Wait Till You See Who’s On It! Details on ZJ Heno’s Debut Album

When he isn’t hosting Thursday mid-morning Jam Session or his Sunday afternoon radio show, ZJ Heno is busy doing the only two other things that mean the most to him.

Music and being a dad.

Since featuring on Uptown Radio, ZJ Heno has been a maestro when it comes to Jamaican music and culture and even found a way to integrate that lifestyle here in Kenya by creating Kenyan reggae riddims.

With artist connections from both the 254 and 876 (Jamaica), ZJ Heno’s riddims have earned radio play across the world but he has been stretching his limits, showing us that he is more than just a dancehall deejay.

ZJ Heno’s Thursday Jam Session sees him mix a variety of music genres, teasing it on the radio promo saying…

‘I like to keep people guessing’

Well we so far have heard him churn out impeccable, Rnb, house and even hip hop music mixes, the later of which is the genre he appears to have gravitated towards with this new release of his.

Featuring stars like Khaligraph, Tunji and Ace the Don, it appears Heno’s debut album ‘Loyalty’, will be filled with bars and with international cameos by Major Lazer’s Walshy Fire, UK’s Robbo Ranks and BET Award Winning star Stoneboy, this is definitely set up for success.

The star who is promoting this big debut revealed the official release date as 2nd of February 2018 with pre-orders set for the 19th of January.

Don’t know about you … but I sure can’t wait to get myself a copy.

 

 

Taking It Back! Biggest Stories To Have Come Out In 2017

Despite having been a politically fueled year, 2017 was without a doubt one of music’s biggest years with the release of a major album from Jay Z,…

a Busta Rhymes fire comeback that saw him embrace his Jamaican background and feature Tory Lanez and dancehall legend Vybz Kartel,…..

the youngest Jump Off Freshman class yet #NuLifeKe ….

 

and of course, the reign of Cardi B.

In fact, there were so many different and entertaining things that happened.

 

I mean Femi One fully embraced her sexy in 2017….

 

 

 

 

Khaligraph Jones got accused of ‘bleaching his skin’ and responded to Vera Sidika’s comments about it via a freestyle in 2017…

Chipukeezy apologized to Kenyan Hollywood star Christine Wawira after lying about what really happened during his meet and greet with Kevin Hart.

    

Kenyan artists proved their prowess by releasing viral music videos that garnered millions of views in a matter of weeks including….

Octopizzo’s ‘TBT’

and Nyashinski’s ‘Malaika’.

Our artists also pushed the boundaries of raunchiness releasing sizzling visuals like Sauti Sol’s black women appreciation video for ‘Melanin’.

And collaborations came in numbers, some with fellow Kenyan starts and others (like is the case with Victoria Kimani) were collaborations with Grammy awarded superstars.

Along with sexy singles and dope coallabos, 2017 was also the year of the ultimate comebacks with beloved Kenyan music group Camp Mulla, dropping while re-uniting on stage at the Jameson Party.

See what we mean? 2017 was definitely jam packed with great news and new music which only leads us to anticipate an even bigger year this 2018.

Watch Tunji Ft Khaligraph Jones “Mat Za Ronga” Remix Video

Months after releasing the song ‘Mat Za Ronga’ – a song that celebrates the matatu culture in Kenya, Tunji did a remix to the track and it is a huge hit.

Featuring self-proclaimed OG Khaligraph Jones, Tunji has now released the remix video to ‘Mat Za Ronga’.

The video was shot at KICC and directed by Ivan Odie of Callivan Creatives.

Check it out below:

MDQ Releases Visual For “Kenyan Message” Remix (Watch)

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.

Watch the dope video below:

 

MDQ Releases ‘Kenyan Message’ Remix Ft Steph Kapela, Tunji And Shukid – Listen

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

Have a listen to “Kenyan Message Remix” below:

The Epic Rap Battle: The Reign Of King Slayer

It’s been four weeks of memorable bars after bars from Mike Wachira a.k.a The King Slayer and just when we thought that he was about to say goodbye to the iron throne (and perhaps the title as well) he proved us wrong.

So forget about asking who is the King of Rap in the industry; that title has finally found a permanent home.

Quick recap:

He caused the phenomenal Fena Gitu to forget her lyrics in the 3rd and last round of their battle; conceding defeat.

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Shoe Kid had tight bars but still he did not have it easier either, meanwhile Steph Kapela with all the sauce and joy he brought in studio still couldn’t handle the King Slayer. Rapper Tunji repped the 125/126 route with all he had but the audience was still totally sold to Mike’s lines.

So what’s the King Slayer’s secret? What do we not know about the alta ego that appears to have stolen the spotlight straight out of nowhere? We sat down with him for a one on one and this is what he had to say:

When did it hit you that you are King?
It hit me I was King when I saw how rappers careers were ending every time I picked up a mic and I wasn’t even trying to body them . They just fell off 
 
Who’s been your most worthy opponent so far?
 
 
What’s your best bar so far?
My best bar is in Ngumo 
..oh wait you mean musically? All my bars are dope I got more bars than a kamiti  prison
 
Haters have been talking, they say you have ghost writers is it true?
I don’t have a ghost writer i am the ghost writer. Mcees have been begging me to write their rhymes for a minute
 
What does your Alta ego think about Mike Wachira?
I have no alter ego .king slayer and Mike Wachira are the same . Like Clark Kent and superman. 
 
What’s your take on battling female rappers?
I will battle.any rapper male, female, kids anyone ..i don’t care ..
 
Between Sheila and Kerry who would win a rap battle and why?
 
Breakfast muhimu, what does King slayer take?
What do i eat for breakfast ? All these wack rappers in the game 
 
How does King Slayer get ready for a battle?
king slayer gets ready for a battle by just raising an eyebrow .once I give you that look its over before it even begins ! Shateng !!
 
Who’s your favorite King? King Author, King Kong or Lion King?
King David cause he slayed Goliath.
 
What’s your message to Khaligraph?
My message to Kaligraph is “you better look for another career  today because there is no coming back to the game after I am done with you
 
Next the King Slayer battles the real OG himself Mr. Khaligraph Jones, will the King finally be dethroned? Tune in this eveniing from 4PM to find out.