Wednesday, February 3, 2010


When this album finally hits shelves nationwide, all eyes will be on kennis music’s last lifeline to see what he actually has to offer. With his infuriating diss track “igwe kom kom” where he took shots at Wande coal, Terry G & D’banj putting him under the spotlight, the onus is on him to deliver because failure to do so might mean the end of his career. Mr. maga is not resting on his oars just yet as he has already released “cool your temper”, which is probably the second single off his sophomore album.

This is definitely an album that will be zangalicious. With the samklef produced “hustler” and the street banger “my life” already tearing up radio. Mushin’s finest looks like a sure bet already, and with the release of his sneaker line “2gbaski”, it is clear to see that the self proclaimed king of the zanga is out to handle his business. After numerous collabos in 2009, the advance warning winner has finally upped his game and might just have an ace up his sleeve as he seeks to eliminate the D’banj comparisons.

The legendary ex trybe records member’s fifth album is already a strong contender for album of the year with just 3 singles released from it. The first single “oyoyo” featuring YQ is presently one of the most requested songs on urban radio, while the MI collaboration “make some noise” is a true hip hop heads delight and an indication that 2shotz might be going back to his hardcore roots on this LP. The only Nigerian MC that has succeeded in finding the right balance between keeping it real & commercial success might just be dropping the biggest album of his career this year.

Word on the streets is that MI can’t be defused because he is already blown. Truer words were never spoken as the chocolate city star has become a household name following the massive success of his debut album “talk about it” and as such cases usually turn out, everyone is patiently waiting on his follow up album which if rumors are to be believed is titled MI2. No official singles have been released from it yet but Mr. incredible will definitely be in the studio working hard to show that his debut was no fluke.

The title of her album might suggest that she has run out of ideas as that is the title of her column in hiphop world magazine, that doesn’t seem to be the case. Once you put her singles “making money” & “put it down” into the equation. You will realize that Sasha has a point to prove on her sophomore album. With competition at an all time high, she wouldn’t want to be caught slipping.

Add an –ing to the album title and you might have a new brand of maggi or indomie seasoning. Jokes aside Naeto C is not a rapper to be played with. At least we already know how much of a big deal he is. What we don’t know yet is how much of a big deal his sophomore set will be. With the release of the singles “ako mi ti poju” & “duro” featuring YQ from his forthcoming album, it will be too risky to underestimate him.

With 3 songs namely “critical”, “its all on me” & “now is the time” already released, killz's mo hits debut might just be the album that defines the year. Everyone is looking forward to this one not because they are expecting some mind blowing lyrics or some def wordplay but we are all just curious to see how killz will fit into mo hits records. Frankly speaking, third time might just be the charm for Ikechukwu.

On listening to his most recent song “implication”, it is clear to see that Tuface is trying desperately to right the wrongs of unstoppable. Tu baba is out to prove to the world that he has not lost his edge and that there is life after kennis music. Despite coming under fire for the R.kelly collabo that never was and with his hypertek record label not blowing up as anticipated, Tuface will still want to show his numerous fans how much of a better artiste he has become.

They say if you try and fail, you try again and keep on trying until you eventually get it right. Gone are the days when modey’s throne was unassailable. With the emergence of MI & a lot of other MCs on the scene, the self proclaimed lyricist’s lyricist has finally been forced out of his comfort zone & will have to show that he can hold his own in the face of the stiffest competition. With his Tuface collaboration “we dey vex” already on deck, the stage is now set for Modenine to re establish himself.

If knighthouse's debut album was to be judged by the strength of their EP, then the street scriptures will be a classic. After storming the naija music scene last year with their highly infectious street banger “the finest” featuring Mo’cheddah, Sauce kid & Teeto, the hip hop collective have kept their grind on since by following up with the single “ijinle pam pam” featuring YQ, Othello, Kel & Eldee. This album will have a major impact on the naija hip hop scene because this is the first time a coalition of MCs will come together to make good music.

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