Ugandan rapper Alex Julius Kwesigabo, better known as Flex D’Paper, is gearing up to release his new album, titled ‘Kampala Boy,’ in early December 2021.
Flex D’Paper’s upcoming album “Kampala Boy” is his first album in all the years he has been doing music. Dating back to the release of his first song in 2010.
Flex released a mixtape titled “Not For Sale” in 2016 on which he featured top Ugandan and German artists.
A Pass, Navio, Levixone, Bigtril, and Martha Smallz, among others, contributed artwork to “Not For Sale.”
Flex D’Paper revealed to us that his long-awaited first solo studio album, ‘Kampala Boy,’ will be released on December 10, 2021.
The soft-spoken rapper hopes that ‘Kampala Boy’ elevates Ugandan Hip Hop so that everyone notices the genre’s many hidden top talents.
Kampala Boy Album by Flex D’Paper
“This project is my battle cry for Ugandan Hip Hop to get noticed out there. Most genres are a bit more popular than Hip Hop here in Uganda and yet there is a lot of talent in Ugandan Hip Hop. This album is a showcase of that,” Flex notes.
However, ‘Kampala Boy’ is more sonically and topically diverse than Flex’s 2017 mixtape ‘Not For Sale.’
Flex D’Paper is known for his uncomplicated and easygoing personality and way of life. That is evident from the list of collaborators he has on this project.
The sound is diverse, with features from top acts such as Fik Fameica, A Pass, Navio, Keko, Shena Skies, and Kemishan, among others.
In addition, the list of producers who worked on the album demonstrates the album’s diversity. As Flex’s longtime producer Aethan Music, Mio Made, Nessim, and Sam Lamara all appear, among others.
The album contains new soundtracks for the youth, love sounds, Afro-beat, low key energy vibes, and the typical Flex D’Paper trappish Hip Hop sound.
Kampala Boy Album Trailer
For a change, Dancehall and Ragga elements can be found on the tracks featuring A Pass and Kemishan.
In addition, all of the songs on the album were recorded at Icon Studios. The mix and master at Konkrete in Europe and Uganda.
Global superstar Swae Lee has already endorsed the album in a skit in which he emphasizes Flex’s status as the “Kampala Boy.”
Flex claims that we can expect a much “matured version” of himself. The sounds and topics, as well as his vocal strength, are mature.
Flex says that the number of songs to expect will be revealed to listeners when the album is released in December.
“The album took me longer than expected and Covid19 only made it worse. However, we give thanks to God that we’re finally here. The title “Kampala Boy” comes from where I was born and raised. I’ve been in this city my entire life, I know the ins and outs and have experienced joy and pain in this city. It built and shaped me to the man I am. This album is a representation of that. I’m a product of my environment and that will be noticed on the album.” Flex narrated
In conclusion, we think the album will be great and we are looking forward to it.