MY LOW OPINION ON INCITEMENT & THE MUSIC INDUSTRY FIGHT CULTURE

Written by Owolugave Ernest Tulye Nsimbi Lupiazitta Zamba  aka GNL

This Morning July 10th a fan On my Facebook page asked why don’t I do beef records /songs like Bobi and Bebe did and this was my answer! This is a teachable moment and none of what I express below is meant to insult but rather elevate the conversation in hopes of shifting the Ugandan music Industry paradigm! 

In my opinion.  

“I think these greats look back at their careers and view the futility and wasted opportunities of those moments in shame.”  

Question: How did that improve the lives of musicians or the industry except to sow the bad seeds that are still bearing the bitter fruit we still see today! Those were the mistakes of our big brothers we shouldn’t repeat. They failed to unite and do what the Nigerians did even after seeing we had a competitive advantage to take over Africa. Sad an industry as lucrative as ours still has top musicians begging politicians, sugar mamas, and the South African "Basummer," instead of establishing true financial freedom through their art to give our industry players the dignity they deserve. (I don't mean any disrespect but you all remember Bad Black embarrassing King Bebe, Legendary Lord Mayor Chameleon being reduced to a guard dog by a mere Brian White, Big Eye begging on live TV). The negative PR alone turns away investors and brand value plummets. The Industry is struggling not because it doesn’t have assets but simply because the mindset hasn’t changed in over 20yrs!  

I’m NOT a “know it all” but I know how we can really get out of this hole of thinking small and one beef record won’t get us there!  

I still want to enjoy a beer with my beautiful wife without looking over my shoulder for a lowlife in a rival gang who might aim a bottle in our direction to her million-dollar face!  

I’m a spiritually conscious artist loyal to my peace of mind.  

This may look like a game but there is no controlling where this goes when some lines are crossed. SOMEBODY COULD DIE, THE OTHER COULD SPEND A LIFETIME IN JAIL. Don’t you miss Moses Radio ?!!! You surprise me. It is people of low intelligence that incite fights, and people can actually die. Tupac and Biggie would still be here if it weren't for the trash-talking goons around them. It takes only one artist to call the other’s partner a bitch or insult a mother and all hell breaks loose. In an instant what was a joke becomes a tragedy that even Shakespear couldn’t fathom. Why can’t we learn from history instead of repeating it? Jay-Z and Nas squashed it before anything became ugly but people from their crews were in danger of being gunned down (for real). I for one know my anger management issues, I have been growing. I know I can take insults for years but one day a simple trigger may turn me into the ugly HULK  I’m trying to grow from. In Highschool, I nearly killed a prefect with a simple swing of a cricket bat 🏏 to the head. Lucky for me he was stitched in time, though he still has an ugly scar, and I’m not in jail for manslaughter. (The fight was over a remote, he wanted to watch ⚽️ I wanted to watch Anaconda, he punched first and thought he had won but I came back).

Today! It could be a bottle to the head backstage- even the best security has loopholes. My dreams are too big for this shit! A talented artist may spend the rest of their lives in Jail. I love a battle but I don’t do beef 🥩 (there is a difference, one is in a ring trading skills, the other in streets trading real bullets or fatal blows. Even a battle has to be with someone I respect).  

My mission right now is to empower artists. So I would rather build a bright future we can all share and have something to be proud of than squabble for a crown in a penurious kingdom. They can have the crown. I had it don’t want it anymore let someone else have it. I will seek to be infinite ♾ like my name (Greatness with No Limit) The world is ours to conquer, and I would like to teach others how to collect more Royalties from their art and increase profitability not engage in scavenger, hyena-like behavior when we can all truly be Lions. I will be a baboon 🌳🐒🌳 (RAFIKI character in the Lion King). 

Here is a metaphor !!! So if our big brothers fought they were like Prophet Moses in the Bible, my generation is Aaron if you remember the exodus one only saw the promised land from afar on top of a mountain while his younger brother made it there through discipline I have a vision of the promised land and the knowledge to get there, I will not wallow in squalor !!! #EnsiYaffe #ZambalandNation #GNLZamba #BaboonForest Forever !!!  

PS: The people that enjoyed the beef music that Tupac made are still here while he died at 26!  

The people that avenged his death are still in Jail serving life, some people no longer even play that song!  

King Moses Radio is gone bro, It took one Idiot to provoke a fight!  He had kids, a mother, and a lover !!!  

You wanting this is reckless and selfish. It no doubt creates a stir of gossip for cheap blogging but at what cost. Why should I even fight when I already Won ?!!!  

I’m living the dreams of my 19yr old self I want to be here free to live the dreams of my 34year old self at 50, 70, 80, 99, etc  

Sorry to disappoint you but I won’t do what you selfishly ask of me! Somebody could die !!!  

Read my More of my Opinion pieces on www.gnlzamba.com/media 

21 comments

  • Matovu Shafic Ali
    Matovu Shafic Ali Cape Coast Ghana
    I love everything I see or read or listen from you or about you. You really GNL Zamba The Great. Let's love, keep and respect our culture.

    I love everything I see or read or listen from you or about you. You really GNL Zamba The Great.
    Let's love, keep and respect our culture.

  • Hamsen Tings
    Hamsen Tings kampala
    Its a very good move You have been a very good inspiration from day one.... #TheGhettoStoryTeller

    Its a very good move
    You have been a very good inspiration from day one....
    #TheGhettoStoryTeller

  • Maxwell Mpho DA gagamelian
    Maxwell Mpho DA gagamelian South Africa
    Man GNL your brains are far better than your haters, keep on rolling God is on your side🙏🙏🙏🙏 Looking forward for new music with collabs from different artists. God bless u

    Man GNL your brains are far better than your haters, keep on rolling God is on your side🙏🙏🙏🙏 Looking forward for new music with collabs from different artists.
    God bless u

  • Andrew Israel Kazibwe
    Andrew Israel Kazibwe Kigali
    I feel you Zamba, and my reaction is to be shared through a blog too. Thanks for opening up on this!!!

    I feel you Zamba, and my reaction is to be shared through a blog too. Thanks for opening up on this!!!

  • George William Kateregga
    George William Kateregga Prague, Czech Republic
    Great assay. However, you can not blame the past all the time. You need to recreate something new to the Music industry or maintain your direction of music. You have done good before and we still truat you. You are good at story telling and use this platform to effect positive change in your homeland Uganda and Zambaland. Story ya Luka and many more were good foods of thought. The society needs revolutionary lyrics and hopefully you have such a direction. Hip hop teaches and we listen. Go that way. You will have our full support.

    Great assay. However, you can not blame the past all the time. You need to recreate something new to the Music industry or maintain your direction of music. You have done good before and we still truat you.
    You are good at story telling and use this platform to effect positive change in your homeland Uganda and Zambaland.

    Story ya Luka and many more were good foods of thought.
    The society needs revolutionary lyrics and hopefully you have such a direction. Hip hop teaches and we listen. Go that way. You will have our full support.

  • One Pound
    One Pound Juba S. Sudan
    Truly ur mymentor,i was about to to throw diss song at one of upcoming rapper who disrespect me. But u have opened my mind Long live the king Long live legend Zamba

    Truly ur mymentor,i was about to to throw diss song at one of upcoming rapper who disrespect me. But u have opened my mind
    Long live the king
    Long live legend Zamba

  • Ssekabira Najib
    Ssekabira Najib Kampala
    The most important battle is that between one's self. Through the process of self discovery, we learn postponed gratification and with it, comes self satisfaction/validation.

    The most important battle is that between one's self. Through the process of self discovery, we learn postponed gratification and with it, comes self satisfaction/validation.

  • Kaggwe edimol
    Kaggwe edimol Entebbe
    Thanks for yo wonderful reply, uve really shown me yo maturity, kip it up hommie.we re lucky to own u here in Uganda. Baboon forest to the top

    Thanks for yo wonderful reply, uve really shown me yo maturity, kip it up hommie.we re lucky to own u here in Uganda. Baboon forest to the top

  • Mugisha
    Mugisha Uganda
    This is inexpressibly powerful! I love the analogies used, very intriguing message. This is all we need. Keep on Zamba. Thank you Zamba.

    This is inexpressibly powerful!
    I love the analogies used, very intriguing message.
    This is all we need.
    Keep on Zamba.

    Thank you Zamba.

  • Mugisha
    Mugisha Uganda
    This is inexpressibly powerful! I love the analogies used, very intriguing message. This is all we need. Keep on Zamba. Thank you Zamba.

    This is inexpressibly powerful!
    I love the analogies used, very intriguing message.
    This is all we need.
    Keep on Zamba.

    Thank you Zamba.

  • Chris Otim
    Chris Otim Kampala, Uganda
    I believed in you from day one and I've never stopped in the world of Hip hop! All rappers in Ug on one can challenge you, they also know it but can't accept in broad day light.. Go man, Director of Hip hop #GNLZamba

    I believed in you from day one and I've never stopped in the world of Hip hop! All rappers in Ug on one can challenge you, they also know it but can't accept in broad day light.. Go man, Director of Hip hop #GNLZamba

  • Daniel
    Daniel Kampala
    Legacy, Legacy, Legacy✊🏿

    Legacy, Legacy, Legacy✊🏿

  • Eclipse medusa
    Eclipse medusa Kamuli
    I trust in the Forest. I trust in zamba. Hit zili classic. Style Eli fantastic. Shades za white..emitima gya ba nilotic.

    I trust in the Forest.
    I trust in zamba.
    Hit zili classic.
    Style Eli fantastic.
    Shades za white..emitima gya ba nilotic.

  • Ssemakula Serule Nnabaana
    Ssemakula Serule Nnabaana Kajjansi
    Great piece. Thank you Mr. GNL for this laudable exhibition of emotional intelligence and maturity. Some people want publicity in whichever form it can come and this can lead them into extreme misbehaviour. It's good you ignore such people and don't share your light with them. BFE let's go forward. We believe in you

    Great piece. Thank you Mr. GNL for this laudable exhibition of emotional intelligence and maturity. Some people want publicity in whichever form it can come and this can lead them into extreme misbehaviour. It's good you ignore such people and don't share your light with them. BFE let's go forward. We believe in you

  • Talex Laizor
    Talex Laizor Kampala t
    Zamba okumba hip-hop jjaja

    Zamba okumba hip-hop jjaja

  • Wasswa Jimmy
    Wasswa Jimmy Nakulabye kampala
    Gen Zamba I salute you. Thanks for the words full of wisdom and sense. You are true ruler.

    Gen Zamba I salute you. Thanks for the words full of wisdom and sense. You are true ruler.

  • Ssenabulya Michael
    Ssenabulya Michael Munyonyo
    CEO Uganda hip hop LUPIAZITA NSIMBI ZIWOOMA STORY TELLER GNL ZAMBA we know yo de best in this style bakutya big up

    CEO Uganda hip hop LUPIAZITA NSIMBI ZIWOOMA STORY TELLER GNL ZAMBA we know yo de best in this style bakutya big up

  • Kiganda Hussein
    Kiganda Hussein Kibuli
    That's a good piece bro. If there was nobeef between Bobi and Bebe, I think Bobi would have also won the hearts of Bebe fans, but because of that beef, there is a section from Bebe's fans who can not give Bobi support. If it had been just a battle, the two would still respect on another and all their fans would be supporting a fellow musician to the sit. Just show the young Kid that your are not like him....love the way you think..., I would love to have this opinion for the paper I work for @The Kampala Sun.

    That's a good piece bro. If there was nobeef between Bobi and Bebe, I think Bobi would have also won the hearts of Bebe fans, but because of that beef, there is a section from Bebe's fans who can not give Bobi support. If it had been just a battle, the two would still respect on another and all their fans would be supporting a fellow musician to the sit. Just show the young Kid that your are not like him....love the way you think..., I would love to have this opinion for the paper I work for @The Kampala Sun.

  • Kagai Bin
    Kagai Bin Soroti, Uganda
    GNL we shall never forget you Legend of HIP POP in #uganda🇺🇬🇺🇬🇺🇬🇺🇬

    GNL we shall never forget you
    Legend of HIP POP in #uganda🇺🇬🇺🇬🇺🇬🇺🇬

  • MUWANGUZI ANGELLO
    MUWANGUZI ANGELLO KYAMBOGO
    # GNL aka Legendary author I love the vision and wish you the best with your RAFIKI plans

    # GNL aka Legendary author I love the vision and wish you the best with your RAFIKI plans

  • Nakirimira Ismail
    Nakirimira Ismail Kiwatule Uganda
    Typically, this is the kind of thinking pattern for every experienced wise man. I am pleased you've grown so wise at that early age Earnest. Maybe you live long for promote positive energy in our ka country.

    Typically, this is the kind of thinking pattern for every experienced wise man.
    I am pleased you've grown so wise at that early age Earnest.

    Maybe you live long for promote positive energy in our ka country.

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