To all Ugandan Hip-Hoppers, fans and well-wishers, here is one man you ought to respect. He has been doing Hip-Hop since 1996 and still going on. Those that have been following Luga-flow have memories of his performances at DV8, Sabrina’s Pub, and Nsambya Sharing hall. Sylvester Sly of the popular Sylvester and Abrams duo is one of the very few Hip-Hop artists that have specialised at doing real Hip-Hop with a conscious message to the fans.
In his own words, Sylvester says that he was inspired by the late DJ Berry, Late Philly Lutaaya both from Uganda. He also admired Redman, Methodman and Vanilla Ice all from America. Sylvester is credited for inspiring a whole new generation of Luga-flow artists in Uganda today. He is currently working on his first solo album titled Twagalane. It has songs such as Twagalane and Otamanyi among others. This new album is expected to be out any time from now. He also plans to hold a Hip-Hop concert this year.
Here is part of his profile
Sylvester and Abramz were the first rappers in Uganda to fuse Hip-hop with Theatre (Hip-Hop Theatre) in the Literature play called King Oedipus by the Sophocles, and organized by Alliance Françoise Kampala in 2001. The play had 3 weekend shows and one of the biggest audiences at the National Theatre because it was on the schools’ syllabus. The Hip-hop Theatre fusion was a unique and new experience that no student would have wanted to miss. Click here for full profile.