Lyn Jay - Ni Kubaya by RawMusicInternational Here is the track Ni Kubaya, "It's Dangerous," by underground hardcore rapper Lyn Jay. Balancing single motherhood in Kenya with a rap career, Lyn brings a righteous fury and honesty you don't often hear. This song warns women about AIDs. As Lyn Jay said in our interview, "You can see a guy and he looks fly, but you can't know what's inside." The old cliche takes on a whole new meaning in a place with one of Kenya's highest infection rates. Produced by LaFam, this is the underground at its rawest. Check the jump for English lyrics (translated by Ozzy Dan).
And speaking of Raw (or just strange), look forward to an update about our going away party in Obunga yesterday. Let me just say it looked more like Raw Music Preschool and Nursery than the hardout rasta party I had imagined with Rankin T...
Ni Kubaya, by Lyn Jay
Chorus: Talk to me Speak to me Open your heart Let’s walk together It’s dangerous Guard your life It can kill you
Sometimes being “cunny” (cunning) with life helps Instead of being notorious and end up crying (???) Your life is left in shit but you’re still proud of it It’s dangerous Life is not the way people hype it up to be Because good things come and go He’s a great guy And he’ll flirt with you You bring yourself He says “Come in peace” Enjoy, you came, But know you’ll go in pieces You thought he was in And celebrated your win You got stuck in a muddy spot I’m surprised, you have been caught today You think you’ve got him When it’s you that’s been got
Ni kubaya (it’s dangerous) man
I’ve seen you from a distance Like “Vision 2030” (Kenya development plan) And this time if you don’t believe me Just know you’ve run out of luck (?????) These are not the times to give You f___ off Hope you’ve changed your gear And taken a stand Put a speed regulator on yourself Ladies make sure you’re “guarded” If you’re ever horny And those who want a little something Should get a middle finger You don’t get these things by mere luck Don’t mind them Some of them just love circus games It’s like getting infected from watching too much TV Or some idiot trying to soil your CV Ignore stupid flirty stories That say you got goodies and booties And that you should put them to work They’re just for pissing and also a little fun Ignore that guy Don’t let him confuse you
It’s dangerous Guard your life It can end abruptly Your friends remain as you fade away Day in day out More enemies than friends When I speak the truth It’s like an insult to others When I’m quiet They say I’m ignoring them Cheap politics is like the constitution debate (Kenya’s new constitution) When you walk around your hood you have to watch your back Because behind you someone is hunting My advice is to adjust your side mirrors One on each side You become like Jesus (symbol of the cross) Between Jesus and Peter You will not be seen (“And he passed between them and they did not see him”, Bible quote) You are compared with what you preach Treat them like VIPs Cause to them it’s like a disease Life can overburden you Know it’s dangerous Sorry my queen