Rap has always been a genre few people go into. Do you know why? Not everyone is talented enough to drop bars, punchlines, metaphors, and the playing of words and still deliver hard lyrics on beats. We believe Rap in Nigeria has been this way because Nigerians don’t f**k with Rap that much. Also, rappers have no support from others the way Afro-beat tends to see supporters worldwide. These are the top 5 rap albums by Nigerian hip-hop artistes released in the year 2022.
1. Mr Incredible (M.I) – The Guy
MI Abaga’s still remains one of the most talented artist and rapper in the Nigeria music industry and Africa as a whole. ‘The Guy’ is a rap album that reeks of creativity that a good solid rap album ought to have. The albums has tracks that speaks on money, love, state of the nation. There is an extended use of metaphor throughout the album. He feature artiste like Nas, Olamide, Wande Coal, Duncan Mighty and others. The albums has recorded quite a good numbers on streaming platforms.
If you’re part of those that believes Rap is dead in Nigeria, we advise you take a look at this project and see if your prospection about Rap remains the same.
2. Vector – TESLIM
The Energy Still Lives In Me. Teslim by Vector is another solid work of rap released in the year 2022. With innuendos, punchlines, and satirical expressions, Vector showed his talent is on another level. He went hard and featured a lot of other artists such as Ladipoe, Nasty-C, Wande Coal, Erigga, and many more. Are you still doubting? We recommend Vector for you because anything from him is always top-notch.
3. Show Dem Camp – PalmWine Express
Show Dem Camp have always been arguable the best rap duo in the country, they have released some hardcore rap songs and their latest album Palmwine express is another example of how good they are. Sip your booze and listen to them.
4.Blaqbonez – Young Preacher
On this album Young Preacher, Blaqbonez tried his hand on so many genre of music; rap, dancehall, grime, afrobeat, afropop and so many others. Beyond that, every track on the song tells a story of his personal life, how he fights his demons, his growing up and his unrepentant sinful life as a playboy.
5. Erigga – The Lost Boy
Erigga has created a niche for himself in his creative way of rapping in pidgin language. The lost boy is an album that speaks about depression. Erigga’s use of pun and proverbs sets him apart from his contemporaries.
These are 5 of the best rap album we believe should be in your playlist for 2022. After listening, you will agree with us Rap is not dead.