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MUSIC VIDEO – THIS IS THE LIFE (Washamba Wenza, Skobo and Ananda)

UPDATE: 13, March 2017: Song Translation of “This Is The Life” now available on Hip Hop Kambi. Also, check out the Skobo Fugee Collection, for more of Skobo’s mziki.

UPDATE: 23, May 2014. Smallz Lethal’s album now available on itunes; Common Mwananchi

Washamba Wenza is a hip hop movement with roots in Dandora. “This is the Life” is a collaborative track between the studios/hiphop families of G’Ganji, Audio Kusini and A-World, featuring an instrumental by Ken Ring. Check out more music from Washamba Wenza, G’Ganji and Audio Kusini/Kusini Recordz. You can download this classic hapa.

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UPDATE (28 July 2013): Check out the new track from G’Ganji, Washamba Wenza and Ananda A-World, WASTE NO TIME (free download).


1. What inspired you to write your verses for “This is the Life”?


Smallz Lethal (Mshamba Mwenza):
12:48pm

Smallz Lethal

yeah man..we cn neva b too busy bro..first, 4 my verse..that is almst the deepest verse av ever written, the kind of meditation we had was maad man. basicaly,i was reffering to hiphop as a person, leting her knw how much impact she has on me n how am gonna b loyal to her..

Ananda (A-World):
2:26 pm

2 my side n as i know hiphop is life, n i simply referred to life as a teacher where i said that thru him, wen i woz a kid, i knew how to tighten my shoe lases when i run not 2 fall…lyfstyles also differ in that we gat hoods livin ths way so in our hood its diffrent and…’this is the life innawi yard!’


Flamez (Mshamba Mwenza):

12:24pm

Flamez Mshamba Mwenza

For the verses my part was actually time am basically writing how i see and feel about stuff.

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2. How did G’Ganji, Audio Kusini and A-World come together on this track?

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Flamez: ON THIS TRACK it was mainly A World and Audio Kusini on Ken rings beat

3. You guys have been putting out high quality music for some time now. What directions do you see the future of hip hop in East Afrika headed in?

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Flamez:
Its growing and for me there is a very bright light at the end of the tunnel

4. How can fans check out your music and support your movement?

Flamez: http://www.reverbnation.com/washambawenza, flamezmwenza@twitter ,flamez mshamba mwenza on facebook washamba wenza

Reverbnation:Smallz Lethal, Flamez, Ananda, Washamba Wenza

Soundcloud: Smallz Lethal, Kusini Recordz

On twitter: @A_WORLDs @Smallzlethal @Flamezmwenza @FUGEESKOBO @snipersp
@audiokusini_AK @KusiniRecordz

Youtube: Smallz Lethal Mshamba Mwenza, Audio Kusini, Ananda

Facebook: G’Ganji Records, A-World Kusini Recordz, Smallz Lethal, Flamez Mshamba Mwenza, Skobo Fugee supporters, Ananda

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SONG TRANSLATION : Kazi Kwa Vijana – Audio Kusini (Kaktus & Mswati)

Kazi Kwa Vijana – Audio Kusini (Kaktus and Mswati)
Translation provided by Jaymo Kusini.

VERSE 1(KAKTUS)

HAWATAKI TUENDELEE…
(THEY DON’T WANT US TO PROSPER)

USIKU HUJALALA FRESHY UNAAMKIA,
(DIDN’T SLEEP WELL,IN THE NIGHT AND MORNING,YOU ENCOUNTER)

MATUSI YA MDOSI ANADAI UMECHELEWA,
(ABUSE FROM EMPLOYER CLAIMING YOU ARE LATE)

KUFIKA KAZINI HAJUI NI UNFARE,
(DOESN’T KNOW ITS UNFARE)

KUENDA HADI JOB TAO KU UNFARE,
(TO GO TO THE CITY JUST TO EARN BUS FARE)

MITAA HAKUNA NAPI
(NO KID’S NAPKINS AT HOME)

NA BIBI AMEKUDARE UKIKOSA KURUDI NA CHAPAA ATAPOTEA,
(THE WIFE HAS DARED THAT IF YOU DON’T COME WITH MONEY SHE WILL RUN AWAY)

PESA HAITOSHI MAKALI UNADOEA NA WAMATHA KWENYE PLOTI KUZIDI KUKUONGEA,
(MONEY IS NOT ENOUGH YOU BORROW LIQUOR WOMEN GOSSIP ABOUT YOU)

WANASIASA DAILY WANAONGEA MBOLEA,
(POLITICIANS TALK GARBAGE DAILY)

NA SISI TUMESOTEWA TUNANANGOJEA KOREA AMA CHINA ILETE ROADS ZA KUKOPESHEWA,
(AND WE ARE BROKE,WAITING FOR KOREANS OR CHINESE TO BUILD US ROADS ON LOAN)

NA HAKUNA MAHINDI SCHOOL FEES IMEPOTEA,
(NO MAIZE ,AND SCHOOL FEES GOT LOST)

VIJANA NINA SIRI MOJA YA KUWATOLEA,
(THE YOUTH,I HAVE A SECRET TO TELL YOU)

KABILA NI MBILI PEKEE MNAKOSEWA,
(WE HAVE ONLY TWO TRIBES THEY LIED TO US)

KABILA YA WAZEE KABILA YA VIJANA,
(THE OLD AND THE YOUNG)

NA HII NI TIME YETU 2030 NI UFALA,
(THIS IS OUR TIME 2030 IS NONSENSE)


CHORUS

EEEH HAWATAKI TUENDELEEE,
(THEY DONT WANT US TO PROSPER)

KAZI KWA VIJANA MISHAHARA KWA WAZEE,
(JOBS TO THE YOUTHS CASH TO THE OLD)

KAZI KWA VIJANA MISHAHARA KWA WAZEE,
(JOBS TO THE YOUTHS CASH TO THE OLD)

VIJANA TUJIPANGE
(YOUTHS ORGANIZE YOURSELVES)

EEEH HAWATAKI TUENDELEEE,
(THEY DONT WANT US TO PROSPER)

KAZI KWA VIJANA MISHAHARA KWA WAZEE,
(JOBS TO THE YOUTHS CASH TO THE OLD)

KAZI KWA VIJANA MISHAHARA KWA WAZEE,
(JOBS TO THE YOUTHS CASH TO THE OLD)

VIJANA TUJIPANGE
(YOUTHS ORGANIZE YOURSELVES)


VERSE 2(MSWATI)

NI MWISHO ,BENG BENG NASIKIA HODI,
(ITS END MONTH, “BANG BANG”SOMEONE KNOCKING)

HUYU MPANGAJI LANDLORD ANADAI KODI,
(THE LAND LORD IS ASKING FOR RENT)

NANYAMAZA KWANZA ILI ADHANI SIKO,
(I KEEP QUIET FIRST FOR HIM TO THINK AM NOT IN)

AKINIGET NA MSHOW NAKALIA DIPO,
(IF HE FINDS ME I’LL LIE TO HIM I AM SITTING ON MY DEPOSIT)

HII NDIO MAISHA SI HUISHI,EITHER UKUWE MWANASIASA AMA UKUWE MWIZI,
(THIS IS THE LIFE WE LIVE EITHER U BECOME A POLITICIAN OR A THIEF)

HAWAIBI TU WANAIBA ZAIDI,
(THEY JUST DONT STEAL BUT THEY STEAL ALOT)

SIO MAFUTA SCHOOL FEES PIA MAHINDI,
(NOT ONLY GAS BUT ALSO SCHOOL FEES AND MAIZE)

HAKUNA MAJI HAKUNA STIMA AJE,
(THERE IS NO WATER,THERE IS NO ELECTRICITY,HOW? )

HAKUNA NGAJI UNGA YA SIMA AJE?
(THERE IS NO MONEY,THERE IS NOTHING TO COOK, HOW?)

SUKUMA WIKI,NYAMA SIO LAZIMA,
(WE EAT KALES,MEAT IS NOT A MUST)

SIASA KFF KAANGUSHA MARIGA,
(POLITICS IN K.F.F BLOCKED MACDONALD MARIGA FROM JOINING MAN CITY)

NIMESHINDWA KU AFFORD TELI 2012 NIKO KWA YAKO NANG’OA RELI,
(I CANT AFFORD A TV SET, 2012 AL BE IN YOUR TV SET LOOTING AND UPROOTING THE RAIL TRACKS)

SO MWANASIASA WE UKIKAM KWETU NIKO MBELE YA UMATI NIKIWIKA HAKI YETU
(SO YOU POLITICIAN WHEN YOU COME TO US AL BE ON THE FORE FRONT OF THE CROWD SHOUTING …“OUR RIGHTS”)

CHORUS

EEEH HAWATAKI TUENDELEEE,
(THEY DONT WANT US TO PROSPER)

KAZI KWA VIJANA MISHAHARA KWA WAZEE,
(JOBS TO THE YOUTHS CASH TO THE OLD)

KAZI KWA VIJANA MISHAHARA KWA WAZEE,
(JOBS TO THE YOUTHS CASH TO THE OLD)

VIJANA TUJIPANGE
(YOUTHS ORGANIZE YOURSELVES)

EEEH HAWATAKI TUENDELEEE,
(THEY DONT WANT US TO PROSPER)

KAZI KWA VIJANA MISHAHARA KWA WAZEE,
(JOBS TO THE YOUTHS CASH TO THE OLD)

KAZI KWA VIJANA MISHAHARA KWA WAZEE,
(JOBS TO THE YOUTHS CASH TO THE OLD)

VIJANA TUJIPANGE
(YOUTHS ORGANIZE YOURSELVES)