"I don't charge for collabos"

The Chocolate City rapper who has come a long way in his career, rising to the top of African Pop music has revealed that he never asks for remuneration from other singers and rappers looking to have him on their song.

Ice Prince never collects money from lesser acts to feature on their song.

The Chocolate City rapper who has come a long way in his career, rising to the top of African Pop music has revealed that he never asks for remuneration from other singers and rappers looking to have him on their song.

Ice Prince revealed this to Pulse.ng during his special fans hangout at Chocolate City HQ, Lagos.

“Nothing.” Ice Prince replied when asked. “I say it all the time and people don’t get it. It cost nothing.”

“Let me tell you guys the truth. I say this all the time, and I’ve said this many many times. People need to understand, I don’t take money from (anyone). If you give me money I will collect. The few people have given me money before, I collected and said ‘Thank you’. But I don’t charge. If I like the song, I’ll do it.”

Proof of this can be gotten from testimony given by other singers. Nobody has ever made claim to giving payment to Ice Prince for a verse of a hook on any collaborative effort. Ice Prince knows this fact, and he wears it as a mark of honour.

“And it’s proven. You can ask all the artistes I’ve worked with. You heard me on many songs, collabos and others, ask any of them, none of them gave me shi shi (a slang to denote ‘nothing’).

“If I like the song I’ll do it, if we have a good relationship, we work on the song together, if we have a good vibe, we work on the song together. I don’t take nothing from anybody.”

Ice Prince recently just released the video for his trending single ‘That could be us’, and he is currently performing at shows and events put together for the yuletide season. He believes one of the reasons for his success is the love and goodwill he received early on in his career.

“In the early phase of my career, 2face didn’t take nothing from me when he did ‘Wussup’. So many of those people didn’t take nothing from me, so I don’t see any reason why I should take money from people for a verse.

I’m a musician, my job is to make music, whether I’m being paid for it or not.”

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