LEAP OF FAITH (EP) - KIBZ

LEAP OF FAITH (EP) - KIBZ

Nairobi is probably one of the most promising & rapidly rising locales for rap talent in the continent & Kibz is the newest entrant from this collective, arriving with his debut project, “Leap Of Faith” as he prepares to stake his own claim in the city & I have to say, for his first official release, this is an incredibly solid performance from start to finish. 🌟 Straight off the bat, Kibz comes through with the catchy & sanguine opening track “1 on 1” that kicks off a wonderful foundation with some succinct, powerful 808s & a soft, background melody, pairing the hook with some soft-spoken yet wonderfully melodic words, that form nothing short of a solid opener & introduction to a project that highlights the angles of versatility he has to offer. 🎙✨ The next track “New Wave” brings succinct, clean drums paired with bright, sunny synths to the forefront, providing a bouncy instrumental for him to have fun on & assist in his remarkably suave cadence. 💫 It’s the track that I imagine cruising down a highway next to a beach at sunset with the windows in my car down, blasting at full volume. 🌊 Things slow down slightly on the following song “Ocean Views” (Ft. Malkizy) with some touching acoustic guitar strums, spaced-out drums, & calm, rhythmic hats & claps that provide an emotive yet peaceful base to be both equal parts rough around the edges while also reflective & honest. 💉 However, my favourite track on the project, comes in the form of “Nairobi”, as he pairs an incredibly melodic flow to match the dancehall vibe the track’s instrumental radiates, creating an island-inspired sensation that keeps the summer vibes going even through the current winter. 🏝 The penultimate record is “Hold Me Down”, as Kibz & Co. continue to switch things up & keep the sounds as fresh as can be, by wrapping up the tape with a love ballad that carries an unmatched ambience that is truly second to none. 💘 Overall, Kibz has put together a piece of work that covers some of the most authentic EA vibes that will have you bobbing your head & rooting for more music from him in the near future. 💯

APPLE MUSIC
SOUNDCLOUD