Adrenalyn Muzik taking advantage of their new single “Some Ka Money” and have officially put out the official music video. The visual features Santana Karma. The trio have sucessfully created a street anthem and entirely a Ugandan’s song while dealing with debts. The track is pure its craft and the visual eqally tries to put …
Competition wasn’t actually dead when the historical “Competition is Dead” dropped; it just escalated at the time – this was a time camps came up and the future of Ugandan hip hop would be shaped. Some of the rappers who featured on the 15 minute track (likely one of the longest UG Hip Hop tracks) …
Pryce Teeba has consistently released new music every year for about five years. Just last year he had several collaborations including his album with Baru – African Stories. It is on this album that the new “Kamunguluze” single and visual is off. The Lord Mayor seems to have stopped work on the long awaited Kash …
If you listened to Kampala you should remember the 1Der Jr on “17:4” – more retrospective and introspective. “Speak up” was the perfect single for Keeper of the Flame, as it introduced us to what to expect from the project. Linking the two notions is what KOFTF is about: self reflecting and letting what you feel known.
The mixtape allows 1Der Jr experiment on different beats which require certain flows. He takes a look at his own life with “I(Save my Soul)” and proves we are all capable of saying our truth and we all have our emotions thus have to “speak up”. Kamanzi is a remarkable feature and to amplifying this idea.
KOFTF is a mixtape that 1Der Jr conceptualised, as a keeper of the flame (gospel) tells us we can. The tape is about standing for your faith and truth instead of living for false hope or mere as he says on “Likes” – living for likes and going over board. Asks “who you impressing?” He even cautions us of fake news (unreliable information).
As much as he offers contemporary gospel he reminds you of the need for spiritual approach to life – in God not focusing on individual endeavors because God is “owembabzi” the tape is important to our time, where we all want to be included in everything, fighting for dominance. What is your purpose? Since we are all on a journey he asks us to be careful on who we go to for compliments. Don’t be in a prison he implicitly says on “Sojourners and Exiles” as he even shares his prison experience.
In the end he tells us I all because of God’s grace on the Kanye sample feature on “Grace”. Materialism and it’s traps on humans is the sentiment that American rapper kanye West adds and this was a wise sample that 1Der Jr adds as he shows us he arranged his mindset for we are on top not beneath.
1Der Jr allows himself to reflect, show his vulnerability even when he talks about things we tend to keep to ourselves. He shares how he was into the life of the Parte and how he was drawn to girls twerking that later brought unprecedented discomfort instead of comfort. Hebwraps up the tape with his stylised version of American rapper Kendrick Lamar’s “Sing About Me” which he calls “Sing About Him” – God.
It is evident on the project that as Jr discovers himself so does he improve on his skills as an artist, from beat selection, topics, arrangement and deliver.
Listen to Keeper Of The Flame by 1Der JR
By the time you read this it’s prolly’ 2020 and you might be in reflection of 2019 or what to listen to or catch in 2020. Time really flies but it even flies more when you are busy – to all those hustling I salute you, keep grinding! Like Sylvester says “LEMERAKO“ 2019 like any …
The six track project is entirely grown man talk. A transition. It is a clearer and better poised knowledge giver STRAP who has been for a long time seeking knowledge himself.
Magdalene is spiritual. It’s human vulnerability put out for us to observe and absorb. Magdalene at it core is not necessarily a hip hop album. Precious has the hip hop edge to her (if you remember “Enough” on Drugs EP), but on here she delivers soulfully over experimental and intentioned trap and rnb beats.
The cover art to this album is a painting of Jesus’ appearance to Magdalene.
Beautiful, is the word for this new Video. “Dance” is stunning and a call to happiness instead of stressing. While watching the video there’s positivity and creativity written all over it.(more…)
Under just two days Feffe Busi’s “Koyi Koyi” remix has amassed about 8k views on the smallest rappers YouTube. Earlier last year he garned more popularity with his “Who is Who” challenge which to some woke up the industry or created room for competition – his “Koyi Koyi” remix is an act of paying homage to his main influence GNL Zamba.
On this track he also clarifies his position on the game and as far as we are concerned he is among the regularly booked artists this year. It is only safe for him to enjoy his time. This track brings so much UG hip hop nostalgia while you listen to it.
Making music inspired by the times is a tricky feat to pull off especially if you barely had connection to these influences. Ill Gee took it upon his ear to absorb the Afro beats and vibrations to come up with his polarizing EP, Riviera. Having rapped for a while and attained production skills Ill Gee …