Kaya Kenyatta may not have been on your radar, until now that is! Watch out though, because this guy is gonna smash you up; with his gritty no nonsense lyrics, and cutting edge tune. Don’t panic though as this sublime track actually has a positive message. ‘Time Ain’t Up’ was inspired as Kaya Kenyatta found himself, amongst others, caught up in the financial crash, which had a huge affect on his career to become a trainee solicitor. It questions the concept of the ‘American Dream’, which all westerners seem to have adopted; forsaking all others for personal gain! ‘Time Ain’t Up’ is in fact a statement…which we all need to take heed of, reaffirming that no-ones time is up until you’re in fact 6 feet under, and that none of us should let others prevent us from chasing and achieving our goals. Kaya Kenyatta’s way of getting this message across in ‘Time Ain’t Up’ is worthy of critical review for sure. This is reminiscent of Eminem’s early work…but on the next level! Trust me!
Kaya Kenyatta grew up listening to Hip Hop stalwarts such as 2Pac, Young MC, NWA, Immortal Technique, Ice Cube and Dr Dre to name but a few, and one can instantly tell that the old school influences are deep rooted, however his other big inspiration was Bob Marley; and the revolutionary traits that Kaya Kenyatta picked up on can be felt within his music. He also took note of what cutting edge producers were doing during his earlier years; citing Timbaland, DJ Premier, Kanye West and The Prodigy as having a huge part to play in his musical journey.
Born in Belgium to an English father and Belgium mother, Kaya Kenyatta studied at English and International schools, which exposed him to so much that the world had to offer at such a young age. I believe this had a huge part to play in forming such a versatile and well rounded musician. Kay Kenyatta started to spit bars during his university years and continued when he moved to Canada, where he also began producing for a number of years, before returning back to the UK. Kaya Kenyatta’s music is evolving all of the time and I’ve no doubt that you are listening and reading about a future star…right now!
‘Time Ain’t Up’ is available through all major digital outlets.
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