To be honest, Lord Of Ajasa is not relevant in today's music industry. But he is probably the oldest relic of the now-popular Yoruba rap genre. He was a big influence to the late Dagrin, and likes of Olamide and Reminisce, who started out, bursting in Yoruba. Not only is he
This year AFRIMA has got a whole lot of juice, when it comes to the lineup of rappers on the Nomination list. not only for Best Rap Act. It's going to be a tough one to be honest. For the "Best Rap Act" category, there are rappers from all parts of
Just like we didn't see "Rendezvous" coming in February, M.I is pulling up another big one. The rapper is going Kanye as three albums he produced will be dropping in August. Let's just say winter is coming. If there's anything hip hop heads came into 2018 expecting, it was an album
Erigga is awake. For the past two weeks, the south south rapper, has just been dropping new materials, and we can't help but wonder if he's planning to drop another album. If he is, that will be pretty cool. Erigga isn't just your regular guy from Warri. He is a very
When Falz dropped the video to "Next" some weeks ago, we knew he was not done with his "27" album. The guy just keeps unleashing new stuff. Now, it's a new video for another single off his third album, "27" which was released in October 2017. The track is "Child Of
Whether it's constantly appearing on the Hennessy Cyphers, or doing joints with his label mates, or just by guest verses, there's something about Dremo that just connects with you, if you're a hip hop head. Dremo, came to limelight in 2016, when pop star, Davido, signed him onto his imprint,
Again o! Since Falz dropped "This Is Nigeria" in May, the Bahd Guy hasn't been away the news. And that's a result of the impact the video is making. Each and every day, the views keep piling up. In less than two months, the video has amassed a whooping 10 million
If Olamide is the Drake in the industry now, Limerick would just be BlocBoy JB. Olamide picked Limerick just like Drake did to JB, and gave him the platform to be heard. Baddo signed him to YBNL, giving the Edo boy, one of the biggest platforms to have his voice
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
Young musician, rapper and HipHopHead journalist, Quasar Miami caused a stir at midweek when he announced his new song. This announcement came up less than two weeks after Quasar dropped his first song for the year “Ori” produced by Olumix. The news proved to be true when he released he
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