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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Friday, November 20, 2015

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: A Chat With Grammy Award Winning Producer Brian Soko.

By Byaruhanga Felix (@TheNinjaFelix)

When it comes to movies/the silver screen, youths on the continent have people like Lupita Nyong'O, Trevor Noah and in sports there's people like Stephen Kiprotich the Olympic golden medal winner but when it comes to music (hip-hop/RnB) there's people like Brian Soko, these are people whose success stories will make you to continue holding on to your dream till you've an Oscar or Grammy like Brian Soko sitting somewhere in your crib.Brian is a 24 year old from Zimbabwe whom after 8 years of production and almost  after making 1500+ beats, his hustle has started making sense like the way he puts though to some of us with his Grammy he seems to have gotten it all.

In case you're hearing/reading the name "Brian Soko" for the first time, thank me later after reading the interview below. Brian & his team (The Order) are responsible for some dopest music that you might be vibing to on your playlist like BeyoncĂ©'s Drunk in love, Lil  Wayne's No Worries, 100 Favours , Rich Gang's Tap Out, Tyga‘s Show You and back here on the continent production on Caspper Nyovets' Phumakin, K.O's mission statement, Dj Vigilante's Sgelekeqe and Chad da Don's EFT are all credited to Brian Soko.
I managed to chop it up with the Tampa, Florida based producer and we discussed a couple of topics like the challenges in the music business, how he stays motivated (hungry) even after achieving all those awards, how his company   "Anashe Media Group" handles music business on the continent among other things as you can read below.

Thanks a lot for doing this. First who is Brian Soko before the music and how did you start out in the music business?

My name is Brian Soko, I am a Grammy award winning music producer from Zimbabwe. I got into music by rapping at a young age and one day I experimented with making beat and never looked back from that.

Is there any point in your music journey where you felt giving up or switching careers because we all know this business is tricky and sometimes it's hard to earn a living off it?

At no point in my career have I even entertained the thought of quitting, i have invested too much time and hard work into my music to switch to any other career. Even if I had to do something else for money I would still be making music, I did not get paid for the first five years of my career so that's nothing new to me.

There are a lot of challenges in the in the music business and as you shift from one level to the other there's a lot of change in the process. How do you deal with all these challenges and the change?

My team, The Order and my family help me to deal with the various difficulties that come with industry. Mostly when things aren't going my way I try to focus on the music and I believe your are always one hit away from the top of the world.

There's a lot of awards to your name and the entire team (It's the Order) you work with, are you at a level you want to be? Are you still hungry like the day you started out on your music journey?

The Order definitely is still hungry, we keep each other motivated and on our toes all the time. We want to be the best and to have longevity in this industry.

Do you have any special techniques that make a "Brian Soko" beat different from others? Briefly how is a Brian Soko studio session?

I like to think my studio sessions are fun and energetic. I don't think I am  the right person to answer what makes my music different. I think maybe an artist would answer that better but generally my music focuses on the energy more than the emotion.

You've ventured into management with your company "ANASHE Media Group" while you are a part of "The Order". Tell us briefly about these two ventures and how they all fall in line to contribute to your growth?

‘The Order Music’ is my company with my partners Rasool and Dre, we are all producers and focus on the US music market, we’ve been together since 2009, have over 10million albums sold and of course we won a 3 Grammys together for our work with Beyonce. We just opened our own studio in North Hollywood and this represents a new chapter in expanding our brand in the US and making more hit records with the biggest artists in the world.

Anashe Media Group is a company I started in 2013 to capture opportunities in the African music markets. Anashe focuses on management and marketing of primarily producers and allows me to work with artists from across Africa, so far we do work in South Africa, Nigeria, Zimbabwe (where I am from) and hopefully soon Kenya and Angola. Anashe allows me to introduce talented producers to the US music industry.

You've experienced both the African music market and the west (United states) which offer different opportunities. Are there any differences that you fill need to be exploited or gaps that need to be filled in both markets?

In the U.S. I try to add an African element to my music as its very different from them and is considered "Exotic", when I work in Africa I try to take my experience from the States and incorporate some of the structure and methods in making music.  I try to get the songs I do in Africa mixed and mastered in the states and also incorporate some of the marketing schemes I see major labels using in America. In Africa I think we need to improve how we track and pay music royalties to our artists and producers.

What's next for you and your team in relation to taking over the African continent? Are you crossing over to the East & Western part of Africa anytime soon?

I have just released a single in South Africa called "EFT" with my friend Chad. The video recently dropped on Channel O, MTV Base & Trace TV. I have other songs featuring myself coming out this year in that market. I have been working towards crossing over into the East and West African music market soon and I'm sure you will be hearing music from me in that market in early 2016. "If you want to check out "EFT" check out www.IJustGotAnEFT.com"

Any last words for an upcoming producer or rapper reading this interview who also wants to have a Grammy on his/her trophy cabinet?

Work hard, find some like minded people and team up so you can keep each other improving. Also focus on the music and progress and not on the money, the money will come eventually if you work hard and put your music first.

Connect with Brian Soko;
Twitter: @beatsbySoko
Instagram: @Beatsbysoko

Contact writer;
Facebook: Byaruhanga Felix FeliFed
Twitter: @TheNinjaFelix
Email: theninjafelix@gmail.com

Thursday, November 19, 2015



By Byaruhanga Felix (@TheNinjaFelix)

The East & West merge forces once again. Navio has been on a mini-tour accompanied with a stretch media/press interviews recently in Naija. With this song we get to see one of his tireless efforts and what he has been to up in Lasgidi. The "God" from the East joins his powers with The "Don Gorgon" Burna Boy on an Aethan beat to deliver what I would refer to a "crossover of cultures" through their lyrics.

On Gbesile Aethan the producer, tries to join two different genres (hip-hop and afrobeat) to cater for both Navio fans & BurnaBoy fans without compromising any of the artists' genre while still making it a heavy energetic track that the continent will vibe to. Gbesile is off Navio's upcoming album titled POWER and it has visuals that may be dropping soon. Let us know what you think about the song in our comment section and also tweet Navio, @Naviomusic about your views of this collaboration.


Connect With NAVIO
Facebook: NAVIO
Twitter: @NavioMusic
Instagram: @NavioMusic
YouTube: NavioVideos

Contact writer;
Twitter: @TheNinjaFelix
Email: theninjafelix@gmail.com

Monday, November 9, 2015


By Byaruhanga Felix (@TheNinjaFelix)
You might know him from Radio City, Iguana,Sky Lounge or may be from your timeline you've seen  mention "DJ Ciza". If not, don't worry I got you covered. DJ Ciza is a resident deejay at Radio City FM among other things but ahead of his #CizaBBQHouseParty at Terracota, I had a chat with him about deejaying in a music market like Uganda's, one calling himself a hip-hop deejay and he also shared his thoughts on whether UG corporate companies are willing to spend "bullions" of shillings on Ugandan deejays like the way we've seen Ciroc do in South Africa among other things. 
QN: Who is DJ Ciza away from the decks & at what point did you decide to take on deejaying professionally?
Unfortunately I wouldn’t find the fewest words to sum it up, but am hoping the reader has a description for me after this interview! Let me try J 
Dj Ciza (Born Mwalye Seth) will still wake up to cue a couple of tracks before the day starts, still love me my music (of course,) I love me good Tech, shows and business in many forms – call it making money. I wouldn’t say I initially took deejaying serious up until it had the full liberty (when I joined University) to pursue it with the promise to my folks that I’d finish my degree. Haha! Five pro years down the road, it’s been lots of good times!
QN: What do you usually start with when preparing for a set?
What makes you decide to play a particular song during one of your sets? Is there a criteria other than pure subjectivity, for selecting what to play at a gig? 

Starting out a set, I gotta make sure that first song gets your attention, could be a highly relatable classic, a vocal intro or hell that official Dj Ciza intro. There onwards depending on what set of the night am playing (starter, a hip set or an outro set) every song in there will be there for a reason. I will have listened (I sing along to, at the least 8 bars of every track that makes it to my set, its a lot I know), cued up and track-labeled that JAM. This also varies between a radio gig, bar or concert performance. 

QN: Thanks to developments in the software world, DJing has moved closer together than ever before, allowing DJs to change a track easily. How do you make use of these possibilities in your sets and is there a benefit?

The biggest tech benefit for me is how long it takes to prepare a set, besides hitting you from any angle! The older Djs had to carry actual vinyl crates, remember CD bags? All this has been eased up into one digital library, easily accessible by far – more so, what excuse would one have for not prepping?

QN: The relationship with the audience is crucial for a DJ, and yet it seems to be a fragile one. How do you see the balance between giving the crowd what they want and treating them to something new?

I for one envision my every set in its entirety as a package or a story before I deliver; it wouldn’t be wise to dumps lots of fresh beats in one go. It wouldn’t be wise either to keep a static set. I look for new music to lace my sets with every 3 nights a week. My goal is to make sure you here something new within that three hours set every week, a 20 minutes radio set begs to differ though – In Ciza’s world, 20 minutes can all be fresh and lit!

QN: We've seen DJs that just press play on their laptop and in the process they have given technology a bad name. What's your perspective on the relationship and the balance between technological advances, music and the art of DJing? How have particular technologies changed your style of DJing? 

Lets take an example; two gardeners go to the garden to work. One shows with just her hoe. The other shows with a hoe, a rake and probably a spade. The hoe is a necessity – the laptop, the rake and spade are extra tools – a mixer and a pair of decks, turntables or a proper sized controller (my colleague Aludah still calls them toys) Who’s performance would you look forward to? Start off with a laptop (I Did) because well, this Uganda of ours but let’s see progress to that first mixer, controller or just that one deck because the gardener whose style stands out is the one with a rake and a spade. Hardware has a huge role to play in what kind of DJ one is.

QN: Coming up as a DJ in this industry, one of the most difficult things is being relevant and getting people to vibe to your mixes, because anyone can make a mix & upload on sound cloud. How have you managed to get people's attention & remained relevant from the moment you started until today?

Consistency is key, two aspects not left out – The Library (Collection) and Skills (Scratching, Juggling or Drops) among others. Am blessed to host 2 weekly shows on Radiocity 97FM (Where The Fun Is), am also on rotation with a fresh package every other week at Iguana & Sky Lounge (both in Kisementi) as well as Legends Kampala. Now, I believe an actual DJ’s work isn’t on the nights he plays, it’s the other days he’s off the decks listening, prepping, cueing, sorting and forth.
DJ Mixes are extremely helpful as the entire world can find your collection at one point – the mix has got to be good to sell/market itself, like a record – that said, check out my mixes at www.soundcloud.com/thedjciza. I live to Deejay another day.

QN: As a Deejay who is in the industry do you think one labeling him/herself labeling themselves as a "Hip-Hop DJ" would limit their reach especially in a music market like Uganda's?!
I believe it would but I also believe the potential for growth is extreme for example we have the biggest number of 15 Year olds in the world, that’s quite a market! On the other hand, if one brands them a Hip-Hop Dj, then they execute to their best, perfect example is SNMS’s Mister Deejay – Stand Out At It. You’ll also possibly find music from every imaginable genre in my database, am of the view its advantageous to cover a good demographic well.

QN: We've seen Deejays develop their brands, headline events like yours that's happening on 21.Nov, do you think the Ugandan corporates/companies will crossover & use their brands for example in S.A where DJ Dimplez is a Ciroc ambassador, do you see such endorsements for DJs in UG anytime soon?
With corporate cross overs, there’s evidence this has started happening, look DJ headlined events at the beach every weekend, the just concluded Kings Of Turntables, The Mixtape Party and Radiocity’s powered upcoming 
#CizaBBQHouseParty, the 21st. Nov at Terracotta. Trust me, the fraternity of UG DJs is also putting in work to make sure Ambassador Endorsements follow through.
QN: As Deejay means you get to work/interact with different artists & as we know sometimes it can be hard due to their big egos. How do you deal with such & any other challenges in the industry?
Yes, we do! The Djs work is to find the good music and give it to the people, as an artist, make good music and we will find that single. They, whoever need to build email databases, avoid handing us flash drives while we are on set, label their tracks – at least artist & title fields plus finally:
Dear Artists: Whatsapp compromises audio quality and Dj Ciza will not move unlabeled track “WA0000201514320” into his library, thank you.
QN: Please recommend two DJs to our readers, whom you feel deserve their attention.

Two lads: ThaDropOut & Dj SlaughterElly

Connect with DJ Ciza
Facebook: DJ Ciza

Twitter:  @DJCiza

Contact writer;
Facebook: Byaruhanga Felix FeliFed
Twitter: @TheNinjaFelix
Email: theninjafelix@gmail.com

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Bonga Nange - St. Nellysade x Agee [Download]

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

The-Mith Set To Release New Single - #NdiSteady

By Byaruhanga Felix (@TheNinjaFelix)

The Klear Kut Kapo (The-Mith) is set to release his fourth official single "Ndi Steady"  off his "Destination AFRICA" album. The song is produced by one of UG's notable hip-hop producers by Koz-N-Effekt. The song  is about knowing that we all go through challenges but one has to be ready to get through the challenges.

It's the kind of track you bump in the whip with your fuel gauge showing "E" but you ain't worried cause you know you'll get to your destination and back though you've proper plan on how you'll refuel it. The song strikes a balance between one's struggles and how to get through them while smiling.

I asked The-Mith on how he came up with the concept before the writing and recording and this is what he had to say;
I was at one of the Kwivuga Poetry Night sessions, when Nunu, who used to host it got up and talked about the hardships she was facing. She said, regardless of what life throws at her, she's ready for it, she is steady. The moment she said that, there was an instant connection. I immediately started working on the song. It took a day writing those verses, because there was so much content to write about."

The song will be available for download here on the blog and other links below;



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

Friday, October 23, 2015

GRITTY CYPHER 2 [Review + Download]

By Byaruhanga Felix (@TheNinjaFelix)

When discussing 2015 hip-hop projects, CYPHERS will come up and you won’t miss talking about the GRITTY CYPHERs. Gritty cypher 2 is a follow up of the first “Gritty Cypher” which dropped 6 months ago with a video to accompany it (you can check It out below). The Gritty Cypher is a brain child of Cheno Billy who is a hip-hop critic and activist whose main aim with these cyphers is to promote “slept on emcees” as he describes it. So, on his cypher you get a fresh new line up of rappers like Ajo, Mal X, Tigoh Dtrick, Egwe , Gbaraspoken, though some who made an appearance on the first cypher still come through like Payne Keelah.

Still with the same producer 207 of the first Gritty cypher, who I personally think can’t miss in the discussion of 2015 UG hip-hop producers Cheno brings versatility on the cypher through rappers like Egwe (who raps in luganda) whom I first encountered back in the day when i was still doing behind the scenes work for 100 Acres Entertainment his label, so It’s refreshing to see him on a major project like this one. Then you’ve Gbaraspoken who raps in lugbara which goes further to show you the penetration of hip-hop in Uganda and versatility of this cypher. Most rappers on this cypher have complete projects like Ajo’s  Mixtape “Rap Music I Sing”, Payne Keelah’s “16 x 16 = 256 Bars” and Mal X’s “Demonstration” so if It’s your first time to listen to any of them “spit” go get those projects. Download the Gritty cypher here

Contact writer;
Facebook: Byaruhanga Felix FeliFed
Twitter: @TheNinjaFelix
Email: theninjafelix@gmail.com

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

EH MAMA - The-Mith ft. Maro (Behind The Scenes)

Ugandan Hip-Hop artist The Mith recently shot the video for his smash hit, "Eh Mama" that features Maro.

The song which was produced by super producer Aethan, and is a remake of an old Ugandan folk song, has been out on the market for a while, and has been a fan favorite in clubs and on radio. A video will only make the song bigger.

Some of the people featured in the video include; rappers Flex D'Paper, Play01, UK based rapper Floss and Maro. The video also has top Ugandan brands representing. Brands like; RAPAHOLIX & Twambale.

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

#UGCYPHER2 Verse Of The Day - Lyrical G

Follow the leader, most rap n****s is just features/

My tactical technique cause n****s to catch seizures/
I bomb tracks, warhead, harzardous on the instrumental/
Go against I, swear to God it's detrimental/
I'm off the leash causing extortion on the beat/
Convicted of 1st degree murdering all you wack MC's/
Geezy for he's sick as the HIV/
I leave them stretched out or permanently stuck to an IV/
Freeze, pause & wait, this ain't for those who can't relate/
I pack the type of skill to make you discombobulate/
Simply the best, choke on the words a n***a said/
As I forever, continue to reign on your parade, I Am Legend./

Connect with Lyrical G
Facebook: Lyrical G
Twitter:  @GmcLyrical
Reverbnation: http://www.reverbnation.com/lyricalg

#UGCYPHER2 Verse Of The Day - Mun G

They call me Mun* Papa, king of the cypher/
My 16s kill animals, Eid Adha/
Smell danger, gwe nnyindo za Baganda/
Coz when I come through these rappers mbaleka mu pamper/
I make paper everyday nga kyuuma kya Picfare/
I make rappers bow down ng'abasaala zi swala/
Gwe gwa mu wallet yange mujjudde by'etaano byokka/
Nnunda mazike nga jyooli Uganda Zoo mwenkola/
Billboard rapper, house building n***a/
Artist of the year 4 times my n***a/
Nzijukira obuwala bwa'ndissinganga lwa pimples/
Now all these girls is stuck to my ass, like kapintos./

#UGCYPHER2 Verse Of The Day - NAVIO

And I ain't even reached my best years/
It's genetic, older I get less fear/

Mama got stabbed & she never shed tears/
So you best believe that we're coming for that cheque, yeah/
You owe me something, oo that's a mess there/
The whole we bluffing? Now I know your set scared/
Dudes take shots like it'll grow em chest hair/
I'd hate to whoop you in these Jordans, damn that's my best pair/
If I go away the whole chart missing/
Flex talk truth & everybody start b****ing/
Went from, alcoholic, to Rapaholic/
Nav need a mirror to tell himself "god I got it" I Got It./

Connect With NAVIO
Facebook: NAVIO
Twitter: @NavioMusic
Instagram: @NavioMusic
YouTube: NavioVideos

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

#UGCYPHER2 Verse Of The Day - Ruyonga

August 8th, Gloryfire, Rruu!
I'm still Africa's newest spokesman/
Close your eyes & you can see me covered in goat's skin/
Warning the world about Christ's coming, judgment approaching/
So when I challenge your thoughts, yeah I'm tryna provoke em/
Volcanic, spit lava, few liver with the saliva/
When it comes to rhyming I'm a thriver & a survivor/
The Hip-Hop equivalent of a thousand planets colliding/
Each with a million cans of lit dynamite blasting inside them/
Ever since my King was nailed to a cross, I ain't in no gang/
So I make no claims with my fingers crossed, ain't bothered with the cost/
Ssebo sitya loss, you're gonna wanna pick the boss/
Finding my name by that ballot box the only time you wanna tick me off./
Connect With Ruyonga;
Facebook: Ruyonga
Twitter: @RuyongaMusic
Website: www.ruyonga.com

Monday, September 28, 2015

#UGCYPHER2 Verse Of The Day - St Nellysade

Nellysade mannya gange leero serabidde/
Ntuuse, nsinzidde, nsitamye ani antegedde/
Ntuuse na pokopoko jjawo eddogo nze nazze jjo/
Lindako eno kiggweyo nyambale emidaali/
Ndi rapper w'abajulizi, abanaazina musembere/
Tulamage, abajja e Namugongo, mukuute enfudu/
Ntambuza bizinga, ku mazzi nambula byalo/
Kalangala, ndi Luzira, ab'e Kenya nzija nkya/
Ndi mwogezi, mukwabuzi nze mugezi akumanyisa/
Ebijja nebinaddawo nkulengeze ekizikiza?/
Ndi Wenger, eno Arsenal njikwatira bifo nkya/
Man, you ggwe olaba? Nkukyamula ongoberere./

Connect With St. Nelly-Sade
Twitter: @St_Nellysade
Facebook: St. Nelly-Sade

Friday, September 25, 2015

CRAZY (Niko Chizi)- NAVIO x KEKO [Download + Review]

Download Crazy  Navio & Keko

As McKenzie continues to celebrate his 10years in the industry, he recruits Aethan, Navio and keko for his latest single “Crazy (Niko Chizi)” off his upcoming album “RudeBoy music”. The song aligns itself with the theme/objective of McKenzie with his album which is celebrating.
Keko comes through on the beat with an impeccable delivery which will quickly remind you why she’s UG’s number one female rapper (well, according to me) and Navio who also owns he beat comfortably and effortlessly.

Furthermore on his particular song we notice that it’s not about putting two rap heavyweights and a super producer but rather a combination of two styles that complement each other on a dope beat. With dope visuals to accompany this song has a hip-hop single off his album on continental rotation. Download the song here.

Connect with Mckenzie
Bryan Kella McKenzie
Twitter:  @RudeboyKella1
Soundcloud: www.soundcloud.com/rudeboymusic256/

Contact writer;
Facebook: Byaruhanga Felix FeliFed
Twitter: @TheNinjaFelix
Email: theninjafelix@gmail.com

#UGCYPHER2 Verse Of The Day - The-Mith

"I just became an uncle again/
Had me thinking should I kill them or be nice with the pen/
Well why pretend, man I'll bring your whole style to an end/
There's none rivalling him, I send them shots like I brought the rifle with him/
Who stays dope? Who got next?/
Who should I start looking at like they're the next rap threat?/
Internet gassed them all, they'll never walk my steps/
So lemme score respect, score more cheques & make sure the shoes all check/
I'm top floor til I'm dead & under/
Blind my competition they will never see me blunder/
Coz like a street kid looking for food to eat in Ramathan/
None of these guys will ever match my hunger/."

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

YouTube: TheMithVideos

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

#UGCYPHER2 Verse Of The Day - 3 Card

My father made something out of almost nothing at 25/
Got me feeling like I'm falling behind/
Time, waits for no man so, I gotta pick up the pace/
N make the world do a slow dance, problem is/
Man ain't quite ready to hold hands/
Take it how you wanna, realism or romance I write it/
Just a conveyor of words, welcome to the verbal slayer's layer/
I've been dying to spit a verse on life/
Strike, crack a bottle & smile/
Like a senior citizen boy I been at it a while/
I seen things that you wouldn't believe/
Wrote rhymes too ill for any MC to ever conceive. 3!!/
Connect with 3-Card
Facebook: 3-Card
Twitter : @Threecardmusic

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

#UGCYPHER2 Verse Of The Day - Tucker HD

"Awesome familia, Martha Smallz in the rear/
In stu my Saba Saba sings in a voice so familiar to Maurice's, Kirya/
Ill? it'll forcefully heal ya, remorsefully kill ya/
In the zone, I'm Chuck Norris, mic's on Ima off a superior/
Flow splendid, they're all offended/
Their careers, kill 'em all off. Ended. Then fall back like Jerome Boateng did/
Bringing cash in, I'm on my Charles Mayiga Peter/
The naked truth you Beliebers, you cowards & divas act on the net is see-through, Mbabazi Eva/
Trash your albums boy/
How come? If there's no Tucker verses, then that's the outcome/
Slight contact & you might contract Ebola/
OG, the rest of you rappers fake hip. Fabiola's./"

-Tucker HD
Connect With Tucker
Facebook: Tucker HD
Twitter: @TuckerHDMusic

Friday, July 31, 2015

UG Cypher 2 Behind The Scenes [VIDEO + PICS]

It's no doubt that the UG Cypher 2 is one of the most anticipated UG Hip-Hop projects this year. Talent Africa again put together an incredible artist line-up with some changes from the last year's cypher. Yesterday the video for the cypher was shot and we were on set to bring you what took place behind the scenes. A special thanks to Talent Africa, check out the video below.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Kamikaze - Ajo [Download + Review]

Download Kamikaze - Ajo (4.65MB)

"Kamikaze" is Ajo's first single off his upcoming EP titled "No Apologies" that's slated to drop this later year. The EP will be a follow up to his mixtape "Rap Music I Sing" that was released this year. kamikaze is produced by Nase from Portbell Drive and Martin from urban Aksent. In case you're wondering, Kamikaze were suicide attacks by Japan military aviators against naval vessels during world war II which is depicted in the artwork of the song.

Ajo he says he chose a wordplay where he uses artist's names what they are associated with to come up with his bars considering it a suicide mission since the song may cause retaliations from the different artists he name drops hence calling the "kamikaze".

Depending on the listener of the song one may consider the song as shots taken at the different rappers or shade, but we don't want to create biased listeners so download the song here and let us know what you think via twitter @TheTribe_UG & on Facebook "The Tribe UG".

Friday, July 17, 2015

RUDEBOY MUSIC THE ALBUM [Sound Trailer + Update]

Download RudeBoy Music Album Sound Trailer

By Byaruhanga Felix (@TheNinjaFelix)

"RUDEBOY MUSIC ALBUM THE ALBUM"  is one of the hip-hop projects that I'm personally interested in. For those of you just coming across or hearing about RUDEBOY MUSIC THE ALBUM for the first time let me break it down for you. This project is Mckenzie's way of celebrating 10 years in the radio and the hip-hop industry put together. One of the reasons I have a huge nterest in this album is I want to hear what Mckenzie has to offer after 10years in the industry. I remember the tracks he did back in the day like All about me with HarrisTook me a While" with Lyrikal Proof , Cover the town, which I still bump on my laptop once in a while but they never materialized into an album or a mixtape.

He later went on to create the "Rudeboy Music'" imprint through which he released songs like Inside My Heart that features Ruyonga, Straka Money featuring BigTril. Although Mckenzie doesn't rap on these songs like on the previous ones back in 2009, he always has a way of getting the artist he's featuring on the beat to get his message across which makes his songs/projects different and dope. Back to the current album, Mckenzie recruited Baru, Aethan & Samurae for it's production.

According to Mckenzie, the album is not apologetic, it's not a thank you but it celebrates and represents Ugandan hip-hop. As far as it's release, the album is 80%, done its release date and other details like features will be announced as time goes on but for now here's a sound trailer of the album that should give you an insight of what the album is about.(Download sound trailer)

Connect with Mckenzie
Bryan Kella McKenzie
Twitter:  @RudeboyKella1
Soundcloud: www.soundcloud.com/rudeboymusic256/

Contact writer;
Facebook: Byaruhanga Felix FeliFed
Twitter: @TheNinjaFelix
Email: theninjafelix@gmail.com


By Anyiko Owoko

One of Uganda’s most celebrated artists – Navio – returns to Coke Studio Africa for a second time. He will be featured in the new season of the show, set to premiere in the coming few months. While speaking at an exclusive media connect session at Coke Studio Africa set in Nairobi, Navio
revealed that together with The Mith, fellow Ugandan rapper – he has been planning a major comeback of their former hip hip duo: Klear Kut. The music group came to life in 2000. After famous karaokes around Kampala, they quickly gained reputation for original compositions and performances.

“Klear Kut is a legendary group and still in the top of East African groups. We made a lot of firsts in Uganda, reason why we created a big brand. Now we can’t just tease the public as we have the whole group to consider. Expect a proper comeback with an album dropping in 2015 and an upcoming single “Let it rain” to be released in two months,” said Navio alongside The Mith, who accompanied him to Nairobi.

Navio has recently released music videos with Tanzanian rapper Mr. Blue "Ayaya" and the steamy "Ndi Mukodo" with Uganda's Cindy, former Blue 3 Member. In the new season of Coke Studio Africa, Navio is paired with Mozambican R&B singer G2. The two are collaborating in the show’s new mash-up style format and being produced by Kenyan producer Jaaz Odongo. Of what's not to miss about their collabo, Navio said, “It’s really cool working with an R&B guy. We can make R&B and hip hop song intricate and you will hear it on the show.”

Navio went on gushing about his love for Kenya - his birth country. He said, “I was born out here in Kenya because my family was involved in some revolutionary activities here.” Navio credits his high profile status to talent and a wealth of experience. “I keep up with trends, change flows and experiment many times coming up with new material on the spot.”

In the new season of Coke Studio Africa, Navio joins more than twenty music stars from Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Nigeria and Mozambique - all have made a mark in their local music scene. They include Jose Chameleone, Juliana Kanyamozi, Elani, Neyma, Alikiba, Vanessa Mdee, Yemi
Alade, 2Face Idibia, Ice Prince and Eva Alordia. I**n this third and most exciting season of Coke Studio Africa, the musicians have been paired with visionary music producers and South African Grammy Award-winning music expert Zwai Bala, the show’s music director. The team will steer phenomenal music production. New season premieres soon!