Another week and the 254 is up and pushing to the limit, here are the hot new singles.
254 Legend and King of the Dancehall is not pumping brakes on his career yet. Longevity is key and once in a while, Redsan will put out a record to keep the streets talking. On this hot off the press record, the legend done switched up on us on this new record “Marry Me”. I’d never imagine him on the fast pace Afrobeat /bongo sound. He teams up with 255’Ervixy on a Sappy beat and their marriage blends well on the beat. Might be a win for both acts in terms of audience reach and the song is meant for the clubs. Check it out
Fresh off the social media hype and coining a new phrase “Prayer partner” (in regards to gospel artist introducing their girlfriends) Bahati has new music labeled “Kumbe Kumbe”. Gospel, of course, he teams up with Mr. Seed on an EMB record beat. The kid who comes off as a victim of fame in his social media post decided that 2017 his music will not stray from scripture. The content of the new record covers his faith and his journey from the ghetto to stardom. The jam should receive massive support on the gospel jam sessions.
1/3 of P-Unit crew has been off the scene for a minute but he has resurfaced. “Appetite” is his comeback track which features label mate from Decimal records, Konkodi and King of rap from Tz Joh Makini. The song has some distinct saxophone breaks done by maestro Owuor Arunga. The jam is a good listen with Boney’s witty sheng lingo topped with Makini on that Swahili flow slowed down for the Kenyan fan to understand fully. I think the two cats did a solid on the beat by Musyoka and would expect more from them. The video work by Odibz is crispy flawless just focusing on the artists. I’d rate this jam a 7/10 and expect a slow but gradual rise in numbers.
A new group on the scene lets the world know their craft through the new single “Tausi”. The song samples Fundi Konde’s original hit but its afro-pop sound redrum and raps makes it interesting. The Kushites are made up of Mansa Chusa and Pesa Nyingi. Pesa has roots in Tanzania and his Swahili wordplay is extraordinaire topped with his execution. The video set in an outdoor picnic frame is well executed plus the model/vixen makes it easy for the eye. I’ll be checking on this group this year.