All that talk about them doing bubblegum music? Well, however you percieve their genre of music, they are way ahead of the rest of the pack. They stayed true to themselves and to their music and it's clearly paying off. They gave the industry a breath of fresh air.
Then there was the missive about them having wasted money on the two videos they released last year. Everyone was quick to talk about how they didn't feel the videos deserved the price tag slapped on them. But at the end of the day, they accomplished exactly what music videos are meant to accomplish. They got tongues wagging about them and this elevated their profile.
But the most persistent complaint i have heard about these leaders of the cool kidz is that their instrumentals all sound the same. I honestly haven't noticed this fact if indeed it is fact. If anything, i love the way they keep experimenting. K'Cous samples other tracks and uses sampled vocals on a loop and this approach clearly has struck a chord with the youth all across Africa let alone Kenya.
Well, whatever the criticism is for these cool kidz, their music is clearly appreciated. The proof is in the pudding. They are the first Kenyans to get a B.E.T Award nomination.