You may find out that Zoro has been missing from the big picture recently. But if you consider the East as an independent industry that can thrive on its own, then you'll realise that the rapper, also known as Swagbag, is an A-Lister. He has a couple of fair hits, and
We didn't include Kwesta in our list of Top South African rappers for no reason. The guy is doing great and putting out good records. Since his DaKAR II album in 2016, he has been breaking records, and he's still holding it down. A rapper like Kwesta is why M.I would
Blaqbonez isn't only a d0pe rapper, he's actually part of the new wave. The guy does Trap, writes bars, flows like an Ocean. He's one of the most promising rap acts in the underground scene currently. Not only has he attended the Hennessy VS Class. He has also dropped a couple
The Igbo rap scene is thriving, all thanks to folks like iLLBliss, Phyno, Zoro who brought it to Lagos. Not forgetting those guys at home who are doing fine; we must recognize Slowdog, Ruffcoin, Oga Micky and many more. But, 99.9% of these artistes never smell the mainstream. They characteristically get
The argument about who the best is, is totally subjective. In as much as we can't all have the same tastes and opinions, it's not safe to generalize ideas. For example, earlier this year, M.I had named Nasty C as one of his five best rappers, at the moment. This raised
After releasing his sophomore album "Manando" late 2017; Emtee, has switched to become more like an underground hip-hop artiste. Under Ambitiouz Entertainment, he dropped his album which is going Gold, with debut "Avery" going platinum. With the plays and views coming in steadily, Emtee is definitely one of Africa's bests. He
It's good-news galore. A handful of rappers across Africa have been nominated in different categories for the 5th annual International Achievement Recognition Awards (IARA). The award show has has held since 2014. From South Africa, we have two of the hottest rappers on the continent, in Cassper Nyovest and Nasty C.
The campaign against police brutality has gone beyond just a Twitter Trend. It has metamorphosed into a solid movement. Already, the EndSARS petition by activist, Segalink, has been signed over 48, 000 times, out of the needed 50K. And more artistes are keen on utilizing their voices to promote the course.
Falz remains one of the best things to happen to Africa's hip-hop community in recent times. Not only does he make chart-topping hits, he's also a proven lyricist, who has mastered the art over the years. With his comic flows, he's successfully carved a niche for himself in the over-saturated market.
Nasty C's album is trending and getting a lot of buzz already. Hip hop heads from all over Africa are already offering reviews on the 18-track LP. And so far, they have been positive at an average of 4/5. That's a cool one for the 21-year-old South African MC. Apart from
In 2012, Kida Kudz was one of the most promising rap acts in the country. He shot to stardom after winning the 2nd edition of Peak Talent Show. Having hooked up with Olamide, he got into business with ID Cabasa, under the Coded Tunes imprint. Being UK-based Nigerian-British, Coded tunes artiste
Nigerian ace Rapper, Terry Tha Rapman has been in the news recently. His unrelenting effort to keep Hip hop culture alive in Nigeria is not going unnoticed. The rapper announced his return to the rap game after he dropped his "Life of Joe Spasm" mix-tape hosted by the legendary DJ
Nasty C's album is definitely one of the most anticipated hip-hop projects of 2018. Since his last body of work, "Bad Hair" which was released in 2016; he has been consistent, dropping hit singles and doing a a number of collaborations, both on the local and international level. He's managed to
But what exactly is rap? Just google it and see thousands, if not millions, of results attempting to give the proper definition of rap. But we all know that rap is an element of hip-hop, it's the vocal part of the culture. Having said that, is there really any song that
There will forever be a debate about where the home of real hip-hop is in Nigeria. Is it Jos, Lagos or Kaduna?. Jos has actually produced some of the best in the game. And the underground game in J-Town is huge. Lagos, on the other hand, is the hub of entertainment.
OVO Sound boss Drake has plenty to brag about right now. The 6 God’s newly released "Scorpion" album is already a certified platinum hit. According to reports, it took less than 24 hours for Drizzy to push out a million units. He shared the post on his official twitter handle. In 1
After all is said and done, hip hop music still remains one of the top genres in Africa, with South Africa and Nigeria taking the lead. More rappers spring up out of nowhere everyday. And just when you thought people weren't paying attention anymore, rappers started doing the unthinkable i.e
These days, what comes to mind as soon as you hear Ice Prince is nostalgia. Big Daddy Ice hasn't been the Ice Prince everyone loves in recent years. He almost became a villain after leaving the M.I Abaga-led Choc City Label. However he has traveled all over the world, sampling several
Terry Tha Rapman Brings Back Some Nostalgia On Semi-Documentary Video For "The Life Of Joe Spazm" Terry Tha Rapman is an OG in the underground. And lovers of real hip-hop in Nigeria respect him a lot. He's not that type of rapper that will just be dropping songs sporadically. He has
In 2018, Olamide should actually top the richest Nigerian rappers list. The man is actually making the dough. Dropping hits and widely recieved albums every year, selling out concerts, filling stadiums and getting endorsements has to equate to making loads of money. His revenue from VEVO alone can change the life
"Who's this guy?" you may ask. He goes by the name James Flow (@JamesFlow_ ). The Toronto based Brampton rapper who turned 23 on the 9th of February is a cat on fire. He's been passionate about music ever since he first heard Usher's "You got it bad". And began to
The formula to making money with your music in Nigeria or anywhere at all, is more of an open secret these days. All signed artistes need to do get their music across to existing platforms; not minding the many underlying legal implications such deal can come with. But when you're an
Have you ever tried to combine aggression and swagger on a track? well if you ever do, I can assure you that VEE is what you will get. VEE is an unsigned Nigerian rap artiste based in Lagos, Africa's entertainment capital. The guy is versatile, and it is evident in the
Eluma Joseph aka JoeSean (@elumajoesean) is not a new name to underground hip hop in Nigeria. The Abuja based emcee has been consistent. Hes is not shy to get on the stage or hop onto a collaboration to drop a jewel. Not long ago he was featured on a track "Sense"
Jibola Toriola, who you know as Jhybo, may just be one of the most inconsistent Yoruba rappers out of Lagos. OK, maybe he's not inconsistent. He is probably just playing the M.I game and showing us he's underground as opposed to being mainstream or upcoming. Whichever way the dice rolls, Jhybo