The Guy by M.I. Abaga explores and demonstrates experience [Review]

The Guy by M.I. Abaga explores and demonstrates versatility and experience.

MI Agaba, one of the most renowned rappers from and beyond, recently released his much-awaited album “The Guy.”

Jude Lemfani Abaga, best known by his stage as M.I Abaga, is a Nigerian rapper and record producer who first gained notoriety in 2006 when Jos, Nigeria, started to enjoy his song “Crowd Mentality.”

The Guy by M.I. Abaga explores and demonstrates experience [Review]
The Guy by M.I. Abaga explores and demonstrates experience [Review]

He is one of Africa’s most well-known and highly appreciated rappers.

After a number of successful albums, the renowned rapper has just released a new one titled “The Guy” in which he continues to make in his distinctive way by giving the beat a pleasant voice and well-written, intriguing lyrics. Truly, it deserves to be on your playlist and is a must-listen.

One of the songs, “Bigger” feat. Nas & Olamide, is quickly over listeners’ hearts.

Jude Abaga, a Nigerian hip-hop artist better known by his stage name MI, has received praise from fans for the release of The Guy, his fifth studio album.

The new project, released on Friday 19th August, features a number of hip-hop-heavy hitters, including American artist Nas, Olamide, Phyno, Ice Prince, and Jesse Jagz.

The 12-track CD also included songs by Wande Coal, Duncan Mighty, BNXN, The Cavemen, and other artists.

Since then, there has been a fall in interest in Nigerian rap, which currently comes in third place after Afro-pop and gospel music.

On occasion, the scene looks to The Guy to save it from viewer apathy; M.I Abaga frequently heeds this call, even if it diminishes his likeability.

M.I. Abaga is responsible for all of the most talked-about incidents in the Nigerian rap scene over the last five years.

We can all allow M.I the modest arrogance of referring to himself as The Guy starting with “You Rappers should fix up your life,” his musical spat with Vector, the Martell cyphers, and the domination of his protégé Blaqbonez, this provides context for he attempts to address peers and forebears with the modern drill sound on the album’s opening track, The Guy.

Although it isn’t the best drill song you’ll ever hear, the point has been made.

This narrative starts to seem a little bit repetitious at the beginning of The Hate because M.I has spent the majority of the last ten years reminding us of his senior statesman status in the rap world.

However, towards the halfway point, he narrows his venom to target one unnamed but specific foe. The listener is prepared to fight alongside and for The Guy by the end of this song.

On Bigger, M.I. expresses his views from the top as well as his drive for further success. He backs up his talk with verses from Hip-Hop veteran Nas and Olamide, who are both prominent figures in Nigeria’s rap Mount Rushmore.

The New York rap legend brags about his success on the song and challenges his fans to become even “bigger” by taking lessons from his mistakes.

By the time we arrive at the highlife-inspired The Inside, The Guy and The Girl have already made it far past the front door. M.I is seen pleading with them to continue into the mansions of love, the only area of the home that is designated for marriage.

Phyno, Masterkraft and the ever-present The Cavemen contribute to creating the mood of a traditional Igbo wedding.

M.I flows flawlessly on Daddy, reminding me of Busta Rhymes from 2004. As M.I is still in his flirting mode, this should have come before or just after Front Door in the order of events.

Although Chillz puts on a strong performance, M.I is the creative standout in this song.

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