In the year 2016, lyricism and battle rap is virtually non existent in Nigerian Hip-Hop which has succumbed to the tastes of mainstream pop audiences. WRAP League has come to establish a stand.
It’s like a gladiator pit where lyrical titans take the stage to slug it out with punch lines, metaphors, and schemes that end with hay makers, leaving the audience arguing for days.
The Lagos debut of WRAP League tagged Murder Intent was hardly a disappointment.
WRAP League alumnus Earl Jon & Tega GAT, both put up great performances, with Tega GAT dropping a classic first verse filled with double entendres and schemes.
That’s not all.
With lines like ‘the minute you about to win you get killed like Audu from Kogi State’, he displays his awareness of Nigerian current affairs, while his Naruto, Fetty Wap, & Slick Rick Scheme will remain in our memories for a very long time.
His opponent Toby the Pen Priest was not a push over. Even though he brought bars, there was not enough confidence to make them land hence choked a couple of times. If you like gun bars, Toby will interest you. H e had a line that got the crowd going crazy “blow your brains out then go behind and blow it back In your mind.”
Unfortunately the performance by Gunner, 80, & Ebub3, wasn’t as energetic, Earl Jon had an easy night as Gunner did not deliver for a rapper hyped to be representing Brooklyn New York, home to battle rap legends Like Loaded Lux, Notorious B.I.G, Jay Z to name a few.
“Guess weapons malfunctioning is the only time you see Gun’s jam” Earl Jon had the crowd going crazy when he dropped this one, summing up Gunner’s performance, which suffered from malfunctions.
All in all, the fans had a great time and the video, when it comes out, will have great replay value.
Watch the trailers of Earl Jon vs Gunner, Toby vs Tega Gat, The full battle coming soon.