We are back in the business and ready to tackle this brand new year before it decides to take a trail of its own. Welcome to the new year’s first edition of crispy fresh where we highlight what is hot and trendy in the Kenyan music space.
Bensoul Feat Sauti Sol, Nviiri The Storyteller & Mejja – Nairobi
Sol Generation marketing machine is a genius outfit. The crew dropped a clip of this ‘Nairobi’ song over the holiday period in reference to the Nairobi dating scene. The video has just dropped and is a trending topic in Kenya. The storytelling is on a different scale, melodies on fleek and the overall jam grabs a 10/10. Mejja’s contribution on the record has no impact as the jam is fire from the jump. Listen below and playlist it.
Khaligraph Jones Feat Sarkodie – Wavy
Once again, East and West Africa Hip hop heavyweights meet up and drop some bars. Khaligraph Jones is on a track with Sarkodie and it oozes bars. The two cats spit some fire bars, unimaginable flow backed by a hard-hitting trap beat produced by Motif the Don. The lads talk their minds on their position in the game, wealth accumulated and throw shade as always to fellow rappers. For this one, you need to press rewind several times.
Gwaash Feat Boondocks Gang ( Maddox) K4Kanali & Hush – Tight n Tifin
The argument that Gengetone was a passing cloud should be done by now. The generals running this scene seem to have more armour than we thought. You know Gwaash is capable of putting together an all-star team that delivers bars and hit songs. Check out this drop dubbed ‘Tight & Tifin’. The crew spits about their weekend shenanigans and how they woo the ladies to their corner. This is also another Sheng masterclass.
Bahati Feat Prezzo – Baby Boo
We already know Bahati is not in the Gospel scene anymore and if you didn’t know, this collaboration helps you understand. The former Church star is grabbing all collaborations from Industry heavyweights and it is Prezzo’s turn. The love inspired jam has the pair singing about their girlfriends and people they are eyeing. Watch the video below.
Buruklyn Boyz – Nairobi
The current Drill wave from the UK to the USA is finally landing in Kenya and we are here for it. Drill a style of Trap music defined by its dark, violent, nihilistic lyrical content and ominous trap-influenced beats. Young lads representing Buru Buru named Ajay and Mr Right have the beat on lock and bars too. They sing about living in the hood and aspirations to leave for a chance to make it elsewhere. Check Out the record below.