KJ Conteh Pays Heartfelt Tribute to AKA on One-Year Anniversary of Tragic Loss
In a poignant reflection on the first anniversary of rapper AKA’s untimely death, producer KJ Conteh opens up about his profound connection with the late South African artist.
A year has passed since AKA was shot dead on February 10 in Durban. This marks a somber milestone for fans and those who shared close ties with the award-winning musician.
KJ Conteh Remembers AKA: A Year Later, the Beat Goes On
KJ Conteh, a globally recognized producer who has collaborated with industry heavyweights like 50 Cent, Snoop Dogg, and T.I, reminisces about meeting AKA in 2016. The connection was immediate, sparked by a shared passion for music.
“He’s one of the brightest artists I’ve ever worked with. One of the best writers I’ve ever met and was devoted on another level,” KJ reflects on their creative synergy.
From Dreamwork to Legacy: KJ Conteh’s Tribute to AKA’s Musical Brilliance
Their collaboration bore fruit with the 2016 hit “Dreamwork,” featuring Yanga, a testament to AKA’s lyrical prowess and KJ’s production finesse.
“We clicked from there. He’s one of the brightest artists I’ve ever worked with. One of the best writers I’ve ever met and was devoted on another level. He would hit you up at 2am in the morning and he’d want my opinion about music he would be working on.,” KJ reveals, underscoring the authenticity of their artistic partnership.
Heartfelt Reflections: KJ Conteh Shares Intimate Moments with Late Rapper AKA
Speaking to Daily Sun, KJ Conteh shared intimate moments, emphasizing AKA’s dedication that extended beyond the studio.
“He would hit you up at 2 am in the morning, and he’d want my opinion about music he would be working on. Plus, he never wanted you to sugarcoat it, he wanted the truth,” KJ recounts, unveiling a glimpse into the late rapper’s relentless pursuit of musical excellence.
Surprises in Sound: KJ Conteh Teases Future Tribute Project for AKA
Reflecting on AKA’s birthday celebration a few days ago, KJ Conteh discloses that he holds one of AKA’s last recordings, teasing a surprise for the future.
“I’ve been working on it for the past year, thinking about what I can do with it. That’s a surprise that people might see in the future,” he shares, hinting at a project that could unveil another layer of AKA’s legacy.
While paying homage to the iconic rapper, KJ Conteh is also making strides with his new single, “Something New,” featuring DB Bantino and SYD, released on January 26. This release marks the beginning of a musical journey that will unfold with a series of singles leading to a diverse project scheduled for the fourth quarter of the year.