After claiming to be the best rapper in Africa, Blaqbonez triggered a chain reaction of beefs in the Nigerian rap scene. Instead of getting lost in the drama, he’s leveraging his increased notoriety into attention for a new EP, ‘Mr Boombastic’, which is set to drop tomorrow.
Tomorrow, Kanye West also dropping his long-awaited studio album, ‘Jesus Is King’ and while other rappers might be anxious about being eclipsed by a bigger artist on release date, Blaqbonez is leaning into the situation, creating the idea of a competition and using it as a promotional tool for his EP in the last few days. Earlier this week, he shared a screenshot with a one-sided conversation in Kanye West’s DM, asking the rapper to move his release date since he fixed his first.
— mr boombastic 🕺 (@BlaqBonez) October 23, 2019
Adding more fun to this gimmick, he’s just put out “Jesus Is Black”, an open letter to Kanye further stressing his sentiments. The song opens with an interpolation of J. Cole’s “Forbidden Fruit”, where the Dreamville rapper references the shared release date between his ‘Born Sinner’ album and Kanye’s ‘Yeezus’. “Tell Kanye to move his date/cos 25th October the best rapper out to play”, Blaq raps at the beginning of his verse, following up with a barrage of self-assured raps touting his prowess and the quality of his coming project.
In the makeshift set of visuals, he performs his lyrics in animated fashion, with props like an public address system and a telephone land line adding to amusing quality of the video. He also spends the final minutes of the track dissing Dremo, a long overdue reply since the DMW signee sent some static his way a few weeks ago.
Watch “Jesus Is Black” here.
Featured Image Credits: YouTube/Blaqbonez
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