Being an aastute scholar of hip-hop, John who recently released the second volume of his “Son of Merlin” music compilation series, has weighed in on the trending topic of the hip-hop culture. He shared his thoughts on how the event of iconic rappers, M.I Abaga and Modenine on the music scene, became the moment of realization on the ills we would eventually face as an industry pushing for the programme of hip-hop and rap in Nigeria. He further explained the role of due recognition in the growth of Nigerian hip-hop and how the style of diversity introduced by Olamide and Phyno with indigenous rap, is impacting on the culture.
John spoke in detail on his music propaganda, hinting on his next music single before digressing a bit to clarify his stance on the phenomenon of international deals – particularly on a comment Ycee made in social media that indicted his label boss, Michael Ugwu, being a representative on the African front for Sony Music.
You definitely will learn a thing or two from this session. Hear him!