Posts Tagged ‘k-nel’

K-Nel feat Glasses Malone – Bonga Mavi

First and foremost I have to say I love this new SoundCloud plugin and format it is the truth. I love it.
Second I have to say meeting K-Nel in person didn’t disappoint, he is everything much the visual element and the brand that he appears to be in his music and on his vlogs.

I met K-Nel officially in Las Vegas and he was busy doing his media thing as usual. Immediately he told me “Leo we going to talk over this game in the US” to which I didn’t think much of. Fast forward to last week when he sent me this track, I was like Owe sh*t this dude was actually serious.

With a classic collabo with one of YMCMB’s finest it actually looks like KNEL is on a mission. Listen to this…


K-NEL – MPIGS

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I’d like to put some commentary around this track that K-NEL dropped last night but I will let the track speak for itself. Notwithstanding its a little controversial – I hope he is not calling the Ministers PIGS!!! Lol.

ps. Brave move jumping on the Hov – Open Letter beat, Swizz and Timbaland really killed that beat man, and I can feel the message come thru on the delivery on this beat.

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K-Nel – Mbele Tu Sana (GetMziki Exclusive)

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In the mixtape industry there is a term artists use called OPB (Other people’s beats), where you get an instrumental of a popular song out there and flip it. The result can be 50:50 in that you can do a flip of the song for it to sound horrible or you can rock it nicely such that it holds it own weight as compared to the original version. With the blessing of all parties involved, K-Nel jumps on P-Unit’s hit song “Juu Tu sana” and flips it to “Mbele Tu Sana” and the result is impressive. He even went ahead and recorded a video for the street single. The song ‘Mbele Tu Sana” is the first single off his upcoming street album entitled KenyaWood 2 that will be available for FREE download on 28 April 2009.

I’ve said time and time again that doing quality street albums and mixtapes is a sure way of establishing your street credibility and getting your name out there. You however have to make sure that you deliver a presentable package with the covers and song quality on point. I don’t really understand when artists have like 10 “singles” out and the label can’t even put out a compilation album or street album for the artist. K-Nel understands the essence of mixtapes and street albums, something I have been trying to convince a couple of Kenyan artists to embrace. Only time will tell !!!!!!

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K-Nel Feat Bamboo- Obama Swagger

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After the victory by Obama last year and the song “Swagger Like Us” by T.I driving the streets crazy at that time, I thought of a way of flipping the script to reflect that historic win. I immediately thought of the basic idea , ran it through a couple of artists, and the ones that came through first were K-Nel and Bamboo. They jumped in the studio to give their take on the 2008 elections “swagger” year and the result is a winner. Immediately the “Obama Swagger” song premiered on Homeboyz radio, the calls and comments coming from various sources was that the song had held it’s own weight as compared to the original version. This is one of those street songs that capture your everyday life and meant for everyone since we all got some type of “swagger” in us. Also, Bamboo is in talks to sign to K-Nels Stars limit roster. Enjoy the track!!!!!!!

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K-Nel – "Mi Negro Lindo"

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When people talk about African artists who are constantly and consistently creating music with a passion, one of the artists that fits that category is K-Nel. Born in Kenyan and currently living in Germany, he released his first major release “Voice Of Kenya” with the single “Mi Negro Lindo” that was featured prominently in various FM stations across EA. The video was on rotation on MTV Base and Channel O. His past hit songs include “Mimi Ni Hustler”, “Static Soldiers” Feat R & B legend Horace Brown and the current street anthem “Change The World (Obama Song)”

“Mi Negro Lindo” Feat Raquel (originally from Venezuela) shows the diversity of K-Nel’s Angohili Music, creating a unique Kiswahili/Spanish cross over.

For more on K-Nel check out www.k-nel.com

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