Yo, it’s about to go down, please don’t worry me. And yeah, it’s not Papa Ajasco, it’s the maiden Edition of Hip Hop Head “Rap Culture” Mixtape. This bang tape, which is to be hosted by mixtapes.ng, is called “Uno,” which means “One” in Latin. Of course, it’s the very first, since HipHopHead launched over a year ago.
This tape which features many rappers and hip-hop artistes, is by far the most complete rap mix Nigeria’s ever witnessed. And I mean it, it’s no crap! No shit, no crap, no bull dog shit. Pure hip-hop at it’s peak, and bang stuff.
Mixed by talented disc jockey, DJ Emilliona, the Rap Culture Uno project is one that very single lover of hip hop should look to get. Here are four things you should Expect from this Tape;
1. INDIGENOUS HIP HOP
It’s no news that the indigenous rappers seem to have taken over the game in the past few years. Rap Culture Uno mix-tape features a new crop of indigenous rappers, and lyricists. With a balanced concentration of Yoruba, Ndigbo and Arewa. We have artists like Pepenazi, Oladips, Olamide and femcee, Mz Kiss, from the Yoruba axis. Zoro Swagbag and Lucy Q from the East, and rappers like BOC, Classiq, Morell and Dandi, from the north. It’s a balanced diet!
2. TOP-NOTCH LYRICISM
When we talk of hip-hop, it’s not just “flows” and “rhymes” and all that. There’s a huge reference, and respect for the art of lyricism. And that is not lacking on this Mixtape. Songs like Phenom’s “4am at 4 points”, Zoro’s “Mbada” , BlaqBonez’s “Bad Boy” and Boogey’s “Diplomatic Immunity” are lyrically sound records.
3. THE OG’S
We weren’t going do a hip-hop, Mixtape without some OG’s on this. M.I Abaga, who featured twice on the project, has a song of his (Soup) on it, and also got in through Classiq’s “Gudu”. Cassper Nyovest, featured through M.I’s “Soup”. Meanwhile, Olamide found his way here, through Oladips’ “O Sure”. Poe’s here! Erriga’s here!
4. NEW BANGERS
We didn’t just go into the archives digging out old jams, for this Mixtape, we actually went with the times. And, we also proved that new hip-hop bangers drop Every day. Even in this era of Shaku Shaku and Mumble Crap (respect to Town Crier, he’s one of our writers here by the way)
New jams like Oladip’s “O Sure,” Zoro’s “Mbada,” Poe’s “Double Money” and Town Crier’s make up this big project. Y’all can’t wait again, I’m sure. Checkout the Track-list below;
Watch this space!
About the author
Tylz Ceazar Yo is a young rap artiste and an outspoken music industry commentator. He writes in a very controversial manner and is known to “never let the sleeping dogs lie”. In October 2017, he was inducted into HipHopHead as a contributor.
Disclaimer: The views expressed in this article are the author’s own and do not necessarily represent the views of HipHopHead.