47 Random Thoughts on Bandana Ya E-Sir

7 February 2022
Bandana Ya E-Sir is a let-down. There is nothing about E-Sir in this song. The lyrics are dirty. Disappointing, even. E-Sir was more than a bandana. Sure, it was his signature look, in the same way I don a hat, ...
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Khaligraph Jones’ Pushback

7 June 2021
He is still the Original Gangster, the OG, his central clarion call to the “fans in denial” or “trolls” is for them to step up and match his energy and the bravado ...
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A Call Of The Motherland: Africa’s Musical Connection To Its Diaspora

21 May 2021
African Diaspora’s special relationship with the motherland reignites after the long night that was the transatlantic slave trade, which witnessed the violent kidnapping of Africans to be shipped as free labourers in faraway lands. ...
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The Rise of Electronic Dance Music In East Africa

11 May 2021
Electronic Dance Music as we know it was seen as an accessory of the privileged upper middle classes and Caucasian communities, before a cultural shift moved this genre of music into the powerhouse that it is today. ...
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Ukoo Flani Said It First, But Wakadinali Are Drilling It Better

23 March 2021
For a long time, hip hop has been associated with blunt truth telling, Ukoo Flani, the liberationist rappers who rose to fame for their hot takes on various social ills. ...
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The Return Of The Hot Boy

26 February 2021
‘Jahlil Beats Holla at me’ was an intro which got laods of fans of new school hip hop into a frenzy back in March 2014 when rapper Bobby Shmurda released his breakthrough hit Hot Nigga. Born Ackquille Pollard, Shmurda gave ...
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Rock Me Not Kanairo: Reminiscing The Nairobi Rock Scene

27 January 2021
In the mid-2000s, one of the biggest rock events was born. Rocktoberfest took place at the Carnivore grounds and featured both established and breakout Kenyan Rock artists. ...
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