In the ever-evolving realm of Ugandan Lugaflow, St. Nelly-Sade, born Nelson Nsubuga, stands as a beacon of creativity. Closing out each year with his signature Rap Up, he effortlessly transforms the happenings of the past 12 months into a lyrical masterpiece. The 2023 edition Rap Up, much like its predecessors, is a testament to his prowess in storytelling through rhythm and rhyme.
Yung Jey Basalesale, the maestro behind the beats, once again collaborated with St. Nelly-Sade, infusing the 2023 Rap Up with an unparalleled creative touch. As the track unfolds, it becomes evident that this dynamic duo has concocted something truly special.
The opening sequence is gripping, featuring the resonant voice of the Kabaka of Buganda, Ronald Edward Frederick Kimera Muwenda Mutebi II. His call for unity echoes through the verses, setting the stage for a lyrical journey that captures the essence of the year gone by.
St. Nelly-Sade, with his trademark style, delves into the core of 2023. From headline-grabbing current affairs to the most controversial social discussions, he weaves a narrative that encapsulates the year’s diverse tapestry. The Pretty Nicole vs Queen Kaftah feud, the DNA sagas, and the Karamoja iron sheets saga in parliament are just a glimpse of the topics he skillfully navigates.
The track also serves as a poignant tribute to the luminaries lost in 2023. St. Nelly-Sade pays homage to Jajja Ichuli, better known as Isma Olaxess, a prominent blogger, and dramactor Kato Lubwama. In these verses, their legacies are immortalized, adding a touch of solemnity to the rhythmic celebration.
St. Nelly-Sade’s 2023 Rap Up is more than just a musical recap; it’s a cultural commentary, a rhythmic time capsule that captures the spirit of a transformative year. As the beats drop and the verses unfold, listeners are taken on a journey through the highs and lows of 2023, experiencing the magic that only St. Nelly-Sade can conjure with his words.