Reminisce says rappers who rap in their mother tongues have been able to dominate the rap industry within the last few years
Hip Hop act Reminisce who has made a name for himself in the music scene in Nigeria by rapping predominantly in Yoruba has come out to say that the media should stop tagging him and fellow rappers who rap in their mother tongue as 'indigenous rappers'.
He made his feelings known about the term during an interview with Hip Hop World Magazine. "Stop calling us indigenous rappers there is nothing like that, a rapper is a rapper, calling myself, Phyno, Olamide, Seriki, BaseOne, Lil Kesh and couple of others coming up local rapper is a way of suppressing or make us feel inferior, because Sarkodie is a rapper no one refers to him as indigenous rapper. If you cannot call him a local rapper then don’t call any of us local or indigenous rapper" he said.
"Over the years, we’ve been able to overturn the rap game, we’ve been able to change perception as regards if you cannot rap in English you cannot be a rap god or king and it’s been a collective effort. Things has really change people can now know who the real hip hop guys are unlike before when if you can rap in English you won’t get endorsement. And we feel very proud to be the rave of the moment” he further said.