Jungle Fever Makes Isolation Bearable
Octopizzo dropped another new album last week. It’s titled Jungle Fever, arrives as a 15-track project featuring guests such as Idd Aziz on the first song ‘Good Morning Africa’ , Owino Kitoto, and song bird Suzzana Owiyo on ‘Lela’ and Twitter is loving it.
“‘Jungle Fever’ comes only 2 years after the 2018 release ‘Next Year’ and is a new direction for the award-winning rapper. A display of a mature sound, Octo’s interests and love for music are well articulated in this afro-rap rhumba fusion project. The 15-track album features a myriad of artists including the legendary Suzanna Owiyo on ‘Lela’, MAYA on the track ‘Swaga za Wapi’ and ‘Zambe’. Surprise collaborations include the longtime friend Blinky Bill and Gengetone breakout star Zzero Sufuri. Idd Aziz also features on the album, lending his spectacular vocals to three tracks. Instrumentalist Owino Kitoto also features on 49-minute long album.” – CapitalFM
Taking to Twitter, he spoke about project saying ” With this album, I seek to foster a society that values music both as part of universal education, universal language and as an essential expression of the human experience and spirit brought to life by CULTURE.”
The album is timeless, and is a mash-up of old and new creating a symphony of sound that all ages can understand and appreciate. With the drop of the project, Octo has also gifted fans the third video from ‘Jungle Fever’ album dubbed ‘Good Morning Africa’ a collaboration with the talented vocalist Idd Aziz.
On dropping the Album Octo said “With this album, I seek to foster a society that values music both as part of universal education, universal language and as an essential expression of the human experience and spirit brought to life by CULTURE. If you are someone listening from outside Africa it gives you a feeling of urgency to come to Africa & experience the lifestyle, the good, the bad & participate in making the place better. And just like that I’ve dropped a CLASSIC. Tell the Minister of Education to Update the syllabus, Go study that shit.”
“The album comes days after the ‘Noma Ni’ lyrist shared that he had been shortlisted for Grammy Consideration by the Recording Academy. Octo as he is commonly referred to by his fans, is the first East African rapper to receive such a high honor. As previous reported on The Sauce, Don Papichullo is up for consideration in 3 major categories, the second time he has been picked up for consideration by the Recording Academy.
‘Jungle Fever’ proves that more Kenyan acts can use culture as a basis for their commercial music. With many arguing what is the ultimate Kenyan sound, it is clear that our culture should heavily influence the music scene no matter the genre.” – CapitalFM
Heres what tweeter had to say about the Album :
“Just started listening to @OCTOPIZZO‘s new album #JungleFever and maaan. You have to respect the amount of experimentation with the sounds and instruments in the songs. I love the way all the songs have that “African feeling” to them. Also, the bars” – Warrior Rapid
“Every song by @OCTOPIZZO that starts with “STALLION ON THE THE BEAT” is automatically a banger even before his Magestic wordplays.” Timmy Blanco
Sources : Octopizzo, CapitalFM, Twitter