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Kenya’s rap band P-Unit plotting a tight comeback

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P-Unit

They came, they rocked and we were blown away. In Uganda, many remember them for that sultry song Kare – heavy on Nonini’s kind of genge.

They took Africa by storm as they kept churning out all those songs that got them nominations at the now defunct Channel O Video Music Awards as well as MTV MAMAs.

But after the monster hit You Guy (A Good One), the group just disappeared; well they did some a song like Bobimba, Love and Weka Weka but that was literally all.

Apparently, the P-Unit has been through a lot since their last monster hit. Made up of rappers Frasha, Bon Eye and Gabu, they’ve gone through personal transitions that even saw one of them start a family.

Ok, this is how it all went down; Bon Eye got married, Frasha and Gabu both went into solo ambitions and thus the silence.

However, the three have regrouped and have released a new song Hold Tight as the debut single off an album they are working on.

The song, Hold Tight is a thumpy reggae/ragga song about friendship. It stays true to the P Unit style of music adding a twist of playfulness.

“Hold Tight is a feel good Genge reggae tune it’s about reassuring the industry that #KikundiSerikali is here to stay amidst all the break-up rumours. I took the time to travel, family time, various business ventures, refresh as a creative and look at things from the outside. Also to work on my solo projects that I will disclose details of soon,” Bon Eye said.

“There is a huge gap in terms of production quality, standards and professionalism, these elements are the epitome of P Unit and Eric Musyoka at Decimal Records,” he added.

Eric Musyoka said of the music projects with P Unit, “We plan to have a single out every two months until December. But look out for the music video for Hold Tight in a months time.”

Eric added, “The brief absence on the scene as P Unit plays well into our strategy and allowed my boys to experiment and push the creative space which they have easily done by releasing bangers that are on heavy rotation.”

“The new P Unit brand as I see it, is more of growth rather than re-branding completely. Our fans have grown, we need to keep growing with them and keeping the HITS and Kenyan street culture that P-UNIT continues to be associated with alive. P Unit is here to stay and will always be the bigger brand, strengthened by individuals who make up the trio,” Bon Eye continued.

Gabu is fresh off the release of his solo singles while Frasha is currently on a countrywide tour of his debut solo album, Dakitare.

Well, P-Unit was a great band at their peak, but will Hold Tight work? Well, you the readers can judge, you have an option of listening to the song, just up there or you may download the three piece single from the link below

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ju0jk6h8u652pxf/AABsU8GrVPE5E7ff5jeGFZpWa?dl=0

*Additional information by Grace Kerongo

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