INTERVIEW WITH BRIAN SIMBA

I guess it’s finally time we put a spotlight on Tanzanian music on this godamn blog !Whenever you think about Tanzanian music honestly don’t you just think of that music that Ali Kiba , Diamond Platinumz and  the rest do? All that music is great, don’t get me wrong but during my usual rounds on Soundcloud I came across a rapper who gave me some new insight into Tanzanian music and especially Tanzanian hip-hop. Brian Simba is his name, and his mixtape “Masaki Theory”  carries such individualism (something a lot of East African artists lack by the way) , and it’s of such stellar quality that I was actually disappointed in myself for not discovering him sooner.

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ALBUM REVIEW: SKEPTA – KONNICHIWA

British grime artist Skepta just blessed us with his fourth studio album, Konnichiwa.  Skepta’s roll of success has been unstoppable lately, and just when I thought it was gonna die down, he brings forth this very solid LP.  I predict this album is gonna be a huge hit, not only in the UK but worldwide so if you meet a couple of youngins trying to speak in roadman slang after this then you know the reason.

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KENYAN ARTISTS YOU SHOULD BE LISTENING TO

So much talent goes unnoticed or under-appreciated in Kenya and I’ll be the first to admit, I don’t listen to local music as much as I probably should but quality stuff always catches my ear . Lately I’ve been hearing incredible music that only proves how promising our industry is.  I’m writing this because I’m pretty much fed up of our artists being slept on! Like is that still a thing? If you get on soundcloud and listen to what some of these guys are creating, you’ll be pleasantly surprised.  Here’s a few of the Kenyan artists who I think you should be listening to right now.

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ALBUM REVIEW : LOGIC – THE INCREDIBLE TRUE STORY

 

 

You all know how much I love Logic. He’s probably one of my favorite new school rappers and I couldn’t more eager to finally listen to his sophomore album “The Incredible True Story”. When he released the first single “Young Jesus” I was a bit skeptical about how the whole project would sound and specifically how it would sound in comparison to his debut “Under Pressure”. Would he change it up and explore a new style ? Or will he maintain his usual dramatic, highly instrumented sound which his die-hard fans know and love?

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ALBUM REVIEW: ERIKMFSOSA & NICHOLAS SEAN – GROWTH AND AWARENESS

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I’ve always gravitated towards things with meaning,  especially when it comes to music. By now anyone who actively reads this blog knows I only endorse music with substance and usually with a positive message.  The deeper the better, and although complexity may be challenging , in my opinion it just improves the listening experience.  With that said,I recently came across “Growth and Awareness” , a collaborative album by two upcoming rappers from Illinois, ErikMFosa and Nicholas Sean.

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