|Bamboo gives up Nairobbery
Rapper Bamboo has given up his rights
for the Nairobbery and Nairobizm albums recorded at Samawati studios. He and producer Gich
Boy recently met with Gido Kibukosya and agreed to terminate his contract with Samawati.
His contract stipulated that he has to release three albums in three years with Samawati
before going off to another studio.
He says he did not see the prospects of a third album
coming out soon as long as he was working with Samawati.
"How can we have a third album when there isnt
a second album in the first place? I mean, there is no CD!" he says. He says that if
Samawati agree to let him go they could have both his (K-Souths) album rights.
"They can have Nairobizm and Nairobbery, they can also keep
the money they gain from the album sales or give me what they want. Im not holding
my breath for any money, though." But the other K-South member Jerry Doobies, on the
other hand, is not willing give up his rights yet. He insists on meeting Gido with a
lawyer and going through the contract to see who breached which part of it.
"I need to know what I will get out of
Nairobbery and Nairobizm as both albums are available in the
Uchumi supermarket shelves," he says. Doobies, however, does not intend to work on a
third album with Samawati.
Both Gich Boy and Gido have confirmed that Bamboo has
surrendered his rights. Gido says Gich Boy and Bamboo had spoken to him but he told them
they needed to put the proposal in writing. Gich Boy, who has already started working with
Bamboo, says his lawyer has already started drafting the contract.