KHALIGRAPH

KHALIGRAPH

His journey as an artist began at a young age, listening to a wide range of music. He found a particular interest in the Hip-hop/rap Genre and when an opportunity presented itself in the form of The 2009 Channel 'O' MC Africa Challenge, the then 19 year old took it up and went all the way to the finals. From this particular competition, the rise of Khaligraph Jones has been evident and undisputed.

Khaligraph Jones' style is unique and solid, his flow and themes are flexible. He cuts across the complexity of all genres, and his music attests to this. His influence on the current Kenyan hip-hop seen cannot go unnoticed. Most young artists on the rise tend to adapt to the trends set by Papa Jones, which is one more of his aliases.

He has become the icon of hip hop music not only in Kenya, but in the larger East Africa, having worked with the likes of Abbass Kubaff, Muthoni The Drummer Queen, Victoria Kimani, Wyre The Love Child (Kenya), Rayvanny and AY(Tanzania), Ice Prince and M.I Mbaga (Nigeria), Khaligraph Jones commands heavy attention, respect and an even greater following through his continent.

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Artist is seeking the following professional connections: Booking Agent - US

Subgenre: Afro Pop
From: Nairobi, KENYA