Even though he awakened a huge Hip hop movement in Uganda, the country’s self-proclaimed smallest rapper has come out to say that when he released his Who is Who song, he did not think it would become such a big deal in the music industry.
“I never saw it coming. My humble intention was simply to bring back Hip hop, all I cared about was Hip hop in Uganda and spark the brains of these rappers,” Feffe Bussi explains.
He says that he was inspired to do the song after realizing that Ugandan Hip hop was loosing the fight to dancehall music which is now very popular.
“I was listening to Hip hop songs of various artistes like Nas and I realised Hip hop here was fading. I took up one of those old hardcore Nas beats (Hate Me Now) and decided to use it as an inspiration for the young rappers,” Bussi explains in an interview with Sqoop’s Ian Ortega.
In the song, many did not survive the jibes from Feffe. These victims included Victor Kamenyo, Fik Fameica aka Fake Rapper and Gravity Omutujju. In an instant, there was a wave of replies coming in from all angles, from the known to the unknown, the discovered to the undiscovered, mainstream to the background rappers. It was now left for the audience to make their choice.
Some Hip hop artistes chose to avoid the challenge. One of those was Fik Fameica. He was not ready to jump on the bus despite being the victim of all the replies. In a call about this challenge, Fik Fameica excused himself from providing an opinion on the state of Hip hop in Uganda: “Bro, I cannot speak about Hip hop in Uganda. I am not ready.”
Feffe Bussi on the other hand was convinced he had fulfilled his purpose. Asked to name his top three Hip hop artistes in the country, he noted that before the song, there was no name to speak of among the young rappers. “All I could think of was the old school; the GNLs, the Bataka Squad, Babaluku, those people in that league. After my track, people are now doing Hip hop.”
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