‘My son is a very good rapper,’ CS Mutahi Kagwe talks about his son Kahu$h
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe had a light moment discussing his youngest son “Kahu$h”-a Kenyan rapper who is on the come up during an Interview with Citizen TV’s Sam Gituku,
CS Kagwe started by noting the name “Kahush” was borrowed from the kid’s official name “Kahumburu” and gloated that his son is a very good rapper.
“Of course, I know Kahush, he is my youngest son, somewhere along the way Kahumburu became Kahu$h, he is a student and a rapper.. and a good one too, I listen to his music sometimes, You know ‘Mi Siwezi” and so on and so forth,” CS Kagwe said.
The CS jokingly said that after listening to the song “Mi Siwezi” he implored his son to release another one with the title “Mi naweza”.
At the same time, the CS noted that he has allowed his kids to be who they want to be, noting that he also lives a different life from the one that his dad led.
“My children are going to have their own lives away from mine, I mean after the age of 21, you are an adult and you carve your own path and use what talents God has given you,” he explained.
Further, CS Kagwe explained that his family has diverse talents from musicians (Kahu$h and Kagwe Mungai) to golfers (CS Kagwe’s nephew).
Kahumburu Mutahi who is a first year student at Nottingham University gained public praise and turned heads following the recent heavy rotation of his 2019 shrap song ‘Mi Siwezi.’
The track, released in November last year from his debut EP ‘Trial and Error’, blew up during this COVID-19 period and attracted the attention of even established acts like rap maestro Khaligraph Jones who expressed interest in a remix.
The rumors have been going round for a while now and when asked about it during an interview on Standard’s Pulse magazine published in late May, the artist said:
“Yes, he is my dad. That is all I’ll say to that regard.”
Kahu$h, in the interview, described himself as a “trap and shrap rapper” as well as a “footballer and you’ll catch me on the pitch in my free time.”
He spoke about discovering his love for music and deciding to pursue it while in the United Kingdom where he had gone on a football scholarship.
“The hip-hop scene in the UK is blooming exponentially. Being in the UK motivated me to represent my home, just like other pan-African artists there,” he said.
“The quest to find my style and sound has seen me spend countless hours with my laptop and mic. It is still a journey that I’m consistently on.”
The artist is currently enjoying decent airplay owing to the release of his latest EP ‘Niko’ which he said he started working on in August and through which he aimed to “make it clear as a young African and how I live and think in different scenarios and vibes.”
He added: “I wanted to have a tape to show that despite all these things behind the scenes, loss of friends and loved ones, drugs, violence, there’s still a way to show that I’m around and staying, ‘Niko.’”