Kenyan award-winning lyricist Gabiro Mtu Necessary is back after the success of his single “Nitembezee,” which featured Kidis the Jembe. The self-proclaimed president of Kisumu has released a new track entitled “International Local,” which calls on the talents of his producer Videz, of Hybrid Beats.
The song’s music video was released this past Sunday (3/17), and was directed by Crizo Mzeyah. The track itself demonstrates the talents of both Gabiro and Videz. Both have distinctive and dynamic styles, which were well represented on “International Local.”
The song is rooted in traditional Kenyan music, but also incorporates Caribbean sounds to make for a hype and danceable beat. “International Local” has all the makings of a club banger. Regarding the track, Gabiro stated:
“’International Local’ is one of those songs that tries to enlighten us that your favorite international artist was also once a local artist or maybe they still are local but on a much elevated platform that makes all of us see them in that context.”
Check out Gabiro Mtu Necessary and Videz on their new track “International Local.”