Blinky Bill x Kyla-Rose Smith
Bill Sellanga (a.k.a Blinky Bill) is a Nairobi-based producer and songwriter. The frontman of pioneering African indie group Just a Band, Blinky Bill has collaborated with Red Bull Music Academy and was recently named a TEDGlobal Fellow. Blinky Bill talks with Found Sound Nation’s Kyla-Rose Smith about working with video directors, Kenya’s underrated music scene and how going solo made him more collaborative. Check out the full interview on our Medium page.
Kemba discusses his powerful 2016 album NEGUS
photo by Patrick Struys Since the release of his latest album, Negus, this past July, Bronx-based MC Kemba (formerly YC the Cynic) has hit a wave of well-deserved momentum. In November, he performed a celebratory album release show at Rough Trade in Williamsburg. Then in December, he dropped a powerful freestyle on HOT 97’s Real Late with Pete Rosenberg that briefly went viral. A week after that freestyle, he found himself on stage at a Kendrick Lamar show giving a standout performance that earned him onstage praise from Kendrick himself. Earlier this month he released his second music video from Negus, for the track “Already,” which was premiered by Fader magazine alongside a great interview. Kemba released his previous record, GNK, as YC the Cynic back in 2013, shortly before he spent a month as a OneBeat fellow. FSN co-director Elena Moon Park briefly talked with Kemba about Negus, OneBeat and his rising success: This album took 3 years to make. It was […]