I am yet to meet anyone in my life who is persistent and consistent with wanting to be a star such as Redsan. I think Redsan became a star simply because he felt, thought and treated himself as one. Way before Prezzo, Howee and the other flossin and dossin artists showed up. There was Redsan, not too many people can attest to his Stardom because not too many people could tell the difference. I mean Redsan had a body guard way before anyone knew what a personal body guard was. It doesnt even matter whether I think he needed one or not.
The second interesting fact about Redsan is his persistency (sp), one fine afternoon Redsan decided he would meet Shaggy and ask him to do a Collabo with him. Interestingly enough Shaggy was on Tour in the country, Red did all he could do to get Shaggy to listen to his music and also talk to him. To me its these types of character traits that make artists big. You cant be an artists who doesnt push his music. Recently I met JuaCali in the US selling his own CD’s and t-shirts (although I think the t-shirt move is lame, I personally wouldnt wear JuaCali’s face on my chest, but I can wear a brand he has created… Even Nonini needs to change that stuff – hizo ni ma brand mechanism za 1994 or for the 18yr olds.. Look at puff and 50 they sell tshirts that just say – Thisis50 or No bitch assness… Anyway am digressing). Moral of the story is Redsan is a hustla and I respect his hustle.
I however still have issues with all these patois singing Kenyan artist but as of today this is the BIGGEST song in the Kenyan countdowns so I have to respect it and give it the attention it deserves. Funny enough Dona sent this to me weeks ago – I slept on it… Coz to me its not really a big song its just okay.. I don’t know maybe lets open up the reviews and see what the people think.
listen to Yule Pale here:
download the track here:
image courtesy of JointYa Chava Music
The first time I heard this track was on the TOD website, I didn’t know what to make out of it for a while. It took me a few more days to figure out that Chava is a producer and the other guys are actually artists. The second time I heard the song was on a TOD mixtape on my way to some Cafe 111 or something in Atlanta, then I coincidentally bumped into the gang doing video interviews and stuff – I didn’t pay so much attention because I was hungry at the time but needless to say I didn’t connect the song with the guys at the restaurant.
But let me be honest here, Chava as a producer is onto something great here – the beats are a youthful blend of Kapuka (Genge) whatever you call it but his production skills seem to capture a lot of what Kenya seems to churn out. Vyba as an artist is probably the most promising Kenyan artist in US I think if serious could possibly break this industry in the US. Kaulaz and Vintiqueezy i’d have to listen to more material from them but thats just my two cents. This track is a nice mellow track that REDSAN blessed. If you watch the making of the video you can see the excitement in the crews eyes to actually have REDSAN on a track! Those home videos keep me on youtube all day fellaz uwongo mbaya – I wish I could see how many other songs were made.
So far I would personally give this track a 6 out of ten, I apologize for sleeping on the track but Chava guarantees that there is more heat from the kitchen coming soon. On that note we are throwing this track on Eves countdown show on Capital FM. Lets see what the rest of Kenya thinks about it.
listen to International Beauty here:
download the track here:
download the instrumental here:
download the vocal here:
Bonus material – making the video: