By Patricia Uyeh
Nigerian rapper, MI, born Jude Abaga, who just recently released an album, appeared on atalk show recently where he talked about the state of hip-hop music in Nigeria.
The ‘Undisputed champion’ crooner was played a clip from a 2015 interview that saw Olamide defending his decision to not remain a hardcore rapper and appeared to mock those doing so.
But MI reacted to the clip, replying thus:
“In terms of the video, i can’t speak from their own vantage point of view, but i can imagine that when they were coming up, they were being attacked for what they were doing because if i remove all the pop music that Olamide has done and i just look at his hip-hop catalog, he’s one of the dopest rappers.
“Everything he said he contradicted it by his catalog, he’s the metaphor rapper, he’s such a dope rapper metaphorically, in terms of hardcore, what is hardcore? Hardcore is about the sound, carriage of yourself, stuff like that.. Who’s more hardcore than Olamide?”