The last time these two collaborated in a hit song [ to the best of my knowledge] is when they remixed Mzee Wa Busara. That work followed long time rumors that these two didn’t see eye to eye. They had a “beef” for a while. It became almost a street war for these two popular artists hailing from Temeke in Dar-es-salaam, the neighborhood that is known to be “tough land”. Mzee Wa Busara collaboration settled whatever “beef” they had. They proved to be grown ups who wouldn’t depend or live with grudges forever.
Years later, these two are back in studio-together. They are actually rumored to be making a collaborative album. I can’t confirm that. However, if those rumors have truth element in it, the proof could be from this single. It is titled Mungu Ndio Anapanga produced by Duppy at Uprise Music.
Listen Up and share. There is a good feeling in sharing. If you feel down[hey we all have fading days]…send someone this song. It’s a good song and a good message. Enjoy
Former Tanzania’s National Electoral Commission [NEC] Chairman, Retired Judge Lewis Makame, has passed away. According to reports from various sources, Justice Makame passed away at the AMI Trauma Center in Dar-es-salaam where he was admitted for the past one month.
Judge Lewis Makame was the first Chairman of the Commission after its establishment in 1993. He was appointed alongside other 6 commissioners [him being the chairman] by the then President of the United Republic of Tanzania, His Excellency Ali Hassan Mwiny.
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Recently I saw the biopic of James Brown titled Get On Up [ I recommend any movie lover to go see this movie]. As you know or have heard countless times, James Brown [The Godfather Of Soul] is often referred as The Hardest Working Man In Showbiz. He was vocal,flashy and witty. He worked hard to change the way things run in music industry. What JB did is valid to this day. Hard work pays.
I am not sure if Professor Jay has seen Get On Up yet. But his lately energy of working hard somehow made me connect him into the throne of artists who works hard. With fans eagerly waiting for the video of Kipi Sijasikia, Professor dropped Tatu Chafu. You may think [with success and fame that he has enjoyed -and continue to enjoy and attract] he’d slow down. Nah! He is busy than ever before. Right now he is shooting for the video of Tatu Chafu, a true hip-hop single he released recently. The image you see above is from one of the location during the shooting of the video. Jiize is on the fastest lane and not even a highway patrol trooper is about to catch him. He doesn’t seem to sit down and depend on wind and the rain to bring success. He is running after it even harder.
Album X is without a doubt one of the most anticipated albums from Chris Brown. After a length of troubles [including stints at jails] without forgetting personal relationships…may be Chris Brown is now a grown up man ready to let the past be the past while he is moving forward. I said may be because with show biz, sometimes ugly is pretty.
As we are waiting for September 16 [X release date] Chris Brown wants to keep us dancing in the rain without any worry that the train could actually be approaching at an unusual speed. Here is the video for New Flame featuring Usher and Rick Ross. Watch…
CAUTION: EXPLICIT MATERIAL & LANGUAGE. WATCH ONLY IF YOU ARE ABOVE 18 YEARS OLD
Here is one collaboration that many didn’t see it coming. We didn’t either. Bob Junior, who is known to be more of an entertainer and Roma Mkatoliki who is considered to be a straight A’s Hip Hop Artist and a crusader of “telling it as it is” messages. The collaboration happened and I am hereby presenting it. Listen Up
One of my core dream when I launched this blog/site almost 10 years ago, was/is to make it a one stop center for lots kind of knowledge. I believe knowledge is power. In most cases, knowledge is the only power accessible to anyone who is willing to learn. I still hold that dream and so far I think BC has done a pretty good job. Throughout the years, I have received e-mails and occasional calls from readers,friends and family telling me about what they discovered. BC Maarifa pages have tons of information on To Do Yourself stuff..[search from the search box above if you have never done so].
In keeping up with that tradition and core dream of educating, I have a new segment. Every week, I’ll posting at least one Documentary Film. Thanks to online hosting platforms such as YouTube, this exercise is not anticipated to be too much of a task.I find documentaries to be a good source of information and knowledge and a great alternative to some of you who are not so good at reading books.
I will therefore be carefully selecting documentaries for you. I suggest you watch or even just listen to the audio version as you go on with your daily chores[ I know time can sometimes be tricky with the world we are living into today]. I hope you have fun with BC Weekly Documentary.
Ever heard of Thomas Sankara of Burkina Faso [former Upper Volta]? He is the hero to many. He wanted to liberate his country. What did he want? What happened? Well let me spoil something for you…he got killed. Who killed Thomas Sankara and why? Can we follow his ideas of liberation today? Watch
You are right. This is Kanye West and Kim Kardashian’s daughter, North West. She has just made her first modeling job. It is for Chanel’s CR Fashion Book. As you can see, Kimnye is being dubbed The Future….
In the Northern hemisphere, summer season is almost coming to an end. But just before we hug and say goodbye, Fid Q thought BBQ parties, splashes etc wouldn’t be too happy without the release of his latest Jam titled Bongo Hip-Hop. Call him a persuader extraordinaire through his magical lyrics. To me, he remains one of the best hip-hop artists to ever emerge from Tanzania
On the other shadow of him, the love for hip-hop rings all the bells in the cathedral towers. The sound and message that goes far away. Time to bow down and pray or walk like someone who has just smoked a joint for the first time and all he/she can see is a long bridge like the one connecting Tampa Bay and St.Petersburg in Florida.
Truth be told, Fid Q has a broader base of knowledge. He credits his “genius” part to reading and observation. Bongo Hip-Hop details that base. It’s another reminder that Bongo Hip-Hop focuses on something a bit different from fame,money and girls. There is still consciousness. Them artists still wanna be the mirrors you see and reflection of you.
Here is Bongo Hip-Hop produced at Bongo Records…Listen and be kind enough to share
No matter your age today, you might have-at certain point heard about The Godfather Of Soul, James Brown. He influenced almost every artist [famous and not famous] you know. To put it simple, he wasn’t just the hardest working man in show business but the “game changer”. He is another good reason to the tale of no matter where you are coming from, where you are going is determined by your vision and attitude. Get On Up.
Like many icons that passed away, now there is a biopic on him titled Get On Up. It is about the life of singer James Brown directed by Tate Taylor and written by Jez and John-Henry Butterworth. The film stars Chadwick Boseman as Brown, Nelsan Ellis and Tika Sumpter.
Chadwick Boseman does an amazing job in this film. In my opinion…he deserves awards for his performance. He took the character deep. You could hear and see James Brown coming “Live”. I recommend this movie. Here is the trailer
Yesterday the world lost one of the people that made it a better place for millions for many years. Robin Williams, the comedian and actor that entertained us for years and was part of our childhood to adulthood lives,died of apparent suicide in California. He was 63.
While he entertained audiences and gave them reasons to smile and laugh, he was burning inside. He was in pain. He struggled with addiction and finally depression took toil on him. He became unhappy and decided to end his own life. As we mourn him,let’s remember to give hope to those who suffers with depression which is part of a great picture of Mental Health. Always watch out for the signs in your friends,neighbors,family members and even strangers. Be there. Offer support and hope.
Rest In Peace Robin Williams.