Swahili song Cheza – X Plastaz (African rap)

October 27, 2008 by  

No Bongo flava: strictly Tanzanian hip hop with Kiswahili and Maasai lyrics.

Latest video by Tanzanian rap group X Plastaz who toured the world with their trademark Maasai hip hop style. After the conscious rap song Nini dhambi, the new video Cheza (‘dance’) is about having a good time. It shows rare on-stage and behind-the-scenes footage from their tours in Europe (Brussels, Amsterdam, London), South America (Brazil: Rio and Salvador) and Gabon (Libreville at Gabao hip hop festival).

With raps by the late Faza Nelly and a beat made by Dutch producer Kid Sundance with a sound reminiscent of Slum Village or Jdilla / Jay Dee.

Edit: Marc Schapink, post production: Thomas Gesthuizen (J4) & Paul Kempe.
Song produced by Kid Sundance

NB this clip is slightly off sync, a youtube problem. I will try to upload another format that will cause less sync issues.

See www.xplastaz.com and www.myspace.com/xplastaz for more about X Plastaz.

Duration : 0:3:52


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19 Responses to “Swahili song Cheza – X Plastaz (African rap)”

  1. sarahgfan24 on October 27th, 2008 2:34 pm

    This TYBASH poster …
    This TYBASH poster is such a hypocrite. First of all, he’s Black (How dare he use the N word all over Youtube!) He’s also a closeted gay who was trying to court this Filipino girl but got rejected, so now he’s posting all over Filipino videos saying that Filipinas don’t shave their crotches, etc. He’s a ing racist misogynist!

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  2. danielle1105 on October 27th, 2008 2:34 pm

    RIP faza nelly, i …
    RIP faza nelly, i wish he was alive…

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  3. KingBida on October 27th, 2008 2:34 pm

    Still Xpz wherever. …
    Still Xpz wherever. for ever..
    Rest i p.FAZA

    Tule tunywee tusahau shida zetu.

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  4. tybash on October 27th, 2008 2:34 pm

    Hi ni karee kari jo …
    Hi ni karee kari jo!
    Si jokes aki ya mungu,,,,

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  5. fluffaduck on October 27th, 2008 2:34 pm

    cheza namna hii
    cheza namna hii

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  6. kamesan on October 27th, 2008 2:34 pm

    Not bad.
    Not bad.

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  7. KingBida on October 27th, 2008 2:34 pm

    Hili ni kundi kubwa …
    Hili ni kundi kubwa la kwanza la muziki wa Real African hip hop [sio swahili flava] Lenye makazi yake Arusha Tanzania-Ingawa memba wake wametawanyika dunia nzima. Hukutana mara moja moja tu kwa kazi moja tu, ya kuchana[Kuburudisha na kuasa] and then, hutawanyika kuendelea na shughuli/ pilika pilika za kila siku.Hawaishi pamoja lakini ukiwakutanisha kama kawaida kwa jinsi walivyo skillz lazma walipue mioyo ya watu.

    Bida
    ex- xplastaz

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  8. popspie on October 27th, 2008 2:34 pm

    man they must have …
    man they must have smoked like mofos on tour in amsterdam :D 5/5 nice

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  9. kenyanhottie on October 27th, 2008 2:34 pm

    kuna mtu mwenya …
    kuna mtu mwenya anaeze ku ongea swahili????

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  10. neopandorex on October 27th, 2008 2:34 pm

    Translation, i need …
    Translation, i need that!

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  11. N1TEMAR3187 on October 27th, 2008 2:34 pm

    i dont kno wut they …
    i dont kno wut they sayin but i bet they gott madd skillz

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  12. Ramaponda on October 27th, 2008 2:34 pm

    Mad respect to …
    Mad respect to these guys..bongo hiphop at it’s finest…it don’t get no better.

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  13. maudyboy on October 27th, 2008 2:34 pm

    big up to yunus and …
    big up to yunus and lesikar

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  14. africanmessiah on October 27th, 2008 2:34 pm

    I love this …
    I love this ers!!! keepin’ real soooo bad!! love you guys!

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  15. maudyboy on October 27th, 2008 2:34 pm

    doesnt gsan live in …
    doesnt gsan live in usa now?

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  16. ronburgandythe3rd on October 27th, 2008 2:34 pm

    Hawa warap vizuri …
    Hawa warap vizuri eti, hata Mmasaai!

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  17. Alex on March 10th, 2011 2:14 am

    Great song. I don’t know every word but I know the basic meaning. Those kid rappers r rlly skilled!

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  18. simutowe kakula on December 12th, 2011 1:30 pm

    i like swahili languege,so i want to learn it

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  19. Dietmar on March 4th, 2012 8:17 pm

    How you pronouns Mrs or Miss in Swahili? I just sart to learn Swahili, as my second langauge! my first langauge is German!

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