My respect for you have declined, Yung6ix tells MI Abaga
The Oh my gosh singer, made this known via his Twitter page on Thursday, January 23, while responding to a radio station that shared a song he featured MI Abaga.
“D record M.I refused to support even though he was on it, chairman didn’t post or repost or agree to come for video. He didn’t also post my album, which he was a part of. Yes, it’s true idols turn rivals. Still like your old songs but I’ve lost every symptom of respect I have 4 U,” he tweeted.
It will be recalled that Yung6ix has collaborated with M.I Abaga three times in his career. First was on M.I’s Illegal Music 2 project on the record Export. He featured the Chocolate City boss in Picking Things his second single off his debut album 6ix O Clock and Grammy Money off his second album High Star.
Born and raised in Warri, Delta State, he grew up as the oldest child in a family of five and took a strong interest in music at a young age. While a student at FGC Warri, he engaged himself in rap battles and developed a friendlier relationship with like-minded students, which led to the formation of the hip-hop group G-Squad.
In a 2012 interview with Thisday, Yung6ix said, “My love for music was so deep and I just kept on going till it got to a level they had to accept me for who I am. Funny though, the first song I recorded at school was used with my WAEC lesson fee to pay for the instrumentals and remember always having to trek from school to studio for close to 2 hours or more. It was really tough back then at school too as we weren’t allowed to do our thing as we would love to but our passion just kept us going stronger & tougher.”
With the release of the cover version, Oleku, which went viral on the internet in 2010, he began to attract media attention. He later released So Far Gone, featuring P. Fizzy, a single off his Green Light Green mixtape. The song was a freestyle to Wiz Khalifa’s This Plane.
In January 2011, 6ix released Plenty Money, another track from the mixtape; an accompanying music video was released shortly after. On April 2, 2011, 411 Entertainment signed a joint-venture deal with Storm Records. The partnership was aimed at would helping improve Yung6ix’s music career. Same year he collaborated with Wizkid on Follow Me, a track from his debut studio album.
Following the release of the song, an accompanying music video was shot; Bobby Boulders directed it. In September 2011, Yung6ix released Oh My Gosh, the fourth track from his Green Light Green project, which earned him both ‘Lyricist on the Roll’ and ‘Best Rap Single’ nominations at the Headies Awards in 2012.
In May 2012, Picking Things, the second single from his debut album was released. The song features fellow ex-label mates Naeto C and E. Kelly. He also received a nomination for the ‘Most Promising Act’ at the 2012 Nigeria Entertainment Awards but lost to Eva Alordiah.
In 2013, Yung6ix floated his own label ‘Kash Kamp’ which houses Percy as well as producer Otee Beatz. On September 4 the same year, his camp welcomed a hand offered from Trick Billionaire MusiQ for both parties to partner with the end-result of taking the rapper and his brand out of Africa and sharing his brilliance with the rest of the world.
Yung6ix collaborated with Percy on First Class, the third single from his album. He also released a music video for the song, which earned him a ‘Best Hip Hop Video’ nomination at the 2013 Nigerian Music Video Awards. The debut full-length studio album, 6ix O Clock, was eventually released on February 6, 2014. The 16-track album features guest appearances from Phyno, Percy, Da L.E.S, M.I, Ice Prince, Yemi Alade, YQ, and Wizkid.
On August 11, 2019, Yung6ix was signed as the first Ambassador to the fast-growing e-commerce firm Patricia, one of the largest traders of Bitcoin and gift cards in West Africa.
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