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Top real genge artists who got lost or died but are still celebrated



Boomba Train

The legendary E-Sir was a Kenyan hip-hop artist. He was born Issah Mmari Wangui on May 20th, 1981, and died on the 16th of 2003. He was the elder brother to fellow Kenyan rapper Habib. He was famous for his lyrical ability and command of the Swahili language as well as Sheng

E-sir had varietys of songs including; Boober Train, Hamntishi, Saree, Nimefika, Bamba,and e.t.c.

He died in a car accident in 2003. Boomba Train was his last hit,Even long after his death, he is still widely regarded as one of the best rappers to emerge on the Kenyan hip hop scene. He died in a car accident in 2003. Boomba Train was his last hit


The young man who gave Kenyans the hit track ‘Amka Ukatike’ that made him famous but in while before his sudden disappearance. . Many have speculated of his whereabouts after reports surfaced that Abdulkarim Mohammed disappeared in 2006, a week before seating for his Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education examinations. He was last seen on Friday, October 13th, 2006, after he left home to visit a friend


3, Lady s

Lady S was one of the best talents to have ever come from Kenya and many people, specifically fellow ladies, loved her to bits.

– The late Lady S was well known for her hit songs Ukimwona, Kilio, Nare Sitaki, among others. Well, the late Kenyan rapper Sharon Wangwe, known to many as Lady S, strived and finally secured herself a spot at the top.

Unfortunately, the beautiful Lady s met her death on September 3, 2007. Lady s who was signed under Calif Record died in a road accident on Thika Road, barely days before she left for her first-ever international concert in the UK.

4. Mighty King Kong

King Kong died on the Christmas Day of 2007 at the age of 34, allegedly after being poisoned. His sudden demise came as a shock, especially to his reggae fans.

He started as a street urchin in Kisumu before moving to Nairobi with the assistance of DJ Stone, where he released top-charting songs like Ladies Choice and Cinderella.

5 K-rupt

Carlton Williams Bongo Juma alias K-rupt, was born in 1979. This Kenyan rapper was famed for the songs like Tukawake and Chacha. Before his murder in 2003, K-rupt had made alot out of his music career.

Carjackers attacked their matatu along the Nanyuki-Nakuru highway. When he tried to argue with the gangsters, they opened fire, killing him on the spot with a single bullet. His body was later recovered in the Laikipia forest.

6 Wiki Mosh

Wiki Mosh is greatly remembered through his hit song Atoti, where he featured Maji Maji. He died after being hit by a bus in Nairobi while returning home from the Chaguo La Teeniz awards ceremony at the Carnivore in Nairobi.

Producer and rapper Maji Maji describes Wiki Mosh’s death as a huge loss to the local industry.

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Kanye West reunites with Jay-Z on the new album, Donda



The Gold Digger singer, 44, hosted a launch party for his new album, titled Donda after his late mother, at the sold-out Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia.

Young Guru, a record producer and engineer who has worked with Jay-Z, revealed the verse was a last-minute addition, perhaps explaining why the launch party started almost two hours late.

He tweeted: “HOV did the verse today!!!! At 4 pm.”

But fans certainly think it’s been worth the wait and as well as Jay-Z, the album features contributions from hip hop stars including Pusha T, Lil Baby, and Travis Scott.

Kanye returned to the city he was born in and stunned the crowd as he wore a red puffer jacket, matching trousers, and orange shoes all of his own design. He also donned what appeared to be a brown rubber mask.

There was no formal introduction when he eventually took to the stage area as his album began playing.

And in a move that stunned everyone, Jay-Z made an appearance on the last song of the night as the pair appear to have buried the hatchet after years of tension.

Kanye first promised the release of Donda a year ago, but the project were hugely delayed.

The event, which was live-streamed, saw Kanye occasionally break out into a dance in the huge arena while he paced around to the music.

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Ndovu Kuu back on Youtube



Singer Cristopher Thande, known as Krispah in the entertainment scene, has confirmed his hit track Ndovu Kuu is back on Youtube.

Bryanka had successfully managed to have the song temporarily deleted from the site after filing for a copyright complaint but it appears he has lost the battle.

The move to have the song temporarily removed elicited varied reactions, with another singer namely Khaligraph Jones, who features in it, attributing the decision to ‘jealousy’.

“It is unfortunate that we get to this level of jealousy from fellow artists. The copyright strikes are not legitimate; even Mejja was a victim of such circumstances, so it is something that is happening now in the industry,” Jones told Nairobi News in an earlier interview.

But Dexta has defended his actions stating that the song (Ndovu ni Kuu) was not only a copyright infringement to his music but also sheds a bad light on Kenyatta University’s brand due to its scathing lyrics. It is a shame that upcoming artists are now using copyright claims to get to the top rather than put in hard work,” papa Jones told Nairobi news.

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Pop Smoke’s tragic murder as a rapper is remembered on his 22nd birthday



Pop Smoke, whose real name was Bashar Barakah Jackson, would have celebrated his 22nd birthday today, but his life was cut tragically short when he was murdered in February 2020.

The authorities, who were called to the scene by a friend of someone in the house, were made aware of the rented address being shared online and said at the time it “was an angle” they were looking at when investigating the murder.

At the time of his passing, Pop Smoke was one of the most prominent US drill artists, a style of music popular in the UK and in Chicago which often responds to violence.

The rapper was becoming prominent shortly before his death. His second mixtape, Meet the Woo 2, was released on February 7 and debuted at number 7 in the Billboard 200.

Only two weeks later on February 19, the rapper passed away.

Following Pop Smoke’s death, hip-hop star Safaree Samuels spoke about how emerging rappers need to be careful with making lavish displays of wealth on social media.

“I know some ppl might not be used to having a lot of money but try your best and refrain from showing it on social media… Won’t front like I didn’t go thru that phase but I learned from it.”

Another rapper called Blueface, who grew up in the Mid-City neighborhood of Los Angeles, issued a similar warning about safety.

““People think Cali/LA is beautiful sunny palm trees,” he wrote.

The album was executive-produced by 50 Cent and remained on the chart for 28 weeks, and still sits in the top 10 on the Billboard 200 over half a year after the initial release.

Meanwhile, the drill legend’s family recently collaborated with the Brooklyn Borough President and the Entertainers For Education Alliance – I Will Graduate organization to present a public service announcement on gun violence.

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