Well, it is our first 2018 edition of new music Friday series where we round up some of the hottest joints out and seek to shine a light on them. We are hoping this year we shall see our artists double the workload, hit the mega collabos and step up the overall game.
Red Namba Plate -Octopizzo
The 3rd single from his upcoming album, Octopizzo is the living statement that Trap Made in Kenya can be suave and fresh. Red Number Plate is a bold statement of his moves as an artist who is working with international firms like UNHCR, British Council, and the United Nations on capacity building and youth participation. He brags he’s got security clearance at the malls and airports. As per the norm, Octo fire shots at this rivals, on many occasions. For example, a diss at Willy Paul, “Alaine nowadays you chopping Willy, Willy Paul on IG you acting silly”. He has countless subtle lines dissing his peers but his overall sound, rhymes and witty tongue-in-cheek adlibs are superb.
Kasayole- Kaligraph Jones &Timmy Tdat
I believe we have the first club banger of 2018 from these two top-flight acts. Khaligraph and Timmy teaming up, the long-awaited collabo came through in a perfect mesh of Kapuka and Hip Hop. The beat produced by Magix Enga has a hint of the ‘Big Up’ dancehall baseline sample as well as the Les Wanyika “Sina Makosa” elements.
Kasayole narrates about the tales of living in the hoods of Kayole and Kasabuni where Khali and Timmy hail from. “Kasayole celebrates where we are from. We wanted to say thank you to the hood that made us who we are today. Jones and I have always wanted to work together and we got into studio and magic happened.” The video is just a story on its own but check it out here.
King Kaka- Mistarillionaire
King Kaka the Swahili Shakespeare is back on the scene with one of his epic lyrical poetry. The brand new jam he places his art on a pedestal and claims his lyricism goes deep like a millionaire. King Kaka takes a look at the society we live in from love, religion, politics, greed, corruption, culture, dreams and fickle society we live in. Five minutes of pure gems that need some attention is topped up by some rhythmic saxophone by ‘Dan’. Check out the video below.
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