Magix Enga has teamed up with Boondocks Gang, The Kansoul, Dufla & King Kaka and it’s too dope (Video)

Singer-cum-producer Magix Enga has released a new jam with Odi Wa Murang’a and Ex Ray from Boondocks Gang,  The Kansoul – which is made up of Mejja Madtraxx, Kid Kora – Dufla & King Kaka.

Also read: Boondocks Gang is the future of Kenyan music

The song titled Bad Gyal has been receving massive airplay on local TV and radio stations since it was released a few days ago.

The Kansoul
The Kansoul

There are several reasons why I love this song. The first is because the beat is really crisp. It slaps really hard and you just want to keep listening to it.

Magix Enga really did a good job on the beat. You get the feeling that he didn’t come to play from the moment you hit the play button.

The second reason is that the lyricism in this jam is dope. The new-age and and old-age artists who were featured on it really came through.

If I had to pick my favourites from each side, I’ll obviously side with Madtraxx and Odi Wa Murang’a. In my opinion, their verses were really tight.

Ex Ray and Odi Wa Murang'a
Ex Ray and Odi Wa Murang’a

Wa also have to applaud Magix Enga for his dope hook. It’s really infectios, especially because of how he sounds.

However, I must say that I wasn’t really impressed by the video. Maybe you have a different line of thought but I feel it was too plain and boring nevermind the fact that they had some beautiful vixens who were shaking it.

Watch Bad Gyal below and tell us what you think.

Kenyan musicians whose songs all sound the same and what they need to do

There are some Kenyan musicians who sound the same on almost every song they release. Sometimes it’s so hard to tell whether you’ve listened to the song before or if it’s new.

In most cases, this affects artists who sing. Other music genres, for instance Hip Hop, is all about the flow, rhymes and the beat. As such, it’s hard to find two songs that sound the same unless all the aforementioned things are the same.

Several local musicians have been on the spot before for sounding the same on almost all their songs. I’m sure some of them are not even aware of this because let’s be honest, an artist is not the best judge of their own music.

Before he ventured into politics and took a backseat in making music, Jaguar, was often accused of copy pasting his songs. There was a common joke in the entertainment circles that he kept releasing the same song with different titles.

In his defense, Jaguar explained that his songs sound the same because they were done by the same person. He missed the point but that’s a story for another day.

Other local musicians who sound the same in every subsequent release are Nadia Mukami, Arrow Bwoy, DNA, Dufla, just to name a few.

The only Kenyan musician who has managed to get away with sounding the same is Jua Cali. He has been sounding the same way since he debuted in the local entertainment industry but most music fans don’t seem to mind.

Jua Cali

There’s no denying that all these musicians are talented. However, I’m sure most music fans would appreciate if they can tell their songs apart.

And no, I didn’t say they should swap their voices with other artists. Far from it. Instead, they should look for ways of adding flavour to their songs so that there is a clear distinction with every subsequent release.

So the question is, what should these musicians do? In my opinion one of the solutions to this is working with different music producers. Every producer has a unique style. As such, if the artists will be able to incorporate different elements into their music with every subsequent release.

The other solution is doing more collabos. This often works. Working with another artist will definitely vary thier songs. For instance, the could do a collabo with a rapper which will help break the monotony.

Lastly, they could explore other music genres. I’m sure many music fans appreciate versatile artists. By trying out other genres, they will be proving that they can think outside the box.

What are your thoughts on this? Leave a comment below.