Olamide is one of the dopest rappers asides his pop music- Rapper, M.I speaksNo Case Matched!
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?”