“I’m a man who believes that I died 20 years ago. And I live like a man who is dead already. I have no fear whatsoever of anybody or anything.”
Do the above words mean anything to you? No? Well, they should now. That’s how Octopizzo, one of Kenya’s biggest new school rappers starts his new song ‘Pull Up’.
Its video hit YouTube on Saturday, April 8, 2017.
But its not Octopizzo, whose killer punchlines are well known in Kenya and beyond, who originally said the words. Those are the words of Malcolm X, an African-American Muslim minister and human rights activist who died in 1965.
The Kibera born and bled emcee, a multiple hits maker, decided and cleverly so, to use Malcolm’s voice in the new track, capturing the listener/viewer’s attention right at the very beginning of the song.
“Tumeng’ara.. wameparara..” is just a few of other lines that make sure you listen to Octopizzo for the remaining of this future hit. The creative three-minute video is just but a bonus.