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Shukid Archives · Bottom Line Kenya

Future Sounds: Is The Next Wave of Kenya’s Musical Renaissance Nearly At Hand?

April 2, 2016 |

Does Kenyan music seem to be headed anywhere? Will the industry ever edge closer to the levels of international recognition and commercial success enjoyed by its counterparts in West Africa, Central Africa, South Africa and our Tanzanian neighbours any time soon? The quick and easy answer to these questions would be a resounding NO. A […]Read More

New Music: Trabolee, Wangechi, Cosmic Homies, Shukid, Playmakr + Cosmic Elation

March 31, 2016 |

It’s yet another day full of new, not-so-new and buzzing music releases from around and about the Kenyan scene. Let’s get right into it: Trabolee – Mutinda Muliro Freestyle Riding on a Kendrick Lamar(?) beat and alluding to Pavelee and Kantai’s hip-hop classic Nare, Trabolee goes full beast mode on Mutinda Muliro, complete with an ominous music video […]Read More

Trabolee – All Roads Lead Home (Album Review)

December 31, 2015 | 3

Trabolee’s recent upward trajectory in his career started off with the release of his THC mixtape in 2013, his setting up a partnership with Juke Myster to release Occult Lore as SkullVilla and featuring in The NEST’s stellar Our Guns Don’t Work in 2014. These bodies of work promptly set him apart as one of the bankable emerging hip hop acts. His penchant […]Read More