Artist Spotlight: Boutross, young rapper who is changing the game

Image: Boutross Munene

Boutross Munene, or Bouti if you like, is one of the Kenyan rappers who is redefining local hip hop one record at a time.

The  young rapper, who is one third of the Alliance Domini Family (ADF), is arguably the king of trap music in Kenya.

However, he refers to his genre as Shrap, which stands for Sheng’, which is a language mostly used by the urban youth and Rap.

Boutross is slowly making a name for himself in the local music industry thanks to his heavy punchlines, witty rhymes and lyricism.

He was introduced on the mainstream market by rapper Octopizzo who featured him on his jam dubbed Tergat Gang alongside Barak Jacuzzi.

Boutross Munene
Boutross Munene

Since then, he has made big strides individually and with his group mates Kay Green and Dope-I-Mean.

Some of his popular jams and collaborations include; Wasoro, Tahtaj, Kweli, Bonoko, Billy Jean and Safi – which happens to be my favourite.

Boutross was among the few African artists who were selected to be a part of Mr Eazi’s empowerment platform, emPawa.

Each artist reportedly received $3000 (approximately Ksh. 300,000) and he used his share to produce and record a jam titled Wrong which is a masterpiece if you ask me.

Listen to Wrong below and tell us what you think.

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David Kingsley

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