By Annette Amondi
Luo rapper Vic Mas Luodollar has addressed the rising issue regarding artistes buying YouTube views for their songs.
According to Vicmass buying views is a normal vise both locally and internationally.
This comes amid controversy over Octo’s latest release, Oliel, which garnered over 1 million views in one day, despite Octo having only 66,000 subscribers
“If buying views will put food on his table, then I don’t have a problem with that. Every artiste is buying views, from Nicki Minaj to Jay Z and the rest. It is not new to us. There is a lot people doing it out here, so let us focus on our circle and leave the rest to the people who are concerned, Nikiona mtu amevaa nguo, sitaki kujua kama ameomba ama ni yake.” He said
He went on saying he wouldn’t care about another artiste’s views but would only focus on his own.
“The same way, if I see someone with a million views per day, I don’t want to know if they bought [them] because those people who are not in the country will not know if they are bought or not,” he added
The artiste however maintains that he wouldn’t buy views because it took him ten years to build his brand. He also added that he doesn’t care if Octo bought the views or not because he has good content.
“I wouldn’t buy views and that is why it took me 10 years to build my brand and there is no one who doesn’t know I can deliver and that is what will sell my music. It is my work to build myself from the mistakes I make rather than lying to myself that I am dope while I am not. I will never buy views. Octopizzo is my mentor and if he will buy views for his videos I would be happy because has good visuals and audio. No one can compete his work.” He said