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Brian Simba is still the king of Dar in new visual “Silali”

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Tanzanian lyricist Brian Simba is back with a rapid new single dubbed “Silali”.

“Silali” is Swahili connotation for “Won’t Sleep”.

The trunk-shattering anthem by the Bar Es Salaam founder finds him spitting mafioso-esque proclamations and floating on the beat effortlessly.

Produced by Tanzania-based beatsmith Put2Sleep, Brian Simba makes bold statements such as claiming he runs Dar, and the game is too easy like a “past paper” – but this is what keeps him motivated.

Shot on what seems to be a pad with a pool in a tropical setting, this reflects his authority as it’s a symbol of wealth and poise – being relaxed, even when things seem forlorn and chaotic (the rap game in this case). He is out in a sunny location, doing rapper stuff – such as getting blown with his posse and some peachy looking women. Meanwhile on some scenes, he raps into a mirror, sort of confronting himself and reassuring himself that he is what he speaks about on the record, empowering his charged bars up. 

Brian Simba is on top of his game and triggers Dar rappers to act towards uplifting Dar rap again as he is, or better if they dare to – respectfully. His facile delivery accents how great he is on the mic on the fast-paced record and his pronounced bars are also equipped to name him the best emcee of his class. 

Uncle Guni (a moniker Brian Simba fans call him) has also featured on tracks like SHAKIL G.I.G’s bop “Don’t Kill My Vibe”, performed at the famous Goethe-Institut in Dar, as he readies his next body of work, a follow-up to 2020’s ‘Uncle Guni’.

In other news, rapper Fredrick Mulla has dropped an amazing textbook of verbal diarrhea alongside Kenyan faculty Mbithi, and Elisha Elai called “Vibrate”.

A lyrical exercise, the record sees the emcees trade bars back to back without a gasp of air in between on an easy going summery beat, while Mbithi laces a peachy hook to top it off. Check it out now. 

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