It’s Pisces SZN again! That’s how Vallerie Muthoni’s nu project blasts off in your ears. Bold and fierce like Sasha Fierce, the young black queen is back to show us some new drip and flow in 2019.
If you’re like me, then you secretly listen to new music to learn about the artist and find things you can relate to. Well step aside and watch as Brown Suga flexes her different sides in her latest EP. Which she released on her birthday – 14th March 2019 – as an ironic gift to us.
Her debut project the Wavey Soul was not even a year old yet. In August 2018, she introduced us to her soulful R&B side as well as her hardcore hip-hop vibe: Vallerie Muthoni is a singer, rapper, and deep thinker.
The 5-track EP is a declaration of who she is – the wavey soul who is as deep as the ocean and as beautiful as the sea. You could say she has fully embraced her zodiac water sign.
That’s why Pisces SZN is the perfect continuation.
In her new project, she explores her versatility as a young Kenyan musician through four distinct chapters. Legendary Shit (with a clean version for radio) is for the true hip-hop fans. On top of a bouncy trap beat, she declares she’s the hip-hop queen and her crown still fits. Why? She’s been working hard and never plans to quit.
In the energy-packed verses, she shouts out Zazibar for their natural organic drinks. And reminds you about her opening performance at Burna Boy’s Thrift Social concert in Nairobi. Just in case you forgot.
In the second chapter, she transforms into an R&B diva. New Flex is about moving on after a love gone wrong. She sinks deep into her emotions like a true Pisces baby. Thank God she’s found some New Flex as her waves never die – a clever reference to her first EP.
The R&B track also has a future bass outro just like her 2018 hit song Brown Suga. Where she confessed she might take your man though it’s not the plan.
She couldn’t help herself. Brown Suga finally hops on the Afrobeats bandwagon in Spicy Szn. The third chapter carries a Masego sax vibe – she’s a huge stan according to her Twitter. There are rumours that he performed in Nairobi on May 2019 thanks to her fervent tweets and prayers.
Back to Spicy SZN; this groovy jam is sure to send you to the dancefloor. It features Kenyan rapper/ producer TAIO with his slick lines and the sultry songstress LE RU with her honey vocals. Meanwhile, Vallerie flexes about being a goddess who lives lavish and only likes finer things, including men.
But to be honest, she only got time for the dough.
Directed by the talented Natasha Ayoo, Spicy SZN won best music video of the year at the UnKut Africa Hip Hop Awards 2019. And you can see why when you watch the fun video filled with some of your favourite Kenyan artists.
A Milli Refix is a special one. You do not anticipate the live instrumentation by Victor Kimetto on the legendary Lil Wayne beat. Brown Suga spits some more confident bars on the familiar instrumental and sprinkles some Gikuyu spice to honour her Kenyan roots. She even pays respect to conscious Kenyan rapper Jason Kali cause he was a lion.
She performed this unique hip-hop refix live for the first time during her birthday party at MUZE club on Friday 15th March. To be honest, I didn’t know how banging it was until I heard it at home on my speakers.
That night at MUZE, I was too busy admiring her all-black outfit and bold confidence on stage. She’s so sure of herself you just want to watch her all night and vibe. And it translates into her fresh NuNairobi music.
KrissiO, YonasKbeats and Ransom Beatz made this short and sweet EP too spicy. It was recorded, mixed, mastered and co-produced by the audio master himself Jaaz Odongo. Yup, this is legendary shit. So go low and download Piscez SZN on Mookh to support a Kenyan queen and her new drip.
It’s technically no longer Pisces season (Feb 18 – March 20) but it’s still spicy szn. And what a spicy year it has been for Brown Suga. I mean, she’s performing at Kilifi New Year 2020! What more could one need?