Listen to Jesse Jagz and Vector’s “Shook Ones” freestyle over hardest hip-hop instrumental ever

Jagz and Vector come for their competition in the most ironic way possible

Hip-hop’s romance with violence makes it attractive for rappers to take on a dark personae with their lyrics. However, these hard guy bars come off as corny in the hands of most rappers who don’t have real stories to tell. Mobb Deep’s “Shook Ones” off their The Infamous album is regarded as one of the hardest rap songs ever and as it should; they dedicated the song to “real niggas who ain’t got no feelings”. The song’s sinister haunting beat has been recalled several times since it’s release in 1995 by hip-hop heads and perhaps Eminem’s B-Rabbit character in his 8 Miles film has the most famous freestyle. Nigeria rappers, Jesse Jagz and Vector have earned their place as Nigeria’s biggest rappers and as if to establish that claim, they take on the daunting task to freestyle over “Shook Ones” instrumental.

Jesse Jagz goes first delivering lines about being a bad ass as he switches casually from violent talks to his sexual exploits and being high. His confidence allows him sing an outro for both his verse and Vector’s but by Jagz’s standards, his freestyle left a lot to be desired. Vector on the other hand came prepared to battle and even goes as far as name dropping Fela Kuti and Wole Soyinka while shading Michael Jackson; “This is not the Neverland ranch, we don’t like boy”.

The collaboration could easily be an opportunity for either rappers to make a bold statement not to mention the historical significance of a beat The Game, Fabulous, J. Cole, Crooked I and other highly rated rappers have also jumped on. But Jesse Jagz and Vector seem comfortable with their positions on Nigeria’s hip-hop hierarchy. They end up bragging about their jewelry and other insignificant hip-hop talks, which ironically is still an insult at their competition.

Listen to Vector and Jesse Jagz’s “Shooke Ones” below.

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