We Here Now” Kayvo and Lonski jump on the Arab Muzik beat for some quality street music. It’s a defining statement to everyone out there that they are here now. Kayvo, currently signed to K-Nels Anglohili music label is an ill emcee who’s destined to do big things in the game. Let me copy and paste what Leo had to say about one of Kayvo’s track we previously posted. “The sheng is legit, the English is legit – to top it off you give a guy a sick beat and what you have is just CLASSIC material.”

There’s no doubt—Kayvo is one of the top best Kenyan hip hop artists out right now.

We will be showcasing some music next week from some of the top Kenyan freshmen hip hop artists out there. You can follow Kayvo on his Twitter

They did a great job on the video too. Shutouts to the graffiti street connect crew.

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Octopizzo – Mama (Mixtape Fridays)

It’s been dope to watch Octopizzo over the last couple of years,slowly ascend to the artist he is today. When Getmziki strongly labelled him as one of the “artists to watch” a few years back we received some backlash from various djs and readers, who thought his music was not up to par. However time has proved us right. Octopizzo is definitely one of the top freshmen. Now everybody is jumping on the “numba nane babbbay” bandwagon.

One question still remains on the lips of all the doubters out there. Is Octopizzo here to stay. For an answer to that, please listen to “Mama”. Octopizzo recently releasd “Mama,” which is dedicated to his beloved mother whom he appreciates and respects deeply.

Here is one twit post by a fan on Octopizzos Twitter page that stongly summarises the song.

“God bless Octopizzo, there is something sentimental about the song ‘MAMA’. Keep scaling the hip hop heights, bro.”

Octopizzo is definitely making his mark in 2012

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Atumpan – The Thing ft Stone

Atumpan, is a a Ghanaian HipLife artist, before hearing this song i had never really heard of him.  I odnt think i need to write much about this but let it speak for itself, i think its about to be on heavy rotation if its not already on heavy rotation. Its got everything Africans like,  a killer hook and melody to go with it someting that Nigerians seem to have perfected.

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5Mics – Five Blessings (GetMziki Exclusive ***)

Since this is the first time I have heard of 5Mics and I am totally digging his flow, Ill do something I rarely do. Which is use content directly from his PRESS KIT. Mostly because I find people spice up their press kits so much with flavor and grease it removes for the element of knowing who the artist really is. But in summary 5Mics from Nigeria is described below from his label:

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5Mics [real name, Stanley I. Ikegbulam] is an artist after a pattern. The average artist might use a brush to paint his pictures but this artist paints his pictures with words. The name ‘5Mics’ was bestowed on him by colleagues for his energetic, though provoking and soul stirring lyrics [a status earned by rappers with skills and given to rappers like Nas and Jay-Z]. His relationship with hip hop is a long standing one from his childhood days that saw him start writing lyrics and belting them out in his unique style in high school. With influences like Nas, EPMD, Biggie Smalls, 2Pac, Rakim, Eight Ball, Boot camp Click, Wu Tang, KRS One, LL cool J, Def squad and the Ruff Ryders; 5Mic’s art has always had a unique approach with a mind blowing mix of all these rapping styles.

Born to parents from the South-East of Nigeria, he was raised in Lagos where he was exposed to music at a young age. His parents were also a factor in his walk with hip hop as they were free-handed and allowed their son to experience in his words, ‘any and everything’ the environment had to offer. This broadened his view and is also the reason why his art resonates with practically every group of the society. His music is received well from international hip hop heads to the ‘boys’ in the local hoods. His education which began in Lagos brought him to Abuja where he bagged a BSc in Business Administration but this did not stop his heartbeat for his first love.

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Mo plus feat JohMakini – Xray (GetMziki Exclusive **)

I got this crazy Tanzania music I need to push out and I apologize to all artists and producers who’ve been waiting for months for me to post their music. Sometimes life happens, that said lets get into this ridiculous sample. Moplus feat JohMakini (who we just posted a few days ago) on this track called X-ray which is actually off an album appropriately titled “baba wa ukoo” Vol 1. It looks like there is an Arusha uprising of producers or maybe this one producer who loves sampling all these East Coast beats. I dont know if this is a good thing or a bad thing, the jury is still out on this one but frankly it makes the music sound a little bit better – but at the same time I feel like originality is being lost.

For what its worth bless this track let me know what you think.

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Cartel – Swagga (GetMziki Quick Hits)

We got this track a couple of months ago and just now posting it on GetMziki Quick Hits. Cartel has been featured on GetMziki before so we will just jump on the track. Cartel is one of the few artists who has completely embraced the internet, as a means of promoting his music and new releases. He’s always going strong with constant updates on both his Facebook and Twitter pages. Here is what he said about the Swagga track on his Twitter page

“latest Release yawa.. its called the kisumu swagga… omera utawesa kweliiiiiii’

What do people out there think of the track!!!!

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Miggy – Nyaunyo (GetMziki Quick Hits)

As we try and go through all the music we have been getting, some of the tracks will be showcased as quick posts. The first one is from Miggy who has been featured here before with “Best Dj” and “Ligi Kubwa”.

According to Miggy, the track Is “about how am upset about some crazy things people can decide to do. Its a war against such people”. The track was produced by Gylloh of G-Hood Ent.

The beat and subject matter are definitely positives in the song. I wanna know what people think of the track!!!

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Trapee – My Dear (GetMziki Exclusive ***)

I don’t have any good pictures of Trapee anywhere, all I know is that a few years ago he had a hit called “My video” which I personally didn’t really like. DJs loved it though, they played that damn track over and over again. Really that song was so big, was in high rotation but we didn’t even get around to posting the track. I don’t know what it is about that track I didn’t like – but the fire am about to upload, I have been banging my head to for the last 2 weeks until I cant do it anymore.

A part of me is like the audacity of his lyrics!!! WHAT did he just say? Ati what? And then I slowly realize that he actually is talking about something thats so real in Kenya today. I mean real talk, we talk and laugh about Chips funga and Chips beba – but these are real situations for these teenagers in Kenya right now. I would bet that these types of things are not limited to just teenagers, guys are bebaing anything and anyone they can find who is lose lose. So I probably like the song more just for the sheer fact that someone had the audacity to vocalise the doze, but a certain part of me feels like glorifying the acts doesnt make it better or doesnt make you cool.

So what do I do? NOTHING… Absolutely nothing – years later I realize music will always just be music – some people will push the envelope in lyrical content, some people will push the envelop creatively, production wise, gimics, style – whatever it takes. For what its worth I really like this Ogopa produced track. I cant get the tune out of my head and I love the video. I like the delivery style, its like he is shrubbing as he sings but it sounds so FRESH… it sounds so ORIGINAL to me – If you havent had a dose of Trapee give this thing a listen…

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Video Showcase – P-Unit, Kidum and Cartel


We post various songs way before artists shoot the videos and the “Video Showcase” is one way we post the videos with a link to the original post and the song download for those who might have missed it. (P/S:Click on the bold part for the download link and original post)

P-Unit – KArE (feat Mimo)

P-Unit just released the video to thier smah hit KAre this past week. Big ups to the whole P-unit, Habo, Eric Musyoka team. Iko!!!!

Kidum feat Lady Jay Dee – Nitafanya

We posted this song in May of this year, and the song has been doing great number sin the radio and clubs. Enjoy!!!!

Cartel feat Alfayo & Kumi Kumi – Katenga B’Nice

Another video from Cartel. Cartel is definitely on my XXL top 10 Freshmen of 2010.