"Habari Ya Leo" is the first single released by SSK, the Tanzanian Rap group which consist of 3 prolific emcees (Wakazi, Zaiid, P The MC) and one unorthodox producer (Cjamoker). Habari ya Leo is the Swahili phrase for "Today's News" as well as a common way of saying "How Are You today" as a greeting. It being the debut track of the quartet, these furious spitters smoothly used the opportunity to simply introduce themselves and alert music lovers that they have arrived, and that is the news of the day. With each member already being a star in their own right, their unity has made each of them compromise certain aspects of their trademark sound, and the result has been more of an addition to the TZ rap music scene and undoubtedly destined to make a mark as well in the Hip Hp group hierarchy.

Produced by SSK's own Cjamoker, Habari Ya Leo sets the tone for whats about to come nonstop from this Rap conglomerate. The music video was shot, directed and edited by Mecky Kaloka, all on location at Chimbo Inc Studios. The documentary style visuals was inspired by the situation itself as the Director felt, since this is the group’s first outing, it’s important to show the genesis of it all as the music do start in the studio before reaching the world and make headlines.

Be on the lookout of another release within a month as SSK (in between of solo projects releases) race to finish the recording of their album, slated to drop sometime in July.

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SSK is a new Hip Hop group from Tanzania, made of rappers Wakazi, Zaiid, P the MC and producer Cjamoker. The union of these emcees has birthed something that perhaps one wouldn't be able to get from listening to their solo projects respectively. The idea of the group came during the video shoot of a Cjamoker produced track titled "Cjamoker", in which all the emcees happened to be featured in, and the chemistry displayed on that track lead to them collectively agreeing with the notion of adding this new entity into the rap scene, and the rest is history.

Famously known for their rapid fire rap style and punchlines heavy lyrics, as SSK, these emcees have managed to create a balance between addressing more relatable content and still staying true to the art, with subject matter ranging from Family Values, Patriotism, Economy, Faith, Growing Pain, Success, Failure, and Love Affairs.

SSK is expected to display the other side of these rappers and also demonstrate unity, especially at these times where groups and unity among artists is scarce.

The name SISI SIO KUNDI (SSK), which is the Swahili phrase that means "We are not a Group", started as a joke but in reality, it carries a deeper meaning than its sarcastic face value. We are not a group because; each member had their individual career as a solo artist and will continue to be so even with the existence of the group. On the other side, we are not a group simply because as SSK they intend to be "More than a group", by being more involved with the community in social aspects such as education, health awareness, patriotism, etc things that regular rap groups do not seem to dwell on at all.

The group has dropped their introductory track, titled "Habari Ya Leo", but already set to drop follow up music shortly after, as the preparations of dropping their self-titled debut album are close to finish. With the album slated to drop within months, Ladies and Gentlemen this is SSK.

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