Remember Necessary Noize? Kenyan girl Kenyan boy song? The rhythmical beats, Nazizi’s sheng prowess and Wyre’s orgasmic reggae hints throughout the song were to die for. Their ability to bring unique sounds and fuse them to create such a memorable tune that you can sing to decades to come with no qualms is unheard of these days. They were the reigning queen and king of local music sensation and left such a huge mark that you cannot overlook. I remember cutting a section from Saturday nation to obtain their lyrics, back when Linus Kaikai was only a reporter and wearing 50 cent designer clothes was the new Kylie Jenner lips.
I cherish nothing more than family. Okay maybe Kanye West. He is family too, in a way. Well I listen to him more than my mother so he is sort of my father but in music. Every sleepover is more fun than the last and quite interesting. The worst part is when they all leave and the house is reduced to an echo of love, drama and laughter they leave behind. So void and the absence is so profound you can literally hear Baba’s woes from Karen.
For the love of music, we are watching MTV base while chatting away. Stealing quick and subtle looks from the screen while still maintaining the heat of the conversation, base terms the next beats as retro. I dismiss it as one of the Jagged Edge albums I listen to when I feel alone and broke.
“H to the izz-O, V to the izz- A
For shizzle, my nizzle, used to dribble down in VA
Was herbing ‘em in the home of the Terrapins”
The beat drops simultaneously as my jaw in shock and disbelief. Jayz and I go way back, I might even be accused of knowing him better than Bey, according to some sources. If you are wondering whether I’m becky with the good hair, you couldn’t be more wrong. I am Becky with the good hair, Becky with the good nails; Becky with the good heels even Becky with Becky. But I still regarded ‘Izzo’ to be recent and hip, the song is only 16 years young so how it ended up on the chart was beyond me.
Munchkin walks by gracefully with my five inch heels distracting us from our rude awakening.
I didn’t realize how aging works until that song, the soul never gets old they said. Listen wisely they said. You are getting old they never said. When Jayz released THE BLUE PRINT album my nephews and nieces were not even born. Just to drive my point home, it’s synonymous to the iconic Prince and 90s kids. The only purple reign we understand is when wiz Khalifa blows one to the screen.
The age factor is kicking in the door and we are standing right behind it to get that slam in the face. If you can’t rap through Timmy Dat’s hullabaloo and also if you think its hullabaloo, please let us convene at the corner, mothers union is recruiting.
You can text me on Sarahah now until I’m regarded too old to pass the age bar of certain apps.