HIP THURSDAYS: ‘ BALANCE’ BY J KALI

 

They say life is all about new experiences and learning new things. What is the essence of life if you can’t learn anything new? It beats the whole purpose of your existence and your existence is the core of life. I just mumbled a whole lot of gibberish hoping to tone down on the fact that I learn about a new artist every other week. Continue reading

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HIP THURSDAYS:’BRIKICHO’ BY FEMI ONE

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‘Brikicho! Banture! Brikicho! Banture! Nikuje? Hapana! Nikuje? Hapana! Haya, ni hivyo, nakuja!’ This is one memory I can’t forget. I was so good at this game (Hide and seek) I used to forget I was playing and even go home for lunch. These are what childhood memories are made of. Running down the street to go ‘tipo’ before the person seeking would; with so many absentee dads playing this game I wouldn’t put my prowess in my dating CV. Continue reading

HIP THURSDAYS: SPOTLIGHT ON JULIANI

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In high school one weekend I never looked forward to was Weekend Challenge. It was probably one of the most boring weekends because even though girls would come over, they would be policed all over the place. Do you know how hard it is for teenage boys to be in the company of girls but the most they can do is get saved just so that they can hold a girl’s hand on stage? I won’t mention names here. Continue reading

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

HIP THURSDAYS: ‘KRAV MAGA’ BY YUNG NNOIZ

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Usually, I’m an honest guy and I’ll have to be honest. There are people who have latent talent but you never really see them coming through and doing much with it. From primary school to university I’ve shared classes with talented individuals who I’d put my money on to go on and be the next big thing but they always find a way of crushing my dream. Continue reading

HIP THURSDAYS:’NISIKILIZE MWANANGU’ BY KAA LA MOTO FT MZEE NGALA

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First of all, I’d like to apologize to any hip hop fan that felt offended at Taylor Swift winning album of the year when you barely even knew she had an album out. Congratulations to Kendrick Lamar, the cat is putting hip hop on the map; the African map to be exact. If you’ve had the chance to listen to To Pimp A Butterfly, which you should have, you’ve listened to These Walls. The track fuses melody and hip hop and you get a feel of how good music was before you were born. Continue reading

HIP THURSDAYS:’GO HARD’DORA FT STL &,MDQ & XTATIC

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I’m not a feminist on any level because I’m a champion for equity, not equality. Who wants to be the same when you can be better? Every time I mention female hip hop artists, many names pop up but one of my favourite artists has to be Lil Kim. Whatever she gave the little people working in my brain only her plastic surgeon knows. Continue reading