Tag: Hip Hop

musicblogNovember 25, 2017

[The Music Blog] Runtown’s new single says more about Nigerian Afropop than you think

In a post decrying the old industry’s skewered perspective of this generation’s crop of uber-successful mumble rappers with drug-addled lyrics, ...

musicblogAugust 20, 2017

[The Music Blog] The floating stage between Kanye West and Cassper Nyovest

Earlier this week, South African MC, Cassper Nyovest made an appearance on Power 105’s The Breakfast Club show in New ...

musicblogJune 27, 2017

[The Music Blog]: This is the Nasty C freestyle everybody is talking about

Last week, Nasty C made a stop at The Wake Up show, hosted by veteran on-air personality, Sway Calloway. As ...

musicblogJune 21, 2017

[The Music Blog]: Vector’s attempt to break a World Record sounds like beer parlour banter

Many odd things can come out of a beer parlour banter. In a recent video uploaded by Planet TV featuring ...

Oludolapo AdelanaMay 13, 2017

Meet Willie XO, the hip hop artist helping poor communities

When you hear of Nigerian musicians and artists you rarely picture them as one who will care for the indigent ...

ToluMay 10, 2017

Diddy and Jay Z are Forbes’ top two wealthiest hip hop artistes of 2017

Rapper, Sean “Diddy” Combs is the wealthiest hip hop artiste this 2017, according to Forbes Magazine’s list. Just as last ...

musicblogApril 6, 2017

The Music Blog: On the political origins of hip-hop and why rappers brag so much

“If you don’t have a mind of your own/ don’t be disappointed, this is fine, be a clone” The first ...

ToluOctober 19, 2016

IllBliss to showcase Illygaty: 7057 at 5ive Live – Hip Hop Sessions

Hip-hop pioneer and entrepreneur IllBliss is set to drop his 4th studio album Illygaty: 7057′ and as part of the ...

Oreoluwa PetersAugust 22, 2016

#YNaijaTwitterInterview: Why I’ve chosen to sing about love instead of sex – Lynxxx

In 2009, a new wave of talents hit the Nigeria music scene; most of which were a blend of western ...

Oreoluwa PetersJune 14, 2016

Lil Wayne suffers multiple seizures mid air

On Monday, Lil Wayne suffered yet another in-flight seizure, only this time it happened twice. The rapper was reportedly flying from ...

Ada IgboanugoSeptember 12, 2015

Lil Kesh says he isn’t doing music for you English speaking folks

Right from when Dagrin made indigenous music a successful genre, it became inevitable that (even after his death), many successors ...

Op-Ed EditorApril 28, 2015

Uche Briggs: What to expect from Reminisce’s ‘Baba Hafusa’ album

by Uche Briggs   We just might have the hip hop album of the year. But I will let you ...

Op-Ed EditorDecember 20, 2014

[email protected]: Is the Headies really Africa’s Grammy Awards?

by Oris Aigbokhaevbolo The real story of the 2014 Headies, Nigeria’s most visible music award ceremony, came at the end, strutting ...

Kolapo OlapojuOctober 22, 2014

“I want to speak for the people” – Vector talks on political ambition (WATCH)

by Jewel Stephen Hiphop artiste, Vector, who was recently unveiled as Goodwill Ambassador for Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry, LCCI, ...

Isime EseneOctober 18, 2014

“I admit, I’m guilty…”: Hip-hop mogul, P. Diddy apologizes for stealing Instagram posts – Here’s how he did it (WATCH)

by Isi Esene Well, there’s no problem a little dose of humour can’t solve. Hip hop mogul, P. Diddy has ...

Isime EseneOctober 18, 2014

Before meets after: Here’s what rapper, Missy Elliot looks like now (PHOTO)

by Isi Esene Rapper, Missy Elliot has done a lot to transform herself from the overweight tracksuit wearing celebrity we ...

April 18, 2014

It’s official: Jay Z falls as Puff Daddy tops Forbes richest hip-hop artistes list

by Liku Zelleke   Forbes has just listed the five wealthiest hip hop artists. So, without further ado: 1. Sean ...

November 1, 2013

Stevie Wonder makes huge comeback in 2014 with two albums

by Rachel Ogbu Come 2014, music legend Stevie Wonder will make a comeback with not one but two new albums. ...

August 8, 2013

Pastor fired for attending Rick Ross concert, months after Lil’ Wayne’s

26-year-old Pastor Rodney Wills was fired from his position at a North Carolina church after he was spotted at a  Rick Ross ...

July 6, 2013

She’s a WondaGurl: Meet Ebony Oshunrinde, the 16-year-old who produced beats for Jay Z (WATCH)

by Rachel Ogbu Everyone is talking about Ebony Oshunrinde aka WondaGurl who produced Jay-Z’s cocky album track, “Crown.” Well why ...

June 21, 2013

Fresh out: Sensational artiste, Ayo Jay drops new single, ‘Your Number’ [DOWNLOAD]

by Akan Ido Ayoola Ogundeyi Jr., or ‘Ayo Jay’ as he is widely known is an exceptionally talented and promising ...

June 11, 2013

Behind the scenes: Exploring the world of America’s hip-hop video vixens (PHOTOS)

by Rachel Ogbu Blinging: A ‘hip-hop honey’ clutches a cigar during the  filming of a music video Exploring the world ...

May 29, 2013

Sad news: Outkast rapper, Andre 3000’s mother passes away on his birthday [DETAILS]

Hip hop superstar Andre 3000s mother, Sharon Benjamin-Hodo, was found dead yesterday inside her Atlanta home. Ms Sharon was 62 ...

March 2, 2013

Cultism: Another LASU student reportedly killed as Damino Damoche is buried

by Isi Esene Following speculation that there would be reprisal attacks over the killing of an upcoming Hip-hop artiste and ...

October 27, 2012

WATCH: BishopRadio’s fascinating video for ‘Two teas, please’

by Isi Esene After spending another year rocking live shows, this time in heart of London, Bishop is set to ...

February 24, 2012

On Hip-Hop, Video Vixens, and the rest of us; Thought Couture by Joy Bewaji

By Joy Isi Bewaji From the few amazing hip-hop lyrics Nigerians have had the privilege of listening to, to the ...

OluwapelumiSeptember 15, 2011

Roc Da Mic talent show berths

    Ifreke Inyang RocDaMic  is a  reality TV show by Abuja-based Zara Productions that hopes to sustain pop culture ...

OluwapelumiJune 15, 2011

Hot Stuff! Sasha bounces back with new video, ‘Don’t Stop’

by Taiwo Damilola & Ore Fakorede At the start of the year, YNaija predicted 2011 as the year of comebacks ...

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