Monthly Archives: January 2015

‘Kidogo Kidogo’ – Trabolee (Feat. Level Next)

Trabolee kidogo kidogoOne of Kenya’s best rappers, Trabolee, will release his new album ‘All Roads lead Home‘ on 7th February. JUSI I LOVE readers know the rapper from his feature on ‘Elements‘ in the framework of the NEST project ‘Our Guns don’t work‘, on which he collaborated with Kenyan Soul artist Jarel (‘Fairy Tale‘, ‘Let’s Go‘, ‘Clouds).

In order to give us an idea what we can expect on his album, he released the track ‘Kidogo Kidogo‘, which features Nakuru native Level Next and fuses modern Hip Hop with Kenyan classics. “All roads lead home is my most ambitious project yet in terms of experimenting with new sounds and stepping out of my comfort zone. So Level Next and I were chilling and this is what we made for you, paying homage to the greats” explains Trabolee.

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‘Reply Brother’ & ‘One Day’ – Ice Prince

ICE PRINCE reply brotherIn ‘Reply Brother‘ Ice Prince we can see  Ice Prince‘s (‘Crazy Love‘, ‘Tears for Naija‘, ‘Finish Line (Remix)‘) unique strengths which made him popular all over Nigeria and beyond. The Jos-raised artist creates a melodic Hip Hop which shines through its content and emotionality. ‘Reply Brother‘ is the response to M.I.’s track ‘Brother‘, in which M.I. sings about his abokis Ice Prince, Brymo and Jesse Jagz.

In order to introduce his soon-to-be-released EP ‘Trash Can‘, Ice Prince Zamani released the track ‘One Day‘ with an excellent visualization. Watch it below!

  Ice Prince  *-*  ‘One Day

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‘Sekwa Sithi’ – Maramza (Feat. Ruffest)

hungry ingcukaIn the tradition of South Africa’s always newly evolving music culture, music producer Maramza (‘Inkwenkezi‘) released ‘Hungry Ingcuka‘ (ingcuka meaning wolf in iXhosa) through the label Bombaada, which describes the EP as “a plundered brew of turntup ghetto steez, wavey euphoric synths, elastic vocal samples and living-large kwaito energy“. My absolute favourite track on it is the piece ‘Sekwa Sithi‘ on which Maramza and Cape Town based duo The Ruffest (‘Sebenza‘) give us a lesson in Future Kwaito.

You can purchase the EP via bandcamp.

 

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‘I’m A Lion’ – Treesha

treeshaTreesha is an upcoming Reggae/ Soul/ Pop artist. The young singer is a native from Kenya but based in Germany where she is developing her artistry. Her international debut single ‘I’m A Lion‘ (available on itunes) is a vibrant Reggae tune that introduces us to her powerful voice. The track was beautifully visualized in a video by Steve O. depicting Kenya’s beautiful landscape and the pride of the Maasai.

Treesha  *-*  ‘I’m A Lion

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