Tinga Tinga Tales the musical was launched yesterday at Fairmount the Norfolk Hotel. In attendance was Charles Wanjohi, Acting Director – consumer Business Safaricom, Eric Wainaina, Musical Director,Composer & Lead Actor,Phillipe Cauviere – CEO, Mt Kenya Wildlife Conservancy,Sheba Hirst- Executive producer. The musical was described as bigger and better as never seen before. The Musical will also be showcased in Newyork from 13th October to 20th October. It will also be showcased here in kenya as several shows are in line. Eric Wainanaina the kenyan veteran singer also performed and we had several representatives of various companies that have sponsored the event.
Here is what went down at The Launch.
I recall when i first heard about xxx. what caught my eye was the fact that he was inspired by Kurt Cobain. I later got to his music on sound cloud and my goodness, i could totally relate. I then jumped on 17 the album and thats when i figured the force xxx had and still has. I was really sad at the time from my first serious relationship. xxx cut right through my soul. I then started forcing my friends to fuck with him as i could see the great potential he was. sure he was very controversial and if indeed all the accusations were true my apologies to all the victims. By that i want to say that his music was great from performances to the production and delivery. He was such a force that his cult folowing called out drake for trying to copy his flow. He was one crazy dark guy. He even turned down a 6 million contract from capital records. All this was inspiring as an artist cause it just shows how the new generation understands what they want at this time and stick to their guns. If you havent gone through depression then you wouldnt understand what am x is all about. He was such a minimalist as you will see in his music of which is always not more than three minutes. You will also notice that he had not followed anyone on ig something that only beyonce has done and at his level, all this shows just how he believes in himself. I really related to him and what he was all bout and am very sad of the fact that we will not hear more records from him.
#xxxtentacion #xxx #x
kanye west is back with a new album ‘YE’ which ofcourse to no surprise debuted at Number 1 on the Billboard charts. The record is kanye’s 8th number one and it sold 208000 units in its first week of availability. ‘YE’ features appearances and contributions from artists like Nicki Minaj,kid kudi,Ty Dolla Sign, Party Next door and Charlie wilson. The album was exclusively produced by Kanye and additional production by Mike Dean who serves as the co-executive producer. Recording took place through 2017 and 2018. Some of the songs include ‘ghost town’ ‘ violent crimes’ ‘No mistakes’ ‘All mine’ ‘yikes’ and ‘ I thought of killing you’.
The album was met with mixed reviews from critics. personally i like the production as kanye is a great producer and innovator. ‘ye’ is a very bold record and comprises of seven singles which some fans felt that, that was a very selfish move. kanye did the Art work himself using his I phone on his way to the album listening party hours before the release of the album. The cover features snowy mountains in Jackson Hole, the area where the album was recorded and produced. On it is a text reading ‘i hate being bi-polar its awesome’.
Hip hop fans have something to ponder on…….xoxo