A few weeks back, we hosted a new Ugandan Hip-Hop collective called The Clansmen (Benezeri, Chief, Jibo & KSL) for the premiere of their first single together as a group titled “Onjagazaki”. On that very night, they happened to be heading to Mukono later-on after the interview to shoot the final scene for that song and fast-forward to today, the video for “Onjagazaki” is out now. They did say that they are trying to bring an African touch to music that possesses urban elements and this is evident in the video whose scenery is largely Ugandan sub-urban neighbourhoods.
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Kent and Flosso are the 2 artists that form the dancehall duo Voltage. After 6 years in the Kawempe ghettos and 1 year of doing music professionally, the duo has landed a deal with the record label known as Sound Prints. They came through last Saturday and premiered their new song titled “Pull Up” with some crazy in-studio energy to compliment the track. They also told us more about their journey, the other tracks that they have released and the trip to Kenya that they’ll be embarking on soon to shoot the video for this song.
It had been over a year since Fenrico Lugga started trying to get his music on air and after a victory at the End Of The Weak hip-hop battle competitions, he participated in the most recent Hip-Hop Boot Camp by Youth and Hip-Hop Uganda. He eventually ended up on a track titled “Twijya” with Sagio Mhza and Truth which he officially premiered on the show last Saturday coupled with a mad on-air freestyle.
The Dustville Records rapper known as Patrobas had been quiet for a while and after having recently promised to put out an EP soon, he indeed made good on that promise and dropped the free 6-track release titled “Road to CGOD” in preparation for his mixtape titled “CGOD” that’s coming soon. He paid us a visit last Saturday and we had a chance to listen to a couple of tracks off the EP and talk more about the kind of music he wants to be doing, the pace at which he’s working and the overall climate in the Ugandan music industry in regard to Hip-Hop.
Check out the links above to download the songs, freestyles and snippets of the artist interviews.
What’s a Saturday without some new Ugandan music? Let’s not get into that. Its episode 259 and tonight we shall be joined by the duo Voltage as they premiere their new song “Pull Up”. The rapper Fenrico Lugga will also be on the show tonight to unveil the new track “Twijya”. Patrobas will be paying us a visit to officially give you a taste of the sound on his new EP titled “Road to CGOD”. We go live at 8PM on RadioCity 97FM and it is business as usual, strictly good music.
It goes without say that with each new generation that comes into this world, a little bit of our native cultural practices slowly die out. Cultural troupes in Uganda have always played a huge role in keeping people in touch with their heritage through performances of a variety of folk songs and traditional dances from the different tribes/ethnic groups in Uganda. Armed with their big drums and a wide range of other instruments, Kika Troupe has even gone a step further by creating original compositions that fuse elements of our native songs and dances like the Baksimba with other modern styles/genres of music such as Hip-Hop to bring out a product that is fresh and appeals to the younger generations too.
Check out the videos below for more information and a sample of what they do:
In recent years, the Ugandan Hip-Hop scene had a wave of new-comers that many looked at as part of the next generation of Ugandan rappers. One of the names that stood out amongst this new bunch was Patrobas. The budding rapper didn’t initially enjoy as much attention as some of the other names in this new wave but after a couple of well-received singles such as “256”, “My Flair” and “I Do This” both featuring A Pass, “Falling In Line” and “Grinding” featuring Martha Smallz plus a couple of energetic live performances like the one that shut down the common room at Uganda Martyrs University in Nkozi, there was no more room for doubt. After taking some time off, Patrobas is back with a 6-track EP titled “Road to CGOD” that he released for free yesterday in preparation for his forthcoming mixtape from Dustville Records titled CGOD.
You can download the EP via the link below, listen and share:
Get in touch with Patrobas on social media: @patrobas256 on Twitter and Patrobas on Facebook
Before we go any further, the word “live” in this case means “with a band”. A couple of years back, many Ugandan artists doing different genres such as Hip-Hop, R&B, Reggae and Dancehall on the urban scene rarely performed with a band even when they were on the line-ups for numerous big concerts. Could it be that the rehearsals were too much of a hustle? We do not know. What we do know is that in recent times, a number of artists have adopted the “live” performance and below are some recordings from the Hip-Hop Unplugged shows by Uganda Lyricist Lounge at the Uganda National Cultural Centre that are worth a listen.
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When it comes to performance arts in Uganda, it’s safe to say that dance doesn’t get as much attention as other arts such as music except for the isolated cases at concerts where a couple of dancers backing up a musician occasionally present a less classy version. Never-the-less, dance remains a powerful art when it comes to expression/conveying messages, entertainment & generally impacting positively on society. This is something that Dance Theatre Uganda, a fraternity built on contemporary perception of dance with a strong concentration on traditional African ethics are aiming to prove in a performance dubbed “Motion in Humanity” at the Uganda National Cultural Centre (National Theatre) on Saturday 12th March from 6:30PM to 8:30PM.
Check out the video below for a sample of what they do:
It goes without say that Hip-Hop in Uganda has been dominated by rappers from the urban district known as Kampala. It is also very evident that amongst most of the rappers from this area, the suburbs of Ntinda and Rubaga have stood out as some of the places with rappers putting out the best Hip-Hop tracks which eventually led to the question, “Which of the two suburbs produces the best Hip-Hop tracks?”. We decided to answer this question with a back-to-back DJ mix done by ThaDropout on the show last weekend. With The Mith, St. Nelly Sade, Pryce Teeba & Llyboc as Ntinda’s top representatives, and Navio, Big Tril, Tucker HD and Don MC as Rubaga’s top representatives, check out the mix below and judge for yourself:
The Mith, Navio, JB, Papito & Langman collectively form one of Uganda’s premier Hip-Hop groups that’s more widely known as Klear Kut. After the success of albums like “Mind, Body & Soul” and “K2” that spawned a number of significantly acclaimed singles like “All I Wanna Know”, “Superstar” and “Mon Coeur/Murder of Crows” in the early 2000s, a couple of the members embarked on solo careers and the group went into a long hiatus. With only a handful of singles released a few years back, the group recently came out and officially premiered the new single “Let It Rain” off their forthcoming album “bEastAfrican” on the show, with Navio and The Mith telling us more about what the group has been up to, how they work and what’s next.
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A.M.E. (short for Andy Muzic Empire) is the new label that the producer Andy Muzic has created and it already bears fruit in the form of two songs from him titled “Number One Lady” and “Gwagade Gwe” plus another single called “My Way” by Amanda with elements of Zouk, Dancehall and R&B that he officially released on the show last weekend. The producer also talked to us about his mission to make music in different styles that can be consumed as an alternative to foreign music, his live concert slated for September and a lot more.
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Gwagade Gwe – Andy Muzic Empire
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Number One Lady – Andy Muzic Empire
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Call it Neo-Soul, R&B, Jazz or Afro-Beat, one thing for sure is that the singer/guitarist J.C. Muyonjo makes good music. Some of you might know him from his earlier releases such as “You Know I Love You” and “My Father”, others might know him from features on tracks like The Mith’s “I Hustle” or O.P.U.’s “More Than Dear” but for those that don’t, J.C. Muyonjo joined us last weekend for the show to premiere his new single “If We Try” and told us more about the thinking behind it, and his EP that’s coming soon.
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If We Try – J.C Muyonjo
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It’s the first Saturday of the month which means it’s strictly Ugandan music on the show all night. Our guests on the show tonight include JC Muyonjo who will be premiering his new song “If We Try”. We also have the producer Andy Muzic coming through with some new music. Klear Kut will also be on the show tonight to premiere their new song “Let It Rain”. We shall also have a “Ntinda Vs. Rubaga” special in the form of a one hour mix. The show starts at 8PM on RadioCity 97FM, make sure you’re tuned in.
You can also listen in online using the link below:
Youth and Hip-Hop Uganda is an organization dedicated to youth empowerment through the passing on of artistic, development and leadership skills. One of the ways they do this is through a yearly project called Hip-Hop Boot Camp where the youth (especially those interested in Hip-Hop) can enroll for different educational activities and culminates in the release of a compilation album. Their latest CD (Vol. 3) is out now and you can get it here:
The Mith’s album Destination Africa had a lot of great songs on it, one of them being his collaboration with the singer Maro titled Eh Mama. The veteran rapper finally put out a video that celebrates Uganda in a very authentic manner. You can watch the full video below and also check out what he had to say about it via The Tribe UG:
A couple of weeks back, Solome Basuuta joined us on the show and we had the pleasure of listening to a couple of songs off her latest album “The Song Love” and one of those that stood out was “Met A Man” whose video she said would be out soon. She did make good on her promise, releasing a very colorful video recently. Follow the link below to watch the full video:
Rapper Navio has started the year on a good note. After releasing his fourth album titled “The Chosen” at the end of 2015, he has been travelling, crisscrossing the continent doing performances and interviews. He paid us a visit last week to premiere his new single “Throne” featuring King Kaka and we talked about everything: music, politics, crime, the strange things people send him through DM and how well The Chosen has been selling.
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KSL, Benezeri, Chief and Gibo together are a new group on the Ugandan Hip-Hop scene that goes by the name “Clansmen”. We hosted them on the show last Saturday to premiere their first single titled “Onjagazaki” and they talked about their mission to fuse the urban elements of today’s Hiphop with our indigenous (African) sounds, shooting the video for their new single, extra projects and more.
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Herbert Ssensamba has been been around for quite a while and probably deserves way more recognition than he currently gets. Part of an ever-growing cadre of Afro-soul artists in Uganda, Ssensamba spends most of his time performing with his band Route 316, but has made plans to accelerate his personal output in 2016 and expects to drop an EP later this year.
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What happened when a rapper under 25 said some things that rubbed a couple of his peers the wrong way? Egos were bruised, tracks were exchanged and we were all left with one question, who came out on top?
Benny Black and Tucker HD recently put out some tracks with major shots directed at Code over some things he said, and he responded in kind with a track of his own. We managed to get both Tucker HD and Code on the show to get to the bottom of the beef:
It’s no secret that every first Saturday of the month on SNMS, we keep it strictly Ugandan music. On [date], we were blessed with an AllUG set by DJ Slaughter Elly. You can listen and download the full mix below and don’t forget to share![whatsapp url=”http://peadig.com/wordpress-plugins/whatsapp-share-button/” title=”Check this out!”]