We got this track a while back and now just posting it. We have featured Jua Cali on GetMziki a couple of times and there is no point of “reintroducing” him to everyone out there. On this weeks GetMziki Quick Hits we decided to showcase Jua Cali’s new single “Vile nasikia” faturing Qtasi.
I wanna know what people out there think of the track. Enjoy!!!!
listen to Vile Nasikia here:
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We have featured Mejja on the site before, with tons of his hot singles and collabos. We have also questioned why his record company Calif records has not yet released his official album, since the music from Mejja is more than enough for an album.
Like I said before, maybe the dynamics and cost of releasing an album overshadow everything else and artists and record companies find it betetr to release singles. From a marketing perspective is it better to release an album when you got a strong street, radio and club buzz from “Jana Kulienda Aje” and “Poa” or wait for the to die down to release the album. We can learn from BOB aka Bobby Ray who just released his debut album which is number one on the Billboard charts. He had completed the album along time ago but him and the record company were waiting for that buzz single which was “Nothin On You” before they released the album.
Anyways, here is another Mejja track from his “upcomin album”. This Beat ya Clemo track features Linda and is one of those comical yet lyrical Mejja tracks. On this song I’ll let it breath for itself.
Clemo we are still waiting for Mejja’s debut album.
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Clemo just dropped this video today so we figured it would be important to share the track after as well. This song dropped earlier in the year and its been banging HAAARD in the Kenyan streets as we understand. Once you listen to the lyrics its hard not to like the track. Overall I like the formula that Calif Records has maintained over the years. All these artists are straight from the streets. None of these cats is essentially painting a picture of a life they never lived.
Growing up as a kid in Eastlands, we had a poem about the unwanted guest, which this song is a clear and true rendition of that exact poem. Honestly I don’t know where Clemo gets his artists from but I must admit I am always entertained with the lines these cats come up with. K-Soja is hilarious, I mean how do you make a song about a “mgeni” (guest) and how they impose on you space. Pure genius. Enjoy this banger.
Clemo! the video is off the chains too, good quality – I can see Luche acquired a new camera eeh?
side note: Hii video ina kaa ni kama ime shutiwa Marish.. hio story ya kuweka njumu kwa window zi dry ime nimaliza… nime dedi. I dont know know how many guys noticed the things in the background. Mara kuna njumu imeshikilia odiro… ha ha ha ha Na hio blanketi ya bed. I cant explain vile umenipeleka ma throwback na hii video. Good one.
listen to siku kumi za mgeni here:
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We’ve had this track for a while but we weren’t so sure about how to release it until last week when JuaCali sent the video. I think after seeing the video the lyrics and the beats just put the visuals to a complete circle. I want to say a lot about how this track makes me feel and the places it touches in my soul with the content but I wont. Especially because I grew up in Buru Buru phase V, so I can relate to probably 97% of the experiences growing up in Eastlands.
So I wont add any commentary.. Ill let you listen and bless the comments section.
I couldn’t help it listening to the track again i just have to air out my laundry. Growing up in Eastlands has to be one of the best things ever in this world. Most of the folks who grew up in that part of Nairobi will understand the next few statements am about to make. To me I think majority of the Buru, Jeri, Koma, Umo, Marish and so forth neighborhoods are really guys who made a way out of no way. Personally I grew up in an Esto (raunda) that I thought was the shit. I think if I was to add lyrics to JuaCalis song – I would touch on BANO (spider, Krakis no payee’s), I would add on Safo (which normally was around Easter time, like now), I would add tipo (more like brikisho, bantu or whatever the hell that means), I would add TV – how one jama would leave the house and shout “Spiderman ime anzaaaa”. I think when I got older we had this one guys hao we would go to watch porno at (was probably a Kao too ha ha ha). Also when I grew older circuit na mathree was a standard (like when you sit in a mat until the tape finishes ha ha ha). Anyway I just love this song coz it ignites a lot of fond memories.
Leo’s Edit: Miaka Kumi na Nne – Nilikuwa na Feya mzeiya, lakini feya yangu ilikua diambo, ilikuwa inaitwa Chulita – juu iko na blada na chuma. Feya ya wagondi wapyenga. hukuweza kuni zushia .. nilikuwa mrui noma!!! OTERO… Big Ben..
Anyway enjoy this banger…
listen to Miaka here:
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Initially I had done this long post about how there is a conflict in the music in
dustry in Kenya, meaning there are channels of communication lacking in different segments of the industry that make it impossible to attribute claims to different stake holders. But I opted not to post that here – maybe in a separate forum or a different time. That post however had some good examples of sampled work that I think have been around the Kenyan music scene only that few people even realize that the genius around us have sampled some classic beats.
Take for instance my last two posts from Calif Records camp… The Sikupenda kwangu track and Niko poa. Both were Diana Ross samples. Clemo musta been listening to Diana – 1980 album a track called “my old piano” which is straight up a Sikupenda Kwangu sampled beat. Or take its “My house” also performed by Diana Ross however written initially by Ashford and Simpson, if you listen to it you will hear bits and pieces of Niko Poa majors classic track.
listen or watch Diana Ross My old Piano here:
listen or watch Diana Ross its my house here:
However sampling has been going on for a hot minute so this is not unusual, some of the greatest producers are the KINGS of sampling. If you look at the most prolific hiphop album of our lifetime – THE CHRONIC, almost every song was sampled. Check out the Chronic’s tracklist and samples. But its often refreshing to listen to African-esq samples, how a genius producer can take a US classic old school track and make it into something totally dynamic and GENGE inspired.
As an example let me post some work from Dr Dre’s classic albums
Nuthin’ but a ‘G’ Thang (1992) sampled Leon Haywood’s I Want’a Do Something Freaky to You (1975):
Xxplosive (1999) sampled Isaac Hayes’s Bumpy’s Lament (1971)
Am going to post this song real quick because it’s been on the request lines for a few months now. We published a faceoff challenge between Mejja – Niko poa and Mad Traxx – Poa a while back. However I didnt realize that we didn’t have any download options for the two songs. So people have been riveted about that for months.
So here goes -
Update: video reposted
listen to Niko Poa here:
download the track here:
watch the video here:
I have had this song for a while its a Clemo beat – I really have no information on who or what Kalahari is… so I wont pretend to try and talk about them. That said I don’t really like the song, but I will table it here for others to enjoy it.
enjoy the track
listen to Nimesahau here:
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Jimw@t aka a.k.a Jimwizzy has been featured on GetMziki before, which speaks volumes on his constant grind and ability to craft hits. On this track, which I featured on the streets are mine part 3 with Dan Mixa, Jimwat talks about “Fallin in love” in a humorous and crafty way. He is a lyricist who always incorporates humor and crazy punchlines in his music, making his songs street anthems. Check out this bars on the first verse.
Hawakua waki’stick kwa kichwa, kwani ni kilemba?
Ilikua tu Hit-And-Run, ka accident imepita,
Au, Eat-And-Run, ka kukula bila kulipa
Lakini love hupata mtu surprise ka ajali
Juu saa hii nimekunoki mpaka niko tayari;
I’m sure most guys will relate to this song. hahaha. Enjoy!!!!!
Listen to the Audio Here:
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The song has been out for a while now, and is available for download here. But I just got my hands onto the video, which isnt even out in Kenya as of yet (fully). (ps. Kenya has a lot of Video release Bullshit which is almost similar to network ridiculousness in the US, where for instance one popular TV show will get Music videos a week or two before a competing show – and at times they will even deny access to some networks – RANDOM RIDICULOUSNESS) But anyway, thanks to youtube, we don’t have that kind of BS in the US or UK. Videos are on demand.
The Video cracked me up, I cant lie, it looks like a LUCHE production (Luche is actually Clemo’s bro, he does all the Calif Records videos.) If someone gave Luche a serious camera one of these fine days and a strong team, I think his ideas and execution are interesting, but Camera and editing is lacking a little. Either way this video is probably one of the best story lines I have seen in a while.
JuaCali is definitely here to stay.
Its been a relatively good month, we have been blessed to get most of JuaCali’s new joints. This is one of those few tracks that Clemo makes that makes you sit and wonder what was he thinking or smoking. Rumor has it that Clemo was in the same school with Leo (Highway Secondary School – South B).. Whatever the case be, Clemo has really come through on this track.
JuaCali anacheza na maneno – Ngeli ni ya Genge. This is officially the track of the month, I doubt someone will deliver something more exciting than this, this month. Enjoy the track
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