By Frank Ntambi
Voice of My Father is the 4th studio album to be released by gospel rapper Ruyonga. The album was released on January 3rd, 2018 through Josh SB 360. Ruyonga’s flow, lyricism, and storytelling on this entire album is off the hook. In individual categories he might not be number 1 in Africa but he’s probably the most well rounded mc Africa has ever got.
Production for the album took place during 2017 at various recording studios. In addition to Ruyonga himself, music production was handled by various record producers, including Dagg Mizzo, Izaya, Wana and executive producer Josh SB.
Voice Of My Father features
guest appearances from artists like
Sandra Suubi, Nutty Neithan, Mandela, Dorothy Ashaba, Tucker HD, DJ Stef, Josh SB, Dave Jethro, Saidat and Tim from Zambia.
The album’s lead single, “Remnant Revolution “, featuring Dorothy Ashaba was released on January 2nd 2018 with its official video, a day prior to the album’s release.
This might be the most potent antidote to hip-hop’s parade of pathologies in some time as each track reverberates with personality and passion. On this Album, Ruyonga crafted a successful formula of mixing the secular and spiritual. If Voice Of My Father doesn’t make Gospel hip-hop viable, I’m not sure anything will.
This album has the the chops to be a Platinum act without compromising Ruyonga’s integrity. Most prominently, Ruyonga has changed the genres attitude towards a more real and honest Divine storytelling mechanism, popularized poetic rap, which is going to evangelize a new wave of music around honest and generally taboo topics, and produced a body of work that many critics and enthusiasts will praise years to come as the best African rap album.
All the songs on this Album are blending rhythmic music and faith-based lyrics.
While asked about why he chose to release the album in 2018 instead of 2017 during an interview, he boldly had this to
“I asked God in November when I should release my next album and He told me October, I was so suprized and I told Him that October is just gone, He answerd me back, “Son you are late”, So I humbly asked Him for another date and He gave me January 3rd”
Ruyonga told me that they then mixed and masterd all the 15 tracks in the whole of December. “Because I had God in Control, this is probably my easiest Album so far because He(God) helped me to give me wisdom and knowledge to do all these songs on the album in a very shortwhile, this Album is just so resourced and very God odained which everyone must listen to” he added.
There are a host of reasons why Voice Of My Father is going to do so well and probably might even be regarded as one of the best, if not the best, African rap albums of all time. A major reason why borrows a lot from the previous section: as the golden age of African hip hope came to a close, the type of work being produced by artists became all too similar – optimistic upbeat music with braggadocios lyrics centered around fame and success.
Voice Of My Father has come at a pivotal point in the industry where it is going to deliver very real, complicated, and unabashed music. Instead of romanticizing drugs, cars and sex, Ruyonga has confronted with different themes relatable to every one i.e themes of love, peace or wanting to be a better person Instead of talking about success and money. Ruyonga confronted the realities and pressures of spiritual anxiety of oneself, messages of hope to one dealing with life’s ups and downs so as they get a spiritual comfort and an emotial connection. In short, Ruyonga is confrontational – his lyrics on this Album tore down the veil the golden age had constructed and showed the true and complex life he is living right now as a believer of God. A critical attention to all the tracks on this album, he and the guest collaborators sound like a mirrors speech, like they are talking to you personally.
You can listen to this Album at Ruyonga.bandcamp.com, itunes and spotify.
1. Voice Of My Father ft Dorothy Ashaba (prod by Josh Sb)
2. Remnant Revolution ft Dorothy Ashaba (prod by Josh Sb)
3. Throne Call (prod by Dagg Mizzo)
4. 23 Sheep ft Sandra Suubi (prod by Wana)
5. The Remnant Effect ft Mandela (prod by Josh SB)
6. Mic Drop ft Tim and Tucker HD (prod by Izaya)
7. Covenants (prod by Wana)
8. Already Dead (prod by Dagg Mizzo)
9. Hand of God ft DJ Stef (prod by Izaya)
10. Mountains ft Josh SB and Dorothy Ashaba (prod by Josh SB)
11. Royalty Rules (Your Thing) (prod by Dag Mizzo)
12. After Hours ft Dave Jethro (prod by Dagg Mizzo)
13. Power (Prod by Wana)
14. The Last Days ft Nutty Neithan (prod by Wordxclusive)
15. Love love ft Saidat (prod by Josh SB)
16. Esaala Ya Kibuga (prod by Wana)
BEBE COOL’S GOLDEN HEART CONCERT BENEFICIARIES RETURN AFTER SUCCESSFUL SURGERIES IN INDIA
The Golden Hearts Concert by Bebe Cool on the 3rd of August will forever keep shinning after the fruits of its sweat have brought back smiles to over 5 kids who received fully paid medical trip to receive heart surgeries in India.
“We sent them to India for treatment, they are back in good health, join me as we continue to save more children. I am glad to inform you that all children were operated successfully and the last two are coming back today,”
The 3 pictured above are among the beneficiaries who returned back to Uganda on Tuesday after over a 3-4 weeks of heart surgery and treatment in India.
Thanks Bebe Cool for having such a Golden Heart and now we await next year for the 2nd episode of the Golden Hearts where more kids will benefit and receive life saving surgeries.
KENZO IS NOT MY CONCERN, MY DAUGHTER IS- REMA NAMAKULA DISECTS MESSAGE BEHIND ‘SILI MUYEMBE’
“That’s not my concern! My worry is my daughter. Thats why i oftenly call at home asking if she is having a good time, if she has eaten. My other concerns are my projects, my sense of fashion as in what hair style to rock next?, the nail polish color etc”
That was the response Rema gave Today Morning in an interview about the current state of her Relationship with Eddy Kenzo and about the Rumors posted by Ritah Kagwa alleging family neglect and Kenzo’s relocation to Boston where he is relating with a one Salma.
“The song is not personal and i don’t have any hidden motives behind it! It was written by a one Mugerwa who thought my voice was well fit for it and we shot to Paddy Man’s studio and did it justice.”
Rema continued and opened up about her latest release titled ‘Sili Muyembe’ which has had heads rolling questioning her relationship with Kenzo being on the rocks.
Rema responded to this saying the song is dedicated to ladies who are going through the situation in the lyrics of the song and concluded saying its to whom it may concern
” I cooked food, served it to the eaters and they have the liberty to determine how it tasted for them depending on their different preferences. And the song is for Women not Men”
EDDY KENZO SWEARS TO CUT OFF RITAH KAGWA’S RUMOR MONGERING MOUTH
Looks like someone might loose their precious mandibles over their loose tongue or say finger tips that made them post an allegation on the social media pages.
Ritah Kagwa please Run for your mouth, here is your message from Eddy Kenzo
Who is this ki woman banage Mbu simanyi Ritah Kagwa nja kisalako ebimwa ebyakigejja bombo clat”
This message came after Ritah Kagwa posted a letter from an anonymous concern person who shyat on Eddy Kenzo’s profile following the Sili Muyembe Fracas between him and hubby Rema. The letter as addresses read…
Ritah Ekisinga okuluma Eddy Kenzo asiiba ageya Rema nga wawunya akamwa mbutalinampiisa ate alina etima, avuma mikwano ja Kenzo tajagaala
In addition to this, famous rumor monger Ritah Kagwa has been circulating wild fire rumors that Eddy Kenzo abandoned Rema and has been residing in the US.
Eddy Kenzo chose not to report Ritah to police over attempts to tarnish his name but has promised to cut off her mouth wamukwatilaako…
kasukulive.ug is watching……
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