When Brian Robert Ouko popularly known as Khaligraph Jones said Kenyan music should be embraced by DJs, MCs, Producers, presenters and anyone else involved in the entertainment industry, he was slapped in the face with the uncouth songs like Matakoo, that has since been banned by MCSK- but who cares.
Khaligraph Jones is one of the most celebrated Hip Hop artists in Kenya. The Yego hitmaker broke into the Kenyan Music scene in 2009 after winning the Kenyan Edition of the Channel O Emcee Africa competitions at the age of 19.
He never got tired and started what he termed as a revolution of Play Kenyan Music after making a couple of tours to Nigeria where throughout his visit to Lagos, the only music he was and could hear was Nigerian, “Ma oga wanasikiza ngoma zao na sisi hapa pia tunawapea fulltime free airplay” Khaligraph said on a radio interview.
From early this year, Kenyan music has received positive results from what Khaligraph would say, it’s his efforts. Almost everyone is listening to new generation hitmakers something that the past generation of music failed to produce rather do. New generations like these ones
— clement_Aljebra (@Clementaljebra) September 22, 2019
— @Sailors254 (@sailors254) September 21, 2019
As a music fanatic, I appreciate the fact that we should embrace our own. Help each other and we shall all feel the great positive impact and results from our own artists’ massive talents. Honestly, music takes you places. These young generations have been inspired by the Generation of Khaligraph Jones and have taken airwaves like those times when the Kamata hitmaker the late Esir ruled the airwaves.
For Khaligraph, His talent search from the streets and absolutely free features for upcoming rappers is indeed an OG move and he deserves to brag as much and as loud as he can. Everyone can listen to culture but not everyone can nature the culture.
After producing the Khali Cartel 1, a series that is perceived to be the reason behind Play Kenyan Music and other reasons, Khaligraph Jones under his commercialized Eristoff vodka drink produced another Khali Cartel and it for sure was an awesome tune,
The series has since taken a new twist and Khaligraph Jones through his twitter handle promised his fans a huge Khali Cartel 3 featuring dope Kenyan Artists including Gengetone and ethic entertainment hype man Rekles.
— Khaligraph Jones (@KHALIGRAPH) September 24, 2019
Its new evolution and just like Kanye West, music fans and entertainment industry should be more impressed rather focus more on talent and creativity and not feeling entitled and embracing ‘standards’ from people who don’t know the real heat that is in the hit production booth.