Fast-rising Kenyan female rapper Silverstone Barz is out with her new EP and official sophomore project titled ‘Don Bother’.
“Don Bother” is a compilation of six songs with a mix of sound, mood, style and genres. It features hard-hitting Kenyan rappers Timmy Blanco, Boutross and Scar Mkadinali. Tanzania’s Brian Simba and Navie are enlisted as well on the fierce title track that kicks off the project.
According to the Nairobi-based artist, the EP was a result of the persistence of her friends and producers who sent her cool beats that she was jamming to. Then she connected with a few artists, worked on the music and then compiled them to make a body of work.
“The title was influenced by the first song from the EP which felt super hyped and powerful! Also, could mean Don bother, I got this,” reveals Silverstone.
The rapper whose real names are Nicole Barbra hopes that her EP will be critically acclaimed by her fans as she has worked super hard on it despite the challenges of the past year owing to the pandemic. She admits that she has been struggling to make music and link up with fellow artists during this time.
The 24-year-old hitmaker has a couple of releases like ‘Africana’ featuring Victoria Kimani, and ‘Jar Weed’ and recent hit “If It’s On” featuring Boutross under her belt. She describes herself as an urban hip-hop artist with great style, versatility and sound with rap being her specialty.
Double S as she is popularly referred to, featured on ‘Khali Cartel 3’ and it catapulted her to fame. She is thankful to rapper Khaligraph Jones for the opportunity of a lifetime that has changed the course of her career. “Khali Cartel was a major boost for me as an artist and I learnt that putting in work keeps you on top. I have since worked hard to raise my portfolio, improve as an artist and build a solid fan base, “she says.
With this new project, Silverstone is definitely positioning herself as the freshest and most exciting face of East African female rap right now.
Stream “Don Bother” EP below: