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Enygma here to take over hiphop

By Vision Reporter

Added 25th September 2011 03:00 AM

ENYGMA is an enigma. This dude performs with a facemask, which has kept his identity away from the public. That is how he chooses it to be.

ENYGMA is an enigma. This dude performs with a facemask, which has kept his identity away from the public. That is how he chooses it to be.

By Martin Kanyegirire

ENYGMA is an enigma. This dude performs with a facemask, which has kept his identity away from the public. That is how he chooses it to be.

His fascination with thug poetry and rap began in primary school. And he is fast becoming one of Kampala’s beloved rappers.

At this point in his music career, Enygma does not have to struggle to prove anything.

He is already getting there, with an endless array of classic beats that rekindle memories of MC Hammer, Tupac Shakur and the like, blurring the lines between rap’s underground affinities and modern hip-hop.

His album, Enygma of the State, sounds like a conflicting tug-of-war between the Ugandan MCs he features, with him lyrically dominating the whole album as the rest clean up the remains.

Although the 16-track album features renowned rappers like Navio, The Mith, Young Nick and Keko, he topples them with his unique lyrics.

Hustler’s Night, the fifth song on the album, is a better demonstration of Enygma as a younger sibling surpassing the renowned MCs, his older siblings. This gives the album a triumphant and celebratory touch.

Corporate Flow featuring Jay Kay and Young Nick is consistent with old school hip-hop beats, commending and praising a corporate in a tie going to the studio after work because he has passion for music.

Could he be talking about himself? Well, he is an enigma this one. The other tracks tackle some really serious topics.

See the World is an impressive glimpse into urban homicide, other deaths and disasters.

Smile of a Child fails to sound out because of a contrived chorus, thanks to Naava, who does it.

However, Demise, still featuring Jay Kay, makes a difference with the modern day moving beats of the west coast as it questions MCs for unnecessarily flaunting their fabricated possessions to the innocent listener.

Ultimately, Enygma of the State is a very noble attempt at unity, but its variation stalls the project, resulting it into a recording that buckles under the weight of its own pressure.

But he won’t lose because he has got catchy punchlines any hip-hop fan as keen as I am, will tug onto in appreciating the real MC Enygma is.

Enygma here to take over hiphop

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