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Once again, is SlimCase A Rapper?

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Since the adoption of street-themed music like Shaku Shaku, too many artistes have run to rap for shelter lest they lose the money. Don’t forget music these days is “show you the money”. And that’s the only logical reason Yemi Alade was rapping on Shakpati. But people still find it hard to believe she was rapping, because Yemi is not a usually a rapper. But wasn’t she rapping?

I bet you’ve heard that “Is Lil Kesh a rapper?” saying. Just because Kesh went street, did songs that were a bit lyrically dumb like Efejoku, you’ll find someone arguing that “No Fake Love” isn’t a rap record. Didn’t he rap on that jam? That’s where it gets corny.

Yung6ix is a rap star, respected hip hop artist. That’s why you’ll nearly choose “Gbe Seyin” as a better rap song than Lil Kesh’s “Ishe”. Does it really have anything to do with the status of the artist? Is “Juice” going to be called a hip hop song because Ycee’s a rapper? Definitely not. So, what goes for all these street music adopting rap?

Yesterday, a twitter user by the name Sleezy, whose handle is @Sleezy_Official asked a rather thought-provoking question. “Is Slimcase a rapper?” He had tweeted.


Slimcase is one of the artistes who have blown up in this Shaku Shaku era. With songs like Dbanj’s “Issa Banger”, DJ Sidez’s “Oshozondi”, Idowest’s “Shepeteri” and DJ Xclusive’s “Shempe”, he’s proven himself to be one of she Street Lords.

But, is he a rapper? Very comic, his intro alone can cause a kerfuffle. He raps his words like he’s talking. And sometimes he does free verses (lines without proper rhyme schemes). But, the question still remains, is he a rapper? Does doing street music take away being a rapper from an artiste?

In conclusion, if artists like CDQ, Seriki, Idowest and Mr. Real are considered rappers, there’s no reason Slimcase won’t be tagged a rapper. Meanwhile, you don’t have to be called a rapper before you are a rapper. Anyone who raps is a rapper.

If he raps, let’s call him a rapper. Even though, he might not be qualified to be called “hip hop” artiste.

 

But, is he a rapper? Very comic, his intro alone can cause a kerfuffle. He raps his words like he’s talking. And sometimes he does free verses (lines without proper rhyme schemes). But, the question still remains, is he a rapper? Does doing street music take away being a rapper from an artist?

In conclusion, if artists like CDQ, Seriki, Idowest and Mr. Real are considered rappers, there’s no reason Slimcase won’t be tagged a rapper. Meanwhile, you don’t have to be called a rapper before you are a rapper. Anyone who raps is a rapper. If he raps, let’s call him a rapper. Even though, he might not be qualified to be called “hip hop” artiste.


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.

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