Willis Raburu’s weeks-old ‘Kalale’ tune goes viral, hits 1M views on YouTube (Video)

Willis Raburu meant his word after revealing he would be going into music for his love of Gengetone and trust you me, he just went Big with his debut hit!

August 28, the kid paired up with Ethic’s Rekless, fast-rising rapper Breeder LW, Genge star Mejja and beauty queen, Ssaru for their jam Kalale.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CE7Kf-QJgpk/

Also read: Wild reactions after Willis Raburu’s controversial post of ratchet Kenyan socialite (Photo)

Barely a week since, the video directed by veteran Kenyan producer, J Blessing clocked a solid 1M views and over. Impressed that it actually worked to his advantage, the Citizen TV journalist aka ‘Bazu’ screamed at the top of his voice;

THANK YOU! WE DID IT! YOL DONT KNOW HOW MUCH THIS MEANS TO ME!! 1 MILLION VIEWS IN A WEEK!

Mr Raburu aka Bazu

Also read: “It felt like a stab wound to the heart,” Willis Raburu’s ex, Marya Prude speaks for first time since nasty breakup

It was not even about the massive reception but the fact that he dared to dream that he would one day find his place in the music industry and shocking enough, it blew right before his eyes. His first track had garnered so many views to his utter surprise.

For a start, for a DREAM I HAD! FIRST TIME! Thank you for believing in a dream and a vision!

Media personality, Willis Raburu

Having gone viral, just like South Africa’s Jerusalema anthem, Kenyans have already stated a #kalalechallenge to mark the signature debut that was served hot!

Fans took to the comment section to laud the Wabebe fanatic for a job ruthlessly done!

_epic.ngaash_ Bazuu iendelee kuwaka🔥🔥 4ever👏👏congrats men..mmefika place fiti

 

ziro_jeremih This is Fiiire🔥🔥🔥

Baaazu🙌🙌

Hatariiii🔥

Congratulations to the team! Watch:

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Why the group approach has really favored Gengetone artists

Almost all the successful new-age artists are members of a group but have have you ever wondered why?

It’s pretty simple. You are probably thinking about it as you read this article. The reason Sailors Gang, Boondocks Gang, Ochunglo Family, Rico Gang, and the likes are fast gaining traction is because of diversity. That’s it.

Ochunglo Family
Ochunglo Family

You see, by belonging to a group, that is made of up between three to six people, they can offer their fans a mixutre of talent. Think of it like a mouth-watering burger combo, okay maybe not but I know you get my point.

Truth is, in a music group you’ll find someone whose style you relate to. At the same time, you will also feel like you don’t understand some of the members or perceive them as weaklings.

Interestingly, this varies from one person to the next. For instance, I hold the opinion that Benzema and Seska are the best lyricists in Ochunglo Family and Ethic respectively because I like their flow.

Aslo read: New-age musicians have killed Nigerian music and that’s a huge win

However, a good majority say that Nelly The Goon and Rekless are the best songsmiths in the two groups.

This explains why the group approach is favouring the new-age musicians. At the end of the day, you’ll find someone who’s style you really appreciate and it varies from one person to the next.

While you might not neccesarily hate the other group members, you’ll just have this one person who’s verse you can’t wait to hear.

Sailors Gang
Sailors Gang

The difference between a group and a solo singer is that once you hate an individual’s approach, then it’s a done deal. However, in a group you are literally spoilt for choice.

Local music fans should brace themseleves for the emergence of more music groups because upcoming musicians have realized that this approach is working.

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Ethic just keeps getting better and better

When Ethic released their latest single dubbed Figa about a week ago, their fans couldn’t help but admire how much they had grown.

While some remarked that they had ‘taken a shower’, others joked that the group was no longer Ethic but Ethique because of the massive transformation that they had undergone.

The group that is made of Rekless, Zilla, Seska and Swat has improved in so many ways since they made their debut in the local entertinment industy in 2018 with the mega hit Lamba Lolo.

Ethic
Ethic

Just like wine, Ethic keeps getting better with each new day. Sometimes I feel like they are out to win the hearts of the people who couldn’t stand them when they joined the industry.

Maybe you noticed, maybe you didn’t but their lyrics in Figa were well-thought out. They weren’t just throwing words arounds as was the case with Lamba Lolo.

Their sense of style has also improved significantly. Their outfits in their latest single were really on point so much so that it became a topic of discussion on social media.

Also read: New-age musicians are so unpredictable and that’s the beauty of music

The song was also above par i.e. the audio an video quality. It probably set them back a couple thousands of shillings but let’s be honest, who wants to listen to a whack audio or watch a low quality video in this day and age?

Lastly, their marketing was also on point. They made some their fans to set alarms just so that we could be among the first to watch the song and when it finally dropped, it was a topic of discussion on social media for the next few days.

It’s really interesting to see Ethic grow from amateurs to professional. I hope can only hope that they will keep at it!

Watch Ethic’s latest release dubbed Figa below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7R8fhgmSBYE

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Ethic raise awareness about corona virus in ‘Quarantei’ (Video)

Ethic Entertainment, the group that introduced Kenyans to the Gengetone sound, has released a jam to sensitize the public about the deadly COVID-19 virus which has caused the death of 35,000 people across the world so far.

Also read: Gengetone is still alive, kind of

As expected, the song titled Quarantei has been ruling the airwaves since it came out a few hours ago and we are also feeling it.

Gengetone is still alive, kind of
Ethic Entertainment

While this track puts emphasis on as such as; self isolation, social distancing and sanitizing, there are so many things in it that have nothing to do with corona virus. I guess they were just trying to be creative and relevant.

That said, Quarantei is a big tune. Whoever said that Gengetone is dead should listen to this jam because maybe, just maybe, they might have a change of heart.

The lyricism on this track is dope. These youngins are so creative and this is evidenced by their wordplay skills. Trust me, once you start listening to them, nothing will make you stop, even if your house if on fire.

I have been trying to figure out whose verse I love the most and I must go with Swat Mtoto Wa Eunice because he did a good job. Although his rhymes were random, they are not to predictable as is the case with many musicians.

Ethic Entertainment

Notably, Rekless also nailed the hook. It is so infectious and to add to add to that, it blends well with the verses of the other members of the group.

The beat, which was produced by the one and only Motif Di Don, was not too bad though I must say that it is kind of monotonous if you compare it with their previous releases.

About the video, I feel it was lazy. However, we’ll forgive them because there isn’t much that they could do because of strict regulations that have been put in place by the government because of corona virus.

Watch Quarantei below and tell us what you think.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKe8OTs5CP4

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Ethic’s new jam ‘Soko’ is a massive hit (Video)

Ethic Entertainment, the group that rose to fame in 2018 after releasing Lamba Lolo in 2018, is back with a new jam and we can’t stop jamming to it.

Also read: Ethic just keeps getting better and better

The track dubbed Soko, which is a Swahili word that means market, has been getting good airplay since it came out a few days ago and understandably so. This jam is too lit ladies and gentlemen.

Ethic Entertainment

As you listen to this jam, you can not help but admire the sheer creativity and the unique gift to match words of Ethic Entertainment members who are; Rekless, Zilla, Seska and Swat Mtoto Wa Eunice.

Although some people may claim that they’re speaking in tongues, especially Swat, their rhymes sound so pleasant to the ears and it kind of makes you wish that the song was a bit longer.

Also read: Ethic Vs Sailors Gang: Which group is the baddest?

Other than Swat, I must admit that I totally loved Zilla’s verse. His flow is so good that it makes you wonder why he’s so underrated but that’s a story for another day, isn’t it?

Notably, the hook by Rekless was also dope. It’s so catchy that you might even master the whole of it after listening to this jam once, or maybe twice. I’m not kidding.

Ethic Entertainment

It goes like,”Ahh, una toto na ameiva iza, juu mi ni fisi bado sija-shiba, hadi poko mi na-piga mimba, juu kwa soko ka ni diva lipa, diva lipa lima ahh*4.”

The beat is also dope. Though I have a feeling that some of you will say that the sound has become too monotonous. I am of the contrary opinion because this jam slaps so hard.

Listen to Soko below and tell us what you think. Enjoy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6duXTquRquk

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Ex Ray, Magix Enga, Timmy, Kristoff, Jua Cali and Harry Craze drop highly-anticipated jam ‘Nyoka Ya Shaba’ (Video)

The much-awaited track by Andrew Kibe, Kamene Goro, Xtian Dela, Ex Ray, Magix Enga, Timmy Tdat, Kristoff, Jua Cali and Harry Craze titled Nyoka Ya Shaba is finally out and it is eliciting mixed reactions from their fans.

Although the song, which was released a few days ago, has been rocking the airwaves it has left Kenyans wondering if Gengetone is on its deathbed with some saying the sound has become too cliche and/or predictable.

 

Magix Enga, Kamene Goro, Ex Ray and Xtian Dela.
Magix Enga, Kamene Goro, Ex Ray and Xtian Dela.

I have listened to the jam a couple of times since it came out and to be honest, I so indifferent because part of me was wowed and at the same time I feel there is nothing to write home about it.

I must give it to the musicians who were featured in this jam. I really loved how they were playing around with words and their rhymes were also sick.

If I had to pick 3 artists whose flow totally jazzed me then I’d settle on Timmy Tdat, Harry Craze and of course Baba Yao himself Jua Cali.

I’m not saying that Kristoff, Ex Ray and Magix Enga didn’t come through on Nyoka Ya Shaba, they actually did. The hook by the latter is so infectious that you will fill yourself singing along in no time.

Kristoff, who is often referred to as the King of Collabos, also aced it. His verse is so catchy and I am pretty sure you won’t forget the part where he said, “Niaje Kamene (mambo), kam nikukiss hii si Kameme (eiii).”

The artists who were featured in this song were well-thought out because their styles complement each other. Think of it like having the best of different worlds. I only wish they had included Rekless or Swat Mtoto Wa Eunice.

Magix Enga, Harry Craze and Ex Ray
Magix Enga, Harry Craze and Ex Ray

The beat by Magix Enga was sick. As you listen to this song, you can picture people busting moves to it at a party or a club.

The video, which was directed by the one and only VJ One, was also impeccable. Other than the sexy vixens, you will also agree with me that it had some dope shots and the scene transitioning was flawless.

In as much as I love this jam, I have to say that as you listen to it you can feel that Gengetone is dead because it does not slap as hard as the songs which were released in 2019 but then again maybe it’s just me.

Watch Nyoka Ya Shaba below and tell us what you think. Enjoy!

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Ethic’s new jam dubbed ‘Maji Maji’ is a big tune (Video)

Ethic, a group that rose to fame after releasing Lamba Lolo in 2018, has released a new jam and we are really feeling it.

Also read: Stop looking for content from new-age musicians!

The song dubbed Maji Maji epitomizes growth of the group, which is made up of Rekless, Seska, Zilla and Swat since they made thier debut on the local entertainment scene.

Although their lyrics are still risque, you’ll agree with me that their punchlines and rhymes are more solid and tighter than their previous releases.

Ethic
Ethic

Of course, Rekless really came through on this jam. The hook is really catchy and easy to remember and we have him to thank for this. Anyway, would a song by Ethic slap hard if the hook was not done by Rekless? I wonder.

I also loved Zilla’s verse. He nailed it. I don’t know why he often overlooked yet he is really dope and has some heavy punchlines.

The beat was produced by the one and only Motif Di Don and even before you listen to it, you can tell that it’s sick. If you love Gengetone than I am pretty sure that you will enjoy this jam.

Watch Maji Maji below and tell us what you think.

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Meet the lovely lucky lady dating Ethic’s Rekless

Word making rounds on social media is that Rekless is actually in a serious relationship with a lady by the name of Santa Samperu.

Rekless

This was revealed by the lady who went on to flaunt several photos from what is believed to be the singer’s next project that is expected to drop soon.

However what caught many people’s attention is the caption used by Santa Samperu on her photo with Rekless where she wrote;

Sometimes you love too hard…sometimes you go too far…side to side

Rekless and his new woman?

Rekless’ love life

Although Rekless is a big name in the Kenyan music industry, his love life before the fame and money remains unknown to the public.

Anyway for now all we know is that he is in a serious relationship with one, Santa Samperu.

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Artist Spotlight: Silverstone Barz, female rapper who’s flow has mesmerized Kenyans

There’s a new female rapper in town and she didn’t come to play. Her name is Silverstone Barz and what saddens me is that most people, including yours truly, came to know about her after she featured in Khaligraph’s Khali Cartel 3.

Just like her second name, this lass has some dope bars. If you listen to her rapping, you would even think she’s from majuu since her lyrics are only in English. No Sheng’, Swahili or any other language.

She refers to herself as the punchline queen and I have no qualms with that. In my opinion, her performance in Khali Cartel 3 was totally out of this world. The only other person who came close to her was Rekles. Fight me.

Silverstone Barz
Silverstone Barz

Interestingly, Silverstone Barz has been in the game for a minute. She released a lit freestyle titled Big (Young Ma) in but it barely got any attention until recently.

Some people are already referring to this lass who is also drop-dead gorgeous as Kenya’s Nicki Minaj and I could not agree more because they both spit fire.

It is only a matter of time before Silverstone Barz becomes a household name and we can’t thank Khaligraph enough for bringing her to the spotlight. These days, I wonder how many more talented rappers, female or male, are just out there waiting to be discovered.

Watch Big (Young Ma) below and tell us what you think.

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Swat Vs Rekless: Who’s the baddest lyricist in Ethic?

For a long time, there has been a debate about who is the best lyricist in Ethic – the group that became household name after releasing the mega hit Lamba Lolo in 2018.

Admittedly, all the group members namely; Seska, Zilla, Swat and Rekless are gifted. However, most people can’t seem to decide who is the supremo between the last two since their verses are always lit.

It is for this reason that we decided to pit them against each other. We want to know who you are willing to put your money on and why i.e. what makes them stand out from the other members of Ethic?

Swat 

Swat Mtoto Wa Eunice
Swat Mtoto Wa Eunice

His verse on their debut hit dubbed Lamba Lolo was really dope and this made him a favorite among many people.

He has continued to wow his fans in the group’s subsequent releases particularly a song titled Instagram where he really brought his A-game.

Rekless

Rekless
Rekless

Unlike Swat, his lyrics are more thoughtful and mature but this does not really come as a surprise since he is the eldest member of the group.

You also can’t fail to appreciate his wordplay. It’s really on point. He got many people talking after showcasing his skill on the group’s latest release dubbed Figa.

That said, who, according to you is the baddest lyricist in Ethic? Tell us below!

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Rekless Vs Nelly The Goon Vs Miracle Baby: Who is the best lyricist?

In the last one year or so, we’ve witnessed the emergence or groups or individuals who’s music approach is different from the norm.

They have treated us to many good songs so much so that you would be right to say that they breathed new life into the local music industry. Didn’t they though?

Out of the many groups of new-age artists, three stand out not for any other reason but because they are made up of super-talented individuals. They are; Ethic Entertianment, Ochunglo Family and Sailors Gang.

If you are keen, then I’m sure you’ve noticed that each of these three groups has an individual who is hailed for his lyrical prowess every time they release a new song. It’s just what it is.

In my opinion, the three are; Rekless (Ethic), Nelly The Goon (Ochunglo Family) and Miracle Baby (Sailors Gang).

For starters, let’s agree that all of them are exceptional. However, we’d still like to know who, acccording to you, is the best lyricist among the three.

Rekless

His verses are always flawless. You can tell that he puts some thought into his each line. He really wowed his fans in Ehic’s latest release dubbed Figa.

https://youtu.be/7R8fhgmSBYE?t=28

Nelly The Goon

His verses are effortless but outstanding. He says random things but the end result is always impeccable. According to many people, he really outdid himself in Ochunglo Family’s latest release dubbed Kaa Na Mama Yako.

Miracle Baby

Although Sailors Gang has only released two songs to date, Miracle Baby has been on everyon’s lips because of his lit verses. He really did a great job in thier latest jam dubbed Pekejeng.

https://youtu.be/v7GJPvidzRI?t=6

 

So, who among the three you putting your money on? Who is the best lyricist according to you and what was your favourite verse by him? Tell us below.

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Otile Brown and Ethic have finally dropped their collabo ‘Dala Dala’ and it’s a massive hit (Video)

What a time to be alive, like really! Who thought we’d one day see Otile Brown and Ethic on one track? I bet none of you did.

Also read: New-age musicians are so unpredictable and that’s the beauty of music

Well, that day is finally here. A few hours ago, the two Kenyan music powerhouses dropped a jam dubbed Dala Dala and as expected, it slaps really hard!

The little Swahili I know tells me that dala dala is mini bus or a matatu if you like.

However, in the context of this song, it signifies that life is a journey i.e, you need to travel but it can cost you, hence dala dala. You get it?

Ethic Entertainment

Of course we are used to Otile Brown singing along to a Bongo beat but do you know what’s better that? It’s Swat and Seska vibing to it.

My best part of course was by Seska! in my opinion, he really killed it! He outdid himself on this track.

There’s a part where he says, “Nikikupea silver goro ntapea Kamene, ju mimi ni girimba kuwashia kama meme.”

If this is not greatness then I really don’t know what is! I honestly don’t know ladies and gentlemen.

Seska
Seska

Side note: We really missed Rekless and Zilla on this jam. I could not help but imagine how they would have aced this beats.

Everything about this song is on point, from the scene transitions to the beat which was produced by Magix Enga.

Actually, if I was to rate it I would confidently give it an 11 (eleven) out of 10, but I’ll let you be the judge.

Watch Dala Dala below and tell us what you think.

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