Hardcore rapper Gravity Omutujju and self proclaimed Ghetto Storyteller GNL, two of the nation’s top two rap historicals in Uganda are at loggerheads. And the whole industry has been thrown into pandemonium. Gravity Omutujju continues to feel incensed by what he calls disrespectful and relevance stunts by GNL Zamba, a veteran rapper who has over the past few weeks been stage managing a war of words with Gravity.
However, the spark has finally been ignited into a full verbal bloodbath after GNL took to Facebook on Monday to brand Gravity an empty tin and to blast him for failing to credit Paul Kafeero when he did a rendition on “Walumbe Zaaya” a song that brought Gravity to the limelight. Zamba claimed that he set the trend by doing Elly Wamala’s Ani Yali Amanyi, firing credit to the fallen singer but Gravity spoilt it by failing to give credit to the owner of the song original.
“Inspirational lesson: When I wrote Ani Yali Amanyi verses and sampled the Ugandan legend Elly wamala to bridge the gap of old and young crowds in Hiphop. It brought success and introduced Hiphop to more masses. 4 years after I had showed that the formulae worked, EMPTY TIN also got inspired and made Walumbe Zaya sampling Job Kafeero! I was inspired by Elly, and I give credit. Does Empty tin give credit to anyone that is why ka industry Kaffe tekakula. Ekko kumitima jabantu abamu !!!! Not letting success build upon success and respect but bickering being small minded !!! #DearHipHop #AniAluleta #GNLZamba #Ghettostoryteller @baboonforestent #Hiphop #Lugaflow #Africa #Kampala #Uganda #EnsiYaffe #Ugandayaffe #baboonforest #ZambalandNation #G1000,” wrote the veteran rapper in reference to Gravity Omutujju.
However, the indefatigable Gravity would also take to his social media platforms to spit venom at GNL Zamba, blasting him for letting Weed and cigarette smoke block his ears to the extent that he didn’t hear his credit to Paul Kafeero’s song.
Gravity reminded GNL Zamba that the generation he sang for has already panned out, blasting him for starting wars with young generation artistes just for purposes of seeking relevance in an industry that left him long ago. Gravity also advised Zamba to focus on getting his share of the loot after separating with his wife(read husband) rather than focusing on fighting him.
“Ssebbo nsimbi:I heard u say.when u sampled elly wamala’s (R.I.P)ani yali amannyi? U credited him on the song and when I sampled paul kafero’s R.I.P) WALUMBE ZAYA (a classic) I never credited him ..Were u sober posting this?is it fear that takes over u whenever u listen to the masterpiece or is it the smoke effect that turns you deaf so u don’t hear ma credits? ??Thats why i dont smoke nor booze so to keep ma mind sober n fresh like a newborn and put ma ear on da ground, , listen to the oppressed majority’s problems and raise them to the concerned (GOVERNMENT) #BATUJOZENYO .first take cigarettes off yo ears ssebo (I hear its a habbit) if u were looking for relevancy you could have called me nenkuwa plan..even the generation yo used to sing for are now grown n busy in worries of their dieing businesses that the government closed during the pandemic. ..Mr try some other business if u had marital misunderstandings with yo HUSBAND. (go to court and get yo share) but musically you need to consultant me…..” fired back the “Zakutudde” singer.