Clan elders painstakingly examined the entrails of a slaughtered chicken for fortitude clues as the early morning rays of sunlight penetrated through the trees at Mutoto, Mbale, Eastern Uganda on 2th August.
It is the tag end of Friday and a crowd of gaily men have gathered around a big round pot at Gregory’s lounge in Namatala, Mbale. As the men converse, a young man comes with a garland of dry banana leaves and two big stones and places them at the rare end of the pot.The stones are ostensibly to keep the pot standing firm. There are no prizes for guessing that the men are bidding time to partake on Malwa-a fermented bubbling brownish local beverage, which is in high favour with many urban and rank and file Ugandans.
 By Richard WetayaRap music gets real exciting to listen to when diss songs between rival rappers are thrown back and forth. Some of the best rap songs in Uganda have been diss songs; to wit-Atlas the African’s-Jealous Bi*tches and Babaluku’s-“Straight spit”.Rappers are wordsmiths so needless to say, a real serious rap beef will escalate into a war of words. Diss songs in rap are songs that deride the authenticity, flamboyance, charisma and lyrical ability of a rival rapper. In the world of hip hop, originality is treasured and any forms of mediocrity in one’s word play or lyricism are frowned…