Posts Tagged ‘Noah’

GBO – Sicker than your Average


GBO to me is probably my first best example of what can happen if you remain consistent but also understand your flow, your style and what you need to do to become successful in the music industry. Noah would be the first to tell you am his biggest critic, I complain a lot, I am harsh and probably don’t give fair judgement to people and music that much deserves credit. However I am proud of the fact that I have a good sense for a good beat, good flow and most of the time I am right on the money on a hit track.

So when a DJ actually sent me this track and not GBO himself, I had to run back to GBO and acknowledge the growth and the flow. I wont really share what I bitched about before but if you listen to this track and compare it to these two tracks we posted a few years/months ago, you can see what I am saying. Enjoy this two minutes of GBO goodness.

listen and download Sicker than your average here:

watch the GBO Sicker than your average video here:

GBO – My City


Lately there has been a lot of love being shown towards Nairobi – just last week Carol Atemi released a track called Nairobi which sorta pays tribute to the beautiful city she lives in. A few weeks before Atemi, GBO had dropped this hard hitting track to do the same – to bless and talk about NBO/254 pride. GBO is staying consistent with his lyrical flow and it seems no matter what the critics think – Noah is coming at you and coming hard. (STATS don’t lie either the video racked in about 9,000 views in just the first week) and an additional 600 streams on his SoundCloud.

I am GBO’s biggest critic because I know from a content perspective the kid has stories to share with the world, that will not only inspire some, but will change how other kids view their own lives. To me he is a walking testament of pursue your dreams until you can’t pursue no more – so I applaud him, criticize him and push him to get better and do great music. The only difference between his approach and mine is that he is currently focused on doing what he loves for the love of the game, I on the other hand believe that music is all about business and numbers – when you compare Flo-Rida back then (Elevator – 15Mil) and Flo-Rida today (wild ones – 170M) its obvious this industry is one big fat money making machine. I mean Flo changed everything about him to fit his new image and his new business uniform 🙂 (changed his flow, got rid of the hair, got rid of timbaland he he he and went HAM on the dance scene)

Anyway I have no doubt that GBO will be around for a while and if My City is any indication of whats on his upcoming debut album – then we are up for some good tunes this coming year.

listen and download the track here:

watch the video here:

GBO – Sunrise To Sunset & Addict

I’ve done my own family wrong for not posting this track sooner than today. Noah Odongo is like my small brother, currently based in London studying for some highly complicated Engineering degree – I don’t even know how he finds time to make music or pursue his musical talents. So its no surprise as he wrapped up these two tracks and sent me numerous facebook messages about his excitement, I got overwhelmed with other 50K text messages, emails and facebook messages that I totally forgot to applaud his studio tracks.

It’s hard to criticize your family, coz where do you start. I am probably more hard on him than anyone else, so I will spare my meaningless rants on this post to allow the taste makers to ease into GBO aka Golden Boy Odongo. The only tit bit I will say is that GBO is not necessarily fresh to the rapping game but he is maturing, ive paid attention to his flow since he started rapping at 8yrs old (I know hard to believe but its the truth). So to me this is only going to get better and more sharpened.

GBO is cut from the same cloth with some of the cats that I admire in Kenya today – the Camp Mullas of this earth. All these new age kids, creating new age sounds, sorta went to some high end schools (Hillcrest). But its as if this didnt really dictate who or what they will become in the entertainment game and it shouldnt. Be blessed – I introduce you to my little man – GBO!!!

listen and download the track here:

Sunrise To Sunset by GBO

listen and download addict here:

Addict by GBO