Thursday, May 23, 2024

Songs recently sampled from megahits of yore

Because of Arbantone, the newest within the scram to bec*me Kenya’s new sound, most of the songs at the moment ruling the airwaves are closely sampled from songs that mi*lennial dad and mom danced to “simply the opposite day” when golf equipment sti*l had dance flooring, writes Peter Ndoria

1. TikToker

Launched in October 2023, the tune by Soundkraft featu**ng Gody Tennor, Tipsy Gee and Kappy has notched up over 10 mi*lion views on YouTube. It talks about love brewed over the social media platform TikTok. The net video sharing service was non-existent 16 years in the past when the self-proclaimed King of Genge Jua Cali dropp*d Bidii Yangu, the tune from which TikToker’s beat has been blatantly sampled.

2. Bubbly Bubbly (Na Niki)

This jam by Maandy aka Kabaya dropp*d on YouTube on the identical day as Soundkraft’s membership banger and has thus far ama*sed a powerful 4.2 mi*lion views. Maandy was most likely just a few wide-eyed nine-year outdated when Beenie Man’s Again It Up, from which she has sampled, was launched within the c*mpilation sequence The Greatest Ragga Dancehall Anthems 2007.

3. G-Bag na Jug

This collaboration was launched on January 29 this 12 months by Stoopid Boy, Dalo Yoyo and Lyetin, and later remixed as G Baga Jat (by Stoopid Boy, Breeder LW, Spoiler, Mejja, Gody Tennor and Spoiler) on March 19. The tune samples Shaggy’s Hey S*xy Girl, which launched in November 2002 off his 14-track sixth studio album Fortunate Day.

4. Hii Ndo Inabamba

Hii Ndo Inabamba by Gody Tenor, Tipsy Gee, Kappy and Kushman has loved respectable airplay, with it feel-good move borrowed from what was a monster 2007 hit Tatizo. The me*ley had accomplished the unthinkable by bringing collectively the who’s-who of showbiz on the time; Pam, who had simply gained the Coca-Cola Pop Star c*mpet*tion as a part of the trio Sema, Karma, Wyre, Abbas, Anonymous, Jua Cali and a fresh-faced Nyashinski, method earlier than he left for the US. The tune’s manufacturing after which top-deck high quality had reporte*ly been sponsored by Motorola, then the main cell phone model in Kenya.

5. Kinare

It’s greater than 9 years since Jamaican singer and deejay J Capri di*d from a street accident that minimize quick the promise by which the Jamaican artiste, who was three weeks shy of her 24th birthday on the time of her demise, burst onto the scene. Amongst her quite a few collabos, accomplished in attribute high-energy style, her best-known tune was the 2012 earworm she recorded with Charly Black dubbed Whine & Kotch. It’s from this e*******e beat that Kenya’s Lil Maina samples his Arbantone tune Kinare.

6. Kuja Ivo

For a minute there, Sanaipei Tande and Jua Cali appeared to have discovered the proper collabo streak with hits such because the evergreen Geti Kali and the timeless cla*sic, Kwaheri, the latter from which Gody Tennor, Sean MMG, YBW Smith and Tipsy Gee have sampled the beat for his or her club-banger Kuja Ivo.

7. Mapoz

A little bit of an outlier, being a B**go tune. In an interview with BBC just lately, Tanzanian B**go Flava artiste Mr Blue confessed how fame and fortune at a young age had pushed him into a lifetime of extra. Over 15 years in the past whereas sti*l a fresh-faced teenager, he had conquered the area with boyish seems to be and hits comparable to Mapoz. Three months in the past, Diamond Platnumz did his personal rendition of Mapoz, featu**ng Jay Melody and Mr Blue, with the video at the moment ama*sing over 13 mi*lion views on YouTube.

8. Occasion Alone

Occasion Alone is an easy-going hit by Spoiler 4T3 that has been having fun with views for less than seven months and is at the moment driving at over 133,000 hits, with its easy video and free-flowing lyrics. Fairly a distinction to Konshens’ ‘wiggly’ hit from 12 years in the past Gal A Bubble, whose jaw-dropping video is at the moment at over 22 mi*lion views on YouTube.

9. Pic

There was a time when riddims dominated the airwaves, with the Jamaican subgenre, drawn from patois for the English phrase rhythm, the place a preferred rhythm is utilized in dozens, and even a whole bunch, of songs reaching world audiences. One of many greatest riddims in 2004 was the Kantana riddim, which spawned hits comparable to Shaggy’s Reddy Fi Di Experience and Fatima by Voicemail. Kenya’s YBW Smith appeared to have picked it up too twenty years later, together with his tune Pic, which at the moment has greater than 1.6 mi*lion views on YouTube.

10. Sikutambui

Wakadinali is among the greatest musical finds of latest instances, with their jam Sikutambui, which has over 7.2 mi*lion views on YouTube inside only a 12 months of its launch. The monitor was sampled from Full Hundred, which was launched in 2000 by Jamaican dancehall artiste Lexxus.

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