African Hip Hop heavyweight Khaligraph Jones released his sophomore album INVISIBLE CURRENCY on Monday 7th, March 2022 exclusively on Africa’s streaming giant Boomplay. The much-anticipated masterpiece is a timely follow-up to his 2018 debut album TESTIMONY 1990.
Majorly self-produced, the album was extensively recorded from 2018 across multiple locations in Kenya, Nigeria, Ghana, and the US as Khaligraph toured Africa, UAE, and the US after registering unprecedented post debut album success while tapping rising Kenya producers Vince on The Beat, Ares 66, Wuod Omollo to help craft the rich album. Speaking on the album Khaligraph said ‘’This is a life-changing album for me and my fans. It’s a personal testimony of my challenges and an honest attempt at the representation of my personal growth and development over the years. I hope the project inspires a lot and transforms lives’’.
The 17-track project is an engrossing exploration of Khaligraph’s sonic evolution, personal growth, and artistic development drawn from a long momentous career. The album title, INVISIBLE CURRENCY perfectly exemplifies his current status as a bonafide African star coming of age while enjoying the perks at his peak through continued dominance. The project was released alongside ‘Hiroshima’ music video featuring high-flying US Hip Hop star DAX. The powerful and gritty collaboration shot between arid Kenya and countryside US further establishes Khaligraph as one the most prolific, lyrical, and most sought-after voices in African Hip Hop rooted in cinematic storytelling and unmatched flow.
The multilingual, genre-bending album stays true to Khaligraph’s style and sound heavily grounded in Hip Hop but also experimental in spirit with a more revealing side espoused in a series of dynamic compositions and collaborations across an array of sounds. From Afro Pop jam ‘Ateri Dala’ featuring Prince Indah, RnB rich ‘How We Do’ featuring Xenia Manasseh, Genge and Kapuka tribute in ‘Kamnyweso’ with Mejja to Rhumba tinged ’Wanguvu’ featuring Ali Kiba, Khaligraph delivers a compact, melodic and no holds barred project tailored for any occasion or season.
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Khaligraph is an award-winning rapper and entrepreneur. He was catapulted to nationwide acclaim in 2009 following a freestyle run at the Channel O Emcee Africa challenge. ‘Autograph’ and ‘Point of No Return’ mixtapes were released in 2014 paving the way for his big break in 2015 courtesy of his viral smash hit ”Yego” and his third mixtape offing ”Eff Off”. In 2018 Khaligraph released his debut album ‘Testimony 1990’ to much acclaim and applause scooping the ‘Best Rap Act of The Year’ at the Annual Africa Muzik Magazine Awards (AFRIMMA). Chart-topping hits in 2019 like ‘Leave Me alone’ and ‘Japo Kidogo’ with Otile Brown, ‘Superman’ just to name a few quickly helped Khaligraph court Pan African and international attention earning a nomination for Best Hip Hop Artiste at Africa Entertainment Awards USA (AEUSA) as well as debuting at Coke Studio Africa. With an ever bulging fan base confirmed with the 2020 NGR Fan Fave win, Khaligraph went on to gift his fans a fourth mixtape ‘The Take Over’ tinged with a stunning collaboration with Bien on ”Yes Bana”. He crowned the year with two monumental milestones, a win at Sound City MVP Awards bagging Best Hip Hop Act and Kenya’s 3rd BET nomination for Best International Flow category. 2021 saw Khaligraph continue his dominance with a series of hits including ‘Wavy’ collaboration with Ghanaian heavyweight Sarkodie, fan-favorite in ‘Luku’ and ‘Champez’ and many others as well crushing the award season early with a win at MTN Hip Hop Awards for East African Rapper of The Year.