Willy Paul teams up with Tanzanian star Rayvanny in a new love song, “Mmmh”.
After a series of misses with his releases, especially the collabo with Jamaican singer Cecile on the track “Sikireti, the controversial Kenyan Gospel singer Willy Paul has released a hit love song, “Mmmh” with Tanzanian music star Vanny Boy aka Rayvanny.
The much-anticipated love song has already attracted thousands of views on YouTube hours after it was released and making it a top trending YouTube video in Kenya. Willy’s fans have continued to heap praise on him for the way he stood out in the song as Rayvanny did what he does best.
The song is all about love and affection as the two stars combine to sing about their infatuation with a beautiful girl. The reggae beat track talks about a woman who has touched Willy Paul’s heart. It starts with the Tanzanian lover boy with his supposed love interest while singing in her praise. The singer tries to bring out the divine attributes of the woman in his life.
Clearly, it would not be the month of love without a love song collaboration from the some of the best of both worlds, BET award-winning singer Rayvanny and the Kenyan award-winning Gospel artist.
Willy Paul whose real name is Wilson Radido, has previously worked with secular artists like Sauti Sol and Nandy. He has also expressed interest in working with Diamond Platinumz and over the years he has even copied his style of music as well as fashion. This new collabo with top Wasafi artist may soon see the singer achieve his dreams.
Raymond Shaban aka Rayvanny, on the other hand, has worked with Willy Paul’s ‘arch rival’ Bahati way back in April 2017 in on a song titled “Nikumbushe”.
Chris Kantai was announced dead Wednesday (27.2.2019), however his music lives on.
The Kenyan rapper who began to horn his craft as a teen in the 1990s blew up on the Kenyan Hip Hop scene in the new millennium raising to fame in the early 200os. Raised in the United States of America, Kantai’s music has a gritty sound with which effortlessly delivered a sick flow. With a good number of releases to his name, he pulled his own as a solo artist when the industry mainly had musical collectives such as Ukoo Flani, Mandugu Digital and Kleptomaniax. Here is a list of Kantai’s best tracks:
As one of Hip Hop’s most prominent names, Kantai obtained legendary status after the success of the track “Kantadda.” With a memorable intro and clear yet clever lyrics, his track soared through the charts and remains a crowd favorite till today. Dubbing himself “Hip Hop’s Finest” is easily to see why this man with so much swag had such great impact.
A reflective, well-thought out track, “Issues” saw Kantai open himself to his audience, revealing some intimate details about himself. He rapped, “I seem to be a plant that was dropped in the ocean, dropped in the desert, no soil in my land” he goes on to add, ” am still in the gutter, maybe not in the ghetto, but not doing better than the next man…” Alluding to his personal struggles, Kantai lead more rappers to be vulnerable with their audience and speak their truth. The lyric, “I got issues that can’t be absorbed by a tissue” continues to earn high praise from fans and peers alike.
Bar for bar, Kantai dropped subtle gems and offered up a diss track with ease. The track’s upbeat tempo was reminiscent of a battle cry; and Kantai may have brought a knife to a gunfight, annihilating the opposition with his clever lines and quick rhymes.
4. Ting Badi Malo
His most recent release, this feature on Khaligraph Jones release “Ting Badi Malo” was a straight banger. Re-introducing himself to a new generation Kantai held his own despite being out of the music industry for almost decade. Meshing their flow, Jones and Kantai made magic in this track bridging new and ol’skool Kenyan hip hop.
Fusing sheng’ and new age hip hop, Kantai’s collabo with Pavelee is a fan favorite. Filled with entertaining ad-libs reminiscent with the styles of the type, Chris was on-trend yet classic; delivering something for the cool kids.
Though his music was released more than a decade ago, Kantai’s work still remains relevant today. Rest in Peace, Kantai.
This article was first posted on The Sauce – Capital FM Kenya by Ivy Mang’eli.