Posted on 28 July 2011.
Khago tells how he really feels about I-Octane
Jamaican Dancehall/Reggae artiste, Khago has publicly launched a stinging verbal attack on fellow cultural artiste, I-Octane. The “Blood A Boil” singer is suggesting that the I-Octane is using his popularity & influence to try & stunt Khago’s growth in the music industry & has told lies about the nature of their relationship.
In a press release, Khago lashed out at the “Nuh Ramp Wid Wi” singer; claiming I-Octane has been damaging his earning potential by refusing to be on the same stage shows that the “Blood A Boil” singer was appearing on & also accuses I-Octane of talking about him negatively to music producers to prevent him working with them. Khago intimated that, “I-Octane needs to stop telling people say me and him good, mi and him no good. Him need fi stop tell people say me and him friend. Mi put in nuff work wid him, from him first song, mi have ‘Caan Cool ‘at Number 3 on the chart, mi ask him fi call mi out so people can know me cause ah mi and him used to par, mi sing background vocals fi him, mi used to cook at Octane yard, and when him find out say mi talented like him, him no waan nobody know me, him just want me to be a background singer.”
Furthermore, Khago implied that I-Octane was stealing some of his trends; particularly with how he styled his dreadlocks & also dissed him subliminally in previous songs. Said Khago “Mi have three yute, so mi cyah mek my ting waste, mi work fi not even a dolla fi him and when a my time fi get my go, him stop deal wid me. Three years him no talk to me after mi sing the last background vocals for him at Beenie Sizzle just because mi ask him fi help me. Yuh can ask producer Krush bout it, and then three years after him stop tek mi phone call then, mi go find ‘Nah Sell Out’, him run back say him waan do combination and management say mi nuffi do it. When mi and him a roll, mi used to teach people how fi do sister locks, him do song say “no man caan ramp wid mi like how dem play wid dem catty, no man caan put dem hand inna mi natty” because him know mi used to teach people how fi do sister locks and mi no ansa him. Him see mi over Portmore and say him like the low profile rims pon mi car. Him invite me over him yard and the following week, somebody send me a link pon mi Facebook page say “Octane do Khago diss” and when mi click it, ah the song: “Mi no go ah mi bed fi dream bout bwoy, dem sell out fi low profile rims. So him ah diss me under psyches all this time.”
Khago believes that I-Octane has been disrespecting his family & suggested that he also lied about the nature of his relationship with fellow Reggae artist, Teflon; whose character, Khago claims I-Octane was also trying to defame. “Him waan mi tell lie say Teflon have knife ah Fully Loaded fi stab him up, and mi refuse fi do it. The ting deeper than music, it more than just music, mi no sing no song fi be no troublemaker. Dem used the one song, Blood a Boil fi tarnish mi ting but dem neva know the reason mi sing the song. Him trouble Teflon , and then run come pon TV and say me and Teflon a friend, It reach the point say me and Octane ah Cane and Abel, and him need fi stop tell people say ah him gimme mi name, ah Jimmy Hinds give me my name,” Khago said. Furthermore, he pointed out, “Him go pon Buzz on IRIE FM, and tell people say me waan him and mi de pon a Mavado and Kartel ting, wah dat yuh a try do to mi yute? How yu fi talk dem tings de? Why yu nuh talk how yu a try keep mi down? Ah fear him fear mi so? Octane is a glory taker, and the glory belongs to the Most High. Mi nah hide it no more.”
Meanwhile, Khago insisted that he enjoyed performing for the thousands of patrons on Dancehall Night at Reggae Sumfest 2011. He claimed that he didn’t need to “gas up no crowd fi get forward.”
Recently Khago released a new single on The Unkwown People Records produced, African Robot Riddim entitled, “Weh Dem a Seh,” that appears to take lyrical jabs at I-Octane.