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We’ve covered MadTraxx on GetMziki over and over again, I think with all the tracks released over the last 3 years the kid is ready to compile an album. I think its unfortunate that most of these Kenyan artists are caught up in the whole Nameless singles phenomenon but maybe there is a strategy and I am just failing to see it at this point and time.
Honestly think about it, all Kenyan artists you have listened to over the last 8 months are singles, none of these artists actually has an album or has a plan to release an album. Unless someone wants to prove me different I am yet to see a Madtraxx, Mejja, Jimwat or Joint Ya Chava album. Am just being real. Am not saying its a bad strategy am just saying by the time the album gets here everyone has all the tracks they need. However on the flip side Nameless made millions going on tour and performing his tracks before he compiled his album. This allowed him to bank more on performance sales than Album sales (which i think went to Ogopa). So maybe its okay to have a string of singles that allow you to stand on stage – rant and rave.
I am conflicted about this song, it feels so cookie cutter. In a world where I have always raved about George’s (Madtraxx) ingenius tracks, catchy hooks and inventive dance routines – I feel like this is such a dupped formatted hit. It feels so Jango – so Walanguzi, so BigPin like.. Its bound to be a hit just because of the song format and composition but not because its exceptional. I am not sure what you guys think – so ill open it up.. The song is on heavy rotation right now on Kenyan radio stations… give it a listen.
listen to Big shot here:[audio:http://files.getmziki.com/Madtraxx-Big_Shot.mp3]
download the track here: