The Rap Culture in Nigeria; An Atmosphere For Miracle

For a while now, not a lot of rappers have been able to fit into the shoes that rappers like Mode 9, 2shortz, M.I, Da Grin and the likes wore. The rap scene has been mute, empty and weak for a while now.

This year, it looks like there’s an atmosphere for a miracle in the rap scene now. It seems the rap culture in Nigeria is gradually resurrecting as artistes like M.I, Blaqbonez, Reminisce, Vector, Dremo, Falz and the likes are trying to grow the culture once again.

This last quarter of the year has been quite hot in the rap scene. There has been the Martel Cypher tagged “The Purification” by M.I, Blaqbonez, Loose Kanon and AQ which was very controversial. There has also been the response from the opposing team which is Vector’s team, which released “The Purge”. The battle of the fittest in the game between the two parties has sparked several conversations both off and online about who’s better. Also, this has made fans pay more attention to rap that they have in the past 5 years.

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Furthermore, Rappers like M.I, Vector and Blaqbonez have projects coming that will awaken the spirit of Rap in Nigeria. Blaqbonez released one of the most controversial rap songs of 2019 tagged “Shut Up”. The visuals and the song itself is and epitome of the new culture of rap in Nigeria. Also, M.I has promised to drop a music project this coming weekend in other to further promote rap across the country and Africa at Large.

Also, the indigenous rappers are not relaxing. This September, Phyno dropped a heavy album that had hard core rap infused in it. His track, “Get The Info” which featured Phenom & Falz has been tagged by fans as one of the greatest collaborations of 2019. Reminisce this past week, also released “OGB4IG” to remind people of his “OG” status in the rap game. Another track which was also infused with hardcore rap and flow.

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Furthermore, other old hip hop heads who have been mute in the game, have also jumped on Reminisce’s new track, “OGB4IG”. Rappers like Sinzu & Ice Prince Zamani have dropped their verses on the instrumental to further prove their versatility in rap.

If rappers in Nigeria keep stepping up their game and releasing hot tracks instead of mediocre music, there is definitely an atmosphere for miracles for the resurrection of rap in Nigeria.

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