‘Stop Calling Me or Anyone an Indigenous Rapper’ – Reminisce

Nigerian rapper Reminisce is speaking out about
his dissatisfaction that a lot of people refer to him
and a number of other rappers, as indigenous
rappers.
Over the past few years there are a select number
of artists who have stepped into the Nigerian
music industry with the aim of promoting the
African culture and language.
Reminisce is however publicly stating that he will
rather not be recognized for his use of Nigerian
language – Yoruba – to rap.
In an exclusive interview with HipHop World
Magazine, the rapper clears air on the indigenous
or local rapper tag on them when asked to talk on
how the endorsement has been coming for him
and his fellow indigenous rappers.
He said, “Stop calling us indigenous rappers there
is nothing like that, a rapper is a rapper, calling
myself, Phyno, Olamide, Seriki, BaseOne, Lil Kesh
and couple of others coming up local rapper is a
way of suppressing or make us feel inferior,
because Sarkodie is a rapper no one refers to him
as indigenous rapper. If you cannot call him a
local rapper then don’t call any of us local or
indigenous rapper. Over the years, we’ve been
able to overturn the rap game, we’ve been able
to change perception as regards if you cannot rap
in English you cannot be a rap god or king and
it’s been a collective effort. Things has really
change people can now know who the real
hiphop guys are unlike before when if you can rap
in English you won’t get endorsement. And we
feel very proud to be the rave of the moment”.

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