Stand Out from the Crowd

Hey whats up! Here is a piece i’ve written in a mixture of swahili and sheng’ (Kenyan slang). It’s about my desire to stand out from the crowd and be a better lyricist, statesman…and generally, a more productive person.

Nataka nistand out

Katika hii crowd, nataka nistand out,

kama lyricst mreal, emcee ill,

nikichange a bunch of lines, into pucnhlines,

nataka nistand out, na technique moto,

kuliko za immortal technique,

katika hii crowd, nataka nistand out,

bila doubt nikipewa microphone nibattle one-on-one na KRS1,

watu wabaki wakisema am the one who won,

nataka nistand out, bila words kufumble,

hata nikizidi kupata more fans nizidi kuwa humble,

katika hii crowd, nataka nistand out,

hata long after am dead and gone kama Dedan Kimathi ,

nistand out kama ile monument ya Tom Mboya

in their history books wani-include,

nataka nistand out, kama ndula imepakwa Lude…

 

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