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Sunday, July 23, 2006

MWAFRIKA PRESENTS: 'MUKI GARANG THE MIXTAPE'


Guyz I dont know what local music we listen to. If a man would sing to his gal how he goes to sleep (With boredom) on thinkin about her while ingratiating how he loves her, and then go ahead win an award for it, I think we doomed. Then a respected paper pulls out a two page defense of the same! The media has unremittingly given lyrically lame artists a chance ahead of of those who can display skill in a mystifying manner. This mixtape is about writing skills of Muki and Mwaf.

Outside Dandora Burning, this mixtape is the best thing I've heard in a long time. I love the heavy satire applied by Muki and Mwaf to create one of the best underground collaboz I have heard since Kshaka, Mashifta & Naz did Mangirima. I think its a kind of a positive thing that Mwaf left Y FM coz he has suddenly grown into a lyrical god with this Mixtape. Trax to look out for in this are 'Upuzi', 'Spontaneous Combustion', 'How we Do', the sacarstic 'Drop It Like it Hot' ......get the mixtape guyz I found all the trax to be hot. There is some Neo-Soul in it to and damn I love it, I love it, I love it. There is some good humour in it (sapmple this line: "........ kwa microphone rhyme zangu hazina kipimo, mimi wakalee huwanga waniita Keino, wewe wasepere ndio wanaitanga keino"). They sampled some of Kibaki's speeches and it comes out nicely in the trak 'Upuzi'.

Themes covered range from crime, politics, diseases, exploitation, unemployment, arbotion, poverty, civil unrest by arrogant university students, lack of hiphop airplay in the mainstream media, the demise of writing skills among most of our musicians and lots of other issues. A tribute to heros like Garang. Styles used, rhyme, satire, 'rhetory' (rhetoric), and lots of metaphors. There is also an element of story telling in some of Muki's lines. Get a copy now u will not be disappointed.

For all bullimics for kapuka wipe your smiles.

6 Comments:

  • hi ma name is....it doesnt matter,greamz men u judge kenyan music too harsh, so if i compose trash and sell and win award wats wrong with that......greamz sometimes we all dont give a damn abt the good songs and its content sometime its just the content.it will be too boring if all the musians become noble people and sang "good" songs,hey u fuc off if u cant handle the success of others......mwaaa no offence intended,ohh the name is imelda

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At 11:23 AM  

  • anon..he is not saying everyone do "good" songs...but get creative with it...balance out your subject matter..

    By Blogger Msanii_XL, At 4:46 PM  

  • We judge real hip-hop EMcee's not some kapuka fads

    By Blogger josse gitahi, At 9:17 AM  

  • as much as i love mwafrika n muki's song, i dont understand why in the song justice they had to edit some lines just to get airplay on the televison.i knew mwafrika as someone who stood by his words and when he bend his back so that he could receive airplay i couldnt queit get it.if fyatua twa twa is being played on the government station how come the lines that talked about Amos wako n chomdley were edited?n greamz how can i get copiez of mwaf n muki mix tapes?

    By Anonymous black rose, At 2:17 PM  

  • Hi Black Rose thanx 4 ya comment if u want the mixtape visit Muki Garang's blog the link is http://mukigarang.surfacescan.com/?page_id=111 peace and all the best

    By Blogger ---Supreme-G.R.E.A.M---, At 8:39 PM  

  • This is b/s y'all kenyans are forever copy cats. NEVER original, just thieves and shallow thinkers! as much as kenya is famous u find only afew musicians who are original. this rap shit is good but invent yours damn it!

    By Blogger kenyanblood, At 5:31 AM  

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