Wednesday, July 6, 2011


Sauti Sol is all about consistency - this album covers diverse topics and spells out in bold letters that they are here to stay. For spiritual nourishment ‘Mbinguni’ is a well stringed composition with both super acoustics and an electric tendency. Most of the album is love ballads such as ‘Malikia’, ‘Awinja’ ‘Coming Home’ and ‘L.A.D.Y’. They deserve an educational award for encouraging young people to embrace school on ‘Soma Kijana’. These are the kind of role models the young nation needs not just ones that promote debauchery. They get very soulful on the reggae track ‘Private Spice’ which is really about having a great time. They sign off with ‘Sol Generation’ which is a political manifestation about leaders of tomorrow. This is definitely a five star album.

ALBUM REVIEW: DEZYNE - Rebel Manifesto

Dezyne puts his right foot forward with this conscious effort to export his thoughts about his experience as a young man growing up. On ‘Dark Dayz’ he paints a picture of a shameless world that is filled with greed and selfish individuals he raps “I couldn’t comprehend why the rich had senseless things/ while the poor stay locked in an endless dream” – its not like it used to be. He sets of the revolution on ‘Picture That’ where he provokes thought about living in a world of full of righteousness people who’s sole purpose is to fight against what’s wrong. He sends an ode to the motherland on ‘Africa’ where it’s clear where he gets his inspiration. Dezyne exhibits a mature lyrical flow and an amazing ability to tell his story. The name is Dezyne you heard it now check him out.