June 17th, 2016
When we were looking at these pictures (after first finding them), a passer-by literally stopped and we started talking about how good the photographer was, how old school the hip-hop was, and how ridiculously funny but adorable the styling was. This project, by Kenyan photographer Osborne Macharia, just catches your eye. The project tells a short story about a clique of Nairobi’s Kabangu.
“Watchmen by night, hip hop heads by day. This is the story of 4 gentlemen in the heart of Kariobangi (one of Nairobi’s informal settlements) who call themselves Kabangu. A group of real hip hop heads from the 80’s who meet up regularly to educate and mentor upcoming young talent venturing out into the hip hop industry. They teach them on values such as peace, equality, prosperity and social justice. Little is known about them till now…”