Nigeria Top Entertainment Website Cyberbunk.com recently released their 2012/2013 Benue Top 5 Rappers!
In recent years, there have been signs of growth, hard-work and positive competition in the Benue Hip-hop scene. If you are a follower of the Nigerian Hip-hop movement you would agree with me that Benue emcees can now go head to head with most of their peers nationwide and state a claim to their relevance to the Hip-hop community at large.
In the past year (2012) to the third quater of 2013, a handful of rappers have dropped #GoodMusic with relevant content and consistent materials. We scrutinized materials of all relevant emcees and they were judged based on content, delivery, skills, wordplay, puchline, catchy flows and rhyming ability.
Here is the list of the Top 5 rappers in Benue State.
1. DANNI: popularly called prince of the middle belt is known for his pidgin flows. He is also a versatile rapper due to his ability to blend on commercial and Hip-hop beats.His single ZAMEMA brought him a lot of attention, street cred and got featured on THE FLOW by Godwon alongside Blaqbones and Mofame.His most recent single 5am in Makurdi, where he showed his lyrical ability and catchy pidgin flows.
2. KOBOKO: He is the kind of rapper that makes you think to figure out his lyrics and also a conscious rapper that raps about things happening around him.In 2012, Koboko was featured on ONE DAY by A-Q alongside Boogey and ButaFly and he also got his street cred from the single I DEY LOYAL .This Benue rapper showed us the conscious side of him on JUDAS which he expressed his ill feelings about Benue entertainment.His catchy flows and wordplay tend to distinguish him from other rappers.His most recent joint FOR UR MIND says it all about his personality.He also has an EP titled Extra Curriculum to his cred.
3. DAT KID CHEFF: Formally known as Rapcheff, first got massive attention in 2010 after his freestyle on Wiz Khalifa’s Black and Yellow. The new school rapper in no doubt has been relevant in the Benue Hip-hop scene while repping from gidi (Lagos).HOW FAR NA which was his first official single off his Kitchen works EP vol. 1 got massive airplay within and outside the state.Rapcheff has a good rap style, accent and impeccable delivery which he showed in his recent single FELA KUTI.
4. DANTER: Is a very skillful rapper that got noticed after his entry for DJ Mewsic Freestyle in 2012 and also a consistent rapper. His unique style and energetic attitude makes him standout as a rapper.Early this year he featured A-Q on his first single FOR MY CITY and D.O.P (Death of Punchline) which he showed his lyrical ability, rhymes, and punchlines.Most recent single KNIFE IN THE CAKE featuring Gunz, Blaqbones and High M.
5. SOULZ: Is a cool rapper with an outstanding delivery, accent and a very catchy style. He broke into the scene after his version of Oleku by Ice Prince, he titled it OWOICHO. He has shown his versatility in recent years with singles like SUPANOVA which he rapped and also did a little singing , OGA AT THE TOP was another single he proved his ability to relate with the street. He has a Mixtape titled STAR BOY STORY to his credit. Most recent single ANYA.
They are few other skillful, hardworking and gifted emcees who couldn’t make the List but are worthy of mention because the List can only accommodate 5 of the most Consistent Rappers with Good delivery, content, relevance and materials.
- TK SWAGG
- VINCI QUEST