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Words| Scar

It’s not a scar
It’s a reminder 
Of a time when u & I
Were more than pronouns
More than just names to an old list
It’s a reminder of a time
When the sun went with all our dreams 
And the moon made sure it brought them back every night 
Whether it was full half or new
Didn’t matter to us 

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WHY I THINK STEPH KAPELA SHOULD’VE STAYED WITH ATWAL MUSIC

I think Steph Kapela should have stuck with Atwal Music. I’m at the airport and I’ve just missed my flight., so I have some time to pass till the next one. My mind is always quick to entertain me with cynical thoughts and random guesses about the lives of the strangers around me, but only thing is on my mind at this point, that post that Steph Kapela made announcing his split from Atwal Music.

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TOP 5 #NUNAIROBI SONGS FROM THE LAST 7 DAYS

Well, I heard someone say #nunairobi is dead. Luckily, it’s only the hashtag that died. The movement that it represented is still alive and kicking. Here’s some proof: Continue reading TOP 5 #NUNAIROBI SONGS FROM THE LAST 7 DAYS

Words| Life

I’m a cheeky little monkey; always been. I’ve always tried to find the most possible way of bending rules without breaking them. Or staying close enough to the line for it to be forgivable. It’s been a fun game. It’s been a risky game. But it’s been a game either way, exciting in a fearful and expectant way at the same time. It’s magical. It’s terrifying. It’s almost impossible. Continue reading Words| Life

SONG REVIEW:  “Wess(Bounce)” by Muddah

There’s something missing in the underground scene and I’m not sure if you’ve noticed. Let’s face it, it’s the producers that made the scene start popping. People were laying vocals on internet beats long before the likes of Quassa, EA Wave, Mars Maasai etc started uploading beats on Soundcloud. So as the scene started to gather more attention, it is the producers that are still at centre stage, and rightfully so, because they put in work.

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TOP 5 SONGS FROM #NUNAIROBI THIS PAST WEEK

Where to begin! It’s been such a buzzing week for the scene. We got some gems from accross the board with a smooth piece from Tetu Shani to some fire bars from Quassa on a BNRD track. Here’s the TOP 5 songs from the scene last week, indulge!

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WORDS| Black James Bond

I find fault in the use of ‘African’ as a prefix to words like Alchemist, or Boy, or King. I understand our current predicament. I understand that calling oneself an alchemist only arouses the image of a bearded old man – a white man. Our history was white-washed and our mindsets enslaved by nursery rhymes. It is our identity that was chained and taken away on dhows to the lands we once conquered. We were forced to return as servants. Our gold ornaments hidden away in vaults, our hair called shaggy, our beards trimmed to please the “Suh”. Continue reading WORDS| Black James Bond

WORDS| Unknown Language

In the language of the unknown
You can’t keep dancing with the devil, and ask why you’re still in hell.
Hell, is when my best dreams and worst nightmares have the same people in them
I’m in a good school, I may get an A in my exams,
I may go to a good university…
I have valid dreams

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TOP 5 KENYAN SONGS TO DROP ON ELECTION WEEK

Last week was hectic to say the least, everybody was indoors. The whole country was on the edge of their seat, we wanted to know who the next president will be. I mean, we wall knew who was going to win, but somehow there was still a level of suspense. Well, the art lives on no matter the state of the nation. Here are the artistes who were not phased by the state of the nation and dropped songs anyways, amazing songs btw.

TOP 5 KENYAN SONGS FROM LAST WEEK (7th Aug)

TKR comes through with the top 5 jams every week. Carefully curated by a group of specially selected Music Enthusiasts. Here is the list:

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