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Reminisce, Others Reacts To Criticism


Reminisce. Photo: pulse

Reminisce. Photo: pulse

REMINISCE popularly known as Alaga Ibile (Chairman) in the Nigerian music industry has reacted to the criticism that his latest single Local Rappers featuring Phyno and Olamide has generated within some circles of the Hip Hop community.

The lyricist also announce that his album will be dropping in March, said the song should just be taken at face value.

In a series of tweets made on Tuesday, February 17, the rapper said the single was made with no ill intention and it is just a rap song. “Local Rappers is just a Rap Song and not directed at anyone. The same lines from Local Rappers were the same lines I used on Modenine’s Oyi Rappers. #WhatChanged? #WhyDidItTakeSoLongToSpeakUp,” he tweeted.

The rapper stated that some people within the rap industry in Nigeria are afraid of change, which likely refers to the dominance of indigenous rap music in Nigeria. I sense “HATE” and some cowards afraid of “CHANGE”, meanwhile Hip-hop no be anybody papa property… #justsaying,” he further tweeted.

 The new single was released on January 22, and has been criticised by some who felt the song tried to downplay the relevance of wordplay in Nigerian rap music. Meanwhile, on Monday, February 16, rapper A-Q dropped a response to the track called International Rapper. 


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