Abass Kubaff is one of a kind old school Kenyan rapper. He was born in the 70’s in Eastleigh and grown up in Kariobangi South, a neighbourhood in the outskirts of Nairobi. According to himself he has a passion for rap “since the doc said push”, but he officially made his entry in hip hop as Doobeez in 1992. A few years after, Abass Kubaff did the opening concert for Lost Boys, Coolio and Maxie Priest in Kenya and The Spooks and Arrested Development in Europe.
Abass Kubaff stood at the basis of the group K-South, a group he founded with Bamboo – rapper who later worked with Wu-Tang Clan’s former manager Cedric Muhammad in the US. K-South was lyrically untouchable making major noise in the Kenyan music scene between 2000 and 2007 with hits such as ‘Tabia Mbaya’, ‘Kapuka’, ‘Sitaki’, ‘Usilete Compe’, ‘Sitaki’, ‘Kariobhangi’ and the albums 'Nairobbery' and 'Nairobizm'. Abass Kubaff launched his first solo album 'Angabanga' in 2006 and his second album, 'Mr. Abbas', was released in 2009.
Watch the Interview made on before the BLNRB gig in Cologne by anglohili.com
Live recording from BLNRB 12-01-2010:
13.BLNRB.abbas.5.ksouth.mp3 by reboot.fm