Well, its midyear and we at T.I.N Magazine have decided to rank the hottest rappers in the country as of 2016. By “hottest” we mean rap acts that have dropped hits upon hits which are rap or rap related songs within the past 12 months and rap acts that has been most featured in hit songs.. Well, rappers who have been singing instead of rapping within the past 12months may fall in this ranking.
TOP TEN HOTTEST RAPPERS IN NIGERIA 2016
Been in the industry for quite some time now and he keeps doing his thing even though many say he is underrated the ace rapper never stops dropping hot rap tracks even though they don’t become hits.
The “Alaga” himself is sure well known by many as he is one of the A-list rappers in the music industry. With the release of a couple rap tracks within the last 12months he’s been featured to be no.9 on this list.
Well, he is respected by many in the industry to be a veteran. The popular rapper is one of the best lyricist we have in the music industry and within the past 12 months Vector hasn’t done quite well when it comes to dropping hit rap tracks.
The popular rapper is sure among the hottest artists in Nigeria at the moment he’s shown us he’s just as good at singing like he is at rapping, but within the last 12months he’s released very little or no rap tracks only singing tracks, well, he’s earned this spot because he’s been featured in a couple hot rap tracks.
6] M.I ABAGA
The popular veteran has been featured to be the 6th hottest rapper on this list. He earlier this year dropped a mix tape which many music critics believe is a hot one.
The very new act proved to us last year and this year he really is a “Jagaban”. With the release of hit rap tracks like; Jagaban,SUMI,Omo Alhaji and getting featured on a couple hit rap tracks he’s earned the no.6 spot on this list.
4] ICE PRINCE
He’s been an A-list rapper for quite a long time now in the industry even though he diverted to singing last year it looks like he’s back on his rapping game. He dropped quite some hit rap tracks within the past 12months, songs like; “Boss” “Chike” and more has got him to be no.4 this list.
The rap king himself has proven he his back in the game with the release of several rap songs this year, not to mention he dropped his 5th studio album last year’s ending. Songs like “Eyan Mayweather”, “Abule Sowo” and “Who You Epp” and couple hit collabos make him no.3 on this list.
2] FALZ THE BAHDGUY
Well, he is a favorite of many at the moment. The ace rapper and “Wazzup music” creator came into full limelight in year 2015. Dropped his album last year’s ending. Right now Falz is the rapper everyone wants to see perform; He’s been touring for the past 6months. The young lad had quite some hit tracks on his album; “Soldier”, “Celebrity Girlfriend” “KARISHIKA” and he earlier this year dropped a hit rap track featuring big names in the industry “Bahd Baddo Baddest”. He definitely is the 2nd on this list.
1] LIL KESH
Many may want to disagree with us on this but going through the last 12months Lil Kesh has actually proven himself to be an A-list rapper in the industry. Within the timeline of June 2015 to June 2016, Lil kesh managed to drop a couple hit rap or rap related songs which includes; “Is it because I love you” “Ibile” “Cause Trouble”. Lil kesh dropped his album earlier this year an album which is doing quite well on digital platforms. The young rap star has also been featured in a couple hit songs within the last 12 months.
We hereby conclude Nigeria’s hottest and best rapper of year 2016 is LIL KESH.
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