By Byaruhanga Felix (@TheNinjaFelix) If you’ve clicked that link thanks and if you don’t see your name or your favorite new skool rapper’s name below don’t catch feelings just share your thoughts with us via twitter @TheNinjaFelix or @TheTribe_UG.

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    By Byaruhanga Felix (@TheNinjaFelix) As we wait for 13th December for the official release of Keko Town's upcoming P.A.R.A.N.O.I.D mixtape (which we shall be hosting on our blog) I caught up with

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  • NEW DAY - ATLAS ft. Lillian Mbabazi [Behind The Scenes]

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Tuesday, December 30, 2014


By Byaruhanga Felix (@TheNinjaFelix)

If you’ve clicked that link thanks and if you don’t see your name or your favorite new skool rapper’s name below don’t catch feelings just share your thoughts with us via twitter @TheNinjaFelix or @TheTribe_UG. For ease of coming up with the list and reducing arguments we had while creating the list we divided UG hip-hop into two eras that’s before the Klear Kut (old skool)and the post Klear Kut era that’s after their break through. I chose the post Klear Kut era to be as the start of the new skool rapper’s era in UG hip-hop for a bunch of reasons and that’s a whole other article for some day. But don’t get me wrong I’m not using Klear Kut as the standard comparison for new skool rappers. So let’s move on to the criteria we used to come up with the names of the new skool rappers who made a killing this year; we considered lyrical ability, consistency, quality, originality, packaging, complete projects and one’s potential to be bigger brand.

 After the shut it down remix we were all waiting for CODE’s follow up after the entire star studded remix but CODE went ahead to prove us that he had bigger projects than the remix. He started a Revolution with his #CODEConnect platform that not only gave him a way of interacting with fans but also birthed ideas to keep him relevant. He followed up his conscious “revolution” track with Enter The Ring. With enter the ring that was CODE showing his own lane and has broken barriers on different stations and the web.

 Tucker HD
When they talk about Tucker this year the first thing to come to your mind this year is #TuckerTuesdays. With #TuckerTuesdays the Airportaxi co-pilot has stayed relevant, interacted with his listeners while maintaining his lyrical muscle which has seen him garnering respect from different people as one of the best lyricists among the new skool rappers. And without Talent Africa projects he has stayed consistent and ahead of his fellow rappers.

One mixtape, two albums and two concerts Benezeri shows that hardwork pays off and you don’t have to attain a stadium status to have a concert but rather know your target fans. Benezeri has managed to carry a message through his songs while at the same time he entertains his audience through songs like Zukukuka, Blest and others thus creating an impact on the youths of the country that listen to his music. One might argue that Benezeri deserved a much higher spot on the list but presentation of his product still needs polishing.

St.NellySade & Banamutibwa
2014 saw these two lugaflow army rappers releasing visuals for their projects like letter to Babaluku by Banamutibwa, Blessed Cypher, & Nina plan by St. Nellysade. Both St.Nellysade & Banamutibwa didn’t release any ground-breaking projects this year but we can’t over-look their efforts in organizing the End of the Weak world champions that happened recently in Uganda. They created a platform for young and upcoming rappers and there’s nothing more satisfying like providing a platform for one to achieve his/her dreams/goals. Furthermore you can’t speak about St.Nellysade’s 2014 without talking about his appearance on the UG Cypher one of the major projects that brought together the rap heavy-weights in the country which proves his relevancy and dominance in the Ugandan rap industry. St.Nellysade is the current president of End of the weak Uganda taking over from his fellow Lugaflow army rapper Banamutibwa.

Play 01
He is the other half of ‘House Ov Stone’ which is a combination of him and his elder brother who is a hip-hop producer. Play 01 has been a producer on one of the major projects this year on which he also happens to feature like the Blessed cypher in early January which he also edited the video for, his ‘Bad Manners’ track and of recent the ‘Blessed Cypher’ on to which he sampled Star wars theme song, blessed it with a verse and delivered a super hero themed track with assistance of his fellow rappers.

Patrobas is not on the list because of “256” though some of you have caught up with the track this year just because the video was released this but the track dates back to the July of 2013. But through his Dustiville umbrella Patrobas has stayed consistent with releasing tracks this year such as ‘talk around town, falling in line. He even went on to feature on one of the best hip-hop albums this year (Mith’s Destination:AFRICA) alongside other rap giants in the country.

Gravity Omutujju
Yes, Gravity Omutujju, you may not agree with his idea/sound of hip-hop but yeah he has contributed to the growth of the hip-hop industry. He has moved the genre on to the streets and to the common people in downtown markets which has helped to break a barrier for the hip-hop market. He has had more shows than most rappers in addition to his concert. If you have a product to sell that touches the common people in downtown streets and “boda-boda” cyclists then Gravity Omutujju is the guy to use to push the product. His lyrics resonate with the downtown people who make him relevant and his been consistent ever since “swagazilla”.

The first time I saw Nemesis it was back in 2013 at urban TV when Kyle had invited me to the shoot of one of his TV show episodes. It was also the first time I heard him rhyme/freestyle and as Kyle was closing the show I asked him what criteria he was using to choose people who freestyle on his show cause Nemesis was better than the other rappers that had appeared on the show that day. Fast forward to 2014 Nemesis signs with Baboon Forest and he has appeared on one of the major tracks out of the camp this year and of course we can’t forget his battle with Ruyonga.

 Honored Mentions; O.P.U, Flex D’Paper, Agee, The Sphynx, Fassie, Benny Black, Suspekt, Mal-X,

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Thursday, December 11, 2014

DOWNLOAD: Road2DestinationAFRICA Mixtape - The-Mith

KIGOZI - NAVIO [Exclusive]

By Byaruhanga Felix (@TheNinjaFelix)

If  you bumped Navio's PRIDE then this track must have been one of your favorite off the album if not the best. I would have opened the article with quoting some bars off the track but that's for next week when it's released officially. The song is named after Navio's real name so I guess this gives you a clear picture of what you should expect to listen to.

In addition to releasing the track, Navio will also be shooting & releasing the Visuals of "KIGOZI" with Jim Resley of Shutter films. Jim Resley has handled one of the most huge projects of 2014 like Atlas's "Aaah", Keko's 'Mutima', Mith's 'Go Hard' among others. We shall be getting Behind The Scenes of the shoot for you here on the blog.

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Tuesday, December 9, 2014


By Byaruhanga Felix (@TheNinjaFelix)

As we wait for 13th December for the official release of Keko Town's upcoming P.A.R.A.N.O.I.D mixtape (which we shall be hosting on our blog) I caught up with the rap queen to discuss her mixtape and her general overview of the Ugandan  hip-hop industry.

QN:  Good to have you here, let's jump straight to the mixtape. Why did it take this long to have a complete KEKO project?!

Hi, I have on the road a lot in my career, obviously after joining Sony it kinda restarted my career new material and all As a writer I needed peace and quiet to put the album together, that's still in progress but with the mixtape more work is going to be available for the fans as they wait up for the long awaited album.

QN: P.A.R.A.N.O.I.D?! Does the name represent anything to you and can you tell us about the craft/concept behind the entire mixtape?!

It could mean anything but for now it's simply 'Paranoid'. I didn't take any direction every song is a moment in time. My mind races a lot it's hard to stay stuck on one thing.

QN: What should we expect on the mixtape?! do we get to listen to the KEKO on tracks like 'How We Do it' or the KEKo on songs like "Let Go'?!

There's only one KEKO everything you hate and like. I know you miss me going over rap beats may be this could be your chance to judge me.

QN: To a certain extent do you think the mixtape is a reflection of your upcoming album?!

I can't say if it's a reflection of the album, I'm spoiled from loving a lot of variety my music is like a supermaket.

QN: You happened to be one of the major performers at the End of The Weak rap Queens show. Why do you think there's a wide gap between upcoming female rappers & well established rappers like you?! And how can that gap be bridged?!

I mean it's all about being relevant nowadays. Its harder now to stay original when standards are being set by Nicki and Iggy. I wish i knew the formula but I'm still learning.  I guess it's try to do the right thing and pray to God.

QN:  Finally your top new skool rappers in UG (including femcees) in no particular order?!

I don't think there's been any new stand outs. I have been in the game 4years now nothing new still.

Watch behind the scenes of Keko's upcoming video 'Mutima' off her mixtape here.

Connect With Keko
Facebook: Keko Town
Twitter: @Kekotown

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Sunday, December 7, 2014


By Byaruhanga Felix (@TheNinjaFelix)

In case you want to know the current state of Ugandan hip-hop or are there any people in Uganda that do/support local hip-hop then you need to attend the "UG hip-hop Family Gathering". The support goes further than quoting punchlines on social media, asking for free download links and page likes/follows. This will be the fourth edition of The Hip-Hop family party. It's an annual event where the fam (hip-hop fans), gets together to meet and greet. According to Cleo one of the major organizers behind it says this is where artists get to meet fans and vice-versa. "We will be having a lot of activity this year, like Freestyles and Cyphers, Grafitti. There will also be some surprise performances, Rap Battles and Battle of Producers. we shall also be officially releasing The S.U.P.E.R Cypher video" said Cleo. (you can download the S.U.P.E.R Cypher here)
This year's hip-hop gathering will be taking place on 13th December at Gabiros (Bugolobi). All you have to do to be a part of the gathering is send a contribution UGX 10,000 or more to 0779673778/0701824368 via mobile money and include details like the name. In case you're a rapper/producer & you want to participate or you want to offer any other kind of contribution you can get in touch with Cleo on facebook (Cleo Sphynx Murungi) or via twitter @Cleo_thesphynx.

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Friday, December 5, 2014


By Byaruhanga Felix (@TheNinjaFelix)

As Keko prepares for the release of her P.A.R.A.N.O.I.D mixtape, she shot the video of her lead single 'MUTIMA' that features Congolese Charmant Mushaga. The video was shot by Shutter Film's Jim Resley who has been behind most of the incredible projects like Mith's Go Hard Video, Patrobas's '256' among others. The shoot was graced by alot of personalities like Navio, Sylivia Owori & Gloria Wavammuno, so we expect some major cameos in the video. As we wait for the official video we present to the behind the scenes video (courtesy of shutter films), enjoy!

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Thursday, December 4, 2014

NEW DAY - ATLAS ft. Lillian Mbabazi [Behind The Scenes]

By Byaruhanga Felix (@TheNinjaFelix)

New Day is one of the singles of Atlas Da African's upcoming album 'Loyalty Before Royalty' and it features the talented Lillian Mbabazi who does justice to the hook. Earlier last month Deuces Entertainment Group got the south-african based video director Sasha Vybz to bring the audio of the song to life. This video will see Atlas and his team closing the year while setting a strong foundation for his 2015. The video will be released in 3 weeks time but for now here are the behind the scenes images and the trailer.

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Thursday, November 27, 2014


By Byaruhanga Felix (

For those who follow Ugandan hip-hop or End of the Weak Uganda, Agee isn't a new name to you especially after that 'Ug Rap Queens' Show and for those getting to know Agee for the first time thank me later, this interview brings Agee 'The Rapper/Singer' up close. On 30th November Agee will be dropping her 8-track debut EP named 'ROYALTY'. This will be Agee's first  project released under Lyrical G's GMC Entertainment and with Lyrical G's guidance, St. Nellysade's advise on the side we expect to listen to  a solid project. I caught up wit Agee to discuss her EP and UG hip-hop in general. I hope you enjoy reading it as I enjoyed doing the interview.

QN: Welcome to The Tribe UG, thank you for doing this interview. To start off please tell us about AGEE, your background and how you started out to rap.

I.m an Ethiopian/Rwandese humble girl born and raised in Uganda who loves hop-hop and raps/sings. My love for hip-hop started way back when I was listening to Lauryn Hill who inspires me. I started out to rap 2 years back at school. We had a sprite competition at school and there were these guys spitting weak lines so I stepped up battled them and I ended up winning then moved on to the finals where I met people like Benezeri but I didn't win, From there I was invited on So Severe's One MIC Show and that's where I met St.Nellysade who later introduced me to Lyrical G and now we're here.

QN: And how has been the ride so far? Any challenges/achievements so far?!

It's been an incredible journey so far though with challenges. It's hard to earn people's respect the fact that hip-hop is male dominated. People take you for granted for-example when you feature on a beat with St.Nellysade, they don't want to listen to you yet you might have killed him on that beat. People think hip-hop isn't a female thing. The biggest achievement I can think of right now is the EP I'm going to release.

QN: Let's talk about your EP "ROYALTY" , why that name?!

It's what I represent in my rap. It brings out my alter ego 'The New Rap Queen' thus 'TheRoyalAgee'. When you listen to the EP the music on it's me portraying to be a Queen that's why i decided on calling it 'Royalty.

QN: Let's talk about the creative process of the EP. Describe it's creation in general from the beat selection to the writing and the recording sessions.

Well basically, I just got beats from Play 01, Lyrical G, Lawraid  mostly and I would just pen down what I felt. Most of the recording was done at Urban Aksent, studios mixed and mastered by Lawraid Vybz.
QN:  Any major features on the EP and if any why did you choose those?!
Major features I have Patrobas cause he is hella dope, Nellysade of course and Brian Giddy an amazing vocalist.

QN: There's a small margin of femcee's in Uganda what do you think is the cause for this and how can we do about it?

It's cause femcees in the country lack a platform to express themselves, they are shy and lack confidence. Even the established female rappers who have made it aren't giving a helping hand or support to the ones who are trying to establish themselves in the industry.But to push femcess we need more platforms like hip-hop battles or shows for-example the End Of The Weak Rap Queen Show that was dominated by ladies.

QN: Finally, your top Ugandan rappers apart from Nellysade and Lyrical G of course?

Ha! that's tight cause most of my favorite no longer rap but in no specific order I have Pl@y, Lady Slyke, Jhay Efekt, & Ruyonga .

Connect with Agee
Facebook: Agee
Twitter: @theroyalagee
Instagram: @theroyalagee
Reverbnation: Agee Music

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Friday, October 31, 2014


By Byaruhanga Felix (@TheNinjaFelix)

The first time I heard Play01’s work was during the interview I did with JB about his Game Thrones mixtape. Most of the joints on the mixtape were produced by him; so I had to go out and look for more of his work and that’s when I landed on videos of him doing beats in minutes and tracks like DUNG which featured him, A-Pass & JB (I think this song/video was slept on, it’s dope) which introduced me to Play01 the rapper whom one could easily track his progress as a rapper cause all of the videos he has on his YouTube channel.

Play01 is an all-round music head who produces, raps and edits videos which puts him in total control of his music creation up to its final execution as evidently seen in St. Nelly Sade’s cypher and his latest project Bad Manners. According to play he is inspired by musicality, creativity and creating non-existent sounds and emotion more than respecting the rules of music and at the end of every song he creates he has to see the musicality in it so as to know what borders he is intending to create.

Now let’s get to Bad manners the song. The execution of this song, caught my attention the first time I listened to it. Like most play songs it’s produced, written and performed by him. The beat features a sample of a local Ugandan song “vvamukweebaka” which clearly shows Play01’s producing skills are of top notch. The lyrics on the song are easy and catchy accompanied with some witty punchlines and a smart delivery. Bad manners is basically about the bad habits people embrace or follow in life or in random relationships.

You can download the song here; Enjoy the Video!

Connect with Play01
Facebook: Play01
Twitter: @ThaGameBoy
Instagram: @ThaGameBoy

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Go Hard-The-Mith|Behind The Scenes + Trailer

"Stack Chips & Die Fly Habyarimana/"
By Byaruhanga Felix (@TheNinjaFelix)

Last week Mr.So UG had a shoot of his second single "Go Hard" off his sophomore album "Destination:AFRICA". So on this week's edition of #DestinationAFRICA we got a few stills from the set of GO HARD and the trailer of the upcoming video.

Get Go Hard Here.

Connect With The-Mith
Facebook: TheMithMusic
Twitter: @TheMithMusic
Instagram: @TheMithMusic
YouTube: TheMithVideos

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Friday, September 12, 2014

#OffTheMIC:Special Edition By CODE (@TimothyCODE)

By CODE (@TimothyCODE)

Welcome to a Special Edition of Off The Mic. This one is purely for the AOC, the Army of CODE. Riding on the high y’all gave on Tuesday when I showered with Birthday Love, I feel its time (and its only right) that I share my best rap moments as CODE, with you. To whoever reads this; please know that I am glad you are a part of the AOC and that your support means the world to me. The only way I can repay such loyalty is to promise that I give you Great Music, Hit after Hit. With that being said, here are my Top 21 Rap Moments (With Pictures):

1. Meeting Lilian Mbabazi and Peace (Radiocity, Top 10 Countdown) – 2012. 

A Shy Kid walked into Radiocity and told Lilian and Peace that he was going to be a musician and make rap music. Little did he know his words would prove prophetic in the months thereafter. That was the year the Stay Schemin UG Remix, Hands in the Stadium (Owaye) and Shut It Down were born.

2. Meeting Mister Deejay for the Shut It Down Premiere (Radiocity, SNMS) – 2012.

I have always been a fan of SNMS and anyone who knows me knows that. I had just finished recording my single Shut It Down and I badly wanted the world to hear it. I originally sent Mister Deejay Hands in the Stadium but he didn’t play it. I think he will if I get a CODE Power Hour but Shut It Down is the one that he liked more. We discussed Constructive Criticism that night, something all young rappers need.

3. Cooling with Essie, backstage at the Hot 100 Explosion – 2012. 

Essie is like my partner in crime and I call her Lil Sis a lot because she has had my back from Day 1. Ready to hit stages, we got on the Hot 100 Explosion at Hotel Africana. C-Minor (my brother) was there in full support so we weren’t nervous at all. In fact, we almost knew we were going to rip the stage apart. So when the time came, we did what we always do. We SHUT IT DOWN.

4. Twawambye Sessions at GEUrban with Guest Appearences from Enygma and Young Nick – 2012. 

GEUrban was my first musical home when I started out. Met a gang of people there including Aydee Dumba, one half of the infamous NGONI. Frankly, the first session I was star struck but the feeling grew less when the sessions finally checked in. The whole Twawambye Team was present: LP, Levy On The Beat, Young Suma, Essie, Jhay Efekt. Even Stonetown was there, in spirit of course. Those sessions taught me a lot about recording and production so don’t be surprised if you hear a CODE track produced by CODE. We had guest verses from guys like Enygma and Young Nick. Great exposure for a dude who was starting out in this music thing.

5. One Mic Cyphers and On Set with Enygma for a Video Shoot (Benezeri's Girls From Kampala) – 2012. 

From rooftops in Kamwokya to hidden roads in Bunga, One Mic was a journey for me. So Severe had cats spitting lines like mad men. Found out about a lot of underground MCs like Nemesis, Testament, Suspekt 92 and Benezeri, who later invited me to his GFK Video Shoot. I didn’t make an appearance in the video but again, Learning Experience for me. You know when you hear an MC saying “Man, I Just been a Student of the Game” – These are moments they are talking about. Hehehe…..

6. Celebrity for Charity, Campaign for Life – 2012. 

Location: Royal Suites. Showing support for a good cause. There are types of cancer that I didn’t know about until that day so I am glad I was a part of it. Knowledge is Power.

7. KK and I rocking the AOC sign during the Shut It Down Premiere (XFM, Xzit) – 2012

That has to be one of the funniest interviews I have done. Dude is hilarious. Almost forgot to talk about the song while I was there. You never prep interviews with KK. Its Purely Freestyle. Kenneth, we need to have a chat about  your interview skills. Smh.

8. Recording The Shut It Down Remix with The Mith, Ruyonga, Enygma and Tucker HD (Yego) – 2013

This song has the most interesting story behind it. I can’t even begin to tell you how it went down but I will say this, UG needs more tracks like this. (Allow me to brag). Definitely a Classic in my books.

9. Yego Night, Performing The Shut It Down Remix for the first time – 2013

The Line-up was insane that night. A Show with CODE, Navio, T-Bro, Flex D Paper, Big Tril, Jhay Efekt and Mister Deejay is nothing short of EPIC. And the performances reflected that. I gave the crowd a first listen to Revolution (LIVE) that night. Now that I look back on it, I am glad we “held” onto the song a little longer. The Shut It Down Remix was still banging.

10. Organising an Independent Gig with Row Records in Mukono. The Hive Experience – 2013

 OPU hit me up with an idea to do an independent gig in Mukono and in October 2013, The Hive Experience was born. I must admit, I was scared the turn up would be low since we did it on a Saturday. But it was dope. Great Show, Even Greater Response. Might even do one this year. Who knows?

11. First Kwivuga Performance for the Shut It Down Remix – 2013

Poetry Art and Music in one Event. Totally something up my alley. Priviledged to have worked with Kinetic not once but twice at Kwivuga. My first time was performing the Shut It Down Remix at Gatto Matto. Everyone was on stage. Yes, even the Mith. Plus when the song was done, we jumped into freestyles. Held my ground during a freestyle with Ruu.

12. Revolution (The Song and the Session) – 2014

This song basically set the tone for this year. Enygma and Kushe were brilliant on it. The story behind this song is insane. Again, I feel i would need another CODEConnect session just to talk about it but this track is special. Dare I say it, a Game Changer.

13. Performing Revolution for the first time – 2014

Enygma and I put up a stellar performance at the Champion Concert that night. Something about the darkness and stage lights and not being able to the crowd clearly made the performance even darker than the actual song. Truth fact: I completely forgot my lines 10 Minutes before I hit the stage. Had to find a small space to go over them again with my phone, pacing back and forth till I was ready. Nonetheless, that performance is one for the books.

14. Kwivuga Finale – 2014

The Final Kwivuga Show. You know I had to be a part of it. Dope Night, in my opinion. Gave the audience a preview of Enter The Ring. Daniel Omara was mad with the jokes that night. Something about a rat and a Drake song. Smh. (Only Omara, Only YOU)

15. Performing for my former high school, Greenhill Academy – 2014

Career Highlight. Definitely in my Top 5, if I had to narrow the list. The response was nuts. When you have staff members flipping over Shut It Down, a song you wrote about a year after leaving High School then you know you are doing something right. Coach Abdul should be in the video.

16. Enter The Ring – 2014

One of my best studio sessions so far. The process was seamless and flawless at the same time . A Pass did the hook with ease. My verses were almost effortless. (No I am not bragging…..okay a little). We just had a great time in studio. Very Talented Peeps.  An awesome beat. You know we had to do it justice.

17.Enter The Ring Premiere

Another SNMS Classic. A Pass had me speaking Jamaican on air. Mister Deejay tried as well. *cough cough*. Hehehe.  

18.Cypher Session

 Nothing beats performing to a familiar crowd. You always have the upper hand. Thats what went down at Casa Mukono. They knew the hook before i even sang it !!!! #EnterTheRing
19.Airtel Staff Party

A Corporate Affair / Turn Up. Kazoora in the back on hype duty. DJ Shiru on the Ones and Twos. Airtel really knows how to throw a party.

20.Reaching to Katalemwa.

Celebrity for Charity. Receive Blessings and Give them back. Glad we put a smile on the face of another.

21.Navio Concert

Safe to say, They Know By Now. I am the Poster Child for New MCs. #EnterTheRing