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Watch Emmy Gee's 'Rands And Nairas Remix' Video Ft. Ice Prince, Phyno, Cassper Nyovest & More

Emmy Gee drops the "Rands And Nairas Remix" video featuring South African/Nigerian heavyweights Ice Prince, Cassper Nyovest, Phyno and more.


Almost exactly a year ago Nigerian-born, South African-bred emcee Emmy Gee let loose his intercontinental club anthem "Rands and Nairas." The original Christian Arceo-produced banger saw Emmy Gee popping bottles from "Jozi to Lagos" along with South African rappers AB Crazy and Dj Dimplez. In January they released the song's high taste visuals, which went on to win "Best Music Video of the Year (Artist & Director)" at the Nigerian Entertainment Awards in NYC last month. For the remix the TeamTalkLess artist enlisted an SA/Naija heavyweight roster of Ice Prince, Phyno, Cassper Nyovest, and ANATII. Keeping with the same party vision as before, the crew trades their decadent mansion party and champagne glasses from the original video for red solo cups. Watch the latest "Rands And Nairas" clip below and look out for cameos from Nigerian twin artists Skuki and  Shizzi (who co-produced the remix).

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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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