We are still in Mwanza City for this week’s Fidstyle Friday. This being after last week’s brief introduction to what many call the ‘Rap City’. Kadgo, Malle, Roland and Biznea represent the crew Mecco South.
Apart from bars, they talk about their latest literary work ‘Chuo Kikuu Cha Hip Hop’ that arrays a ‘positive theory for the negative minded’ through narratives about the art and culture of Hip Hop. Malle is the main author of this work and calls upon fans and artists to support his initiative.
On the lyrical side of things, each one of them portrays their prime-time A+ game, making great use of the neck-jolting beats by D Classics and J Ryder.
To start with, as he showcases his ability to time his flow, without haste, Biznea goes in as “Rush Hour” since in other scenarios he “rushes like Jack Bauer”. Malle’s deep voice heads straight to the conscious and asks a certain Mtoto wa Mkulima, “Vipi? Mbona mizengo inapinda?” You’ll be kept attentive to this and other of his bars, and yet Roland pops-in to show us his realness. He normally eats “bila kunawa, walaji wakiwa wengi”. The artist that contributes the most bars in this cut is Kadgo. And following the tradition set by others before him, he shuttles us to his clinical, yet lyrical bars, which diagnose society’s ills: “… Vijana wameshiba uwoga, mitaa imeshiba soga, tangu jana tunajengwa kuwa taifa la mazoba!”
The education conscious crew Mecco South gives us a glimpse of what modern Tanzanian Hip Hop is all about. Versatile, Dynamic, and Conscious. Enjoy the show!
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