South African rapper, Cassper Nyovest in latest interview, appear to agree with M.I’s recent and much frowned upon view of Nigerian Hip Hop.
According to the SA rapper, Nigerian rappers aren’t even known where he’s from.
In an interview, Cassper is quoted as saying: “Yes, South African Hip-hop is in the forefront of African Hip-hop in general. It might not be as popular as it is in South Africa in Nigeria.
“But I know for a fact that the rappers from Nigeria are kinda unknown in SA. If we talk about crossing over, I know that a lot of people in Nigeria know about my music. I know that in Kenya and Ghana it’s the same thing.
“I’m not just talking about me, I’m talking about the movement. Sarkodie is big in Ghana, but are there other rappers who are as big as Sarkodie from Ghana? The South African Hip-hop movement is big across, also in London, New York…we are out there performing in different countries.
“Me saying that might offend people here. They might feel that I’m taking shots at Nigerian music. But that’s not the deal. If we are to discuss in terms of numbers and appeal across the world, it’s just the way it is.”
What do you think, is Cassper running his mouth or merely stating facts?