By Byaruhanga Felix (@TheNinjaFelix)
When you get one of the most hip-hop selling artist (A.Y) out of Tanzania on to a track with AirporTaxi, a hip-hop/RnB group out of Uganda and a dance-hall/reggae sensation as A-Pass then expect to get a refined product like ‘So African’. On a project put together by Talent Africa A.Y, AiporTaxi and A-Pass came together to form a music collective known as the ‘A-Team’ that will be releasing more projects together and ‘So African’ premiers as their debut project with a video (yet to be released) that was shot to accompany it.
On a beat produced by Nessim, A.Y opens the track with a verse in swahili which gives the song a bongo flava feel and closes it with a few bars in English. A-Pass kicks in with the hook who is supported by the AirporTaxi first ladyMartha Smallz laying down powerful vocals giving the song a more smooth feel. The AirporTaxi co-pilot Tucker HDtakes it away with a second verse that’s filled with heavyweight punch lines as he describes his African lady. A-Pass closes off the song with a strong Jamaican patois verse which shows us that he mastered his dance-hall/reggae craft.