Posts Tagged ‘syd’

Mixtape Fridays- Video Showcase

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Here are some tracks we featured a while back and they just recently released the videos. Click on the song titles for the link to the original post and download links. Enjoy!!!!

Jaguar – Kigeugeu

Syd Feat Christine Apondi – Zaidi

Z-Anto – Kisiwa Cha Malavidavi


Syd – Clande

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image courtesy of Syd

When some people come knocking on your door sometimes you gotta be courteous enough to just open, so when Ambrose comes knocking on our door we always feel compelled to open it super wide. Ambrose (Mandugu Digital / Dunga) has been working on some new material for Syd spurring a string of recent hits including Uta Du featuring Bobby Mapesa.

However he wanted me to highlight this song as one of his hit singles. I think we debuted this song a while back on the GetMziki Faceoff between Syd and Q-Tac… It was the Clande Faceoff – Check out the results here: Syd vs Q-tac. However today we have a little more info on Syd so atleast we can highlight this song alone and give you some background on the kid.

SYD” aka Sidney Kamau started music in 2002. He first started in a studio called herbal records that was run by Hilton “herbalist” Mwakio Juma and Victor “maichblaq” Maina. This is where he met the late K-rupt who was the brother to the herbalist. In 2003, he did the song “CHACHA” featuring the late K-rupt in the ogopa Djs Studios. Later that year in November, we lost our brother Calton “K-rupt” Juma through the hands of car jackers. 2004, released a song called African Bam Bam produced by Dan Pondera .

After that, he took a long break due to unavoidable circumstances and then moved to Blue Zebra Studios. This is where he then released the song Msamaha featuring Mr. Lenny. After the song, he then featured in a song called Sioni Tena with Gaddaffi. He later took a veryyy long Paternity leave to go and enjoy being a father and after that, it is this year (2009) that he has come back to the musical scene with a bang and promising hits from the new and improved SYD.

(bio written by Syd)

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Syd vs Q-Tac : Clande vs Chips Funga (GetMziki Faceoff – Brand New Music ***)

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The image I’ve created above and uploaded is not meant to belittle any women who read this blog – but rather to paint a vivid picture of the debauchery that has been going on in Kenya over the last few years when it comes to creating fresh new slang terms to explain certain times of people. From what I understand Chips Funga these days means a chile you pick up the first night at any night club or bar, and you kulungus (hit it off) on the same night. So she is a chips funga just like the Kenchic chips (fries) that you order to go.

On the flip a Clande is just a clande – Clande is actually from the word Clandestine (which is secrecy more or less a relationship you are having on the side). Kenya currently is a Clande infested country, I understand Nairobi is suffering from all sorts of Clande diseases – Imara Daima, South C, South B and Buru have become the new Clande havens for the heavy weights.

So we felt it only right to put these two big artists singing these two different classic tracks that are fresh off the studio and press – Syd who has his banging track titled CLANDE and Q Tac and his crazy track CHIPS FUNGA. The themes are similar but the songs are completely different so they cannot be compared to in terms of production and flow. However in terms of delivery and message execution I thought it would be nice to see which track would pony more votes. So without futher due –

listen to Syd’s Clande song here: (Mandugu Digital production – Ambrose)

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listen to Q-Tac’s Chips funga here: (Calif Records production – Clemo)

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vote for the tracks here:

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download the songs here:

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Brand New: Syd feat Bobby Mapesa – Uta Do

This is not necessarily a new song, but Amby sent it over a few weeks ago together with the video attached. If am not wrong Syd was under Ted Josiahs camp at one point or the other (Blue Zebra) its been a while since I kept up with the local gossip columns however this track is surely a testament that he is still alive and relevant.

Bobby Mapesa is from the bugz and we featured him on a previous track here afew months ago. Collectively I think the pair makes this Uta do track interesting. The beat isn’t really like anything Mandugu Digital would do – meaning its missing the bounce. But its still an interesting worthy track to put on high rotation.

We apologize the track wasn’t linking well before but thats all resolved now

listen to uta do here:

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