Monday, July 26, 2010
Anticipated Nigerian HipHop Albums 2010
AFRICAN AMERICAN - Saucekid
I once asked Saucekid aka Sinzu Sinzu aka the self-acclaimed African Ambassador of Rap music what "Sinzu" meant, and he said "Sinzu is just like indomie spice" (lol....WTF?). That's by the way though. After dropping a couple of singles such as "Distribution", "Na Me Be Fine Boi" and "Under G", Saucekid is set to take us back to his AFRICAN AMERICAN roots with his forthcoming album (duh?...bros we all know that you're Nigerian even with the American accent and all. I mean...your attitude tells it all..lol). His album drops 30th July 2010. Album release party holds at Rehab, Victoria Island, Lagos.
BOYZ ARE NOT SMILING - Terry Tha Rapman
The album title "Boyz Are Not Smiling" is fast becoming a popular slogan in Nigeria already, especially among the youths. And for the records, "Sample Remix" off the album by Terry Tha Rapman, which featured Stereoman and Pherowshuz won the best rap single at the just concluded HipHop World Awards 2010. Guest appearances on "Boyz Are Not Smiling" include M.I, Mo'Cheddah, Fecko, Sound Sultan, Pherowshuz, Terry G, CartiAir, MiekHarry, Kefee, Osagz et al. Production credits also include; Jay Sleek, Ex-O, E-twinz, Pherowshuz, Kraft etc. The album will be released in August under the stable of MegaPhunk Records.
MI2 - M.I (Mister Incredible)
Most of y'all will agree with me that this talented young man who returned from the BET Awards a while back - where he represented Africa and also got pissed off by WALE, had the most anticipated Rap album in 2008. It's no longer news that Kelly Hansome of "Maga Don Pay" fame has been taking several shots at M.I and his entourage. Apparently, it seems M.I pays more primacy on replying diss tracks these days just like Ruggedman (As in, listen to tracks such as "Somebody Wants To Die", "Nobody" featuring 2face, "Nobody Test Me" by Jesse Jagz....and you'll understand what I mean). We advice he ignores all the hate out there, and concentrate more on making good music (which he's pretty good at doing anyway), and he should also address other more important issues. However, Jude Abaga aka Mister Incredible literally has what it takes to storm the African rap industry for the umpteenth time.
THE PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE - A-Q
Controversial Lagos-bred Rapper, A-Q, is also on our list. His new single "Names",which took shots at Jesse Jagz, Ruggedman and co. is already steering up a lot of controversy in the Nigerian music industry. I wonder what will happen when he eventually drops his full album and the remix of the same song "Names", which featured Iceberg Slim & Pherowshuz. (lol...I'll leave that to your imagination).
ONCE UPON A RHYME - FECKO
Young Hiphop veteran....Fecko Tha Emcee who dropped one of the most versatile African hiphop mixtapes earlier this year - "First Impression"...is also planning an album release sometime in November/December. The album is tentatively titled "Once Upon A Rhyme" (Hmm..an interesting name for a rap album, isn't it?). According to the whizkid, It promises to be a world-class hiphop project, with guest appearances from the likes of American rapper "TALoNTED", Zimbabwean MC "Synik", Zambia's finest "Zone Fam", Str8 Buttah, Terry Tha Rapman, Chrest et al. By the way, Fecko is also an active member of the Boyz Are Not Smiling crew.
STATE OF SURPRISE - Vector
Vector The Viper aka V.E.C is also dropping an album titled "State Of Surprise" under the stable of YSG Entertainment. Sista Soul, Emmsong, Ade Piper et al. have spots on the album. Most people think this dude is just another Jay Z wannabe.....well only time will tell. Let's wait until his album drops. Personally, I think there's more to Vector that meets the eyes.
SUPER C SEASON - Naeto C
World famous academy rapper, Naeto C, seems to be quiet these days, but homeboi is also working hard to make sure his album SUPER C SEASON becomes super when it drops this season (lol..no pun intended). Thus far, Naeto C has done a couple of collabs with YQ. And I think they both have a good chemistry when it comes to making pop music. By the way, if you haven't heard Wale's version of Naeto C's "Kini Big Deal", then like D'banj would say.."you're still sitting down on a long thing." FYI "Ako mi ti poju" by Naeto C was also nominated at this year's edition of the HipHop World Awards. Watch out for Super C this Season. Yes boss!!
H.O.D - Overdose
Also look out for OD's album "H.O.D" which will dropping under the stable of Xtreme music. Singles off the upcoming album such as "Got To Love Me", "Alujo" & "If I Catch You" featuring Terry Tha Rapman are still rocking the airwaves. Word reaching us is that O.D will be dropping some new hot singles pretty soon before the album drops eventually.
RETURN OF THE PHERO - Pherowshuz
Mr. Correct aka Phero The Great aka Pherowshuz is also dropping an album this year. Just like his hit single, it promises to be "Correct!" By the way, DJ Atte and Pherowshuz are also working on a Mixtape. Recently, we premiered a track by Phero & The Faculty on our blog. Well, there is more! Boyz ain't smiling!
I AM WILLIAM - 2SHOTZ
Veteran Emcee and former member of DaTybes, Onuorah Williams aka 2shotz is gearing up to drop his much anticipated album "I Am W.I.L.L.I.A.M".