#TheList returns with arguably the most controversial of them all: The Rap List! This time, we’re doing it slightly differently. In line with notjustOk‘s ever-growing reach across the African continent, our rap list has been expanded from Nigeria to AFRICA! So, expect a few surprises.
We’re fully into the final quarter of 2015, and in the last 12-15 months, we’ve witnessed the growth of several wordsmiths with dope songs, mixtapes, EPs, albums, tours, endorsements and more.
The 10 Hottest Rappers in Africa 2015 list – compiled by the notjustOk Team – takes into account the hottest names in the African Hip-Hop/Rap scene from the last quarter of 2014 till date. For the rest of the week, we’ll systematically reveal all 10 names on#TheList.
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It’s easy to doubt his skills as a rapper because he’s more popular for his comic Instagram/viral videos, but the truth is Folarin “Falz” Falana is as decent as any African rapper out there when he sets out to rap. In fact, he gives comedians and rappers a run for their money at the same time.
Falz‘s market value has soared over the past 12-15 months since the release of his debut album – “Wazup Guy” with songs like “High Class”, “Jessica” off the LP and the socially conscious “Marry Me” which features Yemi Alade and “Poe“. The visuals to “Marry Me” was exceptionally good and it kept the song buzzing on major Nigerian music charts in the first quarter of 2015.
Falz has carved a niche for himself with his witty bars fused with comedic tones/accent which stands him out from your everyday rapper. He started out 2015 with “Ello Bae” a song inspired by one of his comedic viral videos, with the catch-phrase “Ello Bae” becoming a very popular street slang. He followed that up with his smash single “Karishika” featuring Phyno, the single also boasts a high profile remix with M.I Abaga and Show Dem Camp.
Falz scored endorsement deals with car sales site Cheki and WebMAIING, a clear indication of how successful his 2015 has been. With his latest single “Celebrity Girlfriend” featuring Reekado Banks gaining a lot of momentum, Falz has definitely done enough to earn his place at the #9 position on #TheList.
Falz‘s sophomore album – “Stories That Touch” drops on November 16, 2015.
Marry Me ft Yemi Alade & Poe
Karishika ft Phyno & Chigurl
Karishika (Part 2) ft M.I Abaga & Show Dem Camp
#ICYMI: Watch Falz‘s latest video “Celebrity Girlfriend”
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