Veteran Rapper Chris Kantai is Dead, Kenya Mourns

Kenyan artists and music industry players have been paying their respects after the death of Kenyan rapper Chris Kantai who died on Wednesday at the age of 42. His cause of death is yet to be confirmed, but sources say he had been battling alcoholism and depression for a number of years.

“A lot of people have dreams of meeting Jay-Z and Kanye,” Kenyan rapper Khaligraph Jones said in a clip he shared on Instagram. Kantai at that time was my Jay-Z . They don’t make OGs like that anymore. Khaligraph Jones is the last of a dying breed after Kantai.” “Let us stop waiting for our pioneers to die so that we can talk about how they were legends and inspired us while they were alive. I know some artists who paved the way for us who are going through depression right now. Let us help them. Rest in peace, Kantai.”

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