Talking about music and entertainment in general, the city of Port Harcourt is one force to reckon with in the Nigerian entertainment scene; as it has produced top notch industry players who are still relevant in the entertainment industry.
If you will agree with me, Timaya, Burnaboy, Timi Dakolo, Mr. 2Kay, Producer Leriq, Director Adasa Cookey and Duncan Mighty to mention but a few are all eh?… Port Harcourt boys!
It is true that hip hop is not a popular demand in this part of the world (Nigeria), although there still is.
I am glad to bring to your notice that Port Harcourt city besides having great singers, producers and video directors (as mentioned above) also have sick rappers who deliver punchlines almost effortlessly.
Check them out.
Note: This list is based on relevance, delivery and lyrical content(s) in 2015.
5. Dinner – Dr. Barz Feat. Jimm The Reaper
Got to hear about this guy from a renowned Dj outta Port Harcourt, Dj Toxic and his sounds never disappointed.
He spits flows nonstop, dropping bars at will, no wonder he goes by the name of Dr. Barz.
“This guy is our own Kendrick Lemar”.
Sit back, relax and listen to real HipHop.
“I honestly don’t give an F’ this year cuz i like chilling everyday my ni**a, better mind what the f*ck you say my ni**a! Even if you gat a backup, when you f*ck up, f**k you when you bou to pray my ni**a”
4. Wida You – Young Stunna
Young stunna, born Ikechukwu John-Ogbuku in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria is a fast rising rapper outta the city of Port Harcourt, repping fro SNUB Gang.
The self proclaimed PH prodigal son has been rapping since tay-tay, lolz!, he knows the true definition of HipHop and he never fails to deliver.
In 2015, Young stunna released a chart topping single titled WIDA YOU (A slogan the street will appreciate anytime, anyday)
“When the money enter dem go say na ogboni, i am Young stunna how you go say you no know me! WIDA YOU!”
3. I’m in love with Jesus – Crazy K
Fast rising indigenous rapper who drops lines back2back with a fuse Igbo, pidgin and English language.
In 2015 this potential superstar shook the city of Port Harcourt and its environ by singing & rapping and of course stealing major events that came through.
His debut single titled I’m in love with Jesus was a hit in 2015, we hope to get more hits from this young star this year.
“Okwa Chinedum ekwensu leave me, nwanne i’m born again. Comot Body! I’m in love with Jesus!”
2. Casket – Synopsis
Emeka Odenigbo popularly know by the mononym Synopsis is a PH based Nigerian rapper who knows hiphop inside-out.
Delivering lines back2back in English & Pidgin and it still sounds nice. When hiphop is mentioned in this part of the world, Synopsis is one force to reckon with.
Synopsis dropped a Mixtape sometime in 2015 – THE SYNOPSIS MIXTAPE
“Pardon me for that syllable, even when you make-up your rap you wouldn’t rhyme this beautiful and it’s beautiful that im killing you with a twin flow when it’s not even identical”
1. Na We O – Cashkrop ft. Erigga
Cashkrop (Osisioma 1 as he calls himself) is an indigenous rapper who delivers pure hiphop in igbo language.
His lines even in the indigenous form are subliminal.
In 2015, this fast rising rapper enlisted his brother from the south-south, Erigga to deliver a dope hiphop tune titled NA WE O – A slogan that connects with the street. #NaWeO
“Maka na rap na dim so easy like ABC, that’s why i too over the government like APC”
Other Promising HipHop tracks in 2015 are:
The Ghost – Toxic
Fast rising rapper Toxic (Real name(s): Tokoni Iderima) is one of the few rappers in the city who’s skilled and has passion for rap music.
He’s been to numerous rap battles and he’s left remarkable impressions. This young star if given a higher platform to showcase his still i believe wouldn’t disappoint.
Check out his 2015 offering titled THE GHOST
Tiff – Young Phoenix
On his debut with Tiff (Simi Cover), i concluded that this young star is a potential superstar material.
His delivery was amazing, to add to his credit he, in late 2015 dropped yet another impressive track titled OSHO FREE.
This is one act to watch out for in 2016.
This List was compiled by JojoFalani for PHcityPromo.com. Anyone with a contrary view or suggestion should let us know in the comment section below.
Cheers! & Happy Sunday.