Tuesday, November 19, 2019
After nine years of hibernation, Ugandan Hip Hop veteran Jeff Kintu aka-Lyrical G is back with a gritty and cohesive repertoire of beat shredding flows, synth-heavy compositions and rhymes for his ninth studio offering, simply entitled “Geezy.” Geezy Album Official Video Geezy in urban slang means good or gangster. The gangster-bit is however used jokingly. For good measure, the 15 track album, produced almost entirely by Lyrical G, has a feel-good vibe to it. He is joined for the ride by a slew of rappers, to wit-GNL Zamba, Mc Yallah, St Nellysade, Judas Rap Knowledge Key Nemesis, Foever, among others. On…
“Chill with all that palaver about good looks,” a friend once quipped as we shot the breeze, one weekend in one of Kampala’s nice and quiet hang out places. A couple of young nice looking females were parleying in our midst.“Iam for brains over beauty. In propositioning to a lady, I go slow to gauge if she is intellectually worthwhile to speak to or not,” he closed out. In my reverie at home, after, I thought about what he had said. At length, I figured writing something on it, would not be a bad idea after all. I did some online searches…
 By Richard Wetaya If there is one hustle; which has consistently proven difficult to push in Uganda, it is a rap career. Through the years, numerous Ugandan rap artists have rhymed for pittance; barely making make ends. If you are ever in any doubt about the validity of that; ask the Big Trill’s, Lyrical Proof’s, Burney M.C’s, Don M.C’s, Unique’s, etc of this world. They may not unequivocally share with you their disillusionment, but needless to say, it is a rough and tumble jungle out there. The law of the jungle applies in the Ugandan rap industry-only the strong hearted…
By Richard WetayaThe Silver-bucks, the bulk of whom, are well into their 30’s have once again just proved why Uganda is a basketballing behemoth in the Zone 5 region. Qualifying for Africa’s biggest basketballing showpiece, for the second time, on the trot, even as the Bucks lost to arch nemesis-Egypt in the finals was not exactly a jarring experience. Many may have not expected it but by now, all and sundry should know that the Silver-bucks can ball. They showed and proved that in their Group B preliminary games against Somalia and Burundi and in the semis against Rwanda. Egypt,…
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