HIP THURSDAYS:’JUU YA DOH’ BY VANSO DA GAMA & NAIBOI

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I get the feeling that hip hop in Kenya is taking a new shift and it’s not an unwelcome one. Every time I’m reviewing tracks to cover on this section I get overwhelmed by both the mediocrity and talent we have at our disposal. We can’t clearly state what hip hop is because even Young Thug’s music is considered hip hop. Continue reading

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BANGING FRIDAYS: SHAKE YO BAM BAM by Sauti Sol

sauti solRemember the days when Friday tings involved us dancing to Rihanna’s Pon De Replay? That was around ’05 when FUBU was FUBU and Timberlands were brown. Yeah? And then came the one and only lingala phenomenon Awilo Longomba with Coupe Bibamba. A song I must admit gets a ‘nod your head ‘ reaction from me every single time I pay a listen to it. I still wonder what the reptile was doing around Awilo’s neck. Wait! Is  Sauti Sol’s Mudigi Savara a look alike to Awilo? Continue reading