Khaligraph Jones album features at Times Square in New York
Rapper Khaligraph Jones has joined the list of Kenyan artists who’ve featured in New York’s Times Square.
The singer, born Brian Ouko, had his second album titled “Invincible currency” advertised on one of the billboards.
“Invisible Currency 💯💯💯💯💯 Stream Now, Link in Bio… lets go #respecttheogs,” Khaligraph Jones wrote on Instagram.
The album consisting of 17 tracks was released in March. It showcases Khaligraph in fine lyrical form but also transcends hip hop into collaborations with Afropop stars like Rudeboy of Nigeria and Alikiba of Tanzania and Kenyan rhumba sensation Prince Indah.
The album has already hit one million streams on the Boomplay platform on which it is exclusively available.
In an interview with Nairobi News, Khaligraph said the album is a reflection of his growth in every aspect of life and his craft since his first album “Testimony 1990” in 2018.
“I have grown in every way you could ever think of: physically, financially, my reasoning capacity is different from what it was four years ago when I was putting out my first album. My life experiences have also been very different. It is not every day when you hear people say ‘I have listened to the whole album’ but with ‘Invisible Currency’, we are seeing that happen,” he said.
Khaligraph is the fourth Kenyan to be featured after music group Sauti Sol, singer Tanasha Donna and Bahati.
Sauti Sol made its debut after releasing their quarantine album ‘Midnight train’. Bahati became the second Kenyan to achieve the feat with his album ‘Love like This’, which was launched last year.
Tanasha was also featured last year for her song Complicationship featuring Bad Boy Timz.
Times Square is a major commercial intersection, tourist destination, entertainment center, and neighborhood in the Midtown Manhattan section of New York City.
It is the most visited place globally with 360,000 pedestrian visitors a day, amounting to over 131