Nigerian rap is finally making rounds among the youth, thanks to the recent diss tracks that have been going around. While the disses are good, there are rappers that have been dropping dope projects this year. We will look at the top 5 hottest rappers in Nigeria in 2019.
Top 5 Hottest Rappers In Nigeria 2019
5. Timi Kei
Timi Kei was set to be the next big thing out of the vibrant Hip-Hop scene of Port Harcourt in the South of Nigeria. One thing led to another, and that never quite happened. But through his days in intentional obscurity, the light-skinned MCee reignited his dwindling Christian fire.
A few months later, he made a comeback and some years after his billing, he never missed a step. In fact, he’s gotten better. With a combination of deft lyricism, intricate flows, well-crafted bars and outrageous use of symbolism, he complimented Port Harcourt brother, Illgod on the album, Soulsoup.
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4. Payper Corleone
The South-South has never been short of mean rappers. Payper Corleone is the latest from the creeks of the Niger-Delta. The reclusive Nigerian rapper might not be popular, but he has been gathering a slew of fans and momentum with his boundless energy, releasing mixtapes and freestyles of Naija pop hits. In 2019 he dropped his body of work Fly Gangsta from the 90s.
3. SDC (Ghost and Tec)
With Clone Wars Vol. IV: These Buhari Times,’ the duo boasts of yet another excellent body of work. After taking a detour with the saccharine Palm Wine Music projects, Ghost and Tec were back to murder every beat on their installment mixtape series. Weaving their bars around a socio-political theme, Show Dem Camp’s stock continues to rise within Nigeria’s rap circles.
His album, Moral Instruction might yet be the best Nigerian album – across all genres – of 2019. One line on his single, ‘Talk’ caused an uproar for days on end. Falz appropriately sampled the music of the late Fela Kuti to address the ills of contemporary Nigeria. While most of his peers are lost in abstract bars and excessive glorification of street decadence, Falz has proven that he is above his peers by blending humor with ingenuity and conscious lyrics.
1. The Lost & Found
Known for their lyricism, The Lost and Found have evolved into premium storytellers and concept creators with their latest body of work. With Alternate Ending, the group consisting of ace rappers, Paybac and Boogey released not just one of the best rap albums of 2019, but one of the best albums of 2019.