If you can tell stories, create characters, devise incidents, and have sincerity and passion, it doesn’t matter a damn how you write.
– Somerset Maugham
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
KAFANI PERFORMING @OAKLAND LIVE!! 11/17/12
American rapper based in Oakland, California. Born in 1981, Kafani is
one half of the Oakland-based rap group Babyface Assassins, and has
planted himself in California’s rap scene on his own, starting from the
Kafani and his partner Kashmere built a thirteen-year long friendship
that eventually developed into the business relationship they have now.
This duo has collaborated with some of California’s foremost musicians
including Too $hort, Yukmouth, Choppa, Freeway, and Keak Da Sneak.
After building a name for himself in the
streets and with the music industry heavyweights in the Bay Area, Kafani
was looking for a way to break through on a major level. The Oakland
rapper thought he was onto something when realized he had some choice
slang at his disposal.
A reason Kafani can connect with the ladies and the streets with equal
aplomb is his roots in Oakland, which is world famous for its hustlers,
pimps and players. Raised in such a vibrant yet potentially perilous
environment, a young Kafani excelled at academics and athletics as he
tried to figure a way to escape his ghetto surroundings.
By the time he was 10, Kafani (which means “destined to rule” in
Swahili) was already holding down a paper route in an attempt to make
money. The experience paid a lifetime full of dividends and instilled in
him an envious work ethic.
So, when his stepbrother used Kafani’s connections to get some studio
equipment and start recording songs, Kafani saw an opportunity to expand
his entrepreneurial vision. He set out to start his own label and
quickly started rapping and taught himself how to use the recording