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Silverstone Barz Is the Fresh Face of East African Rap

Listen to her new EP, Don Bother.

Fast-rising Kenyan rapper Silverstone Barz has released her new EP and official sophomore project, Don Bother. It features hard-hitting Kenyan rappers Timmy Blanco, Boutross and Scar Mkadinali. Tanzania's Brian Simba and Navie are enlisted as well on the fierce title track that kicks off the project.

According to the Nairobi-based artist, the 6-song EP was as a result of the persistence of her friends and producers who sent her cool beats that she was jamming to. Then she connected with a few artists, worked on the music and then compiled them to make a body of work.

"The title was influenced by the first song from the EP which felt super hyped and powerful! Also, [it] could mean 'Don't bother, I got this,'" reveals Silverstone.

The 24-year-old hitmaker has a couple of releases like "Africana" featuring Victoria Kimani, "Jar Weed" and recent hit "If It's On" featuring Boutross under her belt. She also featured on Khaligraph Jones' massive track "Khali Cartel 3," which catapulted her to fame. "Khali Cartel was a major boost for me as an artist and I learnt that putting in work keeps you on top," she mentions.

With this new project, Silverstone is definitely positioning herself as the freshest and most exciting face of East African female rap right now.

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