Eight years ago, a relatively unknown rapper released Mmh Baba. The track was and still is a big tune. So much has changed in the last eight years. Physically, you can hardly recognise Kris of eight years ago. His locks are fully grown and he has put on a little weight.
Musically, there has been a lot of maturity. Take for instance his song, Realest, which he released end of last year. The lyrics and the message in the song are impressive.
The same can be said of My Baibe, which was released on Valentines Day, even though it was recorded 5 years ago.
“I wrote and recorded the song in 2012,” Kris told Verse5ve. “I have so many songs in my archives and this was one of them. I did release it but I was in Uganda at that time so I couldn’t push it back here in KE but in Kampala, the song became an anthem in Gospel radio stations.
“The inspiration for the song came when I realized how rare it was to hear a man speak about love from a vulnerable point. By then, I was doing a tour called Tuvuke Tour with Eko Dydda, Astar & DJ Touch where we toured different parts of the country preaching peace and unity.
“At first, I was writing a song to appreciate my mother, but during the tours around the country, I saw how much these gentlemen love their wives and girlfriends. I just couldn’t help but change the concept of the song to make it a song about appreciating all the ladies who stick with their men even through the low seasons.
“It’s one of my favorite songs because it was the beginning of me actually speaking about personal things. So when this Valentine’s came, I just thought of finally just uploading it for anyone who enjoys my content.
Kris says not only is the song one of his favourites, but the video was one of the best he ever did even though it never saw the light of day.
“I wrote the song, made the instrumental overnight, then the next day Carena came and recorded it and mixed it. We shot the video but due to unavoidable circumstances, it never came out. It was the best music video I ever did, Sammy Dee is my witness. But all things work together for good.”
The song features additional vocals by Jaya Awinja.
My Baibe, just like Realest, is that song that will make you long for the next track from Kris.