Big Yasa has released his sophomore studio LP dubbed Wapoa SZN.

Biggs as he is known to his fans, has carved out a name for himself in the Kenyan drill music rap scene.

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His contributions spawn internet hit records such as “Wasp”, “Cold”, “ULALAA” featuring Davaji, “Bad Boyz Club” alongside frequent collaborators Buruklyn Boyz and Double Trouble. 

In 2022, Yasa released his debut studio LP dubbed ‘Biggs’, a fusion of rattling Drill offerings, Old school Boom Bap beats, and more – as he etched out his intention of not being boxed into a singular Drill sound. 

His significant features in the same year included “Bae” assisted by femcee Silverstone Barz and AJAY from Buruklyn Boyz.

Others were “Last Air Bender”, a popular cut on Buruklyn Boyz’s larger-than-life debut album East Mpaka London. 

In the same year, he also co-headlined Boiler Room x Ballantine’s True Music Studios: Nairobi – which reflected his grit.

‘Wapoa Szn’, delves into the rapper’s relationships with women, family, music and upbringing. 

Singles include the croony rhumba-leaning “After Hours” tapping Mangaa Fella, the Jersey-sound bopping “Use Me” with emoter Silas Piper, the dire “Over 18”, and the latest radio-friendly, breeze-ready “Don’t Leave Me Alone” that takes on a more elegant and unguarded Yasa persona.

“Wapoa is me exploring another side of my sound and personality. There will be more melody and emotion, and it’s only right that we share this labour of love during the season of love because I’m dedicating this piece of art to the ladies” Big Yasa mentions.

‘WAPOA SZN’ explores more melody, and emotions, and further expands Yasa’s tapestry as a recording and performing artist, as well as a songwriter. 

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