The famous Taki Nakati Hitmaker, Tipsy Gee in an interview with SPM Buzz, promised his fans to stop sampling beats when making his music.

This comes after several online users accused Arbantone musicians of lacking originality and sampling beats from popular songs from back in the day.

Tipsy Gee defended Arbantone artists by saying they only sampled beats because that is what their fans demanded.

” Arbantone is not about sampling beats, tulisample old beats first juu hio ndio kitu fans walikua wanapenda. Mafans walikua wameanza kupenda old school beats….consumer is always right.” he began.

According to Tipsy, as the genre grows in popularity, musicians are starting to create rhythms for their songs.

He added that his recent songs like Taki Nakati and Kufinish Kumalo beats were original and that is what he aims for.

” But ukiangalia movement yangu, Kufinish Kumalo is an original beat, Taki Nakati yenye inalaunch sahi is an original beat,” he said

Tipsy went on to say that he dislikes sampling and would only comply with his followers’ requests. Additionally, he assured his followers that he would stop sampling tracks.

” But me I promise my fans personally sitakua nasample na nikisample inabidi, ni mafans wameitisha. But I am not a fan of sampling me napenda original beats,” he declared to his fans


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Following Gengetone’s passing, which was also quite popular in Kenya at some point, Arbantone became more popular in Kenya.

It was a combination of old-school Jamaican riddims with Gengetone lyrics, backed by more modern, post-pubescent rappers that used Gengetone rhymes and creative imagery less skillfully.

A-list musicians in Kenyan music appeared to be catching on to the sound’s growing popularity.

Rapper Khaligraph Jones hailed the subgenre, stating that Arbantone is the greatest thing on the market.

Arbantone musicians have identified their niche, studied their market, and comprehended it.

They also understood that millennials, Gen Zers, and curators now classify their musical choices based on mood, lyrics, and cultural signifiers that personally resonate with them, rather than identifying with specific genres.

But the thing that everyone is more curious about is how long this new wave will stay around and if it will eventually subside similarly to Gengetone.

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