Thursday, May 18, 2006

Tuendelee Ama Wasnitch?

"The aim of every artist is to arrest motion, which is life, by artificial means and hold it fixed so that a hundred years later, when a stranger looks at it, it moves again since it is life"
~William Faulkner
W. Faulkner may have been reading my mind at some point. Visual arts will always fascinate me and for that reason I better not stop this Akiey5 Experiment...same way that young, super-gifted black kid many called Jimmy didn't stop his Jimmy Hendrix Experience...yes, that very self-taught and mastered Experience that changed how we listen to & play music.

Here's a little taste of The AQ Experiment:



This is part of a continuing series of music video remixes I've worked on most recently. The Experiment brings together the song "Tuendelee" by Kenya's Kleptomaniax with the "Snitch" music video by Obie Trice & Akon to create what I called "Tuendelee Ama Wasnitch"(lol!) yeah, a blend of the two concepts as well.

Many thanks to the Musicman Extraoridinaire himself, MsaniiXL (I know you got greater things than this one coming bro!), as well as Spicebear, Irena, and Acolyte for trying out and giving feedback on different videos I've worked on to date.

Also, thanks to Gishungwa for contributing the Klepto track. For her effort she gets listed on the video credits towards the end among the likes of Obie Trice, Akon, Klepto, Eminem et al that akiey thanks for their part in the video/music. One day soon I will most appropriately honour said artistes as well. Enjoy!

13 Comments:

Anonymous Diane Orville said...

Yaayy! if this is the experimenting you got done then let it never stop my dear friend!

That Kenya Swahili rap is uber gut!! The blend takes the cake now put me in the credits too, teehee!!

LOL, some hangers on dont sleep so we can get inspiration from you. Keep up the good work with video [and photography, photo editing]

Jimi Hendrix Experiment?? You gotta see Seattle-soon!

5/18/2006 4:50 AM  
Blogger spicebear said...

my very own shout out - si i'm smiling like no ones business. i like, cos i get to see cool stuff every other day.

that william faulkner quote is definately thought provoking

5/19/2006 12:26 AM  
Blogger gishungwa said...

Am beaming, must say great work really great work...
Experimenting, dayum keep it up.baadayez

5/19/2006 4:14 AM  
Anonymous Irena said...

Akiey I have to support you and your talent, if I don't then what kind of a friend would I be.. Good job and keep unearthing those talents. Hugs!!!

5/19/2006 1:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good job!!!

Nb: here is something missing in your blogging these days Akiey. Where is the mojo man?
And how do we reach you, kwani phone, email, visits are so hard these days, ama?
Are you happy?

your buddies

5/19/2006 3:24 PM  
Blogger Stunuh Jay said...

Mhm! Already on your path to greatness... I called it!

5/19/2006 6:29 PM  
Blogger akiey said...

Diane "D.Dot" Orville, SpiceBear, Gish, Irena, Anon, Stunuh et al...

You all will hate me for this reply non-reply but thanks for visiting & for the support. Am getting back to everybody in a jiffy, have a few more surprise projects am finishing up.
Psst! Keep this on the hush-hush,lol!

5/24/2006 7:04 AM  
Blogger Adrian said...

that "tuendelee" song is i think the deadliest kenyan song when it comes to the lyrics - absolutely fab!

5/26/2006 10:06 AM  
Blogger reflections said...

Sunday morning.....logged to blog and I chance your blog. What you have done is truly awesome....probably truly illegal huh? But who cares? entertain us with your fresh originality time and again.......

any more for us to watch?

And I will certainly take pictures of Machu Picchu for you.....

5/28/2006 9:41 AM  
Blogger akiey said...

Diane "D.Dot" Orville, Will mos def see Seattle, has been in my plans for eons so plz make it stop rain for a week or two?lol!

Thanks for your constant support and...I inspire you hanger on friend? Nice to know that but you make wanna say "jeezio!" in your credits. Haha.
-Have some more non-English surprises coming your way.

Spicebear, Niaje Sisteeeh, ninakuchekiii!!,lol!
Ofcourse, your own shoutout, all to your self "Ms Links" You get to see kool stuff everyday as it's being made & I get to checkout the koolest links from you daily:)
-watch that other space of mine, get yourself more fun stuff.

Gishungwa, You know you shouldn't stop the beeing for you set the ground for some of the experimenting. Let you know when some projects are done and thanks for the encouragement!

Irena, ...Then what kind of friends would be surely? Thanks for the unending support. You've been there to get a feel of countless ideas whether art, politics or life philosohies. Asante & hugs:)

Anonymous, Sounds like someone who knows me very well. Identify your self next time.

My mojo & the rest of your Qs...well, see me on the side and we can talk about that friend-2-friend..leave the mask at home this time though.

Stunuh Jay, Heeey, if you call it then I have no reason to quit creating. That's encouragement in itself.
Many thanks:)

Adrian, I feel you on the 'Tuendelee' song, very good delivery and Klepto rode the beat like the pros they truly are.
Thanks for checking in.

Reflections, Great to see I kinda helped make your Sunday morning. Have more side projects in the works and if you found this one interesting then what's cooking will most probably have you say "Caramba!!",lol!

There's most definitely a whole stack of audiovisual stuff ready/ Drop me an email or IM, will tell you where to see more of my works.

May be an illegal stunt to some but am most definetly taking what I call "The Danger Mouse Approach" with this one, and I know it will work to benefit all artists involved.

PS: Danger Mouse the Dj, not cartoon character.

5/29/2006 4:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Instead of calling us cowards why do you not say what you know or do not know? You call us cowards yet you have never publicly made your stand. Come on then say what you have to say in public on your blogs if you are not a coward. Go take it direct to the people you think are guilty if you are not a coward lyke us.

5/31/2006 11:29 AM  
Blogger akiey said...

Still reading whoever you are as "anonymous", what you say does make lots of sense given your 'faceless' stance on the Web,huh?

You want to know my stand on the issue? show yourself then.

5/31/2006 1:23 PM  
Anonymous Irena said...

Haiya, who is this anonymous person who can't let it be! Gees now another of my friend is being attacked. This is so ridiculous and it ain't funny anymore but dear Akiey, just ignore it, not worth your time or intelligence.

5/31/2006 1:41 PM  

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