Khaligraph Jones and Kantai were pretty close. Jones has gone on record even going as far as acknowledging the late MC as his OG (original gangsta).
So you will understand why some of the pair’s fans felt like Khaligraph a.k.a Baba Yao abandoned Kantai who met his untimely demise earlier in the year. There has been alot of chattering and yammering with critics pressing Khaligraph for a comment as to why he is busy mourning the passing of American rapper Nipsey Hussle who few Kenyans got the opportunity to appreciate in life.
If anything, the insinuation is that he abandoned Kantai and has jumped on the bandwagon that is mourning Nipsey. He has taken exception to this allegation and he responded on Twitter saying:
Those asking About Kantai, I Did Contributions in ways which some will never understand, Plus its also not my Responsibility, We have many Talented rappers in Kenya who were Also influenced by Kantai, He was a Kenyan Rapper not a Khaligraph Rapper, OG ni OG. pic.twitter.com/MG8PvMGpIB
— Khaligraph Jones (@KHALIGRAPH) April 7, 2019
Interestingly, Cyprian Nyakundi added his voice to Khaligraph’s insisting that everything possible was attempted for Kantai:
If you all know Khaligraph Jones did what he could do for Kantai and a dope freestyle for Nippsey Hussle.
This is what true brotherhood means, to you all making noise just know the OG is adding more money in his bank account while battling with okoa bundles! Respect the OG. https://t.co/ucc3MJ2zBL
— Cyprian Nyakundi Escobar (@CisNyakundi) April 7, 2019
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