Juliani 'Masterpiece' Album Review

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Written By: Brian Sikulu

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Hip Hop artist Julius Owino, artistically known as Juliani, ranks among the most celebrated musicians in Kenya. His contribution to the growth and development of the country's music industry is landmarking. Juliani is credited for being one of the key pioneers of musical activism. He describes himself as a passionate artist whose objective is to transform people and communities through the power of art.

Juliani's music career has been punctuated with record-breaking hit songs and albums. One of his most successful albums was 'Masterpiece' which dominated the airwaves and music charts for a long time. The project which houses 12 songs showcases Juliani's diversity and artistry at its best.

The rapper targets different audiences in the album. The songs have been written in English, Swahili, and the popular slang Sheng. The majority of the songs address the theme of religion. Juliani through creatively tailored lyrics and a well-articulated slow rap enlightens society on matters of Christianity.

According to the rapper, 'Masterpiece' was not just an ordinary music project for him. It was a summation of the skills and lessons he had gained through his music career as an artist. The album presents the finest version of his artistry. Listening to the project, one can clearly tell that Juliani invested a lot of time in producing each of the songs.

Renowned music producers Eric Musyoka, DJ Octave, and Dushman Koko were behind the production of the album. Musyoka who enjoys a long-term professional relationship with Juliani worked on the majority of the songs. The two enjoy a fluid chemistry that can almost be sensed in their songs.

Here is the tracklist for Masterpiece:


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