Multidisciplinary producer and DJ, GI Selects, pairs up with burgeoning rap renaissance man Lastii for bolstering debut EP “Doba za Wagenge”.
Preceded by the singles “TikTok (Whine)” and “Doba za Wagenge”, the pair have been receiving traction for their unprecedented course to remain authentically unfiltered in their pursuit to push Kenyan sounds to wider audiences.
Doba za Wagenge translated into English stands for “Music for the people”. The project takes on eight tracks, reflecting the day to day, inner-city on-goings Nairobi encompasses from the lens of rap renegade, Lastii and GI Selects the #HeartoftheCulture.
Lastii who is considered a fresh-faced newcomer in the Kenyan music industry is revered for his relentless rhyming, raw and impactful storytelling, as well as his virtuosic nature to drop on-the-spot freestyles. His relatability and resonance to the ordinary Kenyan in his expressive lyricism as well as his catchy hook-making prowess, easy-going verses, and awe-dropping lingo have made him one of the most prolific Kenyan artists to look out for.
His style has been ribboned into Kenyan rap veterans Mejja, Nyashinski and E-Sir with some even likening him to New York’s Notorious B.I.G.
GI who is the architect behind the project discovered Lastii through a tip from his neighborhood bike guy who affirmed to him, “Lastii was a talent to watch”. GI, who has been in the music industry for almost a decade now heeded to the word and asked to meet with Lastii, whom he says was still in his final year in high school when they met.