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What Is This

By Takeover Arts
A podcast where we deconstruct the Kenyan and African music scene and all its intricacies.

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EP75: Season Finale, Protests In Africa & Kenyan Movies On Netflix
This week, Pepper and Victor discuss all the things going on around the world starting with the Nigerian protests concerning police brutality to the outcries from the DRC to our own Kenyan situation.  They also speak on the state of the industry concerning sexual violence after reports and accusations implicating some of Kenya's biggest industry players surfaced in the past week. They finally talk about music that has been released in the year and who has had the biggest year in music plus much more. Follow What is This Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatisthispod/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/whatisthispod All previous episodes here: https://lnk.bio/97zA Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ke/podcast/what-is-this/id1378080206?mt=2
1:29:31
October 23, 2020
EP74: International Podcast Day, Talent in Music and New Nonini Album
This week, the podcast was recorded on International Podcast Day. Pepper and Victor discuss the state of the podcast industry in Kenya and what the future holds.  They also discuss the most important factors in becoming a successful musical act, does talent matter? If so, then how much of it is necessary? Follow What is This Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatisthispod/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/whatisthispod All previous episodes here: https://lnk.bio/97zA Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ke/podcast/what-is-this/id1378080206?mt=2
1:17:28
October 2, 2020
EP73: COVID Perspectives, New Music and Rise of Influencers
Pepper and Victor are back with weekly episodes. This week, they get a bit serious discussing their life in quarantine and lessons drawn from it. They also discuss all the music released this year. Follow What is This  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatisthispod/  Twitter: https://twitter.com/whatisthispod  All previous episodes here: https://lnk.bio/97zA  Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ke/podcast/what-is-this/id1378080206?mt=2
1:26:18
September 25, 2020
Why We Went Silent.
Pepper 5 and Victor update their listeners on why they went MIA and an update on when they will be back. Follow What is This  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatisthispod/  Twitter: https://twitter.com/whatisthispod  All previous episodes here: https://lnk.bio/97zA  Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ke/podcast/what-is-this/id1378080206?mt=2
06:16
September 18, 2020
EP72: COVID19, Investigations and Plandemics (Feat Clay OG Stoner)
Pepper is joined by Kenyan rapper and entertainer Clay OG Stoner as they discuss the recent COVID19 pandemic and how it has impeded on 2020 plans. Follow What is This Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatisthispod/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/whatisthispod All previous episodes here: https://lnk.bio/97zA Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ke/podcast/what-is-this/id1378080206?mt=2
56:17
July 12, 2020
EP71: Rise of a Dreamer, Effects of Pandemic & Growth (ft Nene K)
After a long break, we are back. This week Pepper is joined by Nene K as they discuss the current climate for music, issues concerning artist knowledge and royalties and much more. Follow What is This  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatisthispod/  Twitter: https://twitter.com/whatisthispod  All previous episodes here: https://lnk.bio/97zA  Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ke/podcast/what-is-this/id1378080206?mt=2
59:12
June 14, 2020
EP70: Beat Kings, First Quarter Review & Sampling Sagas (Ado Veli Podcast)
This is a pre recorded episode. Pre COVID-19 lockdown. During this time, we'd like to urge you to stay safe and extend our thanksgiving to the medical fraternity for their service during this pandemic. Let us all play our part in reducing the spread of this disease. This week Pepper and Victor are joined bu Pesh, Kare and Adoveli from Ado Veli Podcast. They discuss their journey doing the podcast and the challenges faced in the industry. They also discuss the current happenings of the Kenyan music industry with their outlook for the coming months of the year 2020. Follow What is This Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatisthispod/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/whatisthispod All previous episodes here: https://lnk.bio/97zA Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ke/podcast/what-is-this/id1378080206?mt=2
1:53:27
April 11, 2020
ONGEA SUMMIT 2020: Musau of AD Family
This interview was recorded on location at the 2020 Ongea Summit held at Sarit Centre on February 23rd. Pepper and Victor spoke to AD Family manager Musau about the success of his camp, upcoming projects and what it takes to manage artists in the country. Follow What is This Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatisthispod/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/whatisthispod All previous episodes here: https://lnk.bio/97zA Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ke/podcast/what-is-this/id1378080206?mt=2
24:02
March 10, 2020
ONGEA SUMMIT 2020: Shukid
This interview was recorded on location at the 2020 Ongea Summit held at Sarit Centre on February 23rd. Pepper and Victor spoke to Kenyan rapper and songwriter Shukid about the longevity of music and what it takes to create music that transcends music. Follow What is This Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatisthispod/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/whatisthispod All previous episodes here: https://lnk.bio/97zA Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ke/podcast/what-is-this/id1378080206?mt=2
24:24
March 10, 2020
EP65: Growing up Abroad, Forming Bahati Bookings & Vibes (feat Baraka)
This week Pepper and Victor are joined by Baraka AKA Swahili Papi who is part of the group Bahati Bookings. They talk about his experiences growing up abroad and the effect it has on his music. They also discuss harassment in the music industry and its effects on relationships in the industry plus much more. Follow What is This Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatisthispod/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/whatisthispod All previous episodes here: https://lnk.bio/97zA Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ke/podcast/what-is-this/id1378080206?mt=2
1:15:39
March 7, 2020
ONGEA SUMMIT 2020: Mwalimu Gregg Tendwa
This interview was recorded on location at the 2020 Ongea Summit held at Sarit Centre on February 23rd. Pepper and Victor spoke to Mwalimu Greg Tendwa on the importance of mentorship in the music industry. They also discussed the aspect of cultural awareness and identity and the impact this has on musicians. Follow What is This Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatisthispod/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/whatisthispod All previous episodes here: https://lnk.bio/97zA Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ke/podcast/what-is-this/id1378080206?mt=2
35:12
March 3, 2020
EP64: Radio Politics, Musicality in songs & The Death of Radio(feat Darya Kish)
This week, Pepper and Victor are joined by Kenyan musician and radio personality Darya Kish as they discuss her radio and music career. They talk about the evolution of Radio in media and what part it plays in her music career among other things. Songs Played: Intro: Rush- Darya Kish Outro: Vibes-Darya Kish Follow What is This Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatisthispod/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/whatisthispod All previous episodes here: https://lnk.bio/97zA Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ke/podcast/what-is-this/id1378080206?mt=2
1:33:03
February 29, 2020
ONGEA SUMMIT 2020: Martin Nielsen
This interview was recorded on location at the 2020 Ongea Summit held at Sarit Centre on February 23rd.  Pepper and Victor spoke to Martin Nielsen, CEO of Mdundo about the inception of Mdundo, Kenyan consumer habits and challenges facing music consumption and streaming in the country. Follow What is This Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatisthispod/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/whatisthispod All previous episodes here: https://lnk.bio/97zA Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ke/podcast/what-is-this/id1378080206?mt=2
21:40
February 27, 2020
EP63: Podcast Beef, Surviving Nairobi & Classic Albums (feat DJ IV and Hafare)
This week, Pepper and Victor are joined by fellow podcasters Hafare and DJ IV from Surviving Nairobi. They address issues surrounding podcasting in the country, the hustles of city life and music. They also talk about relationships and the state of the music industry plus much more. Songs Played: Intro: Vipingo - $b Outro: Cold Weather- Guga Follow What is This Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatisthispod/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/whatisthispod All previous episodes here: https://lnk.bio/97zA Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ke/podcast/what-is-this/id1378080206?mt=2
2:00:23
February 22, 2020
EP62: Crocodiles, Record Deals and Ganji Monopoly (feat Croco)
This week Pepper and Victor host Kenyan rapper, producer and engineer Croco as they discuss his debut album 'Ganji Monopoly' and discuss his upcoming album launch. They also talk about his record label, Croco Media and the challenges of running a label and what it takes to be signed by a major among other things. Songs Played: Intro: Ganji Monopoly- Croco feat Oksyde Outro: Toa Form: Croco na Guga Follow What is This Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatisthispod/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/whatisthispod All previous episodes here: https://lnk.bio/97zA Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ke/podcast/what-is-this/id1378080206?mt=2
1:22:17
February 15, 2020
EP61: New Year, Rewriting History and Consumer Fatigue
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OUR LISTENERS.  Welcome to 2020 from us here at What Is This Podcast. To set the year off, Pepper and Victor discuss their whereabouts in this new year. Being that it is February, they had a lot to get to beginning with their crossover plans from 2019 to 2020. They discuss the recent Coronavirus and its effect on business, World War Three controversy and the death of a legend in Kobe Bryant. Locally, they discuss the recent drama involving Mwalimu Rachael and Sailors lead singer Miracle Baby and Sauti Sol's signing to Universal Music Group South Africa. Finally, they give their outlook of 2020 and what is expected in the New Year plus much more. Songs Played: Intro: Atenshan- Blinky Bill Outro: Omoka- Boutross ft Wakidinali & Mastar VK Follow What is This Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatisthispod/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/whatisthispod Anchor: https://anchor.fm/whatsthis All previous episodes here: https://lnk.bio/97zA Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ke/podcast/what-is-this/id1378080206?mt=2
1:10:04
February 8, 2020
End of Year Special
On this special episode of the podcast, Victor and Pepper have an end of year discussion. They talk about what the decade has been like for Kenyan music and the strides made in the industry in that period. They then discuss their 2019 picks for top albums, songs and artists plus their outlook of 2020.  From all of us at What Is This Podcast, we would like to wish you and your loved ones a Merry Christmas and a prosperous 2020. Follow What is This Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatisthispod/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/whatisthispod Anchor: https://anchor.fm/whatsthis All previous episodes here: https://lnk.bio/97zA Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ke/podcast/what-is-this/id1378080206?mt=2
1:34:09
December 24, 2019
EP60: Managing Ethic, Life on the Road and Gengetone Prospects(feat Johnitto)
This week, Pepper was Joined by Ethic’s manager- John, where they talked about his journey as a talent manager, life on the road, shady deals and the prospects of gengetone as a genre. Follow What is This Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatisthispod/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/whatisthispod Anchor: https://anchor.fm/whatsthis All previous episodes here: https://lnk.bio/97zA Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ke/podcast/what-is-this/id1378080206?mt=2
1:07:56
December 20, 2019
EP59: Enjoyment, Industry Hardships and Recognition (feat BV Accurate)
This week, Pepper and Victor are joined by BV Accurate to discuss his hit 'Enjoyment', challenges in the industry, his next steps and so much more. Plus he gives a sneak peek of his upcoming music. Follow What is This Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatisthispod/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/whatisthispod Anchor: https://anchor.fm/whatsthis All previous episodes here: https://lnk.bio/97zA Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ke/podcast/what-is-this/id1378080206?mt=2
44:42
December 13, 2019
EP58: Industry Cartels and unprofessional Artists (feat Atmosphere Records)
This week, Pepper is joined by Kenyan creative collection Artmosphere records as they talk about Industry Cartels, Exclusive Expatriate locations, Unprofessional artists and much more.  Follow What is This Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatisthispod/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/whatisthispod Anchor: https://anchor.fm/whatsthis All previous episodes here: https://lnk.bio/97zA Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ke/podcast/what-is-this/id1378080206?mt=2
1:06:11
December 1, 2019
EP57: GRAMMY Nominations, Music Group Complications and Getting Cancelled (feat Sir M)
Pepper and Victor are joined by Sir M, a Kenyan producer as they discuss his upcoming projects and his journey through music. They also talk about the 2020 GRAMMY nominations and Africans nominated in the awards, new projects from Bey T, Boutross and Mankind plus much more. Songs Played: Intro: Kagwe Mungai- Miss Obi Outro: Sir M & Jo' N -4 Me Follow What is This Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatisthispod/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/whatisthispod Anchor: https://anchor.fm/whatsthis All previous episodes here: https://lnk.bio/97zA Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ke/podcast/what-is-this/id1378080206?mt=2
1:35:47
November 21, 2019
Let's Pretend (feat Mankind)
This is a special episode of the podcast where Pepper and Victor are joined by The Mane and The Cloak of Mankind as they discuss and review their Debut album Let's Pretend. They discuss the album creation process, their best songs and expectations of the album plus much more. The album can be found on Mookh here. (https://mookh.com/album/lets-pretend) Songs Played Intro: Heaven- Mankind Outro: Good Old Days-Mankind Follow What is This Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatisthispod/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/whatisthispod Anchor: https://anchor.fm/whatsthis All previous episodes here: https://lnk.bio/97zA Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ke/podcast/what-is-this/id1378080206?mt=2
1:54:58
November 15, 2019
EP56: Semantics, New Albums and Concerts (feat. Ammar)
This week, Pepper and Victor are joined by Ammar of Thee Sessions Podcast. They discuss upcoming events in December, upcoming albums and their best albums of the year. They also talk about the rise of brand endorsements in music plus much more. Follow What is This Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatisthispod/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/whatisthispod Anchor: https://anchor.fm/whatsthis All previous episodes here: https://lnk.bio/97zA Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ke/podcast/what-is-this/id1378080206?mt=2
1:35:18
November 14, 2019
EP55: Forgetting Lyrics, Cliques and Love For Music (feat K Izrael)
This week on the podcast, Victor is Joined by Kenyan artist K Izrael. They talk about his musical beginnings, his artistic growth and influences. Thay also discuss the importance of being multi faceted as a musician and what it takes to make good music and much more. Songs Played: Intro: Vuji Gang- K Izrael (ft Bussa) Outro: Reckless- K Izrael Follow What is This Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatisthispod/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/whatisthispod Anchor: https://anchor.fm/whatsthis All previous episodes here: https://lnk.bio/97zA Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ke/podcast/what-is-this/id1378080206?mt=2
1:07:21
November 7, 2019
EP54: Alter Egos, Femcees and Writer's Block (feat Vallerie Muthoni)
On this episode, Victor is joined by Vallerie Muthoni to discuss her journey in the industry, her alter ego, Brown Suga and moving through controversy in the industry. They also discuss her writer's block how she creates her music, her favorite artists and rappers and what she is planning for the remainder of the year. Songs Played:  Intro: Spicy SZN- Vallerie Muthoni (ft Taio & Le Ru) Outro: Alcohol-Michael Carpenter (ft Swahili Papi & Andia) Follow What is This Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatisthispod/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/whatisthispod Anchor: https://anchor.fm/whatsthis All previous episodes here: https://lnk.bio/97zA Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ke/podcast/what-is-this/id1378080206?mt=2
1:22:35
November 4, 2019
EP53: Gengetone Classics, Marathon Runners and Tax Write-offs (feat Sandra Mwateni)
After a couple of weeks off, Pepper and Victor are back to the podcast. This week, they are joined by their long term producer Sandra as they discuss Eliud Kipchoge's marathon exploits in the INEOS 1:59 Challenge. They have an in depth discussion of Gengetone and issues surrounding the emerging genre among many other things. Songs played: Intro: Nyashinski-Marathon Runner Outro: Brace-Alone (ft Rafiki The Poet) Follow What is This Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatisthispod/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/whatisthispod Anchor: https://anchor.fm/whatsthis All previous episodes here: https://lnk.bio/97zA Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ke/podcast/what-is-this/id1378080206?mt=2
1:07:52
November 1, 2019
EP52: The OGs, Stolen Phones and Church Girls (Feat Grace Unah)
On this episode marking a whole year of recording,  Victor and Pepper are joined by Grace Unah, who was featured on the pilot episode of the podcast. They catch up on life over the year and discuss Grace's come up. They also discuss the recently held Tusker Oktoba Fest, how the event was and why it was a success. This leads to a discussion of the growth of Kenyan music as a direct consequence of #PlayKeMusic and what that ultimately means for the music industry plus much more. Follow What is This Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatisthispod/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/whatisthispod Anchor: https://anchor.fm/whatsthis All previous episodes here: https://lnk.bio/97zA Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ke/podcast/what-is-this/id1378080206?mt=2
56:45
October 10, 2019
EP51: Punk Rock In Kenya, Pentagrams and Screamers (feat Willy Ojiro of Powerslide)
On this episode of the podcast, Pepper and Victor are joined by friend of the show, Willy Ojiro of the Kenyan punk rock band Powerslide as they discuss the rock scene in Kenya, his debut album, Cheshire Grin and his upcoming sophomore album. They also talk about the perception of rock music in the world and why rock gets a bad rap.  Follow What is This Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatisthispod/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/whatisthispod Anchor: https://anchor.fm/whatsthis All previous episodes here: https://lnk.bio/97zA Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ke/podcast/what-is-this/id1378080206?mt=2
1:02:59
October 3, 2019
EP50: The Big 50, The Business of Events and Influencer Rate Cards. (feat Dennis Kibet)
THE BIG 50!  Thank you to all our listeners for the support they have shown through out this journey even as we continue to grow and provide you with quality content.  On this episode, Pepper and Victor are joined by Dennis Kibet who is Lead Creative at Imagination, a branding and events company in Kenya. They discuss his history in hosting gigs and what it takes to pull off a successful event in the country. They also talk about how there are little laws governing the events space in the country. They finally discuss the role of social media influences in business and how much they are paid for digital campaigns. Follow What is This Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatisthispod/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/whatisthispod Anchor: https://anchor.fm/whatsthis All previous episodes here: https://lnk.bio/97zA
1:02:28
September 26, 2019
EP49: Gourmet Dining, Sports Betting and Social Media Detox (feat Rumasha Beni)
On this episode, Pepper and Victor are joined by Beni of Kivu Cafe as they discuss his podcast and his entrepreneurial endeavors. They discuss sports betting and its link to male suicide in Kenya and why that is the case. They also get into discussions of how many young people are addicted to their smartphones plus much more. Follow What is This Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatisthispod/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/whatisthispod Anchor: https://anchor.fm/whatsthis All previous episodes here: https://lnk.bio/97zA Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ke/podcast/what-is-this/id1378080206?mt=2
1:02:56
September 19, 2019
EP48: Jua Cali, Cancel Culture and Best of the Decade
On this episode, Pepper and Victor are reunited as they discuss in brief, Jua Cali's new album, Mali Ya Umma. They also talk about Twitter shenanigans and cancel culture and what it means. They also give their ratings of the best artists from 2010 to now in an end of the decade discussion. Follow What is This Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatisthispod/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/whatisthispod Anchor: https://anchor.fm/whatsthis All previous episodes here: https://lnk.bio/97zA Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ke/podcast/what-is-this/id1378080206?mt=2
34:06
September 16, 2019
EP47: Pepper's Whereabouts, Top 50 Kenyan Rappers and Classic Albums (featuring Liam)
This week, Victor is by himself as Pepper goes missing in action. Liam, the podcast's social media coordinator joins the podcast to discuss The Jumpoff's Top 50 rappers list and the criteria for ranking rappers in the country. They also talk about classic Kenyan albums and what that means plus much more. Follow What is This Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatisthispod/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/whatisthispod Anchor: https://anchor.fm/whatsthis All previous episodes here: https://lnk.bio/97zA Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ke/podcast/what-is-this/id1378080206?mt=2
1:06:34
September 5, 2019
EP46: Origins, CMOs & Royalties and The Future Of The Industry (feat MUSYOX)
This week on the podcast, Pepper and Victor travel to visit legendary Kenyan music producer and entrepreneur Eric Musyoka popularly known as Musyox. They discuss the recent fiasco concerning music royalties  in the country and what it takes to successfully run a label in Kenya. Follow What is This Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatisthispod/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/whatisthispod Anchor: https://anchor.fm/whatsthis All previous episodes here: https://lnk.bio/97zA Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ke/podcast/what-is-this/id1378080206?mt=2
49:42
August 29, 2019
EP45: Season Three Finale
Victor and Pepper sit down on the season finale of the third season of the podcast as they discuss their favorite moments of the season. They also discuss upcoming plans for the season. They also talk about the controversy surrounding the royalty payments made by Kenyan CMOs to artists and what can be done to remedy the situation. Follow What is This Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatisthispod/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/whatisthispod Anchor: https://anchor.fm/whatsthis All previous episodes here: https://lnk.bio/97zA Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ke/podcast/what-is-this/id1378080206?mt=2
1:18:31
August 22, 2019
EP44: Ghostwriting, Record Deals And Wamlambez Controversy (feat Brian Nadra)
This week on the podcast, Pepper and Victor are joined by Brian Nadra as they discuss his record deal with Decimal Records, working with Musyoks and his writing credits in the mainstream scene. They also discuss the popularity of Wamlambez and being caught up in the middle of the controversy surrounding the phrase. Follow What is This Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatisthispod/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/whatisthispod Anchor: https://anchor.fm/whatsthis All previous episodes here: https://lnk.bio/97zA Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ke/podcast/what-is-this/id1378080206?mt=2
1:36:23
August 15, 2019
EP43: Veganism, Marijuana and The Global Conspiracy Theories (feat Clay OG Stoner)
On this episode of the podcast, Victor rejoins Pepper for this fun filled episode featuring Umoja's own Clay OG Stoner. They discuss a range of topics from why Clay turned to veganism, his marijuana activism and his music. Songs Played: Intro: Chunga Kibeti- Clay OG Stoner and Makona  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KU2WYiM94kE  Outro: Niko High- Clay OG Stoner feat S3cr3t, Kapella, Liquid Flows, Kay Green https://open.spotify.com/track/6VQkqFYTShUdzOaps2LQQM?si=_NMf5J0hQMaoT_UAPHiIjw Follow What is This Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatisthispod/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/whatisthispod Anchor: https://anchor.fm/whatsthis All previous episodes here: https://lnk.bio/97zA Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ke/podcast/what-is-this/id1378080206?mt=2
1:57:46
August 8, 2019
EP42: Wabebe Hit Makers ,Trapuka ,Their 1 Billion valuation & Washing Vixens With a Water Hose. (feat 34 Gvng)
34 gvng join Pepperfive and discuss their genesis and how they are representing their hood - Donholm. They talk about challenges they are facing as an upcoming group . And what they have in store for their fans. Follow What is This Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatisthispod/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/whatisthispod Anchor: https://anchor.fm/whatsthis All previous episodes here: https://lnk.bio/97zA Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ke/podcast/what-is-this/id1378080206?mt=2
54:15
August 2, 2019
EP41: Legalize it? Lukorito’s Rap debut And The Importance of having a ‘Mbogi’ (feat Lukorito & Chevy Kev)
On this episode, Pepper was by himself for the first time. He was joined by Xpresso’s Lukorito and Chevy Kev a rapper with several projects and former member of Duke and Haze. They discuss a myriad of topics from the legalization of marijuana, having a mbogi and composing a hit song. Follow What is This Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatisthispod/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/whatisthispod Anchor: https://anchor.fm/whatsthis All previous episodes here: https://lnk.bio/97zA Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ke/podcast/what-is-this/id1378080206?mt=2
1:26:22
July 26, 2019
EP40: Upcoming Artists, Seraphims and Side Chicks (feat Maev)
On this episode, Pepper and Victor are joined by Maev a Kenyan artist as they discuss Eric Wainaina's recent run in with the law at his event at The Elephant. They also discuss Maev's music career and aspirations among other things.  Follow What is This Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatisthispod/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/whatisthispod Anchor: https://anchor.fm/whatsthis All previous episodes here: https://lnk.bio/97zA Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ke/podcast/what-is-this/id1378080206?mt=2
1:39:51
July 22, 2019
EP39: Rap Personas, State of Hip Hop and Disney Conspiracy Theories (feat Tui and Skibo)
Friend of the show Skibo and Rapper Tui join Pepper and Victor on this week's episode. They discuss Tui's come up, his approach to music and the difficulty of rappers making music in this modern age. They also discuss the current state of the Kenyan music scene and what it takes to succeed in the scene. Follow What is This Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatisthispod/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/whatisthispod Anchor: https://anchor.fm/whatsthis All previous episodes here: https://lnk.bio/97zA Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ke/podcast/what-is-this/id1378080206?mt=2
1:34:25
July 11, 2019
EP38: Ultralight beams, Blowing $3000 and Selling 1000+ CDs (feat Yviona and Brav)
This week on the podcast, Pepper and Victor are joined by Kenyan artist, Yviona and digital marketer Bravin as we discuss her music career, faith, relationship drama and challenges faced in the music industry. They also discuss her upcoming music, her origins and much more. Follow What is This Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatisthispod/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/whatisthispod Anchor: https://anchor.fm/whatsthis All previous episodes here: https://lnk.bio/97zA Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ke/podcast/what-is-this/id1378080206?mt=2
1:17:17
July 4, 2019
EP37: LSD, School Dropouts, Religion and Ethic's Hype (feat Sir M, Njagi and Mich)
This week, Victor and Pepper are joined by Sir M to discuss his new single Sikufeel ft Darya Kish. They are also joined by friends of the show, Njagi and Mich. They discuss the dominant rise of Ethic and their general effect on the Kenyan industry. They also talk about, the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations where Kenya is represented by Harambee Stars among other things. ENJOY AND LEAVE YOUR RATINGS AND REVIEWS .   Follow What is This Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatisthispod/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/whatisthispod Anchor: https://anchor.fm/whatsthis All previous episodes here: https://lnk.bio/97zA Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ke/podcast/what-is-this/id1378080206?mt=2  
1:38:42
June 27, 2019
EP36: YouTube Algorithms, Grants & Fuzzy Computer Logic(feat Mankind)
On this week's episode, Victor and Pepper are joined by the Kenyan music duo of Mankind consisting of Eugene AKA Mane and Brian AKA Cloak as they discuss their music career, their upcoming album plus much more. Follow What is This Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatisthispod/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/whatisthispod Anchor: https://anchor.fm/whatsthis All previous episodes here: https://lnk.bio/97zA Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ke/podcast/what-is-this/id1378080206?mt=2
1:35:26
June 20, 2019
EP35: Obsessed Na Nyashinski (feat Cherryl)
This week, Victor and Pepper are joined by Cherryl as they discuss her upcoming podcast, new music and everything in between. They also discuss new music and happenings in the industry. Follow What is This Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatisthispod/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/whatisthispod Anchor: https://anchor.fm/whatsthis All previous episodes here: https://lnk.bio/97zA Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ke/podcast/what-is-this/id1378080206?mt=2
1:02:59
June 13, 2019
EP34:Do Kenyans spend on their music?(feat Mr Lu and Winslow)
This week, Victor and Pepper are joined by Kenyan artist and DJ Mr Lu and friend of the show Winslow as they discuss Mr Lu's artistic life and process. They also also discuss what it takes to organize a successful event with Winslow. Follow What is This Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatisthispod/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/whatisthispod Anchor: https://anchor.fm/whatsthis All previous episodes here: https://lnk.bio/97zA Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ke/podcast/what-is-this/id1378080206?mt=2
1:27:30
June 6, 2019
EP33: #NuNairobi Origins, Sol Generation's 'Extravaganza' (featuring Eugene from Out The Booth Podcast)
We are back for another episode this week. We faced some technical difficulties and hence we missed an episode. This week, Pepper and Victor are joined by Eugene from Out The Booth Podcast (@OTBpodKe) where they discuss Camp Mulla's influence on the #NuNairobi sound and debate whether they are the originators of the sound. They also discuss Sol Generation's debut single 'Extravaganza' and what it means for their legacy. Follow What is This Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatisthispod/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/whatisthispod Anchor: https://anchor.fm/whatsthis All previous episodes here: https://lnk.bio/97zA Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ke/podcast/what-is-this/id1378080206?mt=2
1:18:07
May 30, 2019
EP31: Kagwe Mungai "Spectrum" Album review, Tanasha vs Bey T
Welcome back to the podcast. This is the first episode of season three where Victor and Pepper discuss the recent beef between Tanasha Donna and Bey T and they also review Kagwe Mungai's debut album 'Spectrum' and much more. Follow What is This Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatisthispod/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/whatisthispod Anchor: https://anchor.fm/whatsthis All previous episodes here: https://lnk.bio/97zA Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ke/podcast/what-is-this/id1378080206?mt=2
1:01:48
May 16, 2019
EP30: Season Two Finale
This being the last episode of the season, Victor and Pepper reflect on their journey through out the weeks. They discuss new music that was released this past week and the rise of female Emcees in the country.  Finally, they review Wakadinali's album Ndani ya Cockpit 2. Find the podcast survey here https://forms.gle/ycoXgJV7La84QeYq8 Follow What is This Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatisthispod/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/whatisthispod Anchor: https://anchor.fm/whatsthis All previous episodes here: https://lnk.bio/97zA Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ke/podcast/what-is-this/id1378080206?mt=2
1:17:39
May 2, 2019
EP29: Tedd walked so Cedo could Fly
This week, Pepper and Victor discuss their Easter weekend escapades and Pepper's birthday weekend coming up. They discuss Beyonce's Netflix documentary and whether she is the greatest performer ever. On this week's discussion, they debate the best Kenyan solo act since 2000 and also the best Kenyan producer in that same period. Follow What is This Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatisthispod/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/whatisthispod Anchor: https://anchor.fm/whatsthis All previous episodes here: https://lnk.bio/97zA Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ke/podcast/what-is-this/id1378080206?mt=2
1:27:13
April 25, 2019
EP28: Mbogi Ya Kimonyoski
This week, Pepper and Victor talk about Ethic's new publishing deal with Universal Music Group via A.I Records and what that means for the young group. They also discuss new artists who are beloved by Kenyans despite their obscene lyrics and much more. Follow What is This Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatisthispod/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/whatisthispod Anchor: https://anchor.fm/whatsthis All previous episodes here: https://lnk.bio/97zA Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ke/podcast/what-is-this/id1378080206?mt=2
1:09:41
April 18, 2019
EP27: Pepper The 'Vixen'
This week, Pepper and Victor discuss the new reality TV series set to grace the screens of East Africa, East Africa's Got Talent, the idea behind it and their predictions on what will happen. They also talk about the new Kenyan sound and Pepper's cameos in a few music videos plus much more. Follow What is This Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatisthispod/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/whatisthispod Anchor: https://anchor.fm/whatsthis All previous episodes here: https://lnk.bio/97zA Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ke/podcast/what-is-this/id1378080206?mt=2
47:21
April 11, 2019
EP19: Decimator
On this episode, Victor and Pepper begin with a brief discussion of The Grammys and their biggest upsets and thoughts of the whole ceremony. This leads to a discussion of music awards in Kenya and music videos in the country. They also discuss Decimal Records compilation album 'Decimator Vol 1', plus much more Follow What is This Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatisthispod/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/whatisthispod Anchor: https://anchor.fm/whatsthis All previous episodes here: https://lnk.bio/97zA Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ke/podcast/what-is-this/id1378080206?mt=2
58:34
April 8, 2019
EP26: The Industry
On this week's episode, Victor and Pepper begin by paying their respects to rapper Nipsey Hussle. They also discuss all the music that dropped at the end of March. This week's topic is the music industry in its entirety and all the legal aspects that go into producing and releasing music and much more.   Follow What is This Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatisthispod/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/whatisthispod Anchor: https://anchor.fm/whatsthis All previous episodes here: https://lnk.bio/97zA Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ke/podcast/what-is-this/id1378080206?mt=2 
1:16:15
April 5, 2019
EP25: Smartphoneless
On this week's episode, Victor and Pepper discuss some brands that have enabled collaborations and also delve into the topic of Nasty c being able to achieve alot withing a small time as compared to his southafrican counterparts in the rap industry. Share , like and subscribe . Thank you . Follow What is This Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatisthispod/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/whatisthispod Anchor: https://anchor.fm/whatsthis All previous episodes here: https://lnk.bio/97zA Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ke/podcast/what-is-this/id1378080206?mt=2
1:06:09
March 28, 2019
EP24: Industry Age
After a week plagued with sad news all over the world, Pepper and Victor sit down to discuss all that and music. First off, the rumoured Rihanna tour in Kenya and speculations of what will need to happen for the tour to happen. They also discuss whether TNT is better than Wakadinali and whether they are the best rap duo in the country. They also review Vallerie Muthoni's new EP Pisces SZN and much more. Follow What is This Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatisthispod/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/whatisthispod Anchor: https://anchor.fm/whatsthis All previous episodes here: https://lnk.bio/97zA Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ke/podcast/what-is-this/id1378080206?mt=2
1:02:47
March 21, 2019
EP23: Cocos
On this episode, Pepper and Victor delve into the Chukua Selfie song which has been dubbed as "The biggest club banger of 2019", what it is about and who is behind it. They also discuss Kenyan brand wars and the role of influencers in the consumer market. Also, they debate on whether Sauti Sol are the greatest Kenyan musicians ever and what death at a young age does to an artist's legacy plus much more. Follow What is This Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatisthispod/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/whatisthispod Anchor: https://anchor.fm/whatsthis All previous episodes here: https://lnk.bio/97zA Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ke/podcast/what-is-this/id1378080206?mt=2
1:00:41
March 14, 2019
EP22: Ma Yo Yo
This episode Victor and Pepper discuss the viral video of Ethic's member, SWAT , and his near-death experience over the weekend. They also pay homage to the Legendary rapper Chris Kantai who passed away and the details surrounding his death. Finally they review  Mayonde's project - Project Purple and much more.  THANK YOU TO ALL OUR LISTENERS ! To purchase Mayonde's EP on Mookh - https://mookh.com/album/f74b80e9-b007-4f30-96c4-04236cba5231                                                                          USE PROMO CODE : "WIT"  TO GET 100 KES OFF YOUR PURCHASE , ENJOY.  Follow What is This Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatisthispod/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/whatisthispod Anchor: https://anchor.fm/whatsthis All previous episodes here: https://lnk.bio/97zA Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ke/podcast/what-is-this/id1378080206?mt=2
1:09:52
March 6, 2019
EP21: Who Takes The Crown?
This week, a heated discussion of a hypothetical rap battle between Khaligraph Jones and Octopizzo ensues. Other topics discussed include the war of words between Akothee and Ezekiel Mutua, how is the current season of Coke Studio Africa doing, and what is behind Sauti Sol's deletion of their Instagram posts? Follow What is This Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatisthispod/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/whatisthispod Anchor: https://anchor.fm/whatsthis All previous episodes here: https://lnk.bio/97zA Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ke/podcast/what-is-this/id1378080206?mt=2
57:20
February 28, 2019
EP20: The Streaming Wars
On this episode, Pepper and Victor  delve into their weekend activities and the events they attended. A discussion on festival culture in the country ensues while they give pointers on what needs to be done. They also review Kenyan streaming platforms including Skiza, Mdundo and Boomplay.  Other topics include Khaligraph Jones and Miss Cashy back and forth on abuse allegations, and how personal life is now being used to fuel careers plus much more. Follow What is This Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatisthispod/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/whatisthispod Anchor: https://anchor.fm/whatsthis All previous episodes here: https://lnk.bio/97zA Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ke/podcast/what-is-this/id1378080206?mt=2
1:05:35
February 21, 2019
EP18: Dundaing
On this episode, Victor and Pepper cover the drama in the Gospel industry surrounding Bahati and Mr Seed & Dk Kwenye Beat and Hope Kid. They also discuss King Kaka's album 'Eastlando Royalty' and much more. Follow What is This Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatisthispod/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/whatisthispod Anchor: https://anchor.fm/whatsthis All previous episodes here: https://lnk.bio/97zA Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ke/podcast/what-is-this/id1378080206?mt=2
54:45
February 7, 2019
EP17: Billdard
This week, Victor and Pepper discuss recent issues with KECOBO as regards to royalties, review Blinky Bill's album "Everyone's Winging It And Other Fly Tales" plus much more. Follow What is This Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatisthispod/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/whatisthispod Anchor: https://anchor.fm/whatsthis All previous episodes here: https://lnk.bio/97zA Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ke/podcast/what-is-this/id1378080206?mt=2
43:17
January 31, 2019
EP16: Where Were We?
We are back for our second season. On this episode of the podcast, we discuss where we were, our 2018 moments and what we have in store for 2019. Follow What is This Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatisthispod/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/whatisthispod Anchor: https://anchor.fm/whatsthis All previous episodes here: https://lnk.bio/97zA Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ke/podcast/what-is-this/id1378080206?mt=2
26:48
January 24, 2019
EP15: Season One Finale
We would like to appreciate the support shown by all our viewers and subscribers. We will resume for the second season in September and this time, we will have guests and a lot of interrsting and cool individuals joining us every week for fun and serious discussions. 5:00 Bad contracts by record labels 13:00 Chasing viral hits 18:05 Publicity stunts 23:12 Recap of Season One 35:15 Chandarana Foodplus Scandal Hot Twos: Victor: Hold me Down-Eric Wainaina https://open.spotify.com/track/2LHaQwjt4XJoUHAjixocz9 Pepper: Strings and Bling-Nasty C https://open.spotify.com/track/1meW3fs5CJdK7MNv4Shl1D
49:24
August 4, 2018
EP14: Shooting Up The Club!
Episode 14 is here. Victor and Pepper discuss the Kenyan media and make light of other topics. 1:00 Concerts in Nairobi CBD 10:45 Appeal of foreign acts 11:50 Touring + Endorsements 24:45 Kenyan media poaching 31:25 Voter Bribes and lack of loyalty 34:50 Intermingling of politics and media 38:40 Shooting up the club Hot Twos Pepper: Juice WRLD - Lucid Dreams https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzB1VGEGcSU Victor: Wakadinali ft Ares66 - Nibebe https://soundcloud.com/foreign-mghetto-mkadinali/nibebe-wakadinali-ft-ares66 Follow What is This Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatisthispod/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/whatisthispod Anchor: https://anchor.fm/whatsthis All previous episodes here: https://lnk.bio/97zA Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ke/podcast/what-is-this/id1378080206?mt=2 Video shot by @michelledonde https://www.instagram.com/michelledonde/
59:26
July 26, 2018
EP13: Need Jesus and his pieces to shine on me
Back to our regurlarly scheduled programming. Apologies for the last video's quality, but now Victor and Pepper are back to their usual location with another episode. 2:20 Kebs by Nyashinski 18:03 Camp Mulla Break-Up 27:40 Octopizzo Instagram Controversy 30:00 Kenyan TV 36:00 Nasty C-Strings and Bling Album Review 01:08:00 Artist Tournament Follow What is This Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatisthispod/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/whatisthispod Anchor: https://anchor.fm/whatsthis All previous episodes here: https://lnk.bio/97zA Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ke/podcast/what-is-this/id1378080206?mt=2 Video shot by @michelledonde https://www.instagram.com/michelledonde/
1:22:48
July 19, 2018
EP12: That's a redundant Argument
This week, Victor and Pepper discuss the Nu-Nairobi scene from Tedd Josiah's perspective and give their own takes on the scene. TEDD JOSIAH REACTS TO #NuNairobi Music [PART 1] || 123SKETCHES https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LF3lOK5QY4w 4:20 Radio and new artists 12:00 Local language in music 19:00 Copying from foreign acts 27:20 State of Nu-Nairobi 32:40 Artist Tournament Hot Twos: Victor: Wakadinali-Ohh Lord https://soundcloud.com/foreign-mghetto-mkadinali/3-ohh-lord Pepper: L.A Jay-Nights Like This(ft Kenana) https://soundcloud.com/john-njenga-4/nights-like-this Follow What is This Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatisthispod/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/whatisthispod Anchor: https://anchor.fm/whatsthis All previous episodes here: https://lnk.bio/97zA Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ke/podcast/what-is-this/id1378080206?mt=2 Video shot by @michelledonde https://www.instagram.com/michelledonde/
1:00:45
July 13, 2018
EP11: Who's the Chicken now?
As promised, here is a video episode for you. This week, Pepper and Victor engage in a tournament that sees some of the biggest musicians from today and yesteryears pitted against each other. 2:10 Going about music distribution 14:09 Songa music app controversy 23:45 Artist Tournament Joined by Sam, Kevin, Sandra & Michelle Michelle: https://www.instagram.com/michelledonde/ Kevin: https://www.instagram.com/kjamesalpha/ Sam: https://www.instagram.com/sam_thamu/ Sandra: https://www.instagram.com/sandra.mwateni/ Follow What is This Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatisthispod/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/whatisthispod Anchor: https://anchor.fm/whatsthis All previous episodes here: https://lnk.bio/97zA Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ke/podcast/what-is-this/id1378080206?mt=2 Video shot by @michelledonde https://www.instagram.com/michelledonde/
52:10
July 5, 2018
EP10: Don't be Share to Shy
This being the last episode without videos, Pepper and Victor discuss matters one hit wonders and other interesting topics. 5:15 Kenyan One hit wonders 30:05 Award shows in Kenya 35:50 The Sophomore Slump 42:35 Formula for a hit song Hot Twos: Victor: Usishangae-Dai X Dasthma https://soundcloud.com/user-136359804/usishangae-dai-x-basthma Follow What is This Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatisthispod/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/whatisthispod Anchor: https://anchor.fm/whatsthis All previous episodes here: https://lnk.bio/97zA Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ke/podcast/what-is-this/id1378080206?mt=2 NB: This content contains explicit language
58:30
June 28, 2018
EP09: SWAT na Matire
With the onset of the cold season, Victor and Pepper delve into issues concerning current music events and speculate on reasons for the cold. Hilarious and serious takes on all issues discussed. Joined by Brandon 6:21 Virality in Kenyan music scene 22:30 Repping your hood 30:09 Music in the political season 44:20 Facebook names of the 2010s 46:15 Bad marketing strategies Hot Twos Pepper: Lamba Lolo-Rekles X Seska X Swat X Zilla https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0ZkjfsQKnk Victor: Badder Man-L.A Jay & Nene https://soundcloud.com/chillertrex/badder-man-la-jay-nene-prod-by-chiller Follow What is This Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatisthispod/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/whatisthispod Anchor: https://anchor.fm/whatsthis All previous episodes here: https://lnk.bio/97zA Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ke/podcast/what-is-this/id1378080206?mt=2 NB: This content contains explicit language
1:01:16
June 21, 2018
EP08: Khaligraph Jones "Testimony 1990" Album Review, How to make a musical Comeback, and The State of the Industry
Apologies for a late release. With the World Cup fever catching on, Pepper and Victor tell us the teams they are supporting and of course give hilarious and serious takes on various issues. Joined by Sam 2:23 Testimony 1990 album review 42:35 Making a comeback to the music industry 49:00 Kenyan artists getting underpaid in local concerts 53:00 The state of the industry 57:50 What teams we are supporting in the World Cup 01:02:10 Ugandan music Hot Twos Pepper: Colours-Jason Derulo (ft Cassper Nyovest) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMAqWQXQZQ8 Victor: Pengs in the City-Osii G (ft Zench Kiid) https://open.spotify.com/track/6qvCyGloG3OEcGpqNFs0FB Follow What is This Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatisthispod/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/whatisthispod Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/whatsthispod Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ke/podcast/what-is-this/id1378080206?mt=2 NB: This content contains explicit language
1:07:40
June 15, 2018
EP07: Kenyan Legacy Acts, Piracy and The world's Number One Bootlegger
Pepper and Victor are back again with another episode. As always, jokes are cracked and serious stuff discussed. Joined by Sam 3:00 Legacy Acts in Kenya 20:15 Kanye Samples a Kenyan on Ye 24:19 Monetization of music 30:29 Avenues of music consumption 43:50 Piracy in Kenya 54:50 DJ Afro: The world's number one bootlegger Hot Twos: Pepper: Nene K-Sometimes (Unreleased) Victor: Urban Bl!ss-Nimechizi (ft Alexis and The African) https://soundcloud.com/urbanbliss/nimechizi Follow What is This Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatisthispod/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/whatisthispod Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/whatsthispod Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ke/podcast/what-is-this/id1378080206?mt=2 NB: This content contains explicit language
1:13:27
June 7, 2018
EP06: Fueling Careers with beef, Relevance of music videos & What is the pink line on Thika Road?
Another fun filled episode with Pepper and Victor. We tackle serious and not so serious topics. Joined by Sam, Stan, Nikki and Sandra 7:00 Rappers fueling their careers with beef 18:20 Pepper breaks down the TGR festival 25:11 The importance of music videos to music careers 38:10 Kenya's underground scene 41:02 Rise in number of photographers 45:30 Safaricom Twaweza live 48:39 Khaligraph album speculations 55:20 What is the pink line on Thika Road for? 1:01:10 Boring club music Hot Twos Victor: K izrael x Bussa- Vuji Gang https://soundcloud.com/kizreal/vuji-g... Pepper: Public Holiday- Hela https://soundcloud.com/public-holiday... Follow What is This Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatisthispod/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/whatisthispod Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/whatsthispod Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ke/podcast/w... NB: This content contains explicit language
1:14:21
June 5, 2018
EP05: Intellectual Property, Censorship and Top Kenyan Producers
This week, Victor narrates his near death experience and he and Pepper delve into other issues. Joined by Sam, Benny, Stan, Nikki and our amazing producer Sandra. 1:25 Victor's near death experience 3:50 Intellectual Property 17:35 Censorship and KFCB 31:41 Sauti Sol retirement + New song 40:57 Top producers in Kenya 47:17 Khaligraph new song a troll 52:12 Recent Kenyan hits Hot Two's: Victor: Vallerie Muthoni-Brown Suga https://soundcloud.com/valleriemuthon... Pepper: Unreleased Public Holiday ft Suziah Follow What is This Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatisthispod/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/whatisthispod Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/whatsthispod Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ke/podcast/w... NB: This content contains explicit language
1:07:44
June 2, 2018
EP04: Showbiz in Kenya, Separating the art from the Artist and Foreign acts living in Kenya
In this week's episode, Pepper and Victor are joined by Ellenor, Sandra, and Nikki as they discuss important and not so important issues. There is no Album review this week but we'll definitely have an album to review. 3:30 Seperating the art from the artist 20:05 Foreign Artists hanging around Kenya 26:48 Showbiz in Kenya 39:00 New Khaligraph Jones album + Sauti Sol low YouTube numbers 44:52 Enhanced body parts Hot Twos Pepper: Brian Nadra-Lover https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OaqwX... Victor: J Mars-Kilos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHeMr... Follow What is This Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatisthispod/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/whatisthispod Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/whatsthispod NB: This content contains explicit language
59:41
June 2, 2018
EP03: Kenyan labels should give artists an advance, Dela 'Public Demand' Album Review
Pepper and Victor give their weekly dosier of the Kenyan industry and their interesting takes on various issues (Sandra is back!) 1:58 Nation Media Group's record label and top Kenyan record labels 13:15 Dela-'Public Demand' Album Review 33:40 MSCK publishing music 38:25 Our favourite Ukambani musicians 42:25 Lack of unity among artists 46:40 Bill seeking to increase percentage of local content in media 53:00 Kanye West and J Cole Kenyan shows Hot Twos by Pepper and Victor Pepper: PRXNCE - To Her https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmbKH... Victor: Sirgini MB - Samba https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHsKi... Comment, like, share and subscribe You can also catch this episode over at Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/ke/podcast/w... Follow us www.instagram.com/whatisthispod www.twitter.com/whatisthispod NB: This content contains explicit language
1:04:17
June 1, 2018
EP02: Ezekiel Mutua's Double Standards, MDQ's SHE album review & Where is Juliani's music ?
In this week's episode, Victor and Pepper had a lot to say. 2:15 Rafiki Film Ban 17:30 MDQ-SHE album review ( Muthoni Drummer Queen's art on her album cover was designed by Michael Soi https://www.facebook.com/Michael-Soi-... ) 32:00 Unproffessionalism by Kenyan producers 36:18 Blink Bill On Sway In The Morning 39:23 Prezzo & Jaguar Beef and New Song 42:00 Tunji's new music 45:18 Otile Brown Relationship 50:50 Juliani Bold Claims on Twitter 53:50 Exclusivity of Kenyan Music 57:00 Songa Music App 1:03:50 Kenyan Album Rollout strategies 1:05:11 Music we are anticipating Music Picks: Victor: ZenchKiid Ft Rammar254- Get Down 04191995 – Get-down-feat-rammar254-prod-by-zenchkiid Pepper: Tunji- Dash www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRFa-RgaPNg Like Share Comment and Subscribe You can also catch this episode over at https://soundcloud.com/whatsthispod/e... Follow us www.instagram.com/whatisthispod www.twitter.com/whatisthispod NB: This content contains explicit language
1:15:24
June 1, 2018
EP01: Kenyan Radio is a sham, Octopizzo In-depth Album Review & Are Camp Mulla trolling fans?
What Is This Episode 01. Victor and Pepper5 delve into issues regarding the kenyan music industry. The following topics are discussed in this episode 01:05 Octopizzo New Year Album Review (Apologies to Kay Green who was refered to by the wrong gender on this episode) 28:55 Avicii's death. RIP 30:25 Rick Ross Kenyan Show 34:25 New Camp Mulla Music? 37:40 Radio Controversy 47:01 New Music: Dave Ndegwa- Kairetu https://soundcloud.com/dave-ndegwa/ka... Public Holiday- Hey Sarah! https://soundcloud.com/public-holiday... Julie Brenda-Looking for a star https://soundcloud.com/user-487956713... 49:22 Revenue streams for local acts 56:10 Ali Kiba Kenyan wife plus Diamond Platnumz arrest 59:05 Weekend Activities Remember to comment, like, share and subscribe You can also catch this episode over at https://soundcloud.com/whatsthispod/e... Follow us www.instagram.com/whatisthispod www.twitter.com/whatisthispod NB: This content contains explicit language
1:01:53
June 1, 2018