Homeboyz Radio has been thrown under the bus following their recent hip hop list ranking Kenyan rappers.
The popular urban radio station sparked an emotional exchange online following their list which glorifies newer rappers like SWAT, Nelly The Goon, Miracle Baby and downplayed artists who have established brands like Khaligraph Jones, Octopizzo, Nyashinski.
For instance, SWAT, who doesn’t have 10 songs under his name yet, was ranked at number 5 while Khaligraph, who is internationally known and respected was dragged to number 25. Nyashinski is at 30 and Kristoff is at 49, beating only Gabu of P-unit.
Rapper Abbas Kubaff tops the list followed by industry veteran and Kalamashaka member Johnny Vigeti. Reckless from Ethic follows at number three and another surprise name, Miracle Baby of the Wamlambez Wamnyonyez fame, is at four.
Corrine Onyango and Jinx, who host The Jump Off on the radio station prepared the list.
Well, several lists have been prepared so far but they have all been discredited. But HBR’s list has been the most scrutinized and trashed of them all.