Featuring Kenyan hip-hop stars, the obscure and the new
To avoid getting into an argument about what defines hip-hop, because the definitions vary for various reasons, we’d like to preface this by accepting that the songs in this list can fall into multiple genres including but not limited to Kapuka, Odi pop, Gengetone and the original Genge.
However, using a very generic definition of hip-hop, – “it is stylised rhythmic music that accompanies rap”,- we’re categorising every song on this list as hip-hop.
We’ve rounded up a few hip-hop songs that would make for an amazing playlist for the weekend. To keep this list as short as possible, we’ve only included songs from this year and 2019.
Silverstone Barz – Jar Weed
Nyashinski – Wach Wach
Muthoni the Drummer Queen – Power
Steph Kapela – Exposure
Nyashinski feat Naiboi – Black
Petra feat John Makini – Pepea
Steph Kapela feat Scar – Wewe ni nani?
Timmy Blanco and Twenny Eights – Lost it
Katapilla and Hassano – Nimerudi Freestyle
Bey T – If they dunno
Breeder LW – Bazenga Daddii
Khaligraph Jones and the Gang – Khali Cartel 2
Barak Jacuzzi – Campaign
Octopizzo feat Sailors – Wakiritho
Rekles – Deep Down
Wangechi feat Scar Mkadinali – Sana Sana
Khali Cartel 3
Nazizi – No shida
Xtactic – Moment
King Kaka feat Pascal Tokodi – Fly
Ssaru – Swagger
Kansoul & Vivian – Accelerator (Serereka)