Nigerian actor and politician, Yul Edochie has reacted to Afrobeats star, Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun aka Wizkid’s comment that rap is dead.
CorrectNG recalls that during an interview with 10 magazine, Wizkid said rap is fading and he agued in favour of Afrobeats dominating the Hip Hop genre.
According to the Starboy Entertainment founder, the Hip Hop artistes mostly rap on the same beats, and they have similar styles.
In response to him, Yul, whose made a career for himself in the movie industry, said he is about to wake rap up.
He displayed his rap skills in a video posted on his official Instagram page and bragged that there will be a shut down of the entire system.
The father of four also announced that he will be dropping an album soon and it left fans feeling anxious to know what he has planned.
Yul wrote: “@wizkidayo said Rap music is dead. Well I’m about to wake it up. The entire system will be shut down. Album dropping soon. 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥”
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Wizkid had also taken to social media to say Nigerian rappers are non-rappers who lack development and he went on to list the South Africa’s Nasty C and Ghana’s Sarkodie as the ‘real rappers’ in Africa.
Subsequently, Wizkid received backlash mostly from Nigerian rap artistes who either responded to him online or released diss raps.
Meanwhile, Vector said Wizkid should not be only one getting heat because he said rap is dead and the genre is underappreciated.
He said a good rapper is not judged by how much he makes or whether he is successful, rather, it is because he has the lyrical skills to tell a story.
Vector who was speaking in an interview on Hip TV however said that it is disrespectful to talk down on another person’s life or career if you do not fully comprehend what it’s all about or if one cannot relate.
According to him, someone who is a pop star would see the rap game in Nigeria as being comatose and it’s all about perspective.
He also said everybody is guilty of not supporting rap enough and he found it weird that people were expecting him and other rappers to diss Wizkid even when they they do not appreciate Hip Hop as much as Afrobeats.