Kwesigabo Alex Julius aka Flex D’Paper is set to release his new ‘Kampala Boy’ musical album on 10 December 2021 after his first mixtape release in 2012.
The passionate hip hop artist who attributes his inspiration to Jay-Z, said that although he’s a bit nervous, he's also excited to present his long-awaited work to his fans.
“Being the first album after 10 years, it's crazy because everyone expects the best from it. When we put out the trailer, we got a lot of comments and suggestions from television stations, blogs and everyone excitedly had something to say about hip hop in Uganda.”
“Honestly I wanted to release the album last year but I couldn't because of Covid. I've been talking about this album since 2012 but I would end up releasing some of its songs as singles. So the sound that I am releasing on this is mostly from last and this year,” the rapper said.
Flex acknowledged that there is a lot of support from fellow hip hop musicians and fans locally, adding that they plan to host the ‘Eno Hip hop Festival’ once again in December 2021.
“Last year we had Khaligraph Jones from Kenya, Kadiatou Claudine from Sweden and Navio from Uganda so we had really good support because by the end of the weekend we had over 20,000 views online which shows support from people. This year, we want to give a chance to young rappers,” he said.
Flex D’Paper is also an entrepreneur and runs a line called Rapaholix clothing that specializes in making hoodies, t-shirts, sweat shirts and backpacks. He says the brand was created to promote Ugandan material. He is also part of the Koncrete Media Company that started last year and does multimedia and production of television series.
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