Prolific Kenyan rap maven, herbalist, and entrepreneur King Kerby releases his third studio album and his first under the Zama Sessions distributions imprint dubbed, ‘Saba’
Saba was recorded in Cape Town, and partially Nairobi, highlighting the range of sound tapestry and culture infused into the body of work.
For King Kerby’s third studio effort, production from ZINO D, LD Beats and more juice the project with their ambient Hip Hop beats, mixing inflections of Alt R&B on “Flow So Cold” featuring mesmeric Cape Town helmed songbird O’Hara, melodic trap on the triumphant “Out The Way” alongside up and comer Ta’Eish, and the energetic “Wengi” that boasts of clean cut visuals.
King Kerby’s other solo studio offerings include 2016’s ‘Metro Empathy’ and 2018’s ‘Mapenzi Sio Dini’.
Currently, the recently Unkut Hip Hop Awards-nominated King Kerby walks into this project on the back of a stellar year having released multiple singles with collaborators Mura, an Accra-influenced EP ‘Accra Nights’ and plenty of drops in anticipation of his Zama Sessions debut, Saba.
In realization of his unparalleled power of self emitting electric tracks such as “Wengi”, “Hapa Kule” just to name a few – King Kerby evokes emotions of self-belief, impassioned will, and feel-good tracks all throughout the record.
Hailing from the same peninsula as one of Kenya’s most refined artists, E-Sir, in Nairobi’s South C area, Kerby’s lyricism and wordsmithery interweaves in effortless fashion having feeling this strong sense of alignment with his purpose of making music.
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