Wednesday, September 18, 2013

DJ Neptune in Da mix!

International Eva Blazin #DJNeptune aka Mr. Shut down the Party is on a mission to serenades the fans and music lover with his new dance mix tape series tagged #MyBirthdayMix
The Artist/Disc Jockey will be a year older on the 25th Of September, and as a Libra by star the generous #DJNeptune has decided to share the party mood with music lovers and fans across the GLOBE by releasing TEN different mix-tapes tagged #MBM from his Mix tape catalogue.
Ladies and Gentlemen get ready to equip your music play list with fresh mixes from your favorite DJ, #DJNeptune as He takes the party from his studios to your doorsteps.
Enjoy this One hour Mix off the #MyBirthdayMix folder by #DJNeptune with one of Nigeria’s finest artist “Egberi Papa 1 of Bayelsa” Mr. #TIMAYA in the MIxxxxxx.
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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

A not just Ok list.

When i came across the link "top 10 gifted rappers in Nigeria", I knew something was amiss somewhere. The term "gifted" is used rather loosely and is subject to copious interpretations. if they had said most commercially viable, most lyrical or highest selling rappers it would have made more sense.
In rap culture when you talk of classifying rappers the criteria usually includes: rhyming skills, lyrical depth, delivery (flow) and consistency. We don't judge rappers skills based on commercial appeal or sing song ability. This is why rappers like Nas, Rakim, Jay Z, Eminem are rated highly, they have delivered lyrically consistently over a long period of time. Canibus is a good rapper but has not been consistent.
Based on this criteria, Olamide and Phyno have no business being no 2 and 3 respectively. Also Phenom, Terry da Rapman, Illbliss and Pheroshuz desrve to be on it.
Modenine is undoubtably the dopest mcess in Nigeria, this he has proved over and over but Phenom has dropped some of the dopest punchlines in Nigeria over the last two years. A testimony to his skill is how that he murderd M.I on 6ft 7ft on M.I's I.M2. He has shown excellent delivery and sharp rhyming on tracks like Omo Naija (original and remix), Kilon fo oshi remix. Murda dem with wizkid to name a few. How he doesn't make the list is a mystery. Vector, Illbliss and Terry the rapman ahve dropped some of the madest mixtapes this year, yet Vector is rated 8th while Terry and Illi didnt even make the list. Outrageous! How did show dem camp and reminisce make the top 10?
The NJO list is a mockery of the rap culture and an expression of lack of proper research by the team that compiled it. Pheroshuz is another conspicuously missing mcee on the list. that brother is badly under0rated in the rap game.He is major player in the bans movement and his blood, sweet and tears mixtape redefined the art of sampling. He and Terry Killed the No church in the jungle track on Modenine's occupy the throne mixtape. Vector's ba racks mixtape was also a banging hit, if you doubt click here.
the list also does not make provisions for female rappers abi na only guys dey gifted? A belive Zee can hold her own lyrically against most of the rappers mention on the list
After all is said and done this the list is not just ok.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012


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B robby real name Bright Robinson is a powerful vocalist about to tear the Nigerian music industry to bits. he reminds me of R kelly in his prime. I have lisened to him on several tracks and his vocal dexterity is amazing. He has a hit single "drinks on me" that is steadly becoming a club banger across Nigeria.
He has featured in a couple of songs including the track "Fly Naija" ft. Terry Tha Rapman which was on DJ Buzzle's "Music for Change" album. His new single "tatafo features super fly rapper;vector tha viper. This brother is sure set to rule the industry in Nigeria, despite his optical misgivings. for more on B Robby check out here!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

The rise of the Femcees!

Over the last year or so female rappers also known as femcees have staked their claim for recognition in a male dominated genre. many have come out spitting some of the hottest bars you would ever hear.
Before the remedies revolution, Weird MC had set the pace with her "Allen Avenue" single and Album. she was raw and energetic but not too lyrical then, not too long after that she absconded to the UK and not much was heard from her in terms of joints until she returned with "Ijo ya". After that the game became male dominated for a long time. the likes of the SWATROOT, Ruggedman, Mode nine, Trybesmen,Terry da Rapman, Overdose,Sauce kid too over the game and killed the femcees shine. El dee gave us a break in 2001 with his Da Trybe crew. Da Trybe birthed two Femcees with mad mic skills: Sasha and Blaise. Blaise spat with so much ferocity on "Oya"the competition burnt to nothin! she stood out among the guys on that track but sasha hugged the headlnes after that, with her "Emi le gon" single. This kick started the Femcee revolution although her first album dint drop til two years later. the two femecees from Da Trybe still remain very relevant in the game today. After Sasha and Blasie female rappers have joined the femmecee revolution the like of kemistry, bouqui, kel, Zee, Eva, Muna have seized the moment. Kel and Bouqui have released ground breaking albums. I feel Kel's album didn't get the rating it deserved. The release of i no send you Male and female version by the suspect is a testament to the growth of Femcees in Naija. Popular opinion has it that the Femcees version killed the male version. All the ladies were on point like the were standing on a full stop. it also shows that the babes are ready to take over like genetic engineers. Blaise has sparkled on sever guest appearances and her handful of singles notably braggin rights with freestyle, Lasan, I no send u. Zee killed the game with her current single Mic Check, Eva's I don did it is Subliminal. Muna has been on top on her cameo appearances especially Lagos party remix. we also have under ground femcees like Mischief spitting real tight. After analysis based on lyrical content and delivery i present my fav  Femcees!
Blaise remains the hottest rapper in Nigeria male of female!her punchline are delicious are her delivery is sharp and awesome. not many mcs can hold a candle to her.Her recent appearance in the BET cipher has done nothing more than re-establish her as the best of the best. She is currently working and re-working on her highly anticipated album… tightening up loose ends while balancing tons and tons of feature requests and compeering gigs.

Zee is a crazy lyricist.Since coming on the radar in 2010, Zee has been pretty busy making a name for herself. She has worked with  a number of notable acts and appeared on some massive hits such as Tha Suspect’s Tuaile which also features Shank, Ill bliss and Young milz. Thanks to the success of that single, Tha Suspect brought her back for I No Send You (Remix) which also turned out to be a success and favorite. I believe with time she will match Blaise delivery for delivery. The year 2011 has seen her rise in popularity with artistes queuing to have her spit some wity bars on their track.
she has advanced in delivery and concept since her 2007 single 'come get with me' and is now one of the top rated femcess in Naija. The cross River femcee has a hot single mic check brimming with puchlines as she wastes (waists) (w)rappers like iro. As a Result of her rising profile she was selected for the BET Africa Cypher word has it that she was only out rhymed by the God -lyricist him self Mode nine (hope to see them collabo some day!). 2012 is the year she explodes on the Naija HIP hop scene. Watch out cos Zee is off the chain like a missing locket!
The ex beauty queen first appeared on Terry tha rapman’s track PH girl, were she dropped an ok verse. . She then  appeared on a collaboration with Banky W on his Lagos Party remix. On Dipp's good girl remix she brought the fire in her with a fiery verse that got the industry noticing her. she has an energetic style that is at the same time mild. Her lyrics can be very raw and suggestive, a reminder of the lil Kim of back in the days but she undoubtedly a tight lyricist.
Eva released her first ever studio recording with the help of Tha Suspect early 2009 and titled it 'I dey Play'. The song which was done over the popular 'a millie' instrumental by Lil Wayne went on to become a fan favorite and received aiplay on radios, gaining for Eva a maximum level of recognition. Eva Alordiah a Delta state beauty has a teaming fan base that includes yours sincerly. She has worked on several collabos including the award winning  remix of 'Owo ati Swagger' alongside Gino, Terry tha Rapman and the Late Dagrin. Her style is sassy,raw and direct. on her recently released "GIGO EP" she flirted with several styles but didn't come out as sharply as expected. I felt or her immense talent she could have done beter on the project. she didn't put her great lyrical ability on the front burner. The track "relentless" is an example of her lyrical prowess.
kelechi Ohia is one Femcee that took the industry with so much ferocity and energy. her bars on Illbliss's u go wound were mad. He follow up single "WA Wa alright' was amazing. She spat many ill bars on her debut album "The Investment" which won her critical claim. Alyhough i feel the album didnt get the credits its deserved. I heard her verse for the Tha Suspect's "I no send u" it was crazy and i onder why it didnt make the final cut.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

black star mixtape ft mode nine

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Saturday, February 19, 2011

Monday, February 15, 2010

eminem and mariah

Isn't it quite funny that Eminem's hottest battle is against a pop diva? Even the battle against Ray Benzino didnt take this shape. Since eminem came up with the Revelation that he had an affair with mariah , the pair have been slinging mud at each other. The feud between Mariah Carey and Eminem dates back to 2001 when the pair apparently discussed working together on music for Carey's Charmbracelet album. No music ever did come after the discussions, but reports did surface that the pair were dating. In 2002 in an interview he gave to Rolling Stone Eminem did discuss the rumors and stated, "There's truth to that. But on the whole personal level, I'm not really feeling it. I just don't like her as a person." In December 2002 around the release of Charmbracelet, Mariah Carey appeared on Larry King Live and said, "I hung out with him, I spoke to him on the phone. I think I was probably with him a total of four times. And I don't consider that dating someone".

Eminem's May 2002 album The Eminem Show includes a song "Superman" that Eminem has stated is in part about his relationship with Mariah Carey. It includes the lines, "What you tryin' to be, my new wife? What you Mariah?" Reportedly, Mariah Carey responded in her own way musically with the song "Clown" from Charmbracelet. Her words included, "You don't want the world to know that you're just a puppet show, and the little boy inside often sits at home alone and cries."

In May 2003 the battle raged again through statements given to New York newspapers. An associate of Eminem told the New York Post that the rapper had saved a number of extensive voicemails from Mariah Carey and planned to possibly use them in a song. They were described as "weird and graphic" and included Mariah Carey speaking in "a baby voice." Mariah Carey fired back through the New York Daily News saying, "I don't know what the hell he's doing. It's a little excessive. Doesn't it seem a little bit girly? Like we're in a catfight." She also managed to explain, "I have little voices. I do things like that that are fun and games."

Despite a period of quiet, the battle between Mariah Carey and Eminem did not come to an end. In 2006 Eminem took to the airwaves of his Shade 45 Sirius Satellite Radio station to discuss the matter again. This time he said, "Yes, me and Mariah did have a relationship for about a good six, seven months...I wasn't really into what she was into. Our personalities collided. She's a diva, and I'm a little more regular, I guess."

Mariah Carey married actor and rapper Nick Cannon in April 2008. This introduced a third character into the feud. In May 2009, Eminem's long-awaited four years in the making album Relapse was released. It included the song "Bagpipes from Baghdad" that explicitly addresses both Cannon and Carey. Eminem muses about what happened in his relationship with Mariah Carey and he threatens her new husband. Nick Cannon responded with an extensive blog entry. In the post he referred to Eminem as "Slim Lamey" and said, "So, Miss Marshall, I'm going to make you wish you never spoke my name and regret the ungodly things you said about my wife." Eminem later admitted in an interview his lyrics were harsh and he just wished the couple well.

It did not take long for the next move in the ongoing feud between Mariah Carey and Eminem. Mariah Carey's single "Obsessed" appeared in June 2009. Despite protesting from Nick Cannon, it seems blatantly obvious that the song is mostly in response to the ongoing conflict with Eminem. Among Mariah Carey's disses in song were the lines, "You a mom and pop, I'm a corporation, I'm the press conference, you a conversation." To drive home the point that it is about Eminem, Mariah Carey appeared dressed as a man in trademark Eminem clothing. The song became a genuine hit single by debuting at #11 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Eminem's response came July 30, 2009 with the release of the song "The Warning." Beginning with, ""Only reason I dissed you in the first place is because you denied seeing me. Now I'm pissed off," Eminem set down the most extensive details and threats yet. He spells out explicit details about an alleged encounter with Carey as well as making threats to release saved voice mails and photos. The initial response to Eminem's latest has been a twitter post from Nick Cannon using Biblical quotes to imply Eminem will ultimately have to answer to God.

How this beef pans out? Only God can tell!