Stickin 2 u
For each assignment we have been given, I have tried to make it a habit to focus my blog post on the women rappers of Rwanda. I found the personal goal challenging. Most women artists from Rwanda were singers rather than MCs. So I would sit for hours searching the web until I found a
drill in rwanda
B-Threy’s Nicyo Gituma was released back in July of 2020 features a relatively new genre of hip hop in Rwanda known as Kinyatrap. Pioneered by hip hop artist Bushali, Kinyatrap consists of a form of trap music that is lyric heavy as well as localized in Rwanda that integrates Kinyarwanda in its songs. Kinyarwanda is
Kenny K-Shot: Sound Familiar?
In my search for new music in the Rwandan scene, I came across Kenny Rulisa, a.k.a Kenny K-Shot, a rapper born and raised in Kigali. Kenny K-Shot, now age 21, started his career at the age of 14 with his “day one,” Getts Kent. Together they formed the rap duo Dope Crack, with the intention
pain and moving forward: rwanda and Gaël faye
Only twenty seven years after the Rwandan genocide, the country continues to heal and move past this historic tragedy. This painful historic background has not deterred the region to realize its resiliency and channeling the strength it needed to collectively heal. A peaceful country with progressive ideals, “The Heart of Africa” as it is known,
Shad the Storyteller
Representation and roots are the foundation for hip hop. Without representation, hip hop would arguably not exist. Further, with culture, comes language. So when Shadrach Kabango, also known as “Shad,” was born in the early 1980s in Kenya, representation too played an integral part not only in his upbringing as a Canadian citizen, but also as a award
The well known rapper SHAD is another Kenyan artist who has defied the odds. SHAD was born in Kenya in 1982 but was raised in London, Ontario. His parents moved their family to Canada when he was just a year old. His parents were Rwandan so he grew up knowing a lot about his culture.