I get very excited about new talents, like really talented emerging artists. Supernova Music Group &/ProverbMusic.net sent me the track and info. below about the latest addition to Proverb Music Writer’s club, rapper Rugonya.
“Who do this beat?” is what I thought when I first heard the track. Amazing! The first few bars had me saying “wooooooooow!” Ruyonga just completely kills it on his delivery, flow, lyrics et al. Delicious music served fresh always keeps me hitting the replay button. Can I get some more servings? East Africa, I see you all. Keep your emails and songs coming. Thanks!
Ruyonga is a Ugandan-born, US-based hip hop music and spoken word artist whose moniker former moniker “Krukid” was fondly given to him in high school after a basketball accident left his face temporarily disfigured. He was one of the pioneering hip hop acts back in Uganda, with his first group winning a nationwide music competition in 2000. He has won numerous awards and has an extensive performance and recording history, having released three albums in physical and digital retail stores like iTunes, and has participated in shows all across the United States.
He was picked by Rawkus Records as one of the top 50 artists on the internet, and Rawkus helped release his second solo album, AFRiCAN, in 2007. Rawkus Records was responsible for jumpstarting the careers of Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Common and Eminem.
Ruyonga has recorded songs with many national artists including Brother Ali and Slug of Atmosphere, and has shared the stage with Lupe Fiasco, K’Naan, Wu Tang Clan, Grieves and Budo(Rhymesayers) and The Roots. He has performed and spoken in various settings from colleges and night clubs to churches, coffee shops and Howard University classrooms. His powerful live shows consists of anywhere from a single backing dee jay to a full live band with equally engaging supporting acts, depending on the concert size and budget. He has a strong online presence on Google, Bing, Facebook, Twitter and other social networking sites.
About Writer’s Club Competition
“Ladies and Gentlemen it gives me great pleasure to officially welcome Ruyonga into the “Writers’ Club.”
Last month I sent out an open invitation into the Writers’ Club and asked heads to download the instrumental and to submit their own interpretations of the concept.
We had close to 300 submissions and I personally listened to each and every one.
After the 1st listen to this kid I knew we had found our winner! I allowed the process to come to a conclusion and my team and I revisited all the submission which only confirmed what I believed. Ruyonga was head and shoulders above the rest, this dude is the truth!! ((((Clap for him))))
Don’t take my word for it though, listen for yourself.. Ruyonga – Writers’ Club”