South African rapper Nasty C who is one of Africa's greatest musical talents is in Nairobi. The rapper arrived in the country today according to his social media.
During a press briefing after his arrival, he was asked whether he knew the OG of Kenya, Khaligraph Jones, and if he would like to work with him?
His answer was one I was eagerly waiting for as it is something most hip-hop heads would like to see.
The South African replied that he knew about him but the two can't work together. And why was that?
Because their styles are different. Yep, you read that right! But aren't they both rappers? Theoretically, they should be able to work together?
He replied, ''That doesn't necessarily mean our style match, our styles don't match really.''
Don't forget that Khaligraph was asked about this same thing a few days ago. The muscular Khaligraph told fans that he wouldn't be begging for a collabo from either Nasty C or Casper Nyovest.
He wrote at the time, "Let them come up here and speak with the OG. We are no longer kissing A'' BRO.''
This brings me to the subject of my story. I think Nasty simply doesn't want to work with Khaligraph because of ego.
Nasty is regarded as one of the best(if not the best rapper) in Africa as is his Kenyan counterpart. Khaligraph not bending backward to do a collabo with him must sting.
In essence, whoever asks the other for the collabo cedes ground in the other's eyes as the weaker one.
That weak answer about their styles not matching goes out of the window if you get a great producer to do your music.
Just look at the last collaboration between Drake and Future, the song 'Life is good' which has close to 2 billion views on YouTube.
Official video for “Life Is Good” by Future Listen to Future: https://Future.lnk.to/listenYD Subscribe to the official Future YouTube Channel: https://Future.lnk.to/subscribeYD Watch Future’s music videos: https://Future.lnk.to/MusicVideosYD Follow Future: Facebook: https://Future.lnk.to/followFI Twitter: https://Future.lnk.to/followTI Instagram: https://Future.lnk.to/followII Website: https://Future.lnk.to/followWI Spotify: https://Future.lnk.to/followSI Lyrics: Workin' on a weekend like usual Way off in the deep end like usual Niggas swear they passed us, they doin' too much Haven't done my taxes, I'm too turnt up Virgil got a Patek on my wrist goin' nuts Niggas caught me slippin' once, okay, so what? Someone hit your block up, I'd tell you if it was us Manor house in Rosewood, this shit too plush #Future #LifeIsGood #HighOffLife
If that isn't a song that has two distinctly different styles from two very different rappers, then I don't know what is?
But didn't it work out? It did. Truth is that if Nasty really wanted to do a collabo with Khaligraph, he would, different styles or not.
The reason he isn't doing it is his ego, something that Mr. Jones also has in spades.
But what do I know...