DNA and Khaligraph Jones had Mediocre songs
During an interview on NRG Radio, DJ Pinye stated that during his time on TV, he did not play Khaligraph and DNA’s songs because they were mediocre.
“There are artists whose music I did not play back in the days including Khaligraph Jones and DNA but their career has grown. I cannot play Lamba Lolo or New Position. Dj’s shouldn’t play mediocre music” said Pinye.
His sentiments did not settle well with the two musicians who responded, bashing him for being too mean.
“According to Dj pinye, I used to make mediocre Music so he couldn’t play my mediocre music on his TV show, buda Ukona Bahati siku izi nimekua mpole kiasi na nina ka Heshima flani otherwise disstrack ingekua ishatembea sai watu wana sing along mbaya sana , mazishi ni ile ile, #respecttheogs #Khalicartel2” reads Khaligraph Jones Response.
On the other hand, Dennis Kaggia aka DNA wrote a long post bashing Pinye for undermining his efforts in the music industry at a time he had the opportunity to help him.
He explained that Pinye turned him away when he was still an upcoming artiste a thing that opened his eye on how to do marketing of his songs.
"Mungu nisaidie, this guy.....@djpinye , so, according to you,me, @khaligraph_jones and Ethic are mediocre artists.Wah.Boss,you are 48.Do you know at your age, that you can be Lamba Lolo's father-damn,even Khali's father,but instead of encouraging them,you are trying to break them down?Hawa wasee wa Lamba Lolo ni wasee wa mtaa vi serious-would you prefer that they were robbing supermakets and getting killed by cops than doing music?Uko serious,ata kidogo?My song that you refused to play- Banjuka- is Kenya's biggest pop hit EVER,period.A few months after you turned me down,me and my guys walked into Ogilvy and licensed the song for 100,000$. Yes.A hundred thousand dollars.For a "mediocre" song.And that was just the first deal.On God."
“I am so happy that you turned me down,because I was forced to learn marketing,and went on to have many,many hits.Without YOU.I have never been played on the Beat,and my "mediocre" music is being played ALL OVER THE WORLD.I have been ALL OVER THE WORLD bevause of my "mediocre" songs.Pinye,I have played concerts in more parts of the world than YOU.Let's count if you want.And I have another "mediocre" song about to come out that will rule the airwaves,kama ilivyo kawaida yangu.Without YOU.I also do many things in the game,but mi hucheza chini because I prefer money to fame,unlike you,uko story kama mwanamke,G up for goodness sake.Khali ameshinda AFRIMMA juzi, best African rapper,and you can even mention him?Why are you so bitter and entitled?"
"I feel sorry for you,because uko na roho mbaya,and your imaginations that you are the industry father are just that-imaginations.I am not afraid of you,and I will not let you get away with this nonsense.Wacha picha ichomeke,umezidi.Pinye,my business puts MILLIONS in the hands of comedians,musicians,MC's & trainers-both Kenyan and foreign - watu wako biz.What have YOU done?DREAMS 2 BEATS WILL FAIL MISERABLY,I have a million shillings to bet on that.Match my bet.And now, because of social, you have no ability to give young artists stress.So,go home,sit down,think about your life.You are lucky that I have kids now,if I didn't have future legacy to protect, ungekula moto kama acrobat"
Pinye is the legendary DJ who was the force behind NTV's the Beat.