Rappers tend to amass the least attention from the Nigerian audience. Amidst recent conversations concerning Nigerian hip-hop, rappers are still plugging away at making their voices heard and widening the current audience base of the genre. On their novel collaboration, “Sacrifices”, the second track off the former’s recently released ‘Fly Gangsta From The ’90s’ album, Payper Corleone and Alpha Ojini address the series of thorny obstacles on their path to widespread acclaim and prominence, while also reiterating their unrelenting ambition.
Over a gently entrancing mix of sombre keys, jazzy horn scats and boom bap drums, both rappers deliver first person perspective observations about the music industry, flipping their impressionable bars about unfavourable circumstances into an introspective song about resilience. In the XYZ-directed music video for “Sacrifices”, both artists perform their raps in a dimly lit recording studio, in the company of friends and colleagues like Paybac, creating the ambience of an honest beer parlour conversation with friends. In addition to the presence of framed images of icons like Fela, an omnipresent mural combining the faces of rap legends 2Pac and The Notorious B.I.G is present, highlighting the era of rap music Payper highly reveres.
You can watch the video for “Sacrifices” below.
Featured Image Credits: Youtube/Payper Corleone
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