Rapper Octopizzo is undeniably among the most talented acts we have seen from Kenya. He is a man who worked hard to get where he is but all in all he has not forgotten where he came from – Kibera number nane!
For years now the rapper has released interesting rap projects that have seen him rise to the top allowing him to compete with continental rappers and just a few Kenyan artists like Sage Chemutai.
Well, this is because he is an artist who charges fellow musicians some crazy amount when they knock at his door looking for collaborations with the ‘King of rap.’ Don’t get him wrong, but he only does this to musicians who have already established themselves in the music industry – however he chooses to work for free with upcoming artists since he wants to help.
Speaking during a recent interview, the rapper said:
“I don’t do collabos for the love, for the culture or for the game. I am in business, pure business. But it depends. Most upcoming artistes that I have worked with have never paid me because I liked their energy and hunger. But when I’m charging, it’s $2,000 (200,000).”
If indeed there is any truth to his statement, then I bet we will wait for a long time before we see him hitting the studio with fellow artistes in the country and East Africa.
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February 21, 2020