April has almost come and gone, but with is some great music from some of Kenya’s best rappers.
Octopizzo pays homage to Congolese Legend Franco
Ghanaian Stallion delivered an unforgettable beat for Octopizzo’s latest release ‘Zikishika.’ The track which is afro rhumba meets rap is an experimental sound that fans from Kibera Namba Nana to Eastlando can vibe to. A new sound, backed by a local horns section and enchanting background vocals by Jolie Detta, this track speaks of Octo’s foresight; while offering a respectful throw back to the legendary sound of Rhumba soukous icon Franco. The track is highly inspired by Franco & le T.P. O.K’s, without holding on too tightly to the sound of the 1980s.
The soukous band from the Democratic Republic of the Congo established in 1956, fronted by Franco released the track “Masuu” in 1986, to which Octo has given a refresh; repackaging it to fit the sounds of today.
King Kaka spews poison
Emperor, King Kaka has released a new track and goes at it solo dolo. The king and music industry heavyweight had a few words for upcoming artists and some more considered utterances for his rivals. Speaking about working with his abilities as a solo act, he points out that those who thought he is only good for features with Kristoff and other acts, making it clear he’s beyond that. With a long history as a rapper, this onetime rabbit-seller makes it points out that his talent is undeniable as he drops straight bars over a simple beat produced by Eric “MSYOX” Musyoka from Decimal Records
The track features on his latest album ‘Eastlando Royalty.’
Alvindo remains defiant
Despite the track ‘Taka Taka’ being banned, Alvindo has remained defiant releasing a new video for the track “Taka Taka.” As reported by The Sauce, KFCB Boss Ezekiel Mutua banned the song saying that playing it on TV, radio and entertainment joints was a criminal offense. He added that the song was banned because its lyrics were degrading towards women and encouraged violence towards women by equating them to trash.