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Drake Blasts Kanye West In New Snippet: “I Told Her Don’t Wear No 350’s ‘Round Me”

September is here and the disses are aplenty. It may not be October but the OVO leader, Drake, is ready to get people talking about him again. Eminem took the spotlight for a bit, and he’ll rightfully be there for a minute, but as arguably the most talked about artist in the world, Drake is back at it again. This time, he’s not hiding a kid from the world… he’s going at Kanye West by dissing his Yeezy 350 sneakers in his upcoming song with French Montana.

We previously reported that the two were shooting a video together and HHNMmanaged to unearth some footage of the shoot, featuring some audio of the track. Other than the song sounding extraordinary hype, one lyric stood out to people. As the beat breaks, full emphasis is placed on Drake uttering, “I told her don’t wear no 350’s ’round me.” Of course, Drake may simply just not like the silhouette of the sneaker or maybe this ties into the whole Nike vs. Adidas rivalry. However, it’s more likely that this is an indirect shot at Kanye West. You may remember that many believed Yeezy to be the informant who told Pusha T about Drake’s son, which led to the lethal “Story of Adidon.” It seems Drake is rehashing that beef by going at Ye with a subtle shot here.

Of course, the snippet only includes a short portion of the track. Perhaps there includes an even bigger diss within the full song. We’ll only find out when it drops, which is hopefully very soon

“I told her don’t wear no 350s around me” – #Drake 👀

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Did Octopizzo buy You tube views on his new track or not?

After the release of his latest track “Oliel” Octopizzo ( namba nane), wa able to acquire 1.4 million views

The question on many people’s minds is how he achieved this very high target that most haven’t been able to do.

Not even the likes of Sauti Sol or Nyashinski, in the country have been able to reach that many views.

The East African Top Most Artist, Diamond has also never reached that many views in a day

So what’s the verdict ..Did he or did he not buy the views

What do you think??

SERRO Drops New Hit Okello @Serro___

Serro leaves the village to chase her dreams in glitzy Nairobi, sure as daybreak after dusk that she will achieve them. As is the norm however, things take a turn for the worst. As soon as she arrives in Nairobi, she is plagued by problems, many of which are due to her naiveté.

She decides that it is time to throw in the towel and return from whence she came. Serro’s longing for home, nostalgia and her sense of urgency to return home are palpable with every lyric.

Okello is now available on various streaming and purchase platforms and will be punctuating Serro’s live performances for years to come.

Directed by: Johnson Kyalo
Produced by: Me & My Cousin Ent.
Arranged by: Joe Mutoria
Saxophonist: Eric Kimbassax
Mixed & Mastered by: Tawala Beats
Okello enacted by Donald Openda
Written and Performed by SERRO
Outro sampled from ‘Adhiambo’ written by Eric Wainaina & John Were.

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Casper Nyovest To Perform In Kenya TGR Festival

Cassper Nyovest, arguably Africa’s finest act will headline the inaugural TGR Festival on 26th May 2018 at The Ngong Racecourse.

Refiloe Maele Phoolo popularly known as Cassper Nyovest is one of the most prominent figures in SouthAfrican hip hop scene.

He has released three studio albums namely “Tsholofelo”, “Refiloe” and “Thuto”.

Rapper Nyovest, known for his club banging breakthrough hit ‘Doc Shebeleza, has spent a considerable part his career perfecting his versatility and style.

He was awarded the “Most Gifted Male”, “Most Gifted Southern Artist”, and “Most Gifted Videos of the Year” at the 2014 Channel O Music Awards

Cassper who just concluded his Fill-up-the-dome tour, filling the Orlando Stadium with 60,000 fans and following it up with a 68,000 audience at the FNB Arena solidifying his reputation of delivering show- stopping stage performances across the continent and the world.

Cassper Nyovest

TGR Festival also has a lineup of some of Kenya’s most talented acts. It will be interesting to see whether the sizzling rivalry for hip-hop supremacy between Octopizzo and The OG Khaligraph Jones will come to a boil at the first concert they are going head to head at this year.

Another interesting head to head showdown is expected between Dj Protégé and DJ Xclusive both consummate masters of their craft.

Holding it down for the queens is the phenomenal Fena Gitu and turntablist DJ Malaika.

Fena Gitu is the most sought-after femcees and recently shared the stage with Africa’s music royalty at the One Africa Fest in Dubai.

Rounding off the live acts at the concert is Steph Kapela, the voice of new Nairobi and the epitome of vocally versatility. As a rapper and singer, he is Kenya’s best kept secret and The Great Republik cannot wait to introduce him to our audience.

Tickets are available from With specially discounted advance ticket waves currently ongoing.

Next Year – Octopizzo (Album Review) @OCTOPIZZO

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Next Year is Octopizzo’s fourth studio album, released April 20th 2018, marking Octopizzo’s celebration of 10 years in music business. Its tone, somber yet wavy and mature, reflects on the growth curve and lessons Octo has garnered over the years, making the album a kind of homecoming for him. As a rapper – what sets Octopizzo aside from any other rapper is his passion for making the world a better place and making his listeners better people. Attesting to this, Next Year is heavily conscious. It’s a product of his inspirations from traveling around the globe in the past 12 months.

The old man in “Intro” and first song of the album “We Can” is juxtaposition for how the album sets us back to Octopizzo’s roots. Majority of the album tracks like “Wavy”, Jazzy, “Monopoly” and “BITD” are so wavy and perfect for setting the mood right. Tracks like “Young Puffy”, “Noma Ni” which touches on his recent beef with Khaligraph, and “Make Peace” are classic hip hop tunes and a show off for why Octopizzo still is the punny king of punchlines.

Award-winning international recording artiste from Canada – Nitasha Randhawa is featured on two tracks. Both “Miss Me” and “Past” are perfect R&B / hip hop radio tunes, with the latter more powerful and eclectic, encouraging us to move forward despite all the troubles or challenges because we are still alive. Nitasha is my standout collaborator of the album. Thanks Octopizzo for spreading your wings and introducing us to this songstress with a voice to reckon.

My standout tracks of the album are “Nu Afrika” and “Let’s Get it” featuring Kay Green. The sound and message of “Nu Afrika” redefines Octopizzo’s expression, and hip hop. This is what new Africa is about—versatility, originality and ability to rejuvenate. “Let’s Get it” on the other hand has got the freshest beat akin to the cool rhythmic keys in Camp Mulla songs and Beyonce’s “Party”. This Kenyan Kay Green rapper sounds like the future – if you ask me. Other featured artistes on the album include Taio Tripper and Octopizzo’s daughter Tracy on “EIGHT” – super cute.


The album is inspired by his late mother: Mrs Millicent Ohanga with one of it’s dripping creative album art works being taken from an olden family picture shot at Kibera’s Darajani studio on a Christmas Day. “Next Year is dedicated to “those of us who have always kept trying; those who have managed to break the Stereotypical boundaries and society classism that they were born in and those who will always stay real even when it jeopardizes your society status”- Octopizzo stated.


If you didn’t realize already – the choice of the album title is witty. If you listen to Next Year in its entirety you will understand how complete Octopizzo’s career currently feels to him but then why title his album Next Year while it’s dropping this year? Well, Octo is smart enough to always be ahead of himself so this year’s win is a peek into next year’s. “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. Only a man who has felt ultimate despair is capable of feeling ultimate bliss,” he concluded.

Next Year is by far Octopizzo’s most versatile and radio friendly album. It’s the kind of hip hop for all, going back to the basics. I highly recommend all its 17 tracks—outstanding mood and rhymes from one of the greatest rappers from Kenya: self-proclaimed Kibera’s finest.

BONUS: Get the album on iTunes. The album launch concert will be 4th May in Nairobi at The Alchemist.

I am reviewing 10 African Music Albums in 10 Days, check the list below:

1. Next Year – Octopizzo

2. Rose Gold – Shekhinah

3. Ladha – Chin Bees

Watch: Nicki Minaj Drops ‘Barbie Tingz’ and ‘Chun-Li’ Music Videos @nickiminaj

Get into both videos below. Nicki’s new album is due out later this year.

“Barbie Tingz” was directed by Giovanni Bianco while Steven Klein directed “Chun-Li”

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Meet Controversial Nigerian pop artist Wolf Banging Africa’s Fast Uprising Artists @wolf_unofficial

Every year, music critics and analyst compile lists of rookie artistes who should be on our radar. These predictions have over the years served as an impetus for hard work for upcoming artistes and those who strive to leave a landmark in the industry.

The hybrid genre’s new found popularity means that all manner of artists are poking their … Music.

Wolf, whose real name is Alexander Orisafele, is a Nigerian pop artist from Delta state who grew up in Lagos.

He started recording music professionally in 2016 with the recording and release of the track JEAN GREY to mild acclaim among his growing fan base

In 2018 he released his debut EP titled SOUNDS . This has seen his fanbase steadily increase.

He has also been involved with making the theme song for the ‘ONE HOME ONE FARMER’ initiative by FINGERPRINTS NGO I partnership with UNICEF.

His new single ‘Give it to me‘ prod. by Timi blaze is one of the songs on his new project ‘6pm on Friday‘.

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Listen to Give It to Me by Wolf #np on #SoundCloud