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 is still one of the dopest rappers out there. He’s not the “gwara gwara” type of guy that makes nonsense music, neither is he like your typical “best rapper” that raps off-beat all the time (I won’t mention names).
Since his 2014 hit, “Rotate” we can’t say the rapper has had so many hits. But somehow, he’s worked his way up the ranks to be among the A-List artistes in the country, today. All thanks to 2016’s “Adura Elijah”, a hit song that sampled some gospel overtone, coupled with a very deep message that made everyone love it.
Jhybo became a household name after that. He would later remixed the jam with Oritse Femi. However since then, he has been away from the big scene, doing low-key guest features and a couple of collaborations.
That was until he stormed back in March with “Para” on which he featured talented singer, Sound Sultan. The song, which samples some fela-type Afro sound, has the two artistes spitting hard OT’s for nearly four minutes. Jhybo rapping hard straight for two minutes plus, and Sound Sultan coming to do justice to the song.
From March to June is a space of 2 months and a mighty long time in the entertainment space. But, we’re still grateful a jam like “Para” finally got a Video.
The Video dropped earlier today and it is a creative masterpiece. It is the type of videos hardcore rap songs usually get; fire in the background, dark night, shooting sounds and all that. This is a total step up for Jhybo, the self acclaimed rap woli. Watch the clip below.
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Quasar Miami formerly known as Tylz, 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.
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