The much-anticipated collaboration between Masauti, real name Mohammed Ali, and Ex Ray who is one of the three members of Rieng’ hitmakers Boondocks Gang is finally out and it’s a big tune.
Also read: Masauti is living proof that patience pays
The song dubbed Pepo, which is a Swahili word that means evil spirits or a demon, is all about a certain girl who has made the singers go crazy because of her affection.
This jam is really incredible. At first, I was afraid of what the collabo would sound like but now I am happy that they decided to release a song together.
Masauti totally nailed his verse with his incredible voice. This guy can really sing and the way he does it, you can tell that it’s coming from his heart, what I mean is that there is a lot of sincerity in his voice.
The other thing that you’ll of course notice as you listen to this track is that the Mombasa-bred singer who is famed for hits such as; Ipepete, Sokote and Nurulain has a good vocal range.
As you would expect, Ex Ray also did a good job in Pepo. However, I noticed that he was doing more of singing than flowing here. I’m not saying that it is whack, I actually love it. Like really!
The beat and instrumentation on this song are impeccable. It has a feel of Gengetone and Coastal music at the same time and I guess that is why I can’t get enough of it. It also blends well with the vocals of both Masauti and Ex Ray.
About the video, I really love it. It is a masterpiece and you get to appreciate the crisp visuals as you listen to the jam because of it’s quality and general execution.
Watch Pepo below and tell us what you think. Enjoy.
January 15, 2021