The morning after the Castle Lite show was a royal rumble on Nigerian Twitter, I woke up to all kinds of Trending Topics on twitter.
It was bound to cause a stir considering it featured our homegrown international superstars such as Davido, Wizkid, M.I and brought in the rapper with the number #1 in the United States right now, J.Cole.
This tweet by Joules caught my attention:
Please just stop saying Nigerian Rappers have to work on their shit. Everybody does. That’s beside the point. The question is are you going to still fuck with it when you hear some shaku shaku ps or are you going to say it doesn’t bounce the same way?! Even thought they shouldn’t
— Youngest Joulsey (@JoulesDaKid) April 28, 2018
And the Brilliant Reply:
Fam, everyday rappers here have to dumb down their sound so that the SAME people that were rapping American artiste J. Cole word-for-word last night can bother to even click the link in y’all bio. https://t.co/rAUMDVrHsG
— Jess Chibueze (@Jessnnecee) April 28, 2018
In line with our 2016 curation of alternative musicians we decided to create a column to amplify tracks by young musicians Monthly! I recently discovered a number of artists unknown to the General Public in Nigeria but have international affiliations just like my dawg Loo Loo.
This is our very own Soundcloud class and Culture Custodian Media wants to play a part in the evolution of Artists in this space, I will be curating a list of 7 songs picked from Soundcloud by upcoming Nigerian artists in any part of the world making any type of music.
With all that being said, Enjoy:
Bridge – Lagos, Nigeria.
AWAWA ft. Esojay Luciano
“if you like Nigerian slangs and lingo, Listen to this. Shoutout GMK too”
Ojo – Toronto, Canada.
“So So Smoooth! in a lane of his own”
Lord Isaac – Leicester, United Kingdom.
Knick Knack ft.SV
Loo Loo With The Juice – Lagos, Nigeria
Bagg – Freestyle
“I had to RUN this back a couple times. You GOT it bro! For Real. How is this on 374?”
Princess Mami – United Kingdom
“Who said I needed them anyway?”
Asriel – Manchester, United Kingdom
Rigmarole ft. PsychoYP
“YO BRO’S CHILL, That Flow? Disgusting!!!!”
TC Flexbeats – Abuja, Nigeria
I’m Lovin ft. Zilla Oaks
“I’m just saying we should live it up Girl, I’m just trynna holla say whats up girl”
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