Barely months after the MCSK ‘peanuts’ payments scandal, Khaligraph declares his support for fast-rising talents, especially the Gengetone artists.
The well-established Kenyan rapper believes the upcoming talents and any other, need to learn the ropes pretty fast, to avoid falling victims of poor pay by establishments like MCSK.
Speaking to Word Is on Friday, Papa Jones articulated:
As far as getting paid goes, there have been talks. However, I haven’t attended any meetings. It has even reached the President and they want to straighten this thing. Artistes should not fear to ask questions about their money. I have been in the industry for long and I know how the industry is.
Adding that it is their time as already well-established artistes, to ensure they build a platform firm enough for future generations to stand on and thrive.
This he expressed, in reference to the on-going battle with the Music Copyright Society of Kenya that artistes believe is taking them for a joke.
There are so many artists coming up and the Kenyan industry has changed. I spoke on their behalf so that they don’t go through what I have gone through. I raised this issue to get a solution. These artistes are depending on the music.
However, he declares his support, not immediately but when the time comes.
When I see the reason for working with them, then I will. These kids are doing well on their own. Right now, everyone is jumping to what they are doing.
August 7, 2020