VIDEO : Muthoni Drummer Queen - Elevate
Kenyan rap queen Muthoni Drummer Queen releases a brand new single "Elevate". This track is the 7th and final single & music video from MDQ's 12-track feminist manifesto SHE. Produced by Swiss producer duo Greg “GR” Escoffey and Jean “Hook” Geissbuhler, the song is an uplifting ode to Nairobi, its creatives and their collective dream of a bigger and better environment for their craft.
The black & white themed video showcased as many people, places and vibes from Nairobi, displaying the city in it’s everyday hustle mode. Enjoy:
This feel good, head-bopping track is inspired by an old school hip hop sound, and is reminiscent of something Q-tip or DeLaSoul would vibe out on.
Muthoni’s delivery – switching from a slow sing-song approach to the razor-sharp rap delivery- hugs that track perfectly, allowing for the lyrics and the beat to seamlessly merge into each other. Muthoni says, ‘I just want for people grinding at their craft, their business or their hustle to see it come to fruition. I want this work (Elevate, and SHE at large) to inspire a generation of people who love themselves, believe in themselves and who legitimately make a great life doing what they love. “
Meanwhile, MDQ is on a world music tour and is set to perform in France, Switzerland, Rwanda and Nairobi (10th edition of Blankets and Wine).