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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.

Listen to the track below:

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GetMziki Face Off – Kayvo vs Daddy V : Nare

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Kevin Ambalwa (a.k.a. Kayvo), is a 22 year old Kibera native who started rapping in high school. In 2005, he formed the group K-Force with Ndochez and Bobby Slick – Other than these three, there are other skilled recruits in the K-Force clique. Kayvo has been on the underground scene for a while, though over the recent past, he has featured on songs by Yunasi, Rabbit, Kama (of Kalamashaka), Judge, Didge, Wyre, Kleptomaniax, L-Ness, some members of Mau Mau and Stranger. As an artist, he has had the opportunity of working with people such as Ambrose Akwabi (Mandugu Digital), Tedd Josiah (formerly of Blu Zebra) and fast rising producers, Cecil Jamwa (BaseTown Productions) & Paul Manyasa (Musiq Plant Productions).

(Evidently above is a press release spill from Kevin and Cecil his production team).

However when Cecil sent me the track it only made sense to put it up against another track that apparently has been making noise in the US-Kenyan club scene. Nare is a slightly older song but Daddy V still loves it so I figured why not. Am not going to comment on any of these two tracks because this is a faceoff so I have to make sure its fare 🙂

So here goes… Two songs with the same title // Am not sure if this is fair judgement but here goes. And I also know that Kayvo’s song is definitely newer so I dont know how fair this faceoff will be but for added advantage I will throw in Daddy V’s video to balance of the oldness of the song.

listen to Kayvo’s Nare here:

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listen to Daddy V’s Nare here:

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vote for the better track here:

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Watch the Nare Video here: