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This 'Fire In the Booth' Grime Freestyle From MC Quakez Has Twitter Cracking Up

British-Ghanaian comedian Michael Dapaah aka MC Quakez dropped a hilarious freestyle on BBC Radio 1 and the internet can't stop laughing.

British-Ghanaian comedian Michael Dapaah made an appearance on BBC Radio 1Xtra, earlier this week under his "grime" alias MCΒ Quakez, and it's one of the funniest and most ridiculous things we've seen all day. We haven't seen a Radio1 interview this memorable since Nigerian actor Kayode Ewumi's akaΒ Roll Safe's viral appearance on the show in 2015.


While the whole interview is cackle-worthy, the highlight has to be when MC Quakez drops some bars during the "Fire In the Booth" segment. When radio host, Charlie Sloth, accuses him of sweating in the booth, the rapper responds by spitting a rhyme explaining how "un-hot" he Β is, and how he actually never gets hot.

"Mans not hot, I tell 'em mans not hot..don't tell me take off my jacket, mans can never be hotβ€”perspiration ting," he rhymes.

The clip is currently blowing up on Twitter. Here's what all the hype is about:

You can check out the full interview with MC Quakez below.

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7 Gengetone Acts You Need to Check Out

The streets speak gengetone: Kenya's gengetone sound is reverberating across East Africa and the world, get to know its main purveyors.

Sailors' "Wamlambez!"Wamlambez!" which roughly translates to "those who lick," is the cry the reverberated round the world, pushing the gengetone sound to the global stage. The response "wamnyonyez" roughly translates to "those who suck" and that should tell you all you need to know about the genre.

Known for its lewd lyrics and repetitive (often call and response) hooks, gengetone makes no apologies for belonging to the streets. First of all, most artists that create gengetone are grouped into bands with a few outliers like Zzero Sufuri riding solo. The songs themselves often feature a multiplicity of voices with screams and crowds coming through as ad libs, adding to this idea that this is definitely "outside" music.

Listening to Odi wa Muranga play with his vocal on the track "Thao" it's easy to think that this is the first, but gengetone fits snuggly in a history of sheng rap based on the kapuka style beat. Kapuka is onomatopoeically named, the beats have that repetitive drum-hat-drum skip that sounds like pu-ka-pu-ka-pu. Artists like Nonini were asking women to come over using this riff long before Ochungulo family told them to stay home if they aren't willing to give it up.

Here's seven gengetone groups worth listening to.

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