There is no doubt that Kenyan Hip Hop music thrives off the massive support it gets from its huge fan base. Kenyan rap stars such as Khaligraph Jones, Octopizzo, Fena Gitu, and King Kaka are some of the most popular Kenyan artistes, with millions of views and streams to their songs.
The growing Kenyan Hip Hop scene continues to expand and accommodate more female and male stars. Below are some fast-rising Hip Hop stars who deserve a slot in your next Hip Hop music playlist:
His first major project titled Nairobi State of Mind grabbed the attention of seasoned rapper Kayvo KForce who even expressed his interest in working with Breeder. The Bazenga Daddi hitmaker later nailed his verse in Khali Cartel 3 and went on to drop more bangers and feature in more big hits. His fast-growing fan base is a testament to his great talent.
She is undoubtedly the queen of Gengetone. Her bars have earned her a coveted spot in the rap game hierarchy and made her one of the most sought after female rappers. With hits such as Swagger, Tapo, Cheki, Nimerudi Tena, and Dose under her belt, the sky is the limit for this young rapper.
His hit Siwezi took over the internet by storm making him an instant superstar. His lyrical flow has earned him fans across the country and abroad. Kahush’s latest collaboration with fellow rapper Chris Kaiga titled Mastingo, is flying high with over 1Million views on YouTube.
The Taurus Muzik signee is one of the most versatile performers in this list as she is a multi-genre artist. Her latest banger Bugia is getting favorable reviews from fans and critics alike. Her star quality is indisputable and very evident in her songs.
The self-proclaimed King of Luo rap oozes confidence and delivers his bars effortlessly. He rose to fame after his Yes Bana Cover titled Yes Jadha. Japesa’s collaboration with rapper Khaligraph Jones on the track Nyakalaga put him on a new level earning him more fans.
She blew up after her doing a Hip Hop Cipher on Homeboyz Radio that went viral on social media. Her verse on Morio Anzenza alongside Wakadinali was fire and she continues to deliver bars on her freestyles and covers.
His verse on Khali Cartel 3 showcased his unique lyrical talent. His fast rap is rare and even though he mostly does freestyles, Katapilla is definitely a star on the rise.
Vallerie’s unique talent adds another versatile artiste to this list. From Soul to R&B to Hip Hop, this young star definitely has it. Her popular song Brown Sugar showcased her lyrical rap flow.
This trio is one of the most underrated Hip Hop artistes in this list. Comprised of Scar Mkadinali, Domani Munga and Sewer Syder, this trio serves nothing but legit bars. Their catalog boasts of songs such as Ulikuwa Wapi, Morio Anzenza, Joho and Extra Pressure.
Her bold lyrics in Khali Cartel 3 made her stand out from the rest. Her Young Ma Freestyle of the song Big did very well and she continues to drop more freestyles that only co-sign her position as a talented rapper.