KING OF THE NORTH (Album) - THEE MC G'ZAY

KING OF THE NORTH (Album) - THEE MC G'ZAY

It’s not often that you stumble on artists who operate at the level of G’zay & his newest album, extends the sentiments & skills that we’ve heard from him in the past, bringing them to newer, sharper, & clearer levels of execution. 💽🔥 At 8 tracks long, King of the North feels like he has hit his full stride, giving us the energetic, hit-slinging body of work that I’ve always known he would deliver when the time came. As a rapper looking to make his name in a scene where artists seem like a dime a dozen at times, his flow, lyrical ability & level of storytelling on this new release is as truthful as they are reminiscent of a 90s Notorious BIG. 🎙 His verses are remarkably vivid & more than anything, he tells stories with an ingrained charm that is sure to captivate, one line after another. 💬 The album also comes with a wide variety of rising local artists, carrying a very organic feeling with it as he gives each of them a chance to shine & you can just hear the chemistry that they all had together. 🤝 There are several memorable tracks on this project like the intro “Wagwan” which he absolutely skates over, the self titled second track with Edwin Mlayi, where the two go on to prove why they are absolute top-tier spitters, to “How Many Times” ft. Steph & Asum, which is the hardest cut from the entire project. 🔊🔥 However, more than just going super hard every track, the project is also surprisingly colorful - with tracks like “Bezos”, “Fiesta” & “Cheki” - that are sure to turn any party up by carrying some off-kilter, bouncing production to boot, bringing some palpable swagger & charisma bubbling to the surface. 🕺🏽 The outro “Real Talk” is another track that personally stuck with me, bringing about a rather wholesome way to end the solid album. ✍🏾 With “King of the North”, McGzay makes a bold statement bodying one of the best Nairobi projects of 2020, real talk. 💯