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“I Am Not Your G” - Vector Tells MI As He Tries To Comrade With Him by Lizzysamuel(f): 4:39pm On Oct 04, 2019
“I am not your G” - Vector tells MI as he tries to comrade with him.

Last month, a beef that had been brewing for years finally came to a head with Vector's 'The Purge.'

And this time, the two rappers elaborated the beef with diss tracks upon diss tracks.

In 2006, M.I. Abaga released 'Crowd Mentality.' The video was shot in Abuja. A short while later, he signed with Chocolate City.

Around the same time, Vector was becoming a staple of Nigerian Hip-Hop. Like M.I, he was sell-able and likeable as an English speaking rapper.

But unlike M.I, he was already being thrust into the spotlight and was farther along in his development and mainstream relevance than M.I. Most gamblers would have placed bets on Vector to become the new king.

Vector was in Lagos doing bits while M.I was in the North making the rounds. He only moved to Lagos permanently after he signed with Chocolate City. Vector was also promoted as a freestyle rapper. As you know, Lagos is the bigger market. You own Lagos, you own it all.

But then something happened; it's called 'Safe' featuring Djinee. M.I not only took the lead as the top dog, he sealed it with a classic album in Talk About It and two awards at the MTV African Music Awards in 2009. Vector began to take a backseat. At the time, he hadn't even released his debut album. State of Surprise was to drop a year later, 2010.

While M.I. was already making waves, Vector still had fans who felt he could usurp M.I and he also believed it. Why wouldn't he? He hadn't even dropped his debut album yet. As a Lagos boy who grew up in barracks and with a larger than life appetite, he also felt he was more talented than the Jos transplant.

The proof came on track six of his debut album, State of Surprise. It was the Samklef-produced, Emmsong-assisted song titled, 'Kilode.' On it, Vector rapped, "Kilode? What the heck do you want from me, asking if I could kill M.I. Why would I? He's a cool kid... Ain't got no reason to be on a metaphor clash with him. He's him and I'm me..."

An OG before IG tells me the track was recorded at least 18 months before State of Surprise was released.

Vector used the word, "Kid." It might have been mainly harmless on his part, but it was passively condescending. Even on 'Sha Ma Wa Lo,' Vector thought he was the greatest. He says, "GOATs don't play around at ramadan..."

With the word "kid," seeds of this beef were planted. At the time, he still had a chance, but even clairvoyant people couldn't predict what was to come. M.I went on to stake a legitimate claim as one of the greatest. Vector has since remained a polarizing character at best and a pretender at worst.

The actual beef started on August 30, 2018, Vector directly responded to M.I Abaga on Cool FM’s ‘Midday Oasis.’ He thought M.I was wrong for recording ‘You Rappers Should Fix Up Your Lives.’ Before then, they'd appeared on songs together, but never featured each other.

The last time they appeared on a song together, VJ Adams tapped both for 'Define Rap 1' in July 2018. On it, Vector rapped, "I feel so many rappers decline whenever we rhyme... And I don't care who's on the track, everybody getting left back coz as long as you're a rapper, f** being cool, let's rap... This is rap, I don't trust you all..."

A few months ago, word on the street was that Vector was planning a major diss track that will be directed at M.I. Abaga. Industry ITKs waited for it, but it never happened. Yet, we salivated at the combustible prospects of a rivalry that had been brewing for 10 years. Life always seems to have a way of pitting M.I and Vector against each other.

Lucky for us, M.I. Abaga and Vector Tha Viper have grown into brand ambassadors for two of the biggest liquor brands in Nigeria. Vector is behind the Hennessy cyphers that have been highly terrible in recent years. M.I. has only done two highly commendable episodes of the Martell Cypher.

But there’s also one problem; Hennessy is bigger than Martell and M.I. is bigger and more successful than Vector. Cypher was always going to be the ‘Manila’ for this ‘Trilla’ of a Hip-Hop rivalry.

Everytime the Hennessy cyphers flop, M.I. fires shots via his Twitter account. He has never been silent about his desire to take Vector’s place as brand ambassador. He feels he could do a better job.

In a way, you would feel that it's M.I’s ego as arguably the greatest Nigerian rapper of all time working its number - it’s fair. As the big dog, you want to be at the helm of the biggest things. Hennessy is the bigger brand with the bigger bag. It’s only natural that M.I would want that space, especially when a contemporary he is greater than is fumbling the job.

Inspired by diss tracks and cyphers in 2019

2019 has been the most eventful year in Nigerian Hip-Hop since 2014 - 2017 is a close second.

On January 10, 2019, M.I made his biggest claim yet to Vector's throne. He orchestrated the highly pleasing and enjoyable Martell Cypher and called on his 100 Crowns brethren, AQ and Loose Kaynon to send messages to Vector. Loose Kaynon was the first. He rapped, “Washed up rappers turned pop want to son Hip-Hop artists…”


AQ has a history with Vector. At first, Vector featured AQ, Terry Tha Rapman and X.O. Senavoe on the 2011 song, ‘Ginja.’ Then In 2012, both rappers teamed up for ‘Distractions,’ a diss to Reminisce.

However, when Vector rapped that, “Somebody please mess with me, I need a new distraction. Damn A-Q, I bet that crazy n***a laughing…” on ‘Where is Vector,’ AQ went at Vector’s head with a remix of the same song.

On the first Martell Cypher, A-Q rapped, “How are you taking shots with a supbar album? Those joints ain’t strong enough, you need calcium…” Vector's 2016 album, Lafiaji tanked both critically and commercially.

For his part, M.I. who also bragged about the impact of his 2017 track, ‘You Rappers Should Fix Up Your Lives,’ had a verse littered with shots at Vector.

He rapped, “There’s no rapper I can beef with, I son ‘em all… The cypher that matters… I’m the head, always the head… Loose and AQ we should make this episodic, open for rappers who deliver product. And that other cognac (Hennessy), this is how to spend your budget…”

As if that was not enough, the video ended with an explicit shot at Hennessy, “Don’t do cyphers that won’t pay you, come to us instead.” While rappers were allegedly paid in 2019, it made the rounds that rappers were not paid for previous cyphers.

When the 2019 Hennessy cypher rolled around, it again flopped. The video was much better and so were aesthetics, but the raps and beats were just terrible. M.I. again fired shots when the organizers billed Boogey, Teeto Ceemos and a few rappers, ‘underground.’

https://zenithnaija.com/i-am-not-your-g-vector-tells-mi-as-he-tries-to-comrade-with-him/

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Re: “I Am Not Your G” - Vector Tells MI As He Tries To Comrade With Him by Lizzysamuel(f): 4:39pm On Oct 04, 2019
Watch The Video HERE

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Re: “I Am Not Your G” - Vector Tells MI As He Tries To Comrade With Him by Oluwasaeon(m): 4:43pm On Oct 04, 2019
Unnecessary

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Re: “I Am Not Your G” - Vector Tells MI As He Tries To Comrade With Him by dominique(f): 4:50pm On Oct 04, 2019
Very petty of vector

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Re: “I Am Not Your G” - Vector Tells MI As He Tries To Comrade With Him by NGRsenate: 5:02pm On Oct 04, 2019
All i know is that MI will tear vector apart.

Whether or not MI releases a reply, I don’t care but I’m sure he’ll shut vector up if he does.

MI was rap king that year for a reason. Vector’s career neither blew nor died, he has just been floating in the middle for years.

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Re: “I Am Not Your G” - Vector Tells MI As He Tries To Comrade With Him by MASTERCHIEF0847(m): 5:03pm On Oct 04, 2019
Vector is just being childish, petty and jealous. He should worry more about his rap career that is heading down south.

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Re: “I Am Not Your G” - Vector Tells MI As He Tries To Comrade With Him by Roddyricch1(m): 5:06pm On Oct 04, 2019
cheesy vector said I'm not your G��

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Re: “I Am Not Your G” - Vector Tells MI As He Tries To Comrade With Him by Nobody: 5:08pm On Oct 04, 2019
This life no suppose hard na.

If person say e no want you around am, free him or her. Pushing any pseudo-friendship doesn't mean maturity to me.

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Re: “I Am Not Your G” - Vector Tells MI As He Tries To Comrade With Him by LearnITsmash(m): 5:09pm On Oct 04, 2019
Vector and mi should not be beefing over nonsense, they are big enough to build a bigger brand in Nigeria but trust Nigerians and hate for each other, and this will likely lead to their ruins undecided

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Re: “I Am Not Your G” - Vector Tells MI As He Tries To Comrade With Him by Tamarapetty(f): 5:10pm On Oct 04, 2019
Small pikin sense!

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Re: “I Am Not Your G” - Vector Tells MI As He Tries To Comrade With Him by NGRsenate: 5:25pm On Oct 04, 2019
LearnITsmash:
Vector and mi should not be beefing over nonsense, they are big enough to build a bigger brand in Nigeria but trust Nigerians and hate for each other, and this will likely lead to their ruins undecided

Rap is not about collabos, it’s about showing you’re the best at the game.

Rap is an attitude. Rap is a movement. Rap is code.

Check throughout history, even in the US, rappers have always beefed and dropped diss tracks. Why are you a rapper if you can’t diss another rapper with witty word play?

Rap is not Rnb where everyone comes together all lovey dovey. In Rap, there has to be a king, a rapper to rule all rappers

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Re: “I Am Not Your G” - Vector Tells MI As He Tries To Comrade With Him by Larryfest(m): 5:32pm On Oct 04, 2019
Both of them get serious probs Vector seems to be more dumb than one can imagine, i mean why the unnecessary beef and pettiness The rap game in naija is close to dead and isn't as interesting or valuable like it was some years back so i ask again why the unnecessary beef and pettiness

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Re: “I Am Not Your G” - Vector Tells MI As He Tries To Comrade With Him by NGRsenate: 5:35pm On Oct 04, 2019
Larryfest:
Both of them get serious probs Vector seems to be more dumb than one can imagine, i mean why the unnecessary beef and pettiness The rap game in naija is close to dead and isn't as interesting or valuable like it was some years back so i ask again why the unnecessary beef and pettiness

The rap game is only relevant if there’s something going on na.

This is something going on

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Re: “I Am Not Your G” - Vector Tells MI As He Tries To Comrade With Him by verygudbadguy(m): 5:54pm On Oct 04, 2019
M is gunning for V's job after the expiration of the Martell's contract. He actually tweeted that he was ready to get the henny job. You can't be friends with a man tryna steal ur job.

I like Vector tho. He is intellectually dope. As in all round. Checkout his interview with Daddy Freeze and you'd get the point.


Modified: MI is out with a response. Listen up


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qNE4k95UCA

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Re: “I Am Not Your G” - Vector Tells MI As He Tries To Comrade With Him by DesChyko(m): 6:15pm On Oct 04, 2019
All these R'n'B lovers should lay off this thread jor.

What's all these nonsense talk calling Vector petty.. Were they not aware of M.I. shots before now?

Vector put him on the grill with his verse in The Purge and it'll be a miracle for M.I. to measure up to those bars. He never was lyrically on par with VEC though but he's more famous.

It's time to heat up the industry and someone is calling another my G instead of cooking up a solid comeback shocked

I pity any rapper that will try this for Eminem in a diss game. He will roast the destiny.

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Re: “I Am Not Your G” - Vector Tells MI As He Tries To Comrade With Him by Bouncingbabyboy(m): 6:20pm On Oct 04, 2019
when zlatan and poko enter studio Nigerians go forget these ones beef grin

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Re: “I Am Not Your G” - Vector Tells MI As He Tries To Comrade With Him by viccipedia: 6:34pm On Oct 04, 2019
Na by mouth? If not for blood, hip hop will not be regarded as a kind of music. There is hip hop, and there is a gun beside it. If these guys want to shoot Nigerian hip hop, they will have to shoot themselves first not these cheap lines they’re throwing at each other.

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Re: “I Am Not Your G” - Vector Tells MI As He Tries To Comrade With Him by Ayomideen(m): 6:37pm On Oct 04, 2019
Its funny how some people are all up against vector when clearly M.I was the one that started it
I was expecting clapbacks from rappers when M.I released "You rappers should fix up your lives" but I believe a lot of them were scared to

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Re: “I Am Not Your G” - Vector Tells MI As He Tries To Comrade With Him by Frankwest77(m): 6:41pm On Oct 04, 2019
M.I and Vec beef been on for a while now..... shit needs to stop

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Re: “I Am Not Your G” - Vector Tells MI As He Tries To Comrade With Him by goodnewscliff(m): 7:02pm On Oct 04, 2019
Love u vector buhhh. M. ABAGA IS A BOSS OF ALL TIME..... BOTH FIGURES AND LYRICALLY... BEAT IT

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Re: “I Am Not Your G” - Vector Tells MI As He Tries To Comrade With Him by Toscarele: 8:00pm On Oct 04, 2019
Beef Track coming up in a minute, can't wait

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Re: “I Am Not Your G” - Vector Tells MI As He Tries To Comrade With Him by MANNABBQGRILLS: 8:01pm On Oct 04, 2019
Let us all learn to live in peace and love with one another.

Let us make love and not war.

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Re: “I Am Not Your G” - Vector Tells MI As He Tries To Comrade With Him by Toscarele: 8:02pm On Oct 04, 2019
[quote author=MANNABBQGRILLS post=82842599]Let us all learn to live in peace and love with one another.

Let us make love and not war.[/quote]


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Re: “I Am Not Your G” - Vector Tells MI As He Tries To Comrade With Him by udemzyudex(m): 8:04pm On Oct 04, 2019
dominique:
Very petty of vector

How is that petty?

You dey diss person,you still wan let am call u him G?

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Re: “I Am Not Your G” - Vector Tells MI As He Tries To Comrade With Him by Nobody: 8:04pm On Oct 04, 2019
grin

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Re: “I Am Not Your G” - Vector Tells MI As He Tries To Comrade With Him by Badmod: 8:04pm On Oct 04, 2019
Oh...VEC bitting more than he can chew...
Truth be told MI is your boss and you know it...
Another funny thing about this beef is that It's coming late...
This would have helped both of them if it was 2014/2015/2016...
The table have turned.
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@MANNABBQGRILLS....Alaye go and face your bbq...This ain't a thread for ZoneBs.

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Re: “I Am Not Your G” - Vector Tells MI As He Tries To Comrade With Him by geosuzzy(f): 8:05pm On Oct 04, 2019
For now if M.I dare reply vector.....whalaiiiii his career's grave will be permanently cemented grin.....for now vector is the best rapper in the country take it or hug transformer Abaga self knws

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Re: “I Am Not Your G” - Vector Tells MI As He Tries To Comrade With Him by udemzyudex(m): 8:05pm On Oct 04, 2019
NGRsenate:
All i know is that MI will tear vector apart.

Whether or not MI releases a reply, I don’t care but I’m sure he’ll shut vector up if he does.

MI was rap king that year for a reason. Vector’s career neither blew nor died, he has just been floating in the middle for years.

So what happened to M.I career?

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Re: “I Am Not Your G” - Vector Tells MI As He Tries To Comrade With Him by bizhop01(m): 8:05pm On Oct 04, 2019
I know MI, who is vector?

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Re: “I Am Not Your G” - Vector Tells MI As He Tries To Comrade With Him by geosuzzy(f): 8:07pm On Oct 04, 2019
Life na turn by turn oooo its vector's time tell that short proud cocky black dude to chillllllll

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