DIPLOMATE, born Nuur Fassasi, is probably the most respected hip hop artiste in the country. Listening to his songs, it’s hard to believe that he is a young man in his mid-twenties. Inzu Y’ibitabo (Book Library) is the kind of song that you will easily find yourself addicted to.
And unlike other hip hop artistes who make some annoying noise in the name of winning fans, Diplomate’s message here is very clear. And this is the very reason why his music appeals to the young and old.
In this song, he assumes the role of an old man trying to help his son navigate this life. He sings: “Son listen to my advice while am still breathing / I don’t want you to regret when am gone / You know when an old person dies, the loss is compared to a library that has been set ablaze…”