He is sort of a lable and label owner so he must be having a hundred percent control of what goes from his rhyme book to the mic. That is from writing, production and to entire packaging of musical works.
There are no A&Rs in Kenya; ghost writing is not even to get big and even if it was may be King Kaka would still be writing his own rhymes. So he wrote this one, the much talked about ‘Wajinga Nyinyi’.
So if he had b*lls in this one then he had his own b*lls in this one. They were not borrowed but this is nothing extra of the ordinary King Kaka. He is always average like this, only the timing of this song was perfect.
The just impeached Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu was running the county from his bedroom office, same to Samburu Governor and now Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko. The talk in town is that ‘how did we elect these rogues?’ just a normal talk but Kaka expressed it in a song. Like any of his daily songs, say a Christmas choral with Amos and Josh.
It should not get into the rappers head that he rhymed like 50 poets and was flowing like a thousand Biggies, No. Production is great; it is engineered by Provoke, one of the best sound engineers in the 254. Barz, flow and spoken word kind of thing is not different from King Kaka when ‘embraced’ his name Rabbit. That is like six or seven years ago.
But I know rappers especially when some real police talk is dragged in they begin to feel like Malcolm X or Martin Luther King. ‘Oh my life is in danger, summoned by police, sued by governor Waiguru and some city is offering free services.
All these can get into the rappers head and confuse it with dope rhyming. That comfort will not push the game to grow; it will stagnate with obsolete rhymes.
King Kaka is the talk of town, that expression of bravery but if Johnny Vigeti had the crown of Kenyan Hip hop even at this point time I’d advise him to flip it back and forth and just have fun with it.
No one is taking it, this king is dissing queens and the man from Punjab University, the man who dreaming to divert rivers and lakes. This guy is smart businessman though, he did not ‘mess’ his chances of performing in DP’s rallies in 2022. He must be eying endorsement, ambassador and something of the sort, say NGOs or some Anti Corruption body.
Again, I can’t put him in the category of a revolutionary rapper. Kama of Kalamashaka may not act friendly with this strange Kaka.
But he did a great job, music is an expression of self and he did express himself his way best in this one. The streets are talking about him; he is in the blogs, tabloids, dailies, radios and WhatsApp groups.
Even the president must be aware that a Kenyan rapper is talking about corruption. He has the attention of everyone beginning with the ‘Wajinga’. This is a rapper who has had an early Christmas; he might be one of the most talked about in Kenya in 2019.
But he should not feel like the best lyricist. I can’t put him in my top five lyrically, he is way too predictable but the businessman in him is a giant figure. He timed it well and dropped it when his ‘imaginary’ crown would be snatched by the likes of Scar of Wakadinali.