Stop Calling Me Or Anyone Indigenous Rapper – Reminisce

Over the years we have seen the emergence and growth of indigenous rap music in Nigeria, many have been praising the artistes that made it possible. The long list contain rappers who throw punchlines with Nigerian languages and make it meaningful to their teeming fans.

Notable among these rappers is Reminisce popularly known as “Alaga Ibile” meaning (Local Chairman) in an exclusive interview with HipHop World Magazine, the rapper clears air on the indigenous or local rapper tag on them when asked to talk on how the endorsement has been coming for him and his fellow indigenous rappers.

He said, “Stop calling us indigenous rappers there is nothing like that, a rapper is a rapper, calling myself, Phyno, Olamide, Seriki, BaseOne, Lil Kesh and couple of others coming up local rapper is a way of suppressing or make us feel inferior, because Sarkodie is a rapper no one refers to him as indigenous rapper. If you cannot call him a local rapper then don’t call any of us local or indigenous rapper.

Over the years, we’ve been able to overturn the rap game, we’ve been able to change perception as regards if you cannot rap in English you cannot be a rap god or king and it’s been a collective effort. Things has really change people can now know who the real hiphop guys are unlike before when if you can rap in English you won’t get endorsement. And we feel very proud to be the rave of the moment”.

Is that a warning note from Alaga?
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