In the last few days, conversations around Nigerian rap has intensified, following an interesting turn events inspired by ‘Best rapper in Africa’ claims. To that effect, a handful of the rappers who have participated in the frenzied situation have improved their visibility, like 2017 HennessyVSClass winner Vader The Wildcard, whose “Improper Fracture” diss aimed at Blaqbonez has re-energized the buzz around him. In a bid to fully turn gawking listeners into full-time supporters, the rapper has just put out “Open Letter” as a re-introduction of sorts.
Strutting around with the confidence of a giant, over the epic drum rolls Nano produces, Vader delivers a malestrom of sharply written, conceited bars, declaring his rap virtuosity in gripping terms. Embellishing the song’s display of bravado, IY delivers boisterous ad-libs to amplify Vader’s larger-than-life persona. The accompanying DIY-style music video for “Open Letter”, adds a visual component to his introductory intentions, giving both new and old fans an assertive collage of shots, of Vader performing his raps with an irreverent energy.
Watch the video for Vader The Wildcard’s “Open Letter” here.
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