By Annette Amondi
Rappers Khaligraph Jones and DNA have been angered by DJ Pinye after he said that their songs were mediocre.
During a recent interview, DJ Pinye stated that during his time on TV, he did not play Khaligraph and DNA’s songs because they were mediocre.
“There are artists whose music I did not play back in the days including Khaligraph Jones and DNA but their career has grown. I cannot play Lamba Lolo or New Position. Dj’s shouldn’t play mediocre music” he said
In retaliation, DNA responded saying that DJ Pinye turned him down at a time when he could have helped him rise in the music industry.
“Mungu nisaidie, this guy…..@djpinye , so, according to you,me, @khaligraph_jones and Ethic are mediocre artists.Wah.Boss,you are 48.Do you know at your age, that you can be Lamba Lolo’s father-damn,even Khali’s father,but instead of encouraging them,you are trying to break them down?Hawa wasee wa Lamba Lolo ni wasee wa mtaa vi serious-would you prefer that they were robbing supermakets and getting killed by cops than doing music?Uko serious,ata kidogo?My song that you refused to play- Banjuka- is Kenya’s biggest pop hit EVER,period.A few months after you turned me down,me and my guys walked into Ogilvy and licensed the song for 100,000$. Yes.A hundred thousand dollars.For a “mediocre” song.And that was just the first deal.On God.” He said
DNA also appreciated Pinye for turning him down saying it was an eye opener.
“I am so happy that you turned me down,because I was forced to learn marketing,and went on to have many,many hits.Without YOU.I have never been played on the Beat,and my “mediocre” music is being played ALL OVER THE WORLD.I have been ALL OVER THE WORLD bevause of my “mediocre” songs.Pinye,I have played concerts in more parts of the world than YOU.Let’s count if you want.And I have another “mediocre” song about to come out that will rule the airwaves,kama ilivyo kawaida yangu.Without YOU.I also do many things in the game,but mi hucheza chini because I prefer money to fame,unlike you,uko story kama mwanamke,G up for goodness sake.Khali ameshinda AFRIMMA juzi, best African rapper,and you can even mention him?Why are you so bitter and entitled?” he added
Khaligraph on his part chose to ignore the sentiments saying he has grown and is more mature now.
“According to Dj pinye, I used to make mediocre Music so he couldn’t play my mediocre music on his TV show, buda Ukona Bahati siku izi nimekua mpole kiasi na nina ka Heshima flani otherwise disstrack ingekua ishatembea sai watu wana sing along mbaya sana , mazishi ni ile ile, #respecttheogs #Khalicartel2” he said