After his electric performance at Africa Nouveau, Shukid has maintained the momentum and buzz by releasing his highly anticipated single, “Season”. The Jeraw produced track was mastered by Atwal of Atwal Music. It is the lead single for his forthcoming mixtape “Shukid Season” which is expected for release in April.
“Season simply means it’s my time. I’ve had ups and downs like everybody else but in 2018 I choose positivity and to make moves in my career. My presence shall be felt,” explains Shukid.
Kenya’s ‘baddest’ rap and hip hop femcee Muthoni Drummer Queen has finally released the remix to her March release “Kenyan Message”.
“Kenyan Message” remix features NuNairobi’s finest – Steph Kapela, Shukid and Tunji who bring in some major bars. The remix is a total flip of the original song, with the hard and heavy beat flipping to suit each rappers flow.
The visual is directed by Skinny Film Maker and produced and mixed by the Swiss producer combo Hook + GR!beats.
Muthoni Drummer Queen yesterday released the remix to her hit single “Kenyan Message” on Homeboyz Radio show – The Jump Off.
The track which addresses Kenya’s political issues features Steph kapela, Tunji and shukid. The trio makes the track a banger with the rappers spitting some major bars and the hyped up beats definitely don’t disappoint.
Muthoni Drummer Queen once again proves she’s one of the best rappers of our time. If you missed out on The Jump Off yesterday, fret not. You can playback by downloading the Homeboyz Radio App HERE
Repping the Shrap culture, Rojay enlists Hip Hop heavyweights Poppa Don and Shukid to put together a banger titled ‘OVERTIME.’ With jeraw handling production, Rojay opens up the track and it’s clear “Nairobi’s Son” is on a mission to put all competition, haters and skeptics to bed. The charisma behind his raps allows Rojay to have fun on the track while making a bold statement at the same time.
With bars like,”Kini Big Shot they gon’ label me a Gemini/ Bout’ to blow up like an afro,”Poppa Don needs no introduction or explanation. Shukid’s lyrical abilities are undeniable, but his final line couldn’t have been a better close to the track, “So I guess I’ll see you n****s on the other side/ I hope this city love to see another brother rise.”
Each year Corine picks bubbling under emcees who could potentially blow up and become the next big thing and it’s worked out great seeing as how her Freshman list helped give rise to stars like Khaligraph Jones and Lon Jon.
It’s about to be a whole new season of that and while we wait to see which new cats get onto the list this year, let’s look back at the Freshmen who during their year, put out the most and best work.
(From most recent to earlier Freshman Lists)
Came up in a year that had other stars Timmy Tim and Baby T. Shukid worked at putting more thought process into his work and his smart outlook at the hip hop scene has himon hip hop charts across Nairobi.
4 Poppa Don
He may have failed to deliver on his ‘one video a week’ plan but he none the less captured all of our attention with his deep voice, emphatic lyrics and most especially through his emotional Mama single. No doubt he was most visible in a list of rappers that included Smallz Lethal, Cashy and Oksyde.
From the same year as Papa Don, Ace juggled school and a music career but yet found a way to bless the airwaves with multiple hit tracks earning him interviews on other shows and definitely making him stand out as one of the top.
He is currently claiming the number one spots on hip hop charts across Nairobi with his ‘Light Work’ single’.
Versatility could easily be his middle name. Lon Jon has shown us he could witch up the tempo by featuring on jams like ‘Grown and Sexy’ and on the AKA ‘Run Jozi’ sample. Lon Jon has clearly mapped out his long standing rap career spanning years after having been featured on The Jump Off’s Freshman List.
1 Khaligraph Jones.
Seems really odd to even consider that he was once a freshman but he was. This rapper has pretty much cemented his place at the top of the hip hop food chain, churning out hit after hit and outshining every other member of his year.
This year’s Jump Off Freshman submissions are ongoing and for a first time, being done in conjunction with DJ Final Cut and Miss Ruby V’s Hip Hop Culture show. Need details? Check poster.
Looks like it’s Freshmen season once again. Double XXL Magazine are already compiling their list of Freshmen 2016 and while we wait to see if our fave quote underground but talented rapper has made the list,The JumpOff Freshmen have been putting in work!
The only group in JumpOff Freshmen 2015, AD Family have their latest mixtape called BUDS out.
Shukid, also part of last year’s class has a record out, Day One, his first one after the Too Much To Offer Project.
Alex RED, JumpOff Freshmen 2015 has two bangers out, No Education and Propaganda.
From the class of 2013, rapper Lon Jon whose latest tune Drinking and Driving is currently enjoying it’s fair share of air play just announced that he will be dropping new music on the 4th of April. which is less than a week away.