Kenyan rappers have progressed significantly since the days of Kalamashaka.
The trio were without doubt the godfathers of rap music in Kenya, helping the young acts to reach the limelight.
In the search for Kenya’s best rappers, we made a thorough research and below is the list of the top 10 best Kenyan rappers of all time.
1. E- Sir
Like Julius Caesar he came saw and conquered. Even in death he still remains a legend.
Many believe that if he were to come back to life today – many of the so called local rappers would be categorized as wanabees.
2. Chris Kantai
Nearly a decade ago rapper Chris Kantai was the toast of the industry with his deep well intoned lyrics.
His rap was free flowing and rich in American tweng making many girls drool. And between 2005 and 2006, Kantai was on top of his game calling shots as shows flowed his way.
His hit single, Kantai was on every fan’s lips and he lived large. Born in Kenya and raised in the United States, Kantai’s rap-style and flow can easily pass as Warren-G or Kurupt.
As far as Kenya’s music scene goes, few come close in terms of lyrical prowess and mastery of the hiphop genre.
Some of his hits Kantadda, Lifestyle and Issues set him apart in the crowded hiphop scene in period 2004-2006 when he returned to Kenya from US.
Besides his latest collabo with Khaligraph Jones is a force to reckon with.