In my tenure as an artist i have embraced different forms of artistic expressions. Underground/Indie is a bedrock of my being. Careful thought processes laid out on engaging,influencing beats. The combination is bliss. It is like the stage, where you can get away with everything so liberating.
Times have changed, life has changed me, in my course of acquiring life skills,my energy points have gone low, mostly because i have not been keen to identify sources of inspiration around me, so the Hiphop inside me lays dormant.
A first attempt to retrace my steps sees me reliving what i was able to produce and who i worked with. That my inspiration around Akili Blaq or Angell Nthoi is quite amplified perhaps due to the fact that then, i do it for me without having to worry about who will buy the single, its for me!
My inspirations in Kenya have always been to deny myself and be considerate. Argon of renaissance,Elohim radii, the abstract poet who loved to arrange his jumbled thought on muddled guitar riffs,distorted drum patterns where’d he go?
I’d delve into deep thoughts listening to Baaba Maal, Oumou Sangare, Ry cooder, Tony Allen, Kante Manfila, Psychedelic Africa, Orcheastrae Baobab or some strange compilation of World music by
Last but not least i thank Mwafrika in finding it within me to produce under stringent circumstances and appreciate that in whatever form, if there is a message then it has to be articulated, creatively.
For now enjoy what is here,hard smart work with my friends from Kenya,South Africa,Botswana, Sweden and USA. Enjoy!
I will the time is here -Produced by The British council CLD ’06
Simeon ole Maasai -Produced by The British council CLD ’06
Pills – Written by Muki Garang and Mwafrika
Upuzi -Mwafrika featuring Akili Blaq (Mafikeng, SA) Muki Garang
Transatlantic Alliance – Shida Mingi (Boston,USA) featuring Muki & Mwafrika -Produced by Wilson Wahome
Burn produced by Abel the Hun (Malmo,Sweden)
Tabia Zetu -Produced by Abel the Hun (Malmo,Sweden)
Tribute to Garang -Produced by Abel the Hun (Malmo,Sweden)
Justice – Written by Muki & Mwafrika produced by Dj Stoupe
Cashatta Flavored muffins – Written and served By Akili Muindi MMIIIRD compilation Mafikeng-Lefoko
Death Be – Written and perfomed by Angell Bhakita Mphaphi Nthoi -Gaborone, Botswana
Sheep na Wolf -Infidel & Mwafrika