Hennessey for years now has been the number one brand promoter of Nigerian hip-hop, with their yearly cyphers, they have given top and upcoming rappers in the Nigerian hip-hop scene a platform to showcase what they have got.
In this year’s Episode, the first part of the cypher, featured legendary rap duo, Show Dem Camp, CDQ and Falz.
With a beat from Chopsticks, the cypher started with a verse from Ghost of Show Dem Camp, in his verse, the one part of the legendary duo, came to show the other rappers there is a difference between legendary and basic. “…call me the answer, artificial intelligent rappers claiming they’re making moves, mistaking emotions for actions.” the rapper said in one of his lines. Ghost also warns those considering themselves as the greatest saying “if you’re the goat, I’m the Fulani herds man” considered one of the best lyricist in the country, did not disappoint with his play on metaphors and big words.
Coming in second is Tec of Show Dem Camp, emphasizing on Ghost’s message, bragging about the success of their Palmwine music sound, “…they debating how we never faded in the later round/ we took something truly African and made a sound/ This Show Dem Shit should be a Movie/ If that’s not motivation then I don’t know what it could be”, He also added “All the rappers that chatted when we started have now departed”
CDQ came up next with the indigenous sound, mixing Yoruba and English, he attacked the beat the way he always does with an aggression only few know how to use
Lastly, Falz hoped on the beat with a smooth chilled vibe, and like the previous rappers, he took bragged on his verse, saying “…I’m just a fine celebrity that is trying to spread the message of a finer legacy, I’m classy to my taste bud, my choice of brand is Hennessey.
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