The Nigerian Hip-hop icon will be releasing his fourth studio album in May, 2018.
The Nigerian Hip-hop icon will be releasing his fourth studio album in May, 2018. M.I made the announcement in style, via a series of videos hosted on Instagram. You can watch them below.
“Yxng Dxnzl” album is coming in 2018, a year after he first made the announcement of his intention to release the project.
“People ask me to rush and just put out music. I have tried and failed horribly because music is too important to me. This project has taken so long.. but I promise it is worth it,” Abaga explained the delay on Instagram.
'You Rappers Should Fix Up Your Life'
In 2017, M.I Abaga stirred the Nigerian Music industry with the release of controversial single, ‘You rappers should fix up your life.'
The single received numerous responses from rappers. OAP/Rapper N6 responded in a very candid track which set the pace for arguments. This escalated in December 2017, and got physical at SDC’s Palmwine Music Fest.
M.I has already moved past that, releasing a new single and visuals, titled ‘Your father’, featuring his signee, Dice Ailes.
Africa’s hottest rapper, Cassper Nyovest, agrees with M.I Abaga that the Hip-hop movement of South Africa is leading the continent.
The rapper, in an interview with Pulse, states that M.I Abaga who in 2017, called for local rappers to make more ‘Hip-hop’ music via his controversial ‘You rappers should fix up your life’, is right.
“Yes, South African Hip-hop is in the forefront of African Hip-hop in general. It might not be as popular as it is in South Africa in Nigeria. But I know for a fact that the rappers from Nigeria are kinda unknown in SA,” he says. “If we talk about crossing over, I know that a lot of people in Nigeria know about my music. I know that in Kenya and Ghana it’s the same thing.
“I’m not just talking about me, I’m talking about the movement. Sarkodie is big in Ghana, but are there other rappers who are as big as Sarkodie from Ghana? The South African Hip-hop movement is big across, also in London, New York…we are out there performing in different countries.”
Cassper admits that this topic is controversial. But believes that this is the truth.