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Patrobas

About DUSTVILLE & CRANE GANG AMBASSADOR CALL ME THE DUST TRAFFICKER Biography Patrobas Abilla was born in Kampala Uganda but was raised in the United Kingdom. Patrobas returned to Uganda at the age of 17 where he would remain for four years studying, It was during this period that he fell in love with the beauties of his homeland. After a brief return to the UK Patrobas returned to Uganda To Kickstart his Rap Career. Patrobas's Rapping style is what he would call "Honest, insightful, Relatable, laid-back, tasteful, Raw yet refined and Original" Description "To me Music is more than just an art form, to me music is a way of life. Music has the power to empower and inspire, to uplift and to put us all in a good mood and feel good about ourselves. I don't mind people dancing to my music but i'd rather you listen to what it is im saying and for you to be able to relate with not just what i deal with day to day but what we all deal with". Basic Info Joined Facebook 03/02/2010 Genre HIP HOP/RAP/RnB Members DANNKS & 45 Hometown UGANDA/UNITED KINGDOM Record Label DUSTVILLE RECORDS Influences The Notorious B.I.G, 2 Pac, Nas, Jay-z, Eminem, Joe Budden, D-Block, Slaughterhouse, Ghetts Just to name a few. I like to jam to musicians who have substance to their music thats what inspires me. Current Location KAMPALA,UGANDA

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Aethan

Anthony Ssewabuga better known by the Alias Aethan, is a Ugandan record producer. He started out listening to music through which he grew a penchant for sound and production. His Brother recalls seeing him spending a considerable amount of time listening to a particular song on replay while paying attention to detail, variations and the beat with impeccable concentration which he found boring. He thought music was meant to be enjoyed, not to put one to task. It wasn’t until a friend introduced Aethan to Fruity Loops, a digital audio production workstation in which he picked interest and learnt how to make beats plus more about production. He got his professional start when his brother hooked him up with Klear Kut (Ugandan rap group) in 2007, a move that pushed him to take mainstream production into consideration. Aethan has since worked with artists such as The Mith on So UG, Fire, Big Is Me, Go Hard, and more, Navio on Ngalo, Nnawuliranga, Leka Kwenyumiriza, One and Only, Trouble and much of his catalogue, Klear Kut on Eyo Yange, Independent Woman featuring Peter Miles, Fresh featuring P-Unit from Kenya, worked with GNL on Ani Yali Amanyi, Wololo, Ruyonga on Blood Fire Smoke Vapour, Victory, Lilian Mbabazi on Get Out The Door, Flex D’Paper (with whom they run a partnership in Rapaholix Music), LugaFlow Army on The Aeth Way, AirPorTaxi on 808s & Heart breaks, Don Mc on Yes Yes among others. Aethan has become known for fusing African percussion and artistry with Western electronic and synth sounds cemented by solid drum patterns and an appetite for sampling, a style that he says is as a result of his early musical observations in the works of American production leading men like RZA, Kanye West, Just Blaze with the way they turned Motown classics into heavy hitting rap beats with a soulful fabric, more so Timberland who has continuously re-invented his sound. With such insight, Aethan has gone ahead to create his own lane and localize those ideas, tapping inspiration from the rich sound of the African beat to make music for a global audience. He is currently working on a project that he dubbed “The Aeth Way” in honour of the way he crafts his productions; Aethan produced most of his past works while at College in his hostel room, a factor that he says inspired a unique level of creativity in a setting that was on the users end.

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Chagga

His real names, he goes by the names Kyagambidwa Geoffrey. He describes himself as an all rounder when it comes to music to me I think he might come near to the real definition of a musician. He continues to say he is a simple God fearing and friendly to all classes of people. Chagga studied at Mengo Primary School , Light College Katikamu and Kawempe High. Chagga started singing in Namirembe Cathedral Church Choir (what happened all these guys seem to have started with God), during this time he joined Secondary school where he decided to form an r`n`b group called Extra Grim members included Michael Chris now in UK doing Gospel, Martin Ruteta, quit music went to Campus, Isaac who is based in Germany doing secular music too and lastly Benon the other half of the famous duo Benon & Vamposs. After all this he changed his style and started his journey in the hip-hop scene. He started The Bataka now the Bataka Underground. Now Chagga says before it become Bataka Underground, when it was still called Bataka, they basically rapped in Luganda. At this time the Underground was a separate team. These basically rapped in English. Bataka consisted of Chagga and Larat now in UK and Underground consisted of Momo, Krayzie Native. These two merged to form the Bataka Underground. They were later joined people like Babaluk, Lyrical G and Brian and many more. So at that time hip-hop was not selling or was not yet noticed so he started looking for another style. Chagga started Afro Beat style. He started by backing up Chameleone. Later he and Chameleone formed the Leone Island Crew which consists of guy like Weasel, Mowzey, Mr X, Lizard and many more. During that time, he was releasing singles on Chameleone`s albums like “Yoono” on his “Dorotia album”. All this time he was trying to discover himself.

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TheMith

From an early age, The Mith, showed he had a lot of love for the performance arts, especially music. But it wasn’t until he met the rest of his Klear Kut members that he decided to take his love for music seriously. Along with Klear Kut, they managed to release 3 albums that have received critical acclaim. ‘Mind, Body and Soul’, their first album garnered them 2 nominations at the all Africa KORA Awards (Best Hip-Hop Artist and Revelation of the year), making them Uganda’s first ever group to receive such success. They went ahead to record their second album, ‘K-Squared’ which got them nominations in Uganda’s own PAM Awards and with the release of their first single, Murder of the Crows, the group became Uganda’s first artists to have a video played on MTV Base Africa. And ..Klear Discussions..which they recorded with Percussion Discussion. The album also managed to get them nominated for KORA Awards (Best African Act). The Mith's first solo project in form of a mixtape; September Reign Volume 1, was released in January 2010 going on to receive critical acclaim all over Uganda. The Mith's first Album-The Week of September, under management group Kinetic Management Group was released on 7th May 2012 to a large positive response. Right now, The Mith is working on his second album. Artists We Also Like KlearKut, Navio, Lyrical G, Biggie, P-Square, Unique, Kanye West, Common, Proverb

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Tamba

From the heart of Africa comes the novel sound of a rich panache of music. Tamba brings an atypical feel to a cultural genre suffused with a sundry of folklore sounds from across her homeland, Uganda. Born Sara Mutamba in Kano, Nigeria, Tamba was raised in Uganda where, at a tender age and with her mother’s encouragement and grandmother’s folk influence, she nurtured her affection for singing. She sung occasionally in church with two of her younger brothers and in the year 2000, along with them, formed the acclaimed gospel a capella group ‘SALT’. In it’s four-year lifespan, the soulful group performed in churches, at weddings and corporate events. A Bachelor of Arts graduate from Makerere University and majoring in English literature, Tamba took a break from music and moved to World Vision in Geneva Switzerland, where she took up an internship. She later joined the Global Fund, also in Geneva. She then returned to Uganda and worked for a couple of corporate companies while following her musical dream, a pursuit that seemed frustrating at the time. She again halted her music in 2005 and only resumed singing in 2007, performing at weddings and corporate functions. In 2008 she joined afro-jazz-pop band Qwela as a vocalist and songwriter until 2010 when she begun to cultivate her own forte. In 2011 Tamba launched her solo career and is currently working on her debut album. Fondly described by her fans as ‘the small girl with the big voice’, Tamba is a rare gem. Her passion for African sounds has persuaded her music and songwriting into a wealthy blend of authentic African artistry.

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Engyma

Jolly while seething with rage. Enygma is a complex walking contradiction. Often delightful and modest but conceited and obnoxious enough to talk of himself in the third person. ENYGMA is an enigma. This dude performs with a facemask, which has kept his identity away from the public. That is how he chooses it to be. His fascination with thug poetry and rap began in primary school. And he is fast becoming one of Kampala's beloved rappers. At this point in his music career, Enygma does not have to struggle to prove anything. He is already getting there, with an endless array of classic beats that rekindle memories of MC Hammer, Tupac Shakur and the like, blurring the lines between rap's underground affinities and modern hip-hop. His album, Enygma of the State, sounds like a conflicting tug-of-war between the Ugandan MCs he features, with him lyrically dominating the whole album as the rest clean up the remains. Although the 16-track album features renowned rappers like Navio, The Mith, Young Nick and Keko, he topples them with his unique lyrics. Hustler's Night, the fifth song on the album, is a better demonstration of Enygma as a younger sibling surpassing the renowned MCs, his older siblings. This gives the album a triumphant and celebratory touch. Corporate Flow featuring Jay Kay and Young Nick is consistent with old school hip-hop beats, commending and praising a corporate in a tie going to the studio after work because he has passion for music. Could he be talking about himself? Well, he is an enigma this one. The other tracks tackle some really serious topics. See the World is an impressive glimpse into urban homicide, other deaths and disasters. Smile of a Child fails to sound out because of a contrived chorus, thanks to Naava, who does it. However, Demise, still featuring Jay Kay, makes a difference with the modern day moving beats of the west coast as it questions MCs for unnecessarily flaunting their fabricated possessions to the innocent listener. Ultimately, Enygma of the State is a very noble attempt at unity, but its variation stalls the project, resulting it into a recording that buckles under the weight of its own pressure. But he won't lose because he has got catchy punchlines any hip-hop fan as keen as I am, will tug onto in appreciating the real MC Enygma is.

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Flex D’Paper

Name: Alex “Flex D’Paper” Qwesigabo Birth Date: 19th Jan 1990 Nationality: Ugandan Profile: Growing Up in Kampala, Flex was influenced by the vibrant rap scene to take on a passion that he has had throughout his Childhood. He began rapping at the age of 12, but would later form a group named The Rapaholix with his High School Mate Dasper Cosine. While in Senior 3 at Seeta High School, Flex won The Buzz Magazine High School rap competition. This was in the same period that 50 Cent released his ‘Get Rich Or Die Trying’ debut album, which according to Flex was a great inspiration in his pursuit of a rap career. He started writing his original rap songs and produced his first record, ‘Take Me Away’ featuring Liz Ann in 2009. The Take Me Away video went on to receive heavy rotation on local television networks, introducing Flex D’Paper as a player in the game, and attracting the media’s attention. The song’s success led to a review of the video in the Saturday Vision’s Teens Segment on the 17th of April 2010, and Sunday Monitor’s T-VIBE Segment scripted the Lyrics to the Song on the 26th of September 2010. This further opened doors for Flex into the Kampala Hip Hop fraternity as he would later guest star on different artists tracks and Mix tapes, like CHANNEL O Africa’s “top most” number 6 radio presenter 2013, Brian McKenzie’s Rude boy Mix tape Vol.1 that featured a sorted range of Kampala’s rap acts from KORA nominated Klear Kut , SONY MUSIC artist, KEKO, B.F.E’s BigTril, G.N.L, Mun.G, Lyrikal Proof among others. A year later, through Don Mc, a Hip Hop artist, Flex met Aethan a young talented record producer who’s worked with most of Uganda’s Hip Hop Artists and helped elevate rap careers, notable of them are; Navio with whom he produced Ngalo, Respect, Tuli Mu Kintu, Nnawuliranga, Dream featuring Chameleone among other songs, G.N.L. with whom he produced Ani Yali Amanyi, Wololo featuring Julianna, The Mith with whom he produced So UG, Fire, Big is Me, among other songs, Lyrical Proof with whom he produced Smile, Mon Mc with whom he produced Ssitidde, Keko ,and a bunch of other Artists. With Aethan’s Production Flex recorded ‘Burning’ featuring Dasper Cosine as his first song which went number 1 on East Africa TV’s Top Twenty, was number 10 on UBC TV’s Top 40 videos of the year 2011, Jam of the week on UBC Tv the Uganda national tv station , and normal rotation on local TV Stations. Flex followed Burning with ‘Party Life’ which swiftly climbed Kampala’s Hip Hop and Rn’B Charts, and was number 1 on 88.2 Sanyu FM’s Africa’s Finest Countdown presented by Big Ben. He later recorded the remix to PARTY LIFE featuring Bigtril, Klear Kut rapper the Mith, Hip Hop canvass winner s.p, Dasper Cosine and Don Mc. He later recorded ‘Follow Me’ produced by Aethan still, a Chart topping Smash Hit with Uganda’s Rn’B Sensation Toniks which went number 1 on 88.2 Sanyu FM’s Africa’s Finest Count down, HOT 100 countdown and at number 1 on 97FM RadioCity’s Official Top Twenty Countdown #TTC presented by CHANNEL O Africa’s “top most” number 6 radio presenter 2013, Brian McKenzie . And also in the top ten songs during celebration of #TTC ‘s 50th show hosted by Mckenzie and voted by Radiocity listeners. Number 10 on Mister Deejay (CHANNEL O TOP TEN MOST RADIO PRESENTER NUMBER 3 IN AFRICA) SNMS show (Saturday Night Mix Show) songs of 2012. The video to FOLLOW ME has been number one on URBAN TV SHOW “TOP BANGERS” presented by Dj Bush Baby, and even TOP SONGS on WBS tv show Jam Agenda. The video was also been number 1 on the UBC TV the country’s national television, top ten songs show “GROOVE MIX” presented by Calvin D’ Entertainer. The video is also currently getting airplay on CHANNEL O TV Bassment show mixed by Ugandan award winning Dj Aludah and played around Kampala night spots. Flex D’ Paper teamed up with Aethan productions again and released another single featuring Martha Smallz Of AIRPORT taxi which has made it to different radio station countdowns around Kampala such as Sanyu FM, Xfm, Radiocity, Magic FM ,Hot 100 ,98FM, Arien FM and other radio stations around East Africa. Flex together with the Rapaholix Music team compiled the different songs they had produced. They called this compilation the “EVICTION NOTICE”, and released it on 25TH DECEMBER Christmas day. This was put online for free download and this pushed the brand further. The video to Shutting down towns was released the next year, 2013 .At the prestigious CLUB VENOM in Kampala a premier that was attended by BET 2013 NOMINESS Radio & Weasel, Navio, MUN G, Enygma , top fashion designers and many more top artistes and celebrities from Uganda. This video made it to the countdown for Urban TV presented by Dj Bush Baby as number one and has been on for 2 months. It has also been number one most played song according to Kampala sun news paper for in night clubs by Djs and also radio stations for the month of May. The video also made it to number one spot on Urban TV “smash” show hosted by Former Big Brother Africa housemate Kyle Duncan. It was also number two on the Hottest Videos Chart countdown by Uganda’s Leading daily, The New vision of 15th June 2013 and number 7 on the hottest songs countdown voted by the teens among very many more countdowns in Uganda and East Africa. It is getting heavy rotation on all Ugandan TV stations and East Africa. It’s on this same day the list of HOTTEST RAPPERS/ MC’S voted by teens dropped making FLEX D’PAPER NUMBER 10 on the list that featured Uganda’s best emcees, like Navio and Keko. He has also featured on top collaborations like SPIT by producer Aethan featuring Cyno MC (End of the Week mic Champion) and St. Nellysade a song that made it to different radio station countdowns. Reference: Saturday Vision June 15 2013 Flex was also recognized by BUZZ MAGAZINE 2013 the leading teen’s magazine across UGANDA among the “NEW STARS” to watch out for. Flex has shared a stage with GOOD LIFE, CHAMELEONE, P UNIT, MADTRAXX, AMANI, KLEAR KUT, ALLAN TONIKS, MUN G, VAMPOSS, CINDY, JAKIE CHANDIRU, LILLIAN, KEKO, YUNG MULLO, BRENDA NAMBI, AIRPORT TAXI, ENYGMA, among other great acts. Currently flex is working on his solo album with production from Uganda’s best producers Aethan , Sam Lamara and many more great producers. Videos. 1. TAKE ME AWAY feat. Liz Anne 2. Burning feat. Dasper Cosine and Trace (with cameos from multiple award winner Navio,The Mith, JB, Unique, Aethan and JT) 3. Party life feat. Big trill and Daisy 4. Follow Me feat Allan Toniks (a multiple award winner and channel o award nominee) 5. Shutting Down Towns feat. Martha Smallz Merchandise Rapaholix snap backs, T shirts, polo shirts, sweat shirts, baseball jackets, hoodies and more have been made by Flex in different designs which have made Rapaholix Clothing line and designs a household name in Uganda, with celebrities such as musicians like Enygma, Djs like mister Deejay, Dj Aludah, DJ Urbanstar, TV presenters, Radio presenters like Bigtril, Mckenzie, Cynthia, King Shovon Malcom and also have been used in TV series like DECPETION and THE HOSTEL among other celebrities that have put them on. These designs have also crossed over to the fans that purchase the clothes for comfort, pleasure and also to show their support for the RAPAHOLIX. Education: Lohana academy for Primary school Greenhill academy for primary school Seeta High School for O level St.Mary’s Kitende for A level Makerere University BIT (bachelor’s degree in Information Technology)

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Jay Arc

Jay arc was born March 13th 1993 to Ugandan parents. At an early age, his engrossment in music activities through school performances(Music, Dance and Drama) and other functions, vented his passion to take on music as a career. It's through these activities that he started mastering his music skills as he transitioned through his teenage life that was circled with diverse choices. As years passed on, Jay Arc's appetite for rap and reggae music momentously started increasing as his writing skills matured gradually. Jay Arc's affiliation to Hannz Tactiq of Hannz Records in 2009 sparked a serious-minded musical journey as words of encouragement guided him through a lot of blocks. Under the wings of Hannz, Jay Arc started recording his songs that opened the never ending music voyage. One of his most recognized songs titled "Ndi Wakabi" echoed his maturity on the music scene as many entertainment portals like radios and newspapers appreciated his then speck work. Since then, Jay Arc has worked with several recognized producers like J.T of YEGO Productions, and recently Aethan and Sam Lamara also known as Samurae who have produced some of his recommendable music projects like HATER among others. Jay Arc's music passion is limitless as he tries to float on different genres of music.

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Viboyo

Viboyo Oweyo Is a Music Legend, One of the Best to ever Do it, He Has seen em come & Go, He has Prevailed through the Storms experience Viboyo's experience

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Fille

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Deejay Jo

Deejay JO is a Ugandan Male radio personality and deejay born in Kampala. He hosts Livewire (Friday, 9pm-1am) on Radiocity 97fm: The biggest Friday Night DJ Mix show in town, where his dj set is a balance of different genres of hit music from all over the world. Together with Mckenzie and Sal, this show has grown to become the town’s ultimate weekend starter. I also host Black & Proud (Saturday, 4pm-6pm) on Radiocity 97fm: A celebration of African talent, where it’s an all African affair, focusing on Music of artists from the continent. Join my parties by following me on twitter www.twitter.com/jo_deejay and www.facebook.com/Deejayjolive

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