Hip hop is dying in Nigeria, but we don't want it to, at least some of us. We don't want Afro-pop singers to to start winning "best hip hop act in Africa". Nah, we have hope in the culture, and that's why M.I's "You Rappers Should Fix Up Your Life"
After leaving the "major" game for so long, veteran J town emcee, MI Abaga, stormed back with a new outrageously long-titled single called "You Rappers Should Fix Up Your Life". There is a singularity blunder in "Life". Notwithstanding, this is already a...well, I'll save the "classic" label for years to come.
Freestyling is no child's play. Good rappers are known for their freestyle skills. While a few others are known for other skills like wordplay, delivery, and storytelling. Rappers like Jay Z, Eminem, Drake, Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar, A-Q, Boogey, Blaqbonez & Vector Tha Viper are known for their ability to
One of my biggest discoveries was realizing that there are effective ways to express ourselves without words. You can express yourself by channeling your energy into something productive and meaningful. Most likely into something physical and artistic. I have Hip Hop to thank for this realization. READ: Hip hop music possesses
The hip hop music scene has never been the same ever since Eldee the Don left the shores of this country for greener pastures. Lanre Dabiri popularly known by his stage name, is a Nigerian-American rapper, music producer and a Singer who studied Architecture at the prestigious University of Lagos
What comes to mind when you think of hip hop music? Most people think of money, drugs and fast women. Ask me what comes to my mind and I’d say politics, passion and poetry. Admittedly, today’s hip-hop has lost some of its original appeal. Turn to 102.3 The Beat and you
By: Gracious Nwawulu Zara, Hip Hop Head Columnist Where Is MI? This is the question on the lips of ardent Hip Hop followers. He is ranked as one of the best rappers that Nigeria has ever produced. But having graced the headlines with a Mix-tape which he dropped last year, Mr
Upcoming rappers in Nigeria all have one thing in common. They all think they're the next best thing. They are wrong 99.9% of the time, because it doesn't matter what you think you are. what matters is what your listeners are able to deduce when you come up on stage
Chocolate city is the best Record label in Nigeria! Did I declare that too soon? You'd expect that statement should come somewhere towards the end of this piece after much explanations. But hey, let's call a spade a spade. Most of the entertainment labels you see operating aren't what we expect
Olamide's "Wo" is an excellent example of a Nigerian workout song and I'll explain why in this short piece. When "Panda" by designer came out, we all jumped on it and made it our workout track. Now we have something made in Nigeria, by a Nigerian. So if your looking for
Pryse came into our consciousness in 2011 with a bang. She looked all set to take the music industry by storm. With her feature on M.I Abaga's “No-tis” (a cover of Jay-Z and Kanye West’s “Otis”) on Illegal Music 2; label leaders Audu Maikori and Paul Okeugo were blown away by her.
Ice Prince Zamani sounds like an upcoming rapper these days. Maybe you haven't noticed but the superstar rapper isn't grabbing anyone's attention with his latest songs. His music feels a little too normal. Gone are the days when Ice Prince would rhyme and actually rap. VOTE: Who is the best rapper
Whenever we complain about Nigerian rappers becoming wack, we should point the fingers at the right places. We know most of our rappers now sound like queen primer puppets. But whose fault is it? Here are the factors we all should blame for the constant reduction in artistic quality; READ: Is
Last month, Dagrin's brother Trod made a solid statement about his new endeavor. He plans to swoop in and take over; "I'm coming to take back my brothers throne, I want the crown back" In case you're wondering who this guy is; he is the younger sibling of Yoruba rap legend Dagrin.
Where is Lord of Ajasa? This is a question that indicates that an artiste has become irrelevant. Simply put, he is a forgotten man in the Nigerian music industry. Ask your friend about Lord of Ajasa and they go like "Ooh that guy, where is he sef". VOTE: Who is the
Tribal rap is dictating the pace of the culture of Nigerian hip hop. Each of the four cultural strongholds have put out representatives in the music industry. We have the Hausa rap, Igbo rap, Yoruba rap and it would be very wrong for us to ignore the south south rap community.
Today we bring you Erigga Biography. He was born as Erhiga Agarivbie, his stage name Erigga is a vocalization of his tribal name. His performs in Pidgin language predominantly; a Nigerian vernacular. As you know, we are all about pure and underground Nigerian hip hop music. So keep reading to find
The VS Class is Hennessy Artistry’s most entertaining show. It is set to become Nigeria's foremost hip hop nurturing platform. Warning: You have to be good at rap battling in order to suit in, hip hop is not for the weak. READ: How to win a rap battle competition in Nigeria The
Olamide Badoo is the Lagos ghetto kid who worked his way into stardom. He made it out of the upcoming category. We cannot question his stats and record numbers, his achievements have come in in tidal waves. Granted, He's is a humble guy. But for someone with the title of "Badoo",
There are two kinds of gospel rappers in Nigeria. These two categories perform the same function but employ different means of delivering their message. Before we talk about how you can make it, let's look at the categories; a. The category will thrive in the church and rely majorly on support
There are a lot of Nigerian rappers on social media. They want us to love them so we get to see everything they have to offer. This makes the hip hop industry interesting and lively. Not all rappers are remarkable, not all are wack either. So here are a list of
Praiseworld radio is Nigeria's most followed online radio station. Its a great place for upcoming Nigerian gospel rap artistes to get airplay. They help you share and discover new gospel music from the comfort of your phone. Mobile devices contribute to about 80% of Nigeria's internet user base, most of which
The rap feud between two of the biggest female rappers is probably the only topic that comes to mind when you mention the inactivity of female rappers in Nigeria. The intensity of the altercation between the two is high, with the rap artistes involved, trading heated words by means of diss
Finally we have come to the sanguine rapper, its the last topic in the effect of temperament on hip hop music series. The sanguine rapper is a master of deception due to his unpredictability. Simply put, they make hip hop interesting with tantrums, fun seeking and unrealistic bragging. READ: The character of
Christian rap is a legit sub genre of hip hop music. It's followership is growing and we would like to discuss some of the issues Nigerian gospel rappers have to deal with. A lot of folks tend to take it less seriously since its a religious genre, but its actually