by Victor Aderibigbe
Hip-hop fans in Nigeria cannot deny that their ears and playlists have not been blessed with solid hip-hop albums this year. Over the years lots of pundits, critics, commentators and rappers alike have complained about the situation of Nigerian hip-hop and the way the sound has been hijacked by their South African contemporaries. However, with projects like AQ’s Blessed Forever, Jesse Jagz’s Oddyseus, Ill Bliss’ Illy Bomaye, Ajebutter 22’s What Happens in Lagos, Falz’s 27 as well as Yung 6ix’s High Star it can be said confidently that Nigerian hip hop is back on track.
Given the quality of materials being put out this year hip-hop fans are definitely thirsty for more in terms of bars, cynical wordplays, beats, storytelling, mind blowing punchlines as well impeccable flows and delivery.
Here is a mini-list of 3 most anticipated hip-hop albums expected to be released come 2018