NaKa Shimwino has done it again. after his debut album 'Blacksheep Show', the question on everyone's lips was if he would release another album as good or even better than what turned out to be one of the best Kwaito albums of its era.
Popularly known as Blacksheep in music circles, the lyricist silenced his critics by dropping the exciting 16-track 'Kalyampombo', (roughly translated as a thug in English) which was launched in the north recently.
The album opens with 'Oto Yolo', which is a slow jam featuring his GMP stablemate Gazza and Lil D, one of the most sought after R&B voices.
The fast flowing 'Tifuka' on which Omsaane Nihana, aka Tripo G, brings home his most hilarious part and superb rapping skills, is definitely going to be a hit with those who love to loosen up on the dance floor.
The articulate rapper shows his funny side on 'Ondakolwa', a hilarious track that is likely to be a favourite at parties. Omsaane Niihana, Exit and Gazza join
forces to add value on 'Kumaida', while Blacksheep goes solo on 'I'm Still', which brings out the excellent rapping prowess of Blacksheep.
The talented Newturn makes her reappearance into the industry after a long absence on 'Ninga Ngashi Wahala', as she sings the chorus on what is expected to become a hit with partygoers. The title track 'Kalyampombo', is a way
for Blacksheep to introduce himself to those who don't him in a no holds barred manner.
Kwaito meets Hip Hop on 'C.O.I (Conflict Of Interest)' on which KK and Lil D are the featured artists. KK raps his heart out while Lil D spices up the chorus with his golden voice.
For those of us who love to dance, the lively 'I.C.E' is just the track to get you going. This is one track I really love listening and dancing to. Blacksheep approached Tiara on 'Leave Me alone' while her presence is also evident on 'Infamous Sheep', which also features Buju.
Exit and Mushe are conspicuous on 'Half Past 12', which is an excellent track on which the artists bring out their naughty side.
By roping in some of the biggest players in the local music industry, Blacksheep who is also a football player of note, clearly shows that he is in the music industry to stay.
Definitely one of the big albums of the festive season.