Popular rap icon, Jude Abaga, professionally known by his stage name, MI Abaga, has said that his colleague, Ice Prince is among top three greatest Nigerian rappers of all-time.
The ‘Bad Belle’ crooner made the statement in a recent episode of Tea With Tay podcast, hosted by Taymesan. He said Ice Prince is not given enough credit for his contributions to the hip-hop genre in Nigeria.
The Hip Hop artiste said the ‘Oleku’ hit-maker had global dominance when it comes to the genre, but he thinks people neglect him in major conversations.
According to him, Ice Prince does not blow his trumpet and because of that people do not rate him despite being impactful.
MI said; “When people talk about who I regard as some greatest rappers of all-time, I feel like Ice Prince always gets neglected in the conversation for his real impacts.
“We have to remember what Ice Prince did for us. Ice Prince was the guy that had global hip-hop dominance. From ‘Oleku’ period to South Africa. It was just hit after hit. When we started doing collaborations with international artists, Ice Prince was one of the first [to collaborate with them]. We was doing song with French Montana, going to the U.S. He won BET award.
“I think it’s because he is just a chilled guy. He doesn’t blow his trumpet. He stays in his lane. So, people don’t rate him. I think he should be in the top 3 greatest Nigerian rappers of all-time conversations.
“He is really that impactful. He made such a difference to the genre [Nigerian hip-hop], and to Afrobeats and that movement forward. Ice Prince was there the whole time with Wizkid, Davido, all those guys.”