As the battle for the African rap supremacy intensifies, Amara Denis Turay aka Kao Denero has entered the ring with a classic ‘diss’ track on Khaligraph Jones, Blaqbonez, Vector and other top African rappers in what he titled – ‘KENYATTA.
In his flawless flows, Kao wasted no time in defining the Kenyan OG with deadly barz and punchlines. The track is currently the most talked about thing among hip hop fans in Sierra Leone and other parts of Africa.
This came after the Kenyan Rapper and winner of the Soundcity Award Khaligraph Jones, engaged in a lyrical contest with Nigerian Rapper Blaqbonez, after bagging the Best Hip Hop Award in the Sound City MVP awards in Nigeria.
The African rap supremacy contest was however proliferated by Nigerian rapper M.I Abaga in his ‘Martell Cypher 2’, inviting a battle with his country’s rappers like Vector, Blaqbonez, and the Ghanaian rapper, Joe, at each other with the Cameroonian rapper, Jovi.
The battle goes beyond borders, with rappers from other countries proving their might. Shadow Boxxer was the first Sierra Leonean rapper to jump into the pool with his ‘M.I Was’ diss track. He spat some venomous jibes but M.I Abaga retreated to his locker.
In what appears as a fierce reaction that has the potential to open a Pandora box in the African hip hop arena, the reigning Rap King of Sierra Leone’s lethal vibes and lyrics against the African greats comes with an emphatic and authoritative challenge on who is the best.
The Black Leo CEO appears to defend his throne from wannabe rappers, “Nobody touches the throne till maybe I’m gone.” Kao also noted that he came from a small nation of about 7 million people, therefore he might not gets the likes and views, ”…but lyrically, you can’t stand me.”
Will Khaligraph and other rappers respond to this fiasco? Well, any path they choose is unsafe because Kao said, “… respond at your own risk.” This line alone has put other rappers in quandary at the moment.
Should they decide to respond, Kao has promised to release another punisher soon, “…I’d probably drop another one before you hit the studio,” anticipated to be crude and more deadly. He made a follow-up post Facebook that he will drop another track in 24hrs.
On the other hand, should they decide to not respond, it will be seen as weakness and conceding defeat by their fans, and hence Kao Denero will reign as the King of Rap in Africa and carry the crown.
A battle tested and a celebrated rapper in West Africa, Kao Denero has graduated from the ‘school of hard knocks’, crushing all rappers that have stood in his way in his home country, Sierra Leone.
Since another Sierra Leonean Rapper, Shadow Boxxer, shut it down 2 months ago, M.I and others have been in hiding, failing to come out and defend their lyrical prowess. Will they continue to be in hiding?
African hip hop has once again been brought to the limelight. Hip hop fans are curiously waiting for the other rappers to respond to Kao.