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The 10 Hottest Nigerian Rappers Of 2012 by orlaryhincah(m): 12:00pm On Dec 26, 2012
There was a sharp
decline in the
release of Hip-Hop
materials in 2012,
notwithstanding, a
handful of rappers
managed to do us
Here is our top 10
list for the hottest rappers in Nigeria of 2012….
10. PHYNO: The Igbo-speaking rapper proved his worth in
2012 releasing the duet ‘Ghost mode’ with Olamide,
bagging three nominations at The Headies, and then
collaborating with Illbliss on ‘Amanchi Kwanu’.
9. D’PRINCE: The MAVIN act started this year with
controversies over his actual record deal with former label
Mo’Hits but bounced back with yet another banger ‘Take
banana’ off the MAVIN compilation ‘Solar Plexus’. He
finally released his debut ‘FRENZY!’ featuring the likes of
M.I, Wizkid and others.
8. MODENINE: Nigel Benn didn’t drop his long awaited
album in 2012 due to record label issues but turned it up
with two mixtapes ‘Occupy The Throne’ and ‘Alphabetical
Order’ with XYZ. He was one of the judges at the ‘Nokia
Don’t Break the Beat’ rap competition which led to his
verbal face-off with female rapper Muna that put him on
the headlines for weeks before they eventually squashed it
an Industry Nite gig.
7. ILLBLISS: The ‘Ibo Boy’ finally returned with his A-
game in 2012 after a subtle absence. Although he spent
most of the year grooming R&B singer Chidinma who is
currently under his Goretti label, he released his ‘Oga Boss’
album with the hits ‘Anamachi Kwanu’ feat Phyno and
Heartbeats feat Banky W.
6. NAETO C: Mr Super C kept it pushing this year, the
most remarkable thing was signing on as a Hennessey
Artistry headliner along with M.I. He also released his
‘Tony Montana’ single and remix with a big budget video
featuring D’banj. Away from music a bit; he tied the knot
with his beau Nicole at a high society wedding.
5. REMINISCE: In 2012, Mr Remilekun Safaru finally got
the respect he’s been clamouring for by working hard on his
skills and street image. Being one of the two Yoruba-lingo
rappers to dominate this year, Remi pulled stunts with the
release of his debut ‘Book of Rap Stories’ which brought
the street anthems ‘Kako bi chicken’ and ‘2musssh’. He
dedicated two weeks throwing jabs at another rapper Vector
and spent the latter part of the year performing outside the
4. M.I: Jude Abaga takes fourth spot for releasing the
‘dopest’ mixtape of the year ‘Illegal Music 2’ which he
launched on his website MIABAGA.com and renewing his
contract as VP at his label Chocolate City in April
(dispelling rumours he was leaving the label, following the
launch of his Loopy Music label). He also was the the
Hennessy Artistry co-headliner alongside Naeto C…
3. OLAMIDE: The Yoruba-speaking lyricist took the world
by storm, returning with a powerful sophomore, what we
might call the rap album of the year. Olamide’s’ ‘YBNL’
which produced the singles ‘Voice of the Streets’ and ‘First
of all’ was released in the latter part of 2012 and showed a
lot of improvement lyrically. He parted way with CODED
Tunes and launched his own label YBNL Nation working
with Tony Nwankolo as his manager.
2. VECTOR: V.E.C was quite busy all year – performing,
recording or touring. He won two awards each at the
Nigerian Entertainment Awards as well as the coveted
‘Lyricist on the roll’ at The Headies. In 2012, he also
recorded and released a song and video with Jamaican
dancehall singer Mavado. He has also recorded with rapper
DMX. He released his ‘Bar Racks’ mixtape only to drop the
album’ The Second Coming’ in December.
1. ICE PRINCE: If the rap game was a marathon race, in
2012 Panshak Zamani left his colleagues behind by
kilometres. The rapper clearly made the most money this
year, performing back-to-back in and out of the country –
the after effect of his debut ‘Everybody Loves Ice Prince’.
When NET broke the news about the Choc City act’s baby,
he initially denied, but he’s since confirmed the baby’s his
accepted responsibility. He ended the year pretty well by
co- hosting the Chanel O Awards after releasing two new
singles ‘Aboki’ and ‘More’.
ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: That title goes to upcoming
rapper Boogey who only in 2012 featured on Modenine,
M.I and Terry tha Rapman’s mixtapes. He successfully
released his mixtape ‘Artificial Intelligence’ and reportedly
signed a deal before calling 2012 wrap.
Source: talkofnaija.com

Re: The 10 Hottest Nigerian Rappers Of 2012 by okosodo: 12:04pm On Dec 26, 2012
Your love 4 iceprince will make you go any mumu lenght
Re: The 10 Hottest Nigerian Rappers Of 2012 by orlaryhincah(m): 12:06pm On Dec 26, 2012
okosodo: Your love 4 iceprince will make you go any mumu lenght
Ice prince, d'prince, illbliss shouldn't be on that list.
Re: The 10 Hottest Nigerian Rappers Of 2012 by SIRcumalot: 12:40pm On Dec 26, 2012
As eriga no they this list, this list na sheet
Re: The 10 Hottest Nigerian Rappers Of 2012 by LtCZAR: 1:06pm On Dec 26, 2012
Sir cum a lot

You said what's on my mind, how would you include d prince and xclude Erigga.
Yo O.P get ur analysis right before U post again. Erigga should be on dat list. In case you have not heard about him, lemme leave you with some few tracks off his album to listen to
1.Head Burn
2. Road to Erigga
3. Boju boju ft brymo
4. Wild Wild West(waffi twn Verse)
Listen to any of these tracks and holla back at me
Re: The 10 Hottest Nigerian Rappers Of 2012 by harrybiz: 1:06pm On Dec 26, 2012
i guess this was the video that brought olamide and phyno to the seen this year>>>>http:///YLP5v6
Re: The 10 Hottest Nigerian Rappers Of 2012 by Dhelake: 8:12am On Dec 28, 2012
Phenom should be on this list nah

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