Not fame, not fans, not even sponsors and definitely not hype will push Kibera rapper Octopizzo to work with archenemy Khaligraph Jones. Money, however, will sure play a huge deal in coaxing the self-proclaimed Kenyan hip-hop King to work with Jones.
Speaking in an interview on Citizen TV, Octo explained why he hasn’t bothered to work with OG, or any other popular artist in Kenya for that matter.
“I am ready to work with Khaligraph Jones so long as our partnership will bring me money and increase my fan-base.” Octopizzo told Mzazi Willy M Tuva on Mambo Mseto show on Citizen TV.
“I won’t work with an artiste for the sake of it, for the sake of hype, for the sake of giving into pressure from certain quarters. I am ready to work with any artiste so long as I am making money from such arrangements. I would work with a musician because I am passionate of the project we´re pursuing.
That is what matters most to me.”
Khaligraph Jones in the past has revealed that he’s ready to work with anyone — including Octopizzo — despite their perennial beef. He said he would do it for the sake of promoting Kenyan music, a notion he has been pushing aggressively for the better part of this year.
Pizzo also told Mzazi that another reason why he might not have worked with a lot of Kenyan artists, including Khaligraph, is because they are all fake.
Okay, not like he said that directly but his sentence pattern kinda…hinted something like that.
“The last time I spoke to Khaligraph Jones was 2 years ago. I, however, regularly keep in touch with King Kaka and Sauti Sol´s, Polycarp, because they are real people.” said Octopizzo.
“During our conversations, rarely do we speak about music. Most of the time, our chats revolve around the state of Kenya, family – our spouses and children.”
You get it?