Local radio station Homeboyz Radio has angered many of their fans after releasing a list many refer to as trash list compiling their best rappers from the 254.
The station is popular among hip-hop nerds who follow both international and local rap music. The list has however been regarded as being disrespectful to the art.
In first place, they put Abbas who is a veteran rapper in the Kenyan Hip-hop scene followed by Vigeti and Reckless. Many Kenyans are opposed to the idea that Khaligraph who is referred to as the King of Rap taking position 25 instead of one. Other positions many don’t agree with include Octopizzo’s, Nyashinski’s and basically the whole list.
Many are of the opinion that they should have instead carried out an online poll instead of making up their own list. Check it out below:
This is #THEJUMPOFF Top 50 Kenyan Rappers List officially from Kenya’s Hiphop Authority @CorineOnyango and @JinxLike on @HomeboyzRadio pic.twitter.com/5A1HPeCutZ
— HomeboyzRadio (@HomeboyzRadio) August 26, 2019
Famous female rapper Fena Gitu is currently doing so well for herself seeing as how her music has taken off and she is the brand ambassador for International drink Smirnoff and Marini Naturals. To the surprise of many, the smooth spitter did not make it to the top 50 list. She was surprised as well and this is what she had to say:
And I’m just here like. pic.twitter.com/HziqmzPstz
— Fena Gitu (@Fena_menal) August 27, 2019
Check out fans reactions and disappointments below:
Oh,no Virusi Mbaya..no UKOO FLANI MAUMAU members…fuck this trashy list
— Wama Customz (@ArtistWama) August 26, 2019
Y’all ain’t serious with this…. I mean you didn’t even include Kantai and Kitu Sewer???!!
— Geörge Thierry (@brownchild1) August 27, 2019
I’d put Esir where Reckless is … he had a ?RAP album in 03!!! Swap Nazizi with miracle baby, Scar Makdinali with Swat, Valérie Muthoni with Timmy same position (he wouldn’t make my list)no hate … put MDQ up there top 20 with kristoff- he really rap when he do. #THEJUMPOFF
— Bryan wa Wangui ?? (@benjamin_wangui) August 26, 2019
Johnny Vigeti should be no1 then Ukoo Flani No2 and E-Sir No3. Hao wengine wajipange vile wanataka.
— Dollar Bill Stern (@o_keverenge) August 26, 2019
No K rupt, Collo…….no?? ???
— Jacktone Ondicho (@JacktoneOndicho) August 26, 2019
Wapi Mwafrika pioneer wa underground hip hop Kenya
— Teddy Macharia (@TeddyMacharia9) August 26, 2019
Wakamba wawili,kantai,wenyeji,cannibal na sharamma
— ronny (@kip_ronny) August 26, 2019
Trash..Weka polls instead we chose ourselves
— Dirty Bandit (@DirtyBanditKe) August 26, 2019
Khaligraph is 25 th that’s a lie
— Parkinson- Creutzfedlt (@Lewanjoski) August 27, 2019
You’re probably high on crack.. YOH!
— Ian Kardinal (@IKardinal) August 26, 2019
@JinxLike mi najua hukua apo hii list ikitoka babaa ….??ile ya kwanza ilkuaga poa mazee mtu ametengenez hii ako ndogogio mbayaaa ju wikendi bar hazikufunguliwa
— Hira Erick (@injadGeneration) August 26, 2019
Ati Juliani number 43.
— Millan Ouma™ (@millanouma) August 26, 2019
johny vigeti should be number 1
— @King.kinus (@Easye21515851) August 26, 2019
I don’t understand how Nyashinski isn’t in the top 10
— Baldielocks (@mbula_theuri) August 26, 2019
Alafu wanaeka miracle baby na ni kelele ye hupiga?????
— Blaccwizard (@Blaccwizard1) August 26, 2019
Who compiled this trash?????
— Steve Opiumz (@steveopiyo360) August 26, 2019
— Conflicted (@Kijiti_fupi) August 26, 2019
I have not seen such a crap in a long time … Rearrange! You know you are wrong!
— osborne ashiono (@osborne_ashiono) August 26, 2019
Timmy t dat ???????mbele ya juliani pic.twitter.com/t3OLioIp8f
— Espresso ☕ (@mbithi_fidelis) August 26, 2019
I know ya’all are looking for online clout and just want to trend…! This list is disrespectful and useless. Enjoy the clout.
— That Function Guy (@kevojuice) August 27, 2019
Hii yote ni trash. Don’t even do any rankings. Angalia tu following. #RespectTheOGs
— Ole Butu (@Memusi_) August 27, 2019
Like this is the best stupidity have seen in 2019….who ever compiled that list..go back to class???
— Smasher Bee (@smasher_bee) August 27, 2019
Papa jones 25!!!!!….this list is shytt.
Well, you got that clout that y’all were chasin.
Corine stop embarrassing me……your co host daen know shyyt for sho
— Chirri_Odembah (@Chirriodembah) August 27, 2019
— Mtoto Ndiye Mwenye Baba ?? (@Ryani__) August 27, 2019
I’M 100% certain some of the “rappers”?in this list don’t even know they are rappers..?
— MAVISI (@_mavisi__) August 26, 2019
where is kitu sewer… no Dandora rappers… this list issa no no…
— Forever Living Kenya (@AllAloe1) August 26, 2019
This list is a joke ? Madtraxx doesn’t even rap. Sane to kina Boneye na kina Jua. Sasa si ata mngeeks simple boy ?
— H3 The Rapper (@H3_TheRapper) August 26, 2019