Articles tagged with: Kenya
Bamboo has become a pioneering rapper from that country to get into the international hip-hop game after he signed a marketing deal with Wu-Tang Clan’s former manager Cedric Muhammad on Monday. Since the mid 2000s, Bamboo has been in the US working hard to hone his skills, learning the game and working with artists in the industry. Working between Los Angeles, New York and Atlanta he has been putting in work on new music which include a remix of Akon’s ‘Mama Africa’ and has a few mix tapes to his …
Rapster Angel is standing on a piece of land in a slum in Nairobi. “Hip-hop in Kenya is so much like this piece of land,” she says in the documentary Noise is my voice. “Inside it is so much talent, so much potential, so much hope. The future of Africa is lying in the ghetto. What we, hip-hop-artists, are doing, we’re trying our best to dig in the ghetto and get the raw talent out, so that this place can look beautiful again”. This week she is together with some colleagues, in the Netherlands for the official launch of Ghetto Radio.
Kenyan hip hop artists are yet to scale the same heights that their ‘kapuka’ counterparts are currently reaching. Is it the fans? Is it the quality of music, or is it the artistes’ own reticence? We let hip hop musicians fill us in on the situation. Read the entire article at the Pulse website.